New Pre-Engineering Associate Degree Offered

Rio Grande Community College is excited to announce a new Pre-Engineering Associate of Technical Studies degree. Chair of Engineering Technologies, Keith Saunders, said the degree develops a background of mathematics, physics and chemistry, which are necessary to all...

EKG Certification Testing Dates Announced

Testing dates for the EKG Certification Exam have been announced. The test will be held at URG/RGCC Advising Center, December 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. or December 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. *Students can register for the December 14th exam online for $115.*...

Bonice to Offer Mental Health First Aid Training in Area

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is proud to announce Director of Accessibility and Mental Health Services Kelly Bonice has recently completed certification to provide Mental Health First Aid Training to students as well as residents of...

Veteran’s Day Statement

Those familiar with the Holy Bible likely know the story of the crucified convict known as the Good Thief who, being crucified with Jesus Christ said “Lord, remember me when you come into Your kingdom”. Jesus replied “Assuredly I say unto you, today you will be with...

September 11th: 16th Anniversary Statement

Sixteen years ago this month, our nation was forever changed by the attack of Islamic terrorists on our citizens and our way of life. The faces of those who perished that day still stare at the living from picture frames on walls and the pages of photo albums in homes...

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

On this Holocaust Memorial Day, the civilized world again pauses to remember the lives lost through the evil of Adolph Hitler and his followers over seventy years ago. For some people that is the end of the story. Others recognize that the end of the Holocaust was...

Guest Musician to Perform

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College School of Arts and Letters will welcome Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves to present a concert of classical guitar music Monday, November 27 at 7 p.m. in the Berry Fine and Performing Arts Center. Dr. Alves, a...

Campus Police Honors Officer of the Year

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Campus Police continue to show their dedication to keeping the campus community safe. To honor this dedication, President Michelle Johnston presented Officer Mark Kinney with the Larry and Laura Rees...

Community College Levy Falls Short on November 7 Ballot

The Rio Grande Community College replacement levy has fallen short of the required votes needed on the November 7 ballot. President of Rio Grande Community College Dr. Michelle Johnston said despite the outcome, Rio will continue its efforts to provide quality...

Rio Presents Second Annual Veterans Award

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College takes pride in honoring veterans who have served and are continuing to serve our country. As part of this endeavor, Rio created the “Jim Marshall Veteran of the Year Award” to recognize veterans who have...

Rio Plans Sixth Annual Bevo Francis Cancer Walk

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College will host the Sixth Annual Bevo Francis Cancer Walk Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m. The one mile walk will begin at the basketball courts beside the Rhodes Student Center and continue one mile down Bevo...

Campus Computing Director Wins Award

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College’s Department of Campus Computing and Networking works to keep Rio connected using the latest technology to provide a high quality education to students locally and globally. Because of this effort, the...

Dr. Kent Williams-Fall 2017 Spotlight on Faculty Success

How did you choose a career in English?  During my second college semester, Thomas David Duncan Williams, a teacher brilliant and exciting, moved around the classroom during his lectures, animated, snapping his fingers, talking about ideas and unimagined people...

Guest Speaker Nick Scott to Speak at Rio

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Office of Accessibility will host Nick Scott, a nationally recognized motivational speaker, at 7 p.m. in Bob Evans Farms Hall Room 118, Wednesday, November 1. Scott, a professional speaker uses his own life...

Rio Grande Coaching Legend Newt Oliver Dies

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – John Newton “Newt” Oliver, the architect behind the Rio Grande College men’s basketball teams from 1952-54 which were led by the prolific scoring efforts of Bevo Francis, passed away Sunday night at the Ohio State Medical...

Psychology Club Hosts Guest Speaker

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Brainstorm Psychology Club and Dean of Professional and Technical Studies, Dr. Donna Mitchell, will host a guest speaker Michaele Barsnack, PCC-S, ATR-BC, LICDC-CS, an educator, art therapist and mental...

Rio Brings New York Artist to Area High School

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College School of Arts and Letters is teaming up with Portsmouth High School and Artist and Education Activist Traci Molloy of Brooklyn, New York, to contribute works of art to the school district’s Human Rights...

Shane Shanton-Spring 2017 Spotlight on Student Success

What is your major and class standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.) I’m a senior, majoring in three-dimensional art (sculpture and ceramics). What are your plans after graduation?  I plan to work in art and design building trades. When will you graduate?  May 2017 Where...

Klaire Smith-Fall 2017 Spotlight on Alumni Success

Where did you grow up? Portsmouth, Ohio Where did you go to high school?  Portsmouth High School When did you graduate from Rio? Spring of 2016 What was your major? Bachelor of Fine Art (with Honors) and a minor in Graphic Design What made you choose Rio? I wanted to...

Wildlife Society to Host Presentation

The Rio Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society is hosting a presentation by Joe Martin, feral swine specialist with USDA APHIS Wildlife Services. The presentation will focus on wild hogs in Ohio. The program will highlight the environmental impacts, techniques, and...

Freshman Awarded Archon Family Scholarship

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College remains an important part of its alumni’s lives. To give back to future students, one fraternity has created a scholarship for relatives of former members. Rio Freshmen Zane Robertson from London, Ohio, is...

Deadline Set for Chemistry Academic Excellence Scholarship

The University of Rio Grande School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is accepting applications for the Chemistry Academic Excellence Scholarship. The application deadline for the scholarship is Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Chemistry and Physics Program Coordinator...

Rio Hosts Annual Employee and Family Picnic

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College faculty and staff dedicate long hours to providing students with high quality education. To give these employees a chance to relax, Rio hosted its annual Employee and Family Picnic. This year’s event...

DMS Students Top National Exam Scores

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College School of Health and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program graduates have exceeded the national average for the field’s credential exams. The score statistics,...

Daniel Carroll – Fall 2017 Spotlight on Student Success

Daniel Carroll is a senior English major from Liverpool, England.  He will graduate in May 2018. What are your plans after graduation? I would like to do an MA in Philosophy. Did you grow up with siblings or pets? Two sisters (one older, one younger), and a dog named...

Rio Celebrates Heritage with Founders Day 2017

University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College has achieved several accomplishments since first opening in 1876. To commemorate the dedication put into building and opening the institution, and the people who have helped it to thrive along the way, Rio...

R U OK? Day To Be Held September 14

National ‘R U OK? Day’ is Thursday, September 14. Student Affairs is asking students, staff, and faculty to wear yellow next Thursday in an effort to raise mental health awareness on our campus. It’s a national day of action and a reminder to regularly check in...

Rio Joins State Wide Initiative for Hurricane Relief

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are teaming up with institutions throughout Ohio and stepping up to do their part and show support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The effort to rally students from Ohio’s 52 independent colleges to...

William Plants-Fall 2017 Spotlight on Faculty Success

How did you choose a career in History?  My parents both have a great love of history, thus I got a double dose of this like in my genetics.  As a young boy, I was fascinated about times now past and ancient creatures (such as dinosaurs).  If not for my asthma, I...

Greer Museum: Bringing Art to Community for 25 Years

irst opened, the museum continues to play a key role as a venue for visual arts in both the institution and the community. Jim Allen, professor of art and museum director, said he is excited for the exhibits coming to Rio this semester. “We have a great line-up of...

Alumni Association Looking for Past Homecoming Kings/Queens

All former Rio Homecoming Kings and Queens, the Rio Grande Alumni Association is looking for you! We want to invite you back to participate in our Homecoming Parade on Friday, Nov. 17 at 5 pm here on campus. Please contact Delyssa Edwards, Director of Alumni...

Nursing Graduates Celebrate with Pinning Ceremony

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College recognized their 2017 graduates from the Holzer School of Nursing’s Hybrid LPN-RN Advanced Placement Track with a pinning ceremony Friday, August 11. Dr. Donna Mitchell, dean of the College of Professional...

Rio Gives Back with Backpacks

Classes for the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Fall 2017 semester will begin Monday, August 21. New and returning students planning to live on campus will spend the weekend moving into their dorm rooms during Welcome Weekend. Student...

Rio DMS Graduates Honored at Pinning Ceremony

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College recognized their 2017 Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduates with a pinning ceremony Friday, August 4. Stephanie Saunders, DMS Program Director, said the students have worked hard throughout the year to...

Rio to Offer New English Associate Degree

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College School of Arts and Letters is excited to announce a new Associate Degree in English will be offered starting the Fall 2017 semester. The degree’s design centers on writing, reading, language and literature....

Rio Opens New Jackson Center Location

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are continuing to provide new opportunities for higher education to the region. As part of this effort, Rio officially opened its new location for the Rio Grande Jackson Center with a ribbon cutting and...

Rio Faculty Gets Involved in the Community

University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College professors are active in their fields and community when not in the classroom. Gary Stewart, director of instrumental music at Rio, has been getting involved with the community for several years through his...

Rio President Attends Department of Education Discussion

Rio President Dr. Michelle Johnston was invited to represent higher education institutions from around the country in discussions about Title IX issues with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. A series of three “listening sessions” were held in Washington, D.C. on...

Rio to Launch Integrated Arts Graduate Program

The University of Rio Grande will re-introduce a Master of Education program in Integrated Arts this fall. The institution will join the ranks of a handful of colleges nationwide to offer this degree. Greg Miller, graduate programs coordinator, said bringing back the...

Rio Announces Partnership with Eurasia University in China

The University of Rio Grande is continuing to move forward in its initiative for worldwide cultural exchange. Rio is excited to announce its official partnership with Eurasia University in Xi’an, China. International Programs and Services Director Abby Conder...

Rio Brings World History to the Community

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are dedicated to keeping the history and heritage of Southeastern Ohio alive to share with future generations in the community. As part of this effort, Professor of History Dr. Sam Wilson has created a...

Professor Shares Research at National Convention

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College provides students and faculty with opportunities to attend conferences and conventions to continue participating in the academic conversation of their fields. This semester, Associate Professor of Music Dr....

Rio to Offer Script Writing Workshop

The University of Rio Grande will offer a script-writing workshop exploring the idea of the “Ten Minute Musical” with Pippin Parker, Dean of the School of Drama, and an Associate Dean of the College of Performing Arts at The New School. Parker maintains a long list of...

Art Professor Benjy Davies Awarded Ohio Arts Council Grant

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Professor of Art, Benjy Davies has been named as a 2017 recipient for the Individual Artist Excellence Grant. The grant was created by the Ohio Arts Council to award individuals for their involvement in the...

Rio Students Step Into History

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College works to find new ways to create a hands-on learning environment to enhance quality education. Dr. Sam Wilson, professor of history, has taken this idea a step further by giving students the opportunity to...

School of Business Honors Top Students

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Emerson E. Evans School of Business is proud to announce it’s award winners for the 2016-2017 academic year. The school’s faculty and staff hosted an awards banquet to honor these students exceptional...