Dec 1, 2016Yoshio Nakamura was interned, fought in WWII. Now he’s getting one of France’s highest honors – Whittier Daily News
Longtime Whittier educator and artist Yoshio “Yosh” Nakamura has received the French Foreign Legion Medal. Nakamura and his wife of 66 years, Grace, invited the Rio Hondo College officials because of his close ties with the campus on the hill. After starting his teaching career at Whittier High School in 1952, Nakamura he began a nearly 30-year career at Rio Hondo College in 1963. He was one of the school’s first three instructors.
Nov 21, 2016Students demand Rio Hondo College be declared a sanctuary campus for undocumented students – Whittier Daily News
WHITTIER >> Hundreds of Rio Hondo College students, faculty, staff, alumni and others have signed a petition demanding officials designate the institution as a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.
Nov 19, 2016Undocumented in Trump’s America – New York Times
On election night, while I was making my way through a crowd gathered outside the Fox News headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, a white man wearing a Mets cap patted my back and said through the noise: “Get ready to be deported.” Rattled, I made it inside the green room and waited to go on the air...
The Mt. San Antonio College men and the Rio Hondo women advanced to the California Community College Athletic Association state final four last season.
Both could made return trips after each received a top-four seed when pairings for the Southern California Regional were released this week.
Rio Hondo College women’s tennis team will host The Unger Games, a round-robin tennis tournament that offers prizes for the top finishers and seeks to raise money for the program.
Rio Hondo College will host a talk about immigration issues by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, leader of the Define American movement, at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Wray Theater, 3600 Workman Mill Road. A Rio Student equity reception will follow at 12:45 p.m. Vargas is an undocumented immigrant brought to the country illegally when he was 12 — a fact he did not discover until he applied for a driver’s license. He used false documents to attend San Francisco State University and find employment, but announced his undocumented status to the world in an essay printed in The New York Times Magazine in 2011.
Rio Hondo College will host 250 students from 10 middle schools for its second annual Discover Rio Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, a day of higher-education exploration. Students will be welcomed by campus leaders at the Wray Theater, tour the campus and attend workshops on college programs, such as renewable energy and graphic information systems. The event is designed to spark early interest in college and careers.
On Monday, three of California’s members of Congress met with students at Rio Hondo College for an open discussion on the issues that matter most to young Americans, and to remind them voting is the best way to be heard.
Rio Hondo College and automotive technology professor John Frala have received the 2016 Award for Clean Air Education and Outreach in recognition of the college’s new Associate of Science degree in hybrid/electric vehicle/fuel-cell technology. The degree is California’s first to serve the growing market in advanced alternative-fuel technology, part of a suite of complementary majors in the College’s automotive technology program. Frala, who is a leader in a statewide effort to create a Hydrogen Highway to support expanded use of alternative-fuel vehicles, designed the degree.
DOWNEY - A Rio Hondo College emergency medical technician student put his classroom training into practice this month when he stepped in to help a choking woman at an area BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse. Mark King Jr., 23, of Lynwood, was celebrating a friend's birthday...