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IVC Foundation’s 39th Annual Scholarship Celebration Breaks Records, Awards Over Half a Million Dollars to Students

Students and donors at Scholarship Awards Ceremony

On Friday, May 17, the Irvine Valley College (IVC) Foundation held  its 39th Annual Scholarship Celebration demonstrating a resounding display of generosity and commitment to student success. The Foundation awarded a total of $558,750 in scholarships, marking a significant increase of $30,450, or 6%, compared to last year's event. 

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Meet Alexander Belzer: Orchestrating Success at Irvine Valley College

Alexander Belzer

Alexander Belzer isn't just another promising student at Irvine Valley College (IVC) – he's  carving out his own niche in the music scene one note (and one scholarship) at a time. 

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Irvine Valley College Grad Takes Center Stage at the Grammy Awards

Kazuma  Inoue

International sensation Dua Lipa captivated audiences during the opening act of the 2024  Grammy awards, emerging from inside a massive jungle-gym-like metal structure flanked by multiple black-clad dancers – including Irvine Valley College (IVC) graduate Kazuma Inoue.

“It was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced,” said Inoue, who received  technical dance training at IVC, earning an associate of arts degree in dance. He continues to hone his skills here, taking hip hop, modern and ballet classes. 

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IVC Student Diego Victoria Receives Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Diego Victoria

Associated Students of IVC (ASIVC) President Diego Victoria has been named one of 60 community college recipients of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Victoria was one of the 459 semifinalists selected from a pool of more than 1,700 applicants from 380 community colleges nation-wide. This highly competitive award allows students to complete their undergraduate degrees at four-year institutions with minimal financial burden. 

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IVC's 2024 Classified Employee of the Year: Karen Jimenez

Karen Jimenez

Congratulations to Senior Foundation Development Specialist Karen Jimenez for being named IVC's 2024 Classified Employee of the Year at the Employee Recognition Ceremony on May 6. 

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IVC's Caring Campus Ambassador: Desiree Ortiz

Desiree Ortiz

Congratulations to Senior Administrative Assistant Desiree Ortiz for being named this year’s Caring Campus Ambassador at the Employee Recognition Ceremony on May 6. 

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IVC's 2024 Manager of the Year: Traci Fahimi, Ed.D.

Traci Fahimi

Congratulations to Dean Traci Fahimi, Ed.D. for being named IVC's 2024 Manager of the Year at the Employee Recognition Ceremony on May 6. 

Dr. Fahimi first came to IVC as a faculty member nearly 30 years ago teaching political science. She then rose to the position of Dean in 2016, and currently serves as Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Business Sciences. 

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IVC Selected for Youth Service Stimulus Grant Funded by The Allstate Foundation

IVC Campus

Irvine Valley College has received a $25,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation in collaboration with the Center for Expanding Leadership & Opportunity (CELO) to  support youth-led, youth-driven community service among students. This grant is part of The Allstate Foundation’s national efforts to transform how we engage, equip, and  prepare youth to participate in community service.   

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IVC Speech Wins Big at Two National Championship Tournaments

IVC Speech and Debate

After returning from Dublin, Ireland IVC Speech and Debate had the honor of ending their season competing at not one, but two national championship tournaments.   

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