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​Awards​ and Recognition

2017-18 Irvine Valley College Classified Outstanding Service Award

Brian KimBrian’s first introduction to Irvine Valley College was not on his first day of employment with SOCCCD, but as a student. It was while studying at IVC that Brian began to envision and formulate his passions for education, and gain exposure to finance and accounting. Through the guidance and encouragement of the faculty, Brian graduated with an AA from IVC, then transferred to and graduated from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, double majoring in finance and accounting. Returning to California, Brian started his career in business property tax audit for the county. Soon after, Brian held accounting positions at a large credit union.

During his tenure at the credit union, Brian discovered the opportunity to give back where it all began—IVC. The rest is history that is still, amazingly, being written today. He began as an accounting specialist and was promoted to senior accounting specialist. Currently he is the acting manager of fiscal services at IVC, and will celebrate his eight-year anniversary serving at Irvine Valley College in September.

Brian has been happily married for almost 10 years to Elaine and has one son, Merrick, who just turned the ripe old age of 1. During his days off from IVC, Brian enjoys spending quality time with his family, rooting for his local sports teams, and hitting the surf at the crack of dawn.

​Past Irvine Valley College Classified Outstanding Service Award Recipients

  • 2016-17: Jennifer Caldrin, Technology Services
  • 2015-16: Mark Peterson, Performing Arts
  • 2014-15: Corine Reymond, Kinesiology, Health and Athletics
  • 2013-14: Carol Danna, Fine Arts
  • 2012-13: Patric Taylor, Theatre Production
  • 2011-12: Barry Miller, Technology Services
  • 2010-11: Jamie Smith,
  • 2009-10: Lois DiAlto, Office of Instruction
  • 2008-09: Garilyn "Gee" Dickson, Public Information Office
  • 2007-08: Patsy Emmert,
  • 2006-07: Jeanne Vendetti,
  • 2005-06: Georgia McClusky,
  • 2004-05: Polly Sanchez (Sundeen), Admissions and Records