May at Rio Hondo College simply can’t be beat.
Our campus echoes with the sounds of success every year at this time, when so many of our students are completing the first stage of their college careers or wrapping up the skills training needed to embark on new careers.
It’s a tangible feeling, this excitement, and never more present than at our annual commencement celebration. The ceremony evokes a powerful sense of the endless possibilities that are available to our students, no matter what path they pursue. On behalf of our talented educators and dedicated staff and administration, the Rio Hondo College community is honored to have played a part in making these opportunities available.
Access to a college education is one of the greatest gifts we can give our community. In May, Rio Hondo College acted upon that ideal in a new and concrete fashion, announcing a program that will cover first-year tuition for 2017 high school graduates of District area public and private high schools. Called the Rio Hondo College Promise, the program features special support services, including priority registration and enrollment in our Summer Bridge Academy, which helps students acclimate to the demands of college.
This month’s President’s Update also highlights outstanding students, scholarship recipients and our spring efforts to support our students.