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IVC Model United Nations Rings in Holiday Season with Clean Sweep of Awards

December 05, 2023

Model UN team

The Irvine Valley College Model United Nations (MUN) program attended two conferences this semester and won awards in each competition category for a total of 11 awards. Prior to attending the conferences, IVC MUN students developed position papers on key issues such as the role of information technology in the illicit arms trade, supporting the worlds aquaculture, the impact of bullying and discrimination on youth, and addressing warming permafrost, amongst others. At the conference, students simulated the workings of the actual U.N.

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12th Annual IVC/Saddleback Student Research Symposium

November 14, 2023

Student Research Symposium

The IVC and Saddleback Honors Programs held their 12th Annual IVC/Saddleback Student Research Symposium on November 3. Students from both colleges convened at IVC to share 59 oral and poster presentations of their research on topics including inequitable access to public transportation among community college students, AI-driven prediction for early detection of diabetes, and college students’ use of disposable vapes. 

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Veterans Services Center Unveils "Sound Off": Stories of Veterans and Military Dependents at IVC

November 14, 2023

Sound Off Comic Book

The Veterans Services Center officially unveiled the "Sound Off" comic book during the Veterans Day event on November 9. Sound Off is a photo-story blog and comic book of veteran and military-connected students sharing stories from their life experiences. Faculty Tutor Max Evans served as editor for the project, and former IVC professor Nathan Cayanan created the comic book illustrations and served as artistic lead.

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IVC Speech Wins 27 Awards Across Four Forensics Tournaments

October 31, 2023

IVC Speech Team

IVC Speech kicked off their competitive season by earning 27 awards across four forensics tournaments. 

The team made its return to competition at the PSCFA Warm Up Invitational on September 30th and October 1st. Seventeen colleges and universities participated in the two-day event hosted by El  Camino College. 

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Advaith Thampi Irvine Valley College Alum Named a 2023 California Community Colleges Distinguished Alumni

October 30, 2023

Advaith Thampi

On October 27, the Community College League of California (League) announced its  selection of three outstanding California Community Colleges (CCC) alumni for the Distinguished Alumni  Award during its Annual Convention. Among the recipients, Advaith Thampi, a graduate of Irvine Valley  College (IVC), has been nominated by his peers and mentors to receive this prestigious recognition.

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The Aspen Institute Names Irvine Valley College One of 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for the 2025 Aspen Prize

October 30, 2023

Aspen Prize Top 150 logo

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Irvine Valley College as one of the 150 institutions eligible to  compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among two-year colleges.

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October 27, 2023

Best Community Colleges in California 2024 has included Irvine Valley College (IVC) in the Best Community  Colleges in California. IVC ranks #3 out of the Top 50 Community Colleges, scoring  98.04.

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Designing a Fulfilling Future: IVC Graphic Design Student Alexis Howard

October 26, 2023

Alexis Howard

When Alexis Howard first entered the Irvine Valley College graphic design program last year,  she had no idea that within just a few months she’d be working with her first professional client: the sportswear company Slunks, which recruited her for a major design launch.

For Alexis, it was a hard-fought victory on an educational journey marked by self-discovery and  transformation, perseverance, a passion for creativity, and a commitment to personal growth.  

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IVC Kinesiology Instructor Praised for Life-Saving Efforts at Football Game

October 12, 2023

Frederick Kweon, Logan Post, and Owen Kelso.

IVC Kinesiology Instructor Logan Post, who is also an athletic trainer at Beckman High School, along with two of his students are being celebrated for their quick, life-saving actions at a recent varsity football game. When a coach collapsed on the sidelines at the game, Post sprang into action along with help from students Frederick Kweon and Owen Kelso. 

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