Rickerby Hinds

Rickerby Hinds

Alumnus Rickerby Hinds recently brought his award-winning play “Dreamscape” to El Camino College for Black History Month. He also delivered the keynote speech, where he encouraged students to look at each moment as something that can lead to the next successful moment. Hinds, a professor at the University of California at Riverside, is the author of numerous plays and pioneered the technique of incorporating elements of hip hop as the primary language of the stage when he premiered the ground-breaking “Daze to Come” in 1989.


After a year at ECC, Hinds transferred to UC Riverside, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. He continued his education and earned a master’s in playwriting from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television, where he was twice awarded the Audrey Skirball-Kenis (ASK) Award for best play. Hinds also created and directed the Califest Hip Hop Theater Festival, now in its seventh year. Among the entities that have supported his works in the form of commissions, grants, and fellowships are: the Ford Foundation, the Showtime Television Network, the GeVa Theatre in New York, the Mark Taper Forum, the Cornerstone Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The New LATC (Los Angeles Theater Center).

El Camino College Olympians

1948 Olympics – London
Track and Field
George Stanich High Jump Won a Bronze Medal

1952 Olympics – Helsinki

Water Polo
Urho Saari Head Coach
Bill Dornblazer Player
Jim Norris Player
Harry Bisby Player
Bob Hughes Player

1964 Olympics – Tokyo

Keith Erickson Player

1984 Olympics – Los Angeles

Flora “Flo” Hyman Player Won a Silver Medal

1992 Olympics – Barcelona

Track and Field
Myra Mayberry 100 and 400 meters Representing Puerto Rico.

1996 Olympics – Atlanta

Track and Field
Sharette Garcia 800 meters Representing Belize
Myra Mayberry 100 and 200 meters Representing Puerto Rico.

Sprint Kayaking
Cliff Meidel Team Member

2000 Olympics – Sydney

Sprint Kayaking

Cliff Meidel Team Member and Team USA Flag Bearer