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​Awards​ and Recognition

2019-20 Irvine Valley College Classified Outstanding Service Award

Tammy BostwickTamara "Tammy" Bostwick has held key classified positions at Irvine Valley College for the past 16 years. Her professionalism and skills have benefited the entire college community in her roles as senior administrative assistant in the college president’s office and the Advanced Technology Education Park (ATEP). She currently is program coordinator for the Equitable Learning Experience Valuing Achievement, Transfer and Empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (ELEVATE AAPI) program at IVC.

Tammy oversees the Center for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanders (CAANAPI) with faculty coordinator Edwin Tiongson. It offers tutoring, study space, and other supportive services. Her manager, Dean Brooke Bui, notes Tammy has worked tirelessly toward student access and equity, organizing a range of events (such as Heritage Day, Pinoy PIYESTA, Lunar New Year, and Asian American Advocacy) and initiating programs to increase engagement and understanding of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, especially with respect to issues that lead to cultural misunderstanding. She has also used her experience to create IVC’s first student hackathon. As Dean Bui notes, Tammy is never too busy to interact with students. Everything she does is for a singular purpose: to improve student services and programs.

Tammy takes time to help her colleagues, including in Classified Senate fundraising efforts and Lunch-and-Learns. Her technical skills and writing mastery also are highly prized. Congratulations Tammy!

​Past Irvine Valley College Classified Outstanding Service Award Recipients

  • 2018-19: Rachel Manders, Grants
  • 2017-18: Brian Kim, Fiscal Services
  • 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