Page 8 - 2013 Foundation Annual Report
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Looking Ahead; Planning for the Future
steady growth and development. anks to our passionate students, strong community support, and dedicated faculty and staff, we continue to see exceptional results. Following the great uncertainty of the recent recession, IVC is emerging stronger. As we begin to see state funding for colleges being restored, we are developing more systems to advance student success—be it a two-year degree, a skills certificate for solid employment, or
transfer to a four-year program.
Over the next two decades, our college looks forward to continuing to provide students with the finest education possible. Looking ahead, the future at IVC is filled with a busy schedule of arts, athletics, increased outreach to the community, and new and innovative academic and career programs to meet the changing needs of a global economy.
As our academic and career programs grow, we will expand our campus, repurposing some buildings, constructing new classrooms and labs, adding parking structures, more resource centers, and a new entrance, among other projects. Our new Life Sciences building will be LEED Gold certified, with approximately 30,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space utilizing day- light harvesting and natural ventilation. e indoor space will blend seamlessly with the exterior, with recycled rubber tile floors and sustainable bamboo lab cabinets. Outdoor features will include tiered seating and gardens
IVC is very proud that we continue to be recognized as a Military Friendly School. With over 600 military veterans currently enrolled, IVC received this distinction for being among the elite schools in the nation to offer active service members, veterans and military spouses the best education, best value and most welcoming atmosphere among 7,000 academic choices. IVC has also recently inaugurated a veterans support group, the Veterans Angels, whose donations will help fund critical support services that are presently lacking in the veterans’ educational aid packets.

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