2018 President's Dinner

Dinner Event

Debbi Guthrie

Debbi Guthrie

Long-time Riverside resident, Debbi Guthrie will be awarded Riverside City College’s Legacy Award at the President’s Dinner on Thursday, October 11 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 pm.

Guthrie and the College have a long history. Guthrie served on the District’s Foundation Board and was a strong advocate for the construction of the Riverside Aquatics Center. Up until her retirement, she had been the Senior Vice President of Raincross Hospitality Corporation, which manages the Riverside Convention Center. Through her efforts, as the founder and director of the Riverside Sports Commission, the City and College have hosted a number of high-profile aquatics events, bringing world-class sporting events to the City, as well as made-for-TV productions.

Guthrie had a successful 27-year career as the third-generation owner of Roy O. Huffman Roof Company established in Riverside by her grandfather in 1921. She has worked tireless on behalf of a number of organizations, always being willing to answer the call. Retired, Guthrie now splits her time between her homes in Utah and Riverside.

She has been handsomely rewarded, including being name the 2011 Citizen of the Year, by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. While some might see this as just another plaque for her wall, the College sees it as a way to honor and thank her for her leadership, her tireless effort to make a difference, and ultimately a proper send off for someone who cherishes RCC and the community it serves.

Legacy award criteria

  • Significant contributions to the community in which he/she resides
  • Demonstrates key values of Riverside City College such as: academic excellence, service, caring and compassion through not only words but also actions.
  • Exhibits professionalism and leadership through current and/or previous endeavors.
  • Inspires innovation and/or influences positive change in the community.

Dr. Irving Hendrick, Riverside City College interim president, invites the community to sponsor the 2018 President’s Dinner. The event is chance for businesses to market their businesses while supporting the student scholarship fund. A sponsorship received through the RCCD Foundation (a nonprofit 501c3 organization) is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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