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Campus Police receives AAA Award

Rio Grande, Ohio – For the second year in a row, the University of Rio Grande Police Department has received recognition from the East Central Office of AAA. Earlier this month, Chief Scott Borden accepted the 2019 “Community Traffic Safety Gold Award” for continued...

Ribbon Cutting for Rio Simulation Center Set

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is proud to present a ribbon cutting for the Rio Simulation Center on Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. The ribbon cutting will publicly unveil the state-of-the-art learning center where Rio...

Rio Faculty Member inducted into Band Directors Hall of Fame

Rio Grande, Ohio – A well-known faculty member at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College was just inducted into the West Virginia Marching Band Directors Hall of Fame. Gary Stewart, Assistant Professor of Music Education, received the honor back...

2019 Campus Police Officer of the Year Award presented

Rio Grande, Ohio – This year marks the fourth year the University of Rio Grande Campus Police Department has recognized a campus police officer with a special award. The ‘Larry and Laura Rees Certificate of Excellence Award’ was presented this year to Officer Richard...

Rio to Present Fourth Annual Veteran Award

Rio Grande, Ohio – 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...

Rio Radiologic Technology Program Reaffirmed for Accreditation

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College School of Health and Behavioral Sciences’ Radiologic Technology program has received reaffirmation of accreditation through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic...

Rio Nursing Graduates Celebrate with Pinning Ceremony

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College recognized the Class of 2019 graduates from the Holzer School of Nursing with a pinning ceremony Friday, May 2. The group included 11 graduates earning their BSN, and 57 graduates earning...

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 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...

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....

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...

Ohio Astronaut to Speak at Rio Commencement

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is preparing to host the 143rd Commencement Ceremony. Each year, Rio invites a commencement speaker to offer the graduating class words of wisdom as they begin their lives after higher...

Rio to Host Suicide Prevention Walk

Rio Grande, Ohio –This spring, individuals from throughout the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College and the surrounding areas will come together to participate in the third annual Rio Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk hosted by the...

Rio to Host Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College and the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center (ESC) will cohost the annual Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day Saturday, March 23 at the Lyne Center on the university’s main campus....

College Of Business Provides VITA Site to Community

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande’s Emerson E. Evans School of Business is offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) through the accounting program.. The VITA program offers free tax preparation to low-income taxpayers. Interested students and...

Faculty Member to Thank Veterans at Arlington Cemetery

Rio Grande, Ohio –The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College takes pride in honoring veterans, including hosting Honor Our Veterans Night in the fall as a way to thank our area veterans for their service. One member of Rio’s faculty is making an...

Rio Hosts Author Dr. Corey Seemiller

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College strives to provide quality education to students of all ages. As Generation Z begins entering the college classroom, institutions across the country are implementing new ways to prepare...

Rio Campus Police Receives Safety Award

Rio Grande, Ohio –     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, the department has been presented with AAA Insurance’s East Central...

Rio Welcomes Interim President

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is pleased to welcome Catherine Clark-Eich, Ph.D., LPC as interim president. Clark comes to Rio after stellar careers in the public and private sectors. University of Rio Grande Board of...

Rio Alumni Storm the Schools

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are taking the initiative to educate young students in Southeast Ohio about college readiness. Because of programs such as College Credit Plus, which provides eligible high school students the chance to...

Rio Business Students Visit Wall Street

Students from the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Emerson E. Evans School of Business traveled to New York City to visit Wall Street to learn more about working in the business field. Roger Watson, assistant professor of business, said he...

Rio Graduates Prepare for the Future

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are proud to recognize the Class of 2018 as official graduates. 407 students received their degrees Saturday at the Commencement Ceremony on campus. President Dr. Michelle Johnston said the class has...

Rio Hosts Research and Scholarship Exhibition

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College hosted the fourth annual RISE event last week in the John Berry Fine Arts Center. RISE is a research and scholarship exhibition day for undergraduates to present projects they have worked on throughout the...

University of Rio Grande AMA Wins at International Conference

The University of Rio Grande chapter of the American Marketing Association won two awards at the 40th annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The AMA recognized Rio’s chapter for Outstanding Membership and Outstanding Communication based...

Rio Professor Hosts Welsh Studies Presentation

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Madog Center for Welsh Studies Faculty Fellowship presents a member of Rio’s full-time faculty with a fellowship each year to engage in original research and scholarship related to Wales and Welsh culture....

Rio Student in Pioneers Study Abroad Program in China

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is giving students the chance to explore more parts of the globe. As part of this effort, the university has established both student and faculty exchange programs with universities in...

Rio Wildlife Conservation Students Present at Conference

Rio Grande, Ohio – Wildlife Conservation students from the University of Rio Grande’s School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences attended Ohio Biological Survey’s annual Ohio Natural History Conference. The conference brings natural history and science researchers...

Rio Welcomes Legislators

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College works closely with state legislators and the Ohio Department of Higher Education to continue providing new opportunities for students such as College Credit Plus and student internships....

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...

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...

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...

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...