Río Hondo College

  • Río Hondo College Biotech Course Prepares Students for Careers in Microbrewing

    Río Hondo College student Kimberly Yanez carefully measured out seven grams of dry hops into a glass beaker, the first step in a classic formula for converting processed grains into a liquid wort before placing it into a fermenter, ultimately becoming a delicious British ale. The lesson in microbrewing is part of Río Hondo College’s new introductory level biotech course, Fermentation Technology. Inspired by the ever-expanding craft beer industry, Fermentation Technology is the first class of its kind offered by a Southern California community college, with the goal of training the next generation of professional microbrewers.

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  • Río Hondo College Approves Superintendent/President Contract

    Río Hondo College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Teresa Dreyfuss’ contract as Superintendent/President during a virtual board meeting on March 24, extending her role of leading the College through June 2022. Dreyfuss has been with Río Hondo College since 1987, serving in various roles such as senior accountant, vice president of finance and business, chief financial officer and controller/business manager before her first appointment as Superintendent/President in 2013.

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  • New Río Hondo College Trustee Promises Equity, Support During Virtual Swearing in Ceremony

    Río Hondo College’s Board of Trustees welcomed Anais Medina Diaz as the Area 1 Trustee following a swearing-in ceremony during a March 24 board meeting. Medina Diaz was sworn into office by her husband, El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustee Clerk David Diaz, during a virtual Zoom meeting. In attendance were Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and a representative for Assemblymember Blanca E. Rubio.

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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)