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Rio Hondo College

  • Río Hondo College Praised for Management of Bond Funds for Key Capital Projects

    Río Hondo College’s Citizens’ Oversight Committee commended the College’s staff and leadership on July 8 for management of Measure A tax dollars, which have been used to transform the campus into a modern academic facility over the last 16 years. In its 2018-19 annual report to the Board of Trustees, the Committee said the College met all fiduciary responsibilities in managing funding provided by the community in 2004 as part of a $245 million bond measure.

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  • Río Hondo College Roadrunner Crew Activated to Assist with U.S. Forest Service Wildfire Battles

    Río Hondo College’s Roadrunner Hand Crew 77 has been activated by the U.S. Forest Service to assist with national wildfire needs, backfilling behind “hot shot” crews normally assigned to the Angeles National Forest. The crew began its 14-day minimum activation cycle on June 26 and could be assigned almost anywhere needed.

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  • Río Hondo College Student Trustee Shares Perspectives on Pandemic, Protest and Education

    Río Hondo College student Marcela Rodas, who is studying English and psychology, has been chosen as the College’s 2020-21 student trustee. Rodas, a 2017 graduate of Los Altos School in Hacienda Heights, said her goal is to provide the perspective of students on issues such as the pandemic and equity in education. In 2019-20, she served as senator at-large for the Associated Students of Río Hondo College.

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Rio Hondo College Assists with Homeless Benefit

Rio Hondo College students have created more than 60 ceramic bowls for a fundraising event benefiting the homeless. The eighth annual Empty Bowls event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Golf Course Club House, 405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia. The event will feature area city leaders serving up soup made by more than 10 San Gabriel Valley restaurants with the bowls as gifts. Tickets are $50.

Río Hondo College Welcomes New President with Event Celebrating Focus on Transparency, Collaboration

Río Hondo College will hold a reception to welcome Superintendent/President Dr. Arturo Reyes at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, celebrating efforts by the newly appointed College leader to champion collaboration and transparency. Reyes, an educator for 33 years, was appointed Río Hondo College’s 10th superintendent/president in July 2019. He comes to Río Hondo College from Mendocino College, where he held the same post since 2013.

Rio Hondo College Gallery Holds Reception for Regional Art Exhibit

Rio Hondo College Art Gallery will hold a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 for its new show, Cuentista, which features works by seven artists as part of the fifth annual SUR:biennial art project. The gallery is one of seven galleries to present independently curated exhibits to showcase works influenced by the cultures and artistic traditions of Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Rio Hondo’s show runs through Thursday, Oct. 3. The College is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.

Rio Hondo College Hosts Budget Forums in Spirit of Transparency

At the direction of new Superintendent/President Dr. Arturo Reyes, Rio Hondo College will hold community budget forums from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 and from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 in the Board of Education meeting room, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. The events follow an initial forum held Aug. 28 and offer insight into the College’s planning process and budget priorities.

New Rio Hondo College President to Welcome New Students on Aug. 19

Dr. Arturo Reyes, named the 10th superintendent/president of Rio Hondo College in July, will welcome new students to their first day of college from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Rio Hondo College is starting the new year with a new program in homeland security, increased student support services and signature programs in policing, nursing, firefighting, law school preparation and automotive technology.