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Mark McConnell, Enggie Ocampo-Morales, Paul Jacques, Kay Weiss, Juniper Burgess, Arthur Buenaventura
May 31, 2023

Groundbreaking for New Finkelstein Performing Arts Center

The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) and Crafton Hills College (CHC) marked a significant milestone on Wednesday, May 31, with a groundbreaking event for the highly anticipated Finkelstein Performing Arts Center. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as the new home for the college's music, theater, and dance programs, providing cutting-edge instructional spaces for students to hone their artistic talents.

CHC Class of 2023
May 24, 2023

Crafton Hills College's Class of 2023 Makes History, Celebrates New Beginnings

Crafton Hills College’s Class of 2023 made history by earning more than 900 degrees and 673 certificates­—the highest total earned in the college’s 50-plus year history.

Chief Mike Alder
May 19, 2023

Fire Academy Chief Mike Alder to Say Goodbye to Crafton Hills College

Crafton Hills College Fire Academy Chief Mike Alder always encourages his cadets to leave the fire service better than they found it. And after 40 years in the profession, many would agree that Alder did just that.

Fire Academy Graduation
May 19, 2023

108th Fire Academy Graduation

The 108th basic firefighter training academy graduation, held on May 19, recognized 25 cadets whose motto “one team, one dream” shined through. “You are the very best academy I’ve ever seen come through here,” said Chief Mike Alder who followed up that statement by disclosing that he has never said that.

EOP&S Scholars
May 12, 2023

EOP&S, CalWORKs, CARE, Guardian Scholars and Dreamers recognized at annual 'adventurous' grad ceremony

For many college students, “it’s a jungle out there.” But for 60 Crafton Hills College EOP&S, CalWORKs, CARE, Guardian Scholars and DREAMers, the adventure is just getting started.

CHC Students, Faculty & Administrators
May 11, 2023

Tea With the Deans

Roadrunners who made the Dean’s List were the special guests of honor at a tea with – you guessed it – the Deans of Crafton Hills College. Held Wednesday, April 24 in Crafton Hall, the afternoon event offered a catered lunch, a variety of activities such as raffles with Crafton swag, a group photo and a chance to interact with fellow Roadrunners and, of course, deans and other administrators while playing a bingo game.

Lavendaer Luncheon
May 11, 2023

Lavender Luncheon encourages guests to be their authentic selves

When Dr. Nathan Gonzales came out in the early 1990s as an undergrad student at a small, independent, conservative school, things were very different than today.

CHC Student Athletes L to R: Shane Randle, Cristal Duran, Kathryn Wagner, Kyle Dennert & Carlos Noriega
May 10, 2023

Athletics Banquet

Crafton Hills College held their first ever athletics award banquet on May 10. Coaches presented student athletes with conference placement awards, second year athlete acknowledgements, scholar athlete certificates, and plaques for the following team MVP and athlete of the year awards.

Multicultural Day
May 5, 2023

Roadrunners’ Cultural Makeup Celebrated at Special Event

To celebrate the various backgrounds of the Crafton Hills College community, the College’s Multicultural Club hosted the first-ever Multicultural Day on campus Thursday, May 5.

Honors Luncheon
May 5, 2023

Annual Honors Institute Luncheon Celebrates Its Graduates

For Judy Cannon, the annual Crafton Hills College Honors Institute Graduate Luncheon is a bittersweet moment.

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
May 2, 2023

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognized at Crafton Hills College

An outdoor celebration on Tuesday, May 2, helped usher in Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (API) at Crafton Hills College.

Matthew Alanis receives scholarship from Margie Orland.
May 1, 2023

Crafton Hills College Fire Academy 108 Student Matthew Alanis Awarded the Michael Orland Endowed Scholarship

Crafton Hills College (CHC) Fire Academy 108 student Matthew Alanis was awarded the Michael Orland Endowed Scholarship, established by Michael Orland, a graduate of CHC Fire Academy #34 and retired paramedic captain for the San Manuel Fire Department.

CHC Math Professor Josh Robles
May 1, 2023

CHC Mathematics Professor Joshua Robles Recognized for Teaching Innovation

For many, math can be a scary subject. But a familiar face at Crafton Hills College is here to help, and his hard work just landed him a spot in a 2023 campaign spotlighting Hispanics in mathematics.