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February 29, 2024

Crafton Hills College celebrates Black Americans' contribution to nation's history

Crafton Hills College celebrated Black History Month with a series of February events highlighting contributions by Black Americans. The College’s Black History Committee planned each activity around the theme “Black Americans in the Arts,” with each offering an opportunity for Roadrunners to learn about the impact figures like musician Bob Marley and scientist Lisa Gelobter had and are continuing to have in the fields of science, arts, politics, and social justice.

HAM Cast & Crew
February 28, 2024

Crafton Hills College's HAM brings thrills, drama to Finkelstein Performing Arts Center

On Father’s Day 1932, Sam’s life was turned upside down when his only form of communication, a HAM radio, would be taken over by a demonic spirit longing for chaos. That was the premise of an all-new production from playwright Chris Coon – aptly titled HAM – staged by the Crafton Hills College Theater Department on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Twenty-six-year-old Tristan Clift, who played the lead role of Sam, auditioned for the play based solely on his fascination with the idea of a “possessed HAM radio,” he shared.

Paramedic Students
February 15, 2024

First endowment fund to support Crafton Hills College's Paramedic Program

Crafton Hills College’s Paramedic Program has received of a brand-new endowment fund to support its students – thanks to a familiar program supporter, Dr. Phong Nguyen, the program’s medical director and president of the College’s Foundation.

Demian Brunty
February 14, 2024

CHC Welcomes Demian Brunty as new Director of Facilities

Crafton Hills College has a new director of facilities management: Demian Brunty. Demian began a career as a Journeyman Ironworker, working in steel mills, refineries, and railroads. He also brings experience in numerous construction management positions, all this while completing his advanced degree work.

Wendy Chacon Ventura
February 14, 2024

CHC Student Selected for California Medicine Scholars Program at UCR

Wendy Chacon Ventura is about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey! Motivated by her love for her daughters and encouraged by CHC faculty, Chacon Ventura has been accepted into the California Medicine Scholars Program (CMSP) at UC Riverside (UCR).

CHC Graduates
February 14, 2024

Crafton Hills College Leads Region in Transfer Admission Rates to University of California

CHC was the top community college in the region for transfer admission rates to the University of California (UC) during the 2023 application cycle. This achievement reflects CHC’s commitment to providing accurate, efficient, and proactive counseling services, as well as robust transfer support services.

Royal Ramey
February 2, 2024

Roadrunner named to The Obama Foundation's inaugural Leaders USA Program

Royal Ramey knows the importance of a second chance. And his work as the co-founder of the Forestry Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) has gained national headlines and the attention of President Barack Obama.