Río Hondo College Board of Trustees Member Oscar Valladares has been appointed to fill a vacated term on the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors as a means to further advocate for the equity, support and opportunities of community college students. Valladares said this appointment is just one of the many ways that Río Hondo College leaders are working to support and inspire students on the legislative level. In this role, he aims to champion Río Hondo College’s educational goals, which include providing affordable education, ensuring student success, increasing graduation rates and creating more career pathways for high-paying jobs.
Río Hondo College and the Board of Trustees will host an installation and welcome reception for Dr. Marilyn Flores, the 11th Superintendent/President of the Río Hondo Community College District. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at the upper quad and breezeway at Río Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier. Please RSVP by Oct. 7 at https://www.riohondo.edu/president/reception/.
Alejandro Fernández Gifts part of his ‘Amor y Patria’ Tour Proceeds to Undocumented Students at Río Hondo College
Several undocumented Río Hondo College future students will soon receive scholarships to attend college, thanks to a pledge from Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández to donate a portion of concert proceeds from his “Amor y Patria” tour this fall. Fernández will donate partial proceeds from his exclusive and limited “Amor y Patria” run in September, to Río Hondo College as a means of funding the education of undocumented students under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as ‘Dreamers.’ To be considered for the scholarship, students need to submit a Río Hondo College Foundation Scholarship Application. Río Hondo College, which is the only southern California organization receiving the donation, plans to utilize this gift to provide five ‘Dreamers’ with scholarships for the 2022-23 school year, with additional awards to be confirmed.