‘A Taste of Río’ Returns with Evening of Delicious Eats, Brings in Nearly $70,000 for Scholarships, Support Services
A Taste of Río,” the signature event of the Río Hondo College Foundation, welcomed guests with an evening of fine foods and drinks on June 17, bringing in nearly $70,000 for student scholarships and other support services. Foundation officials hosted a crowd of approximately 400 guests at the outdoor event, where they enjoyed lively music and bright decorations while sampling a wide variety of tastings including Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards, Gondola Pizza, Mi Burrito Mexican Grill, Eastaza Coffee and Angry Horse Brewing.
Río Hondo College students were celebrated by professors, administrators, friends and family members as they decorated the college campus with adoring signs, bouquets of colorful flowers and congratulatory gifts celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2022. This year, 1,700 students earned Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Of those degrees, 1,157 are Associate Degree for transfer, meaning they are eligible for admission to the California State University system. The 2022 graduation ceremony marked the fourth class of students to receive Bachelor of Science degrees from the College, with 21 Río Hondo College students receiving their degrees.
Río Hondo College RISE Scholars Program Receives Grant to Expand Services for Justice-Impacted Students
Río Hondo College’s Reaching Institutionalized Students through Education (RISE) Scholars program will receive significant additional funding to provide counseling, peer tutoring, mentoring and other services, thanks to a Rising Scholars Network grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO). The CCCCO grant will provide more than $460,000 – spread over three years – to the RISE Scholars program, an award-winning Río Hondo College academic initiative that seeks to educate and empower formerly incarcerated students or those impacted by the criminal justice system. This is the first year the RISE Scholar program has received the CCCCO grant.