April 17, 2011
|IVC President Glenn Roquemore, Student Services Vice President Gwen Plano, members of IVC Associated Students, IVC students, staff and the community join in "Hands Across California."|
On Sunday, April 17, students, faculty, staff, and members of the community came together to join members of Associated Students of Irvine Valley College (ASIVC) for a charity prize raffle and BBQ fundraiser in front of the Student Services Center Quad to celebrate Hands Across California. The event included a disc jockey playing new and old favorites, games, and participation in the statewide human chain celebrating “Hands Across California.”
All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly benefit students through the California Community College Scholarship Endowment Fund and will be increased in value by a 50% matching gift made possible by a pledge by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
IVC’s event coincided with a statewide effort supporting California Community College students. Comprised of 72 districts and 112 colleges, the California Community Colleges make up the largest higher education system in the nation—providing a gateway to higher education for more than 2.8 million students per year. Community Colleges offer associate's degrees, prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, provide opportunities for lifelong learning, and train the workforce that sustains California’s economy.