Hayward Award 2020 – Tracy Rickman

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 Sent on behalf of Superintendent/President Dr. Arturo Reyes:

On behalf of the Board of the Trustees and the Academic Senate, I am pleased to announce that Tracy Rickman, former Fire Academy Coordinator, will be honored with the Hayward Award for “Excellence in Education” at the March 2020 Board of Governors meeting in Sacramento.

This award, which is sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, recognizes community college faculty who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to their students, college and profession on an annual basis. Tracy Rickman was nominated by our Academic Senate for his outstanding service to Río Hondo College for 22 years and his active participation on campus. There are only four (4) award recipients for this prestigious award each year: two full-time and two part-time faculty.

The competition is high as each local Academic Senate can submit a nomination. The nominees from the entire state are then reviewed and selected by a selection committee and ranked on their commitment to: serving and empowering students from diverse background and experiences; campus, professional, and/or student activities; education and currency in their discipline; the mission of the California community colleges and open access; and, the community, state, and/or national activities that represent their profession.

Tracy Rickman was featured in the October 2019 issue of the Focus on Río e-newsletter in October 2019.  In case you missed it, below is a screenshot of the profile where you could read all about his extensive background and contribution to Río Hondo College.  The website links to both the e-newsletter and the news article in the Greenleaf Guardian are also below.

Please join me in congratulating Tracy Rickman!




Dr. Arturo Reyes

Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 908-3403 /FAX (562) 908-3463 | [email protected]