Christmas 2015 Statement

On behalf of the members of the Chaplaincy Program, I would like to offer to the members of the Rio family a hearty Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To the Jewish members of the Rio family, I offer wishes for a Happy Chanukah. Recently, the campus witnessed the...

Chad Lambert-Fall 2015 Spotlight on Success

Chad Lambert grew up in Jackson, Ohio, graduating from Jackson High School in 1989, and came to Rio where he completed a degree in Mass Communication in 1994. He currently works as a copywriter for an ad agency, and writes comics nights and weekends. What made you...

Adam Holingshead-Fall 2015 Spotlight on Success

Adam Hollingshead is a senior History/English major, and an Honors student. What are your plans after graduation? Grad School When will you graduate (best guess!)? 2016 Where did you go to grow up and where did you go to high school (and/or other colleges)? I grew up...

Dr. Scott Beekman-Fall 2015 Spotlight on Success

How did you choose a career in the your discipline (History, English, Music, etc.)? My father was also a historian and so I developed a love of history as soon as I could read. Where did you get your college degrees?  I earned my Ph D in history from Ohio University...

Sam Proffitt-Spring 2015 Spotlight on Success

Where did you go to grow up and where did you go to high school (and/or other colleges)?   I actually grew up just 15 minutes outside of Rio Grande in Gallipolis. In 2009, I graduated from South Gallia High school. Did you grow up with siblings or pets?   I have an...

Kristin Coen-Mishlan Spring 2015 Spotlight on Success

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Glouster, a small rural town outside of Athens, near Burr Oak State Park. Where did you go to high school? Trimble High School When did you graduate from Rio? Spring 2006 What was your major? Music Education What made you choose...

Kevin Lyles-Spring 2015 Spotlight on Success

How did you choose a career in the arts??I have always leaned towards being creative. In elementary school I was the best student at drawing in my class so would often be asked to help the teachers illustrate on the boards.  This eventually led to more art classes in...

Rio faculty honored for Excellence in Education

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Four University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Professors have been honored for their Excellence in Education by Ohio Magazine. The monthly publication annually recognizes outstanding teachers from colleges and universities...