University of Rio Grande Academic Program Offerings

Recently, the University of Rio Grande implemented an Academic Program Viability process. We are living in an educational environment in which colleges/universities across the country, small and large, are being challenged by a reduction in the numbers and enrollment...

Rio Veterans Association to Host Golf Tournament

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Veterans Association will host the second Golf Tournament to Honor Veterans Monday, June 10 at Cliffside Golf Course in Gallipolis. The format for the tournament will be 4-man scramble...

[Softball] Criner, Conkey earn All-Region honors from NFCA

Rio Grande Sports Information    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two University of Rio Grande softball standouts were among those named to the National FastPitch Coaches' Association (NFCA) NAIA All-Region VI Team.    Junior shortstop...

[Baseball] Shockley, Meade named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two members of the University of Rio Grande baseball team were among those named 2019 Daktronics NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics...

[Softball] Rio softball duo named Scholar-Athletes

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Wednesday that 510 women's softball student-athletes have been named 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Softball...

[General] Rio places 6th in RSC Commissioner’s Cup

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande posted a sixth-place finish in the battle for the River States Conference Commissioner's All-Sports Cup.    The RSC Commissioner's...

Rio Students Step into History

Rio Grande, Ohio – 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. Professor of History Dr. Sam Wilson has taken this idea a step further by giving students...

[Men’s Golf] Rio’s Sheets named RSC Scholar-Athlete

RSC Sports Information    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The 2019 River States Conference Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete team includes 34 honorees representing nine different RSC schools.    The University of Rio Grande was represented on the...

[Softball] Grizzlies upend Rio, earn World Series berth

Rio Grande Sports Information    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – To a large degree, Georgia Gwinnett College made its bones during the 2019 season with a potent offensive attack.    But the eighth-ranked Grizzlies have also shown a propensity...

[Baseball] RedStorm rally falls short in loss to Knights

Rio Grande Sports Information    MACON, Ga. – Second-seeded Middle Georgia State built a 5-0 lead after four innings and held on for a 9-6 win over the University of Rio Grande in the loser's bracket final of the NAIA Baseball National...

[Softball] Rio blanks Bears, Generals to reach title game

Rio Grande Sports Information    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – With his team staring elimination – and then end of its season – directly in the face, University of Rio Grande head softball coach Chris Hammond couldn't have asked for a pair...

[Baseball] Top-ranked Fire pulls away from RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    MACON, Ga. – Top-ranked Southeastern (Fla.) University spotted the University of Rio Grande a first inning lead before limiting the RedStorm to just one hit over the final eight frames en route to a 7-2 victory in...

Rio Honors Students Host Presentations

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande’s Honors Program works to engage gifted students through specialized curriculum, honors seminars, and a capstone project that challenges all perceptions to achieve maximum potential. Each year, the program’s seniors...

[Baseball] Rio opens NAIA tourney by upending No. 10 Knights

Rio Grande Sports Information    MACON, Ga. – The University of Rio Grande scored five times in the sixth inning to erase a one-run deficit and fuel an eventual 8-4 win over Middle Georgia State University in the Macon Bracket of the NAIA Baseball...

[Softball] Grizzlies rally past RedStorm

Rio Grande Sports Information    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Top-seeded Georgia Gwinnett College spotted the University of Rio Grande a first inning lead before rallying late to post a 4-1 win over the fourth-seeded RedStorm, Monday afternoon, in the...

Catherine Clark, Rio Interim President to be Honored at GAHS

Rio Grande, Ohio – There is an old saying that what goes around comes around and that is certainly true of this year’s inductee into the Gallia Academy High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Catherine Clark grew up in the Rio Grande area, attended Rio Grande...

Rio Faculty Receive Awards

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College have announced the winners of this year’s Annual Faculty Awards. These awards highlight the excellence and achievement of three faculty members each year. Rio Interim President Dr....

[Softball] RedStorm to face Grizzlies in NAIA Opening Round

Rio Grande Sports Information    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande will square off with Georgia Gwinnett College in the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round Lawrenceville, Ga. Bracket.    The pairings and...

[Softball] RedStorm slips to 33rd in final coaches’ poll

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande softball team slipped to the equivalent of 33rd place in the latest release of the NAIA Coaches' Top 25.    The RedStorm received 33 points in...

Rio Graduates Prepare for the Future

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are proud to recognize the Class of 2019 as official graduates. 357 students received their degrees Saturday at the 143rd Commencement Ceremony on campus. Interim President Dr. Catherine...

Rio Students Attend Independent College Day

Rio Grande – Students at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are working to be leaders on campus and in their communities. As a way to learn new methods to achieve this goal and share their own ideas with other college students across the...

Rio Music Students Perform at NYC Jazz Festival

Rio Grande, Ohio – Students from the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Grande Chorale and Jazz Ensemble traveled to New York City to participate in Manhattan Concert Productions’ annual NYC Jazz Festival. Dr. Sarin Williams, associate professor...

[Baseball] Rio takes two from Kokomo, wins RSC championship

Rio Grande Sports Information    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – With a berth to the NAIA national tournament hanging in the balance, the University of Rio Grande found itself down six runs in the blink of an eye.    Sometimes, though, it's...

[Baseball] Daniels slugs RedStorm in RSC baseball championship

Rio Grande Sports Information    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Eli Daniels had three hits, including a three-run home run, and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the University of Rio Grande to a 13-7 win over Indiana University Southeast in an...

[Softball] Grenadiers sweep Rio for RSC crown

Rio Grande Sports Information    VIENNA, W.Va. – What a difference a day makes.    After piling up 25 runs in a pair of wins on Friday, including a 13-0 mercy rule-shortened win over Indiana University Southeast, the University of...

Sara Prater

Program Major: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (AAS): Registered Nurse- LPN- RN Hybrid Have you found success with your degree: Yes I have. I work full time as a Public Health/Home Health Nurse with the Vinton County Health Department and part time with...

[Baseball] RedStorm stays alive by outlasting Midway

Rio Grande Sports Information    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Caden Cluxton's one-out, bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the University of Rio Grande to a dramatic 8-7 win over Midway University, Friday afternoon, in...

[Softball] Rio earns spot in RSC Softball title game

Rio Grande Sports Information    VIENNA, W.Va. – Heading into the final day of the 2019 River States Conference Softball Tournament, the University of Rio Grande finds itself in a familiar spot – playing for a championship.  ...

Callie Swick

Program Major: BSN Have you found success with your degree: Yes. Two weeks after graduation, I had already accepted my first nursing position. Who were your influences: My biggest influence for choosing a nursing career, was my father. Also, my husband, children, and...

[Baseball] Kokomo tops RedStorm in tourney opener

Rio Grande Sports Information    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Tavon Lindsay's two-out, two-run double highlighted a three-run fifth inning rally and lifted third-seeded Indiana University Kokomo past No. 4 seed University of Rio Grande, 7-4, in the...

[Baseball] Shockley, Harvey lead RedStorm All-RSC baseball picks

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande was well-represented in the 2019 All-River States Conference Baseball Teams and Awards, which were announced Thursday night during the RSC Baseball Championship...

[Softball] RedStorm gets six on All-RSC Softball 1st Team

Rio Grande/RSC Sports Information    VIENNA, W.Va. – Regular season champion University of Rio Grande placed six players on the all-conference first team and took home three of the four individual awards during Thursday night's River States...

Tammy Russ

Program Major: Early Childhood Licensure Degree for Pre K-3 Have you found success with your degree: Yes. I have found success with my degree. I own and operate my own childcare business. Who were your influences: My influences were my sister, my mother n law who...

Stacy Hall

Stacy Graduated with her Associate’s in Medical Office Technology in 2018. She is currently working with Holzer Health Systems – Hospice as a Department Coordinator. Why Rio? I started at Rio for the billing and coding program. The staff was so supportive and...

Max Huston

Program Major: Visual Arts Have you found success with your degree: Yes! I am currently using it every day as I follow my passion to create graphics and art for media platforms! I also work for an art museum while continuing my education. Have you returned to school?...