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Jindra Named President of the Welsh North American Association

Pictured is Jeanne Jones Jindra, Director of the Madog Center for Welsh Studies

Jeanne Jones Jindra, Director of the Madog Center for Welsh Studies at the University of Rio Grande was recently elected as the President of the Welsh North American Association. She joined the board of the Welsh North American Association in 2010, and has served as Secretary, Vice President and moved into the role of President at the NAFOW in Philadelphia 2022. She has been the Seminar Chair for the WNAA for the past 12 years. Jeanne was inducted into the Order of Ivorites for distinguished service to the Welsh community in 2010. She enjoys travelling to work at the National Eisteddfod in Wales each year in the Cymru Gogledd America and stand with her friends from the WNAA and NAWF boards.


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Pictured is Jess Youse, Student Engagement Coordinator

Rio names new Student Engagement Coordinator

Jess Youse has been named Student Engagement Coordinator for the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College. As Student Engagement Coordinator, Youse will be responsible for planning and delivering cross-college events and activities (i.e., Welcome Weekend, Family Day, Homecoming, Fall Festival, and intramural program). Also, she will serve as an advisor and budget manager for All Greek Council, Student Senate, and other student activities.

Pitcured is Seth Lawrence, Dean of Students

Rio names new Dean of Students

The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College has announced Seth Lawrence will become the new Dean of Students. Lawrence was previously the Interim Dean of Students and served as the Director of Residential Life and Student Engagement. He has worked with Rio for over seven years, starting in 2015 as an Admissions Representative. A native of Wheelersburg, Ohio, he graduated with a degree in Communications from Ohio Northern University and a master’s degree in education from Walden University.

Pictured is student Alejandra Garrett

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Rio Grande student Alejandra Garrett recently passed her citizenship test and became a United States Citizen. Garrett is currently majoring in AYA English Education with the hopes of becoming a Spanish teacher.  

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Rio Grande's Osvaldo Pereria tries to elude Mid-American Christian's Francois Geris-Rey in the NAIA Quarterfinals

Rio men oust Evangels, earn spot in Final Four

Since the close of regular season play, the University of Rio Grande has been all about the process of building itself a national championship run. On Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the NAIA National Championship, the RedStorm placed another brick in the wall. Charlie Chechlacz scored one goal and assisted on another, fueling a 2-1 win over Mid-American Christian (Okla.) at the Jack Allen Soccer Complex. Head coach Scott Morrissey's squad, which was ranked No. 20 in the final regular season NAIA Top 25 and seeded ninth among the 10 teams which advanced to the final site, improved to 18-3-2 with the win.

Rio Grande's Mike Cody (left) and Shiloah Blevins (right) go airborne in an attempt to block a shot by Point Park University’s Cyrie Coates.

RedStorm men hang on late, drop Point Park

It was a typical Rio Grande-Point Park get together. A toe-to-toe heavyweight fight if you will, with the winner, generally, being the team that can best absorb a punch. Tuesday night, that team happened to be the visiting RedStorm. Rio Grande turned a five-point second half deficit into a 10-point second half lead, but was forced to hang on down the stretch for a 76-72 victory over the Pioneers in River States Conference men's basketball action at the CCAC-Allegheny Campus Gymnasium. The RedStorm won for a fifth straight time, improving to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in conference play.


Rio Grande's Azyiah Williams sprints up the floor past Point Park's Ari Bleda during the RedStorm's 90-68 win over the Pioneers

Rio women roll past Pioneers

After nearly coughing up a 13-point halftime lead, the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team put the pedal to the metal and never let up. The RedStorm used a 21-3 run which bridged the final five minutes of the third quarter and the first 4:46 of the final stanza to fuel a 90-68 rout of Point Park University, Tuesday night, in River States Conference action at the CCAC-Allegheny Campus Gymnasium. Rio Grande, which was ranked 16th in the most recent NAIA Top 25 poll, improved to 8-1 overall and 2-0 inside the RSC with a third straight win.