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Respiratory Care Graduates
December 20, 2023

Resilience in the Face of Loss: Crafton Hills College Celebrates the Achievements of the 2023 Respiratory Care Graduates

On December 14, Crafton Hills College celebrated the graduation of the 2023 Respiratory Care class. CHC’s Respiratory Care program is one of the best such programs in the region. Program Director, Dr. Michael Sheahan, noted that this didactic and clinical program is so rigorous that they began with 37 students and lost 12 students in the first semester. Seventeen students graduated and will become full-fledged respiratory care therapists.

Child hangs ornament on tree.
December 20, 2023

Special Delivery: Crafton families in need treated to holiday gift exchange at annual luncheon

Christmas came early for more than a dozen Crafton Hills College families, all thanks to a longstanding holiday tradition that started in the mid-1990s. On Dec. 15, Good Ol’ Saint Nick and his merry elves from the College’s Psychology Club surprised guests with a catered lunch and bags filled with Barbies, trucks, dinosaurs, and much, much more.

LAEP Students with CHC Staff
December 15, 2023

Empowering Futures: The Inaugural Launch of LAEP Research Assistants at Crafton Hills College

On Monday, November 20, 2023, three diligent LAEP Research Assistants enthusiastically commenced their roles within the Institutional Effective, Research & Planning Department at Crafton Hills College. This pioneering initiative is under the supervision of Dr. Giovanni Sosa, the Dean of Research Planning & Institutional Effectiveness.

Fire Academy Alumni Attend Sneak Peek of Public Safety Training Center
December 13, 2023

Crafton Fire Academy alumni get first look at new, state-of-the-art Public Safety Center

When Crafton Hills College’s next Fire Academy launches on Jan. 16, 2024, cadets will have a new tool to work with: a state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Center. Program alumni received a sneak peek of the facility on Dec. 12, when instructors and Interim Fire Academy Chief Ryan Harold led tours and spoke about the center’s myriad benefits.

President's Circle Members
December 7, 2023

Crafton Hills College President's Circle Members Celebrate New Public Safety Training Center

As has become a college tradition, Crafton held an event exclusively for its Foundation’s President’s Circle members at the newly completed Public Safety Training Center on December 7 to celebrate the completion of this new facility.

Dr. Nguyen in front of Eyes of Freedom display.
December 4, 2023

'Eyes of Freedom' Memorial returns to Crafton Hills College

The “Eyes of Freedom” memorial made its way to Crafton Hills College earlier this month after a stop in the Midwest. CHC leadership along with other members of the campus community and local politicians gathered inside the Roadrunner Café on Dec. 4 to formally welcome the exhibit to campus, marking the second time “Freedom” has been displayed at the College. Created by Ohio-based artist Anita Miller, “Eyes of Freedom” tells the story of 22 Marines and one Navy Corpsman who lost their lives during the Iraq War in 2005. The men were deployed with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, which suffered some of the heaviest U.S. casualties during the conflict.

Actors on stage.
December 1, 2023

Crafton's Theatre Arts Department brings Oscar Wilde classic to PAC

Talented actors of Crafton Hills College’s Theatre Arts Department brought Wilde’s farcical comedy to life by bringing wit, humor, and a few plot twists to audiences in the Finkelstein Performing Arts Center, Dec. 1, 2 and 3.

CHC Fire Cadet, Rubin Valverde.
November 30, 2023

SCE Awards $50,000 in Support of Crafton Hills College Student Programming and Scholarships

Crafton Hills College received a much- needed boost to its STEM-based and first responder programming, thanks to Southern California Edison.

Cynthia De Los Santos
November 30, 2023

Crafton Hills College student to join Cal Poly Pomona Aerospace Engineering Program

Cynthia De Los Santos has defied the odds.

Crafton President Kevin Horan and student
November 29, 2023

Crafton Hills College named 2023 Equity Champion for Higher Education

Crafton Hills College (Crafton) is a 2023 Equity Champion for Higher Education, a designation from The Campaign for College Opportunity, in recognition of its work in supporting and improving Black student transfer to universities.

Sputum Bowl Students
November 16, 2023

Crafton Hills College's Respiratory Care Program Captures Third Place in National Contest

Crafton Hills College’s respiratory care program continues to distinguish itself as a premier training program, among the nation’s best, by placing third in the Sputum Bowl, which, despite its humorously unglamorous name, is the time-honored competition among teams from respiratory therapy educational programs that have won their state’s Sputum Bowl contests to earn the right to compete on the national level. This event was held Nov. 5-8 in Nashville, TN, at the annual convention of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC). 

Walking tour
November 14, 2023

CHC's Sustainability Innovations

On Tuesday, November 14, Crafton Hills College (CHC) conducted a tour to showcase its sustainability efforts for a group of architectural students from the University of Southern California (USC).

Theatre students take a bow
November 13, 2023

'Horror' production brings in CHC Theatre Department's largest non-musical audience to date.

An original production of horror (tinged with humor) helped usher in Spooky Season at Crafton Hills College, and with it, the highest attended non-musical production in the recent history of the College’s Theatre Arts Department.

Local fourth and fifth grade students.
November 9, 2023

Crafton, San Manuel Hosts Native Learning Experience for Local Students

Local fourth and fifth graders were invited to participate in a special learning experience at Crafton Hills College focused on the region’s first people.

Faculty and staff at I AM FIRST Luncheon.
November 8, 2023

CHC's EOPS Department Hosts National First Generation College Celebrations

Fifty-five CHC staff and faculty attended the I AM FIRST Luncheon on Nov 7 and more than 200 students visited the resource fair on Nov 8.