The Hon. Hilda Solis Speaks at Graduation
WHAT: Rio Hondo College Commencement Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Rio Hondo College Soccer Field, 3600 Workman Mill Road in Whittier
Rio Hondo College is hosting its 51st Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 22 at 6 p.m. on the soccer field with distinguished keynote speaker the Hon. Hilda Solis and the recognition of three stand-out students who have overcome adversity to reach this milestone.
More than 1,300 students are slated to receive their associate degrees. Other presentations scheduled for the ceremony include a welcome address by Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss, the presentation of the Fellow of the College award to Martha Carreon, greetings by the Associated Students of Rio Hondo College President Valeria Guerrero and the announcement of the Marie I. Pellissier Award.
The “Profiles of Student Success” will honor three Rio Hondo College students who have excelled in the face of personal and educational challenges. The students were nominated by staff and faculty members who provided a summary of the students’ background and challenges they’ve overcome, and were chosen through a vetting process. The selected graduates will be announced for the first time at the ceremony.