Río Hondo College

  • Río Hondo College Commemorates 60th Anniversary with Full-Day Celebration

    The Río Hondo College campus bustled with activity as live music, international cuisine and laughter filled the air on Sept. 15, as the community celebrated the College’s 60th anniversary and its history of service and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism. A giant inflatable archway in bright Río Hondo gold welcomed the entire community – from College students, staff, the Board of Trustees and REX the Roadrunner to local dignitaries and the general public ¬– to share in the milestone event. Many in the crowd wore commemorative 60th anniversary t-shirts with “see my color, see my identity, see all of me” on the back. Among the esteemed dignitaries who attended the 60th anniversary celebration were Pico Rivera Mayor Erik Lutz, South El Monte Mayor Gloria Olmos, South El Monte City Councilmembers Rudy Bojorquez and Manuel Acosta, Whittier Mayor Pro Tem Fernando Dutra, Whittier City Councilmember Octavio Cesar Martinez, representatives from the offices of California State Sen. Bob Archuleta, State Assemblymember Blanca Pacheco and Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, along with a host of officials from Río Hondo College’s K-12 partner school districts.

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  • Río Hondo College Receives Funds to Address Housing Insecurity

    Río Hondo College will continue addressing students experiencing housing insecurity with the help of a $20,000 donation from Janice Hahn, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, ensuring every student has a chance for success. Hahn presented her donation to Río Hondo College and other Whittier area K-12 school districts to assist in meeting the basic needs of students at a Whittier Area Schools Trustees Association mixer on Sept. 21.

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  • Río Hondo College Police Academy Director Receives Leadership Award for Anti-Hate Work

    Río Hondo College Police Academy Director Walter Allen III’s work to combat prejudice and stamp out pro-hate tactics during his more than four decades in law enforcement earned him the Huff Strategies – ACT Against Hate Alliance (AAHA) inaugural Leadership Award during an Aug. 17 ceremony in Rowland Heights. Allen has fought against implicit bias throughout his personal life and storied career in law enforcement, which includes his tenure at the Río Hondo College Police Academy and across California’s criminal justice and correctional systems.

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