The IVC Speech Team finally had a chance to test their skills at their first tournament of the academic year at the 2021 PSCFA Warm-Up Tournament, held on October 2-3. Sixteen colleges and universities came together to compete at the event, with five students representing IVC. Despite the usual challenges of being virtual, IVC Forensics came out ahead by winning three awards in debate and limited preparation events.
IVC student veteran Hannah Uribe was recently recognized as a Veteran of the Year for Assembly District 74, a recognition given by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. Uribe says the nomination, made by IVC’s Senior Veterans Specialist Ezekiel (Zeke) Hall, took her by surprise.
“It feels unreal. I do not feel deserving, but I am deeply honored and grateful to be considered,” says Uribe.
Uribe says her three years in the Navy serving as a Fire Controlman and working with the ship's self-defense system instilled a greater sense of confidence and self-assurance in her.
The Aspen Institute has named Irvine Valley College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges. The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds.
The Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Distinguished Educators recognition ceremony on October 13, recognizing exemplary Irvine educators who have contributed to the educational process through direct student involvement or partnership activities.
Constitution Day, formerly known as Citizenship Day, commemorates the formation and signing of the US Constitution by thirty-nine brave men in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, and also recognizes all who by birth or naturalization have become citizens of the United States.