With the arrival of spring semester, our many teams at Rio Hondo College are busily delivering services to our students and sharing the message of our mission with the community.
In January, we marked the launch of our Community Education Forums, five sessions in which we will deliver details about our array of student support services, transfer pathways and stellar academics. Our first session highlighted the El Monte pledge and El Monte Promise, which provide students from El Monte and South El Monte with seamless educational pathways to UCI and Cal State Los Angeles.
We welcomed 150 high school counselors to our Regional Counselor Breakfast, another opportunity to showcase how we make the transition to Rio Hondo and beyond smooth and effective.
Also on display during January was our extraordinary Police Academy, which graduated 29 cadets. Almost every cadet was hired by area police departments before the graduation ceremony, which followed the cadets’ traditional Pride Run.
Finally, we held a Cash for College financial aid program at the end of the month that delivered sound advice and one-on-one aid to ensure our students are accessing the resources they need to fund their higher education journeys. Each of these efforts reinforced the strength of Rio Hondo College’s programs and highlighted our commitment to our community.