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Cybersecurity Specialist and Author, Dr. Travis Michael Hearne Speaking at IVC May 5

March 15, 2023

Dr. Travis Michael Hearne

As part of IVC's GAP4+1 Business Leader Speaker Series, Cybersecurity Specialist and author Dr. Travis Michael Hearne will give a talk at the IVC Performing Arts Center from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on Friday, May 5. Following his talk, Dr. Hearne will do a book signing from 1:30 - 2 pm. The event will benefit students in the Guaranteed Accounting Program (GAP4+1), a collaboration between IVC and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).

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Allyson Najera Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

March 15, 2023

Allyson Najera

IVC student Allyson Najera has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.

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Epic Wins: New IVC Professors Take Esports Program to the Next Level

March 15, 2023

Esports Team

Irvine Valley College’s newest sports team isn’t fighting it out on the field or contending on the court. They’re rallying in rows of 27-inch ViewSonic desktop monitors, locked into the intense graphics glowing on their screens.  

The IVC Laser Esports Arena is home base for more than 100 students and various faculty who participate in the College’s revolutionary esports program. You’ll find the impressive “lounge for the leet” on the Irvine Valley College campus, located in the Student Activities Center. 

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IVC 2021-22 Men’s Soccer Team Earns Special State Scholar Honor

March 03, 2023

IVC Men's Soccer Team

Irvine Valley College's men's soccer team stood out on the field and in the classroom during the 2021-22 season. The team has received a state scholar-team of the year award in men's soccer from the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). The accolade is especially significant as 2021-22 was the last season for legendary coach Martin McGrogan who retired last summer after starting the IVC program 31 years ago. The squad will officially be recognized on March 29 at the CCCAA state awards luncheon in Sacramento.

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New Name for IVC's DSPS Department: Disability Support Programs for Students

February 28, 2023

Disability Support Programs for Students

As of February 22, what was formerly known as IVC’s Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) is now named Disability Support Programs for Students. The name change has been in the works since 2017 as discussions throughout the state proposed having a person-first naming convention versus disability focused.

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Irvine Valley College Welcomes New Director of Economic and Workforce Development

February 27, 2023

Martha Payan-Hernandez

Irvine Valley College welcomes new Director of Economic and Workforce Development Martha Payán-Hernández. Martha is a multi-faceted professional with experience implementing and managing grant initiatives focusing on Career and Technical Education (CTE) and workforce training projects/programs.  She has built a rewarding career in post-secondary education with extensive experience in CTE, workforce development, and adult education in both credit and noncredit areas, as well as adjunct teaching experience.

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Local High School Students Visit IDEA at ATEP

February 15, 2023

Students visit IDEA at ATEP

Students from nine local high schools had an opportunity to learn more about IVC’s School of Integrated Design, Engineering and Automation (IDEA) when they took a field trip to the campus on February 10. The nearly 300 high school students spent time touring the school and rotating into classrooms to learn more about the programs offered at the campus. IDEA faculty provided a brief overview of programs they teach including design model making and prototyping, drafting technology and engineering, electrical/electronic technology, and biotechnology.  

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IVC Launches Black Student Success Scholars Program

February 15, 2023

Black Student Success Scholars advisors with IVC administration

IVC kicked off the celebration of Black History Month in February with the introduction of the Black Student Success Scholars (BSSS) program. BSSS is a new program started by IVC Counselors Heather Johnson and Taliah Chatterfield. The mission of the program is to connect students from the African Diaspora to experience Black Excellence through a safe and welcoming environment.

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Alumnus Grows the Company he Started While Studying at IVC

February 14, 2023

Hasim Sevinc

Hasim Sevinc took a step into the business world while he was a student at IVC and hasn’t stopped since. In 2019, while studying at IVC, he started his own company, Ephesus, that specializes in mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. He transferred to UCLA in 2020 and will graduate this winter with his degree in economics.  

Hasim, who is the eldest son of an immigrant family, says he was driven to start his own company as a means to provide a stable future for he and his loved ones. 

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