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Rio Hondo College

  • Rio Hondo College to Celebrate 50th Anniversary for Program Offering Support to Disadvantaged Students

    Río Hondo College’s Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S) will hold a 50th anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Campus Inn for the program that helps historically underrepresented college students achieve their educational goals. EOP&S, launched by Senate Bill 164 in 1969 as part of the Civil Rights Movement, is considered the original equity program of the California Community Colleges. It provides academic, financial and personal support for low-income students whose educational and socio-economic situations might otherwise prevent them from achieving their higher education goals.

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  • Río Hondo College to Honor Service of Women Veterans

    Río Hondo College will mark Veterans Day at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 with a program honoring 1st Sgt. Janet Bretado of the 240th Signal Company, distribution of a Río Hondo College Veteran Memorial Coin and performances by the 40th Infantry Division Band and Río Hondo College Choir. The Veterans Day event will be emceed by Río Hondo College Veterans Service Center Counselor/Coordinator Arely Castaneda and feature a Presentation of Colors by the California National Guard – Veterans Honors Program.

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  • Fire Technology Coordinator Who Helped Shape Rio Hondo College Fire Academy Programs to Retire

    Chief Tracy E. Rickman, who has helped lead and expand Rio Hondo College’s nationally respected firefighter training academies as well as launch a cadet crew that annually battles California wildfires, will retire Dec. 11. Rickman joined Rio Hondo College 22 years ago and today serves as fire technology coordinator for the Rio Hondo College Fire Academy, the Rio Hondo College Wildland Fire Academy and EMT program.

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Rio Hondo Veteran’s Club to host 6th Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser

Rio Hondo College veterans decided a traditional ceremony to celebrate Veterans’ Day was a little too dry for their taste, so they opted to make it funny. The RHC Veterans’ Club will host a comedy night filled with comics who also happen to be veterans at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. All proceeds will go to the RHC Veterans’ Club. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)

Rio Hondo to Launch Opening of New PE Complex

The grand opening for the new state-of-the-art PE Complex at Rio Hondo College is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. The PE Complex features two new pools, weight room, gyms and more. It’s the first of its kind at Rio Hondo College. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)

Rio Hondo to Recognize Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss

Mayors, city council members and representatives from the state and federal governments will be on hand on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5: 30 p.m. at the Clark Estate in Santa Fe Springs to welcome and congratulate the new Rio Hondo College Superintendent/President, Teresa Dreyfuss. Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)

Rio Hondo College to Celebrate Latino Heritage with Folklorico Dancers

Rio Hondo College is hosting its first-ever Latino Heritage Celebration that will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and will feature cultural foods and entertainment from Folklorico dancers and mariachi, food and more (photo opportunity). Contact: Christina Esparza, 909-445-1001 (office)