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Both Sides of the Blueprint: IVC Student Combines Talents to Devise Dream Career

September 20, 2022

Chris Reynolds

As an avid biker, photographer, full-stack developer, entrepreneur, and piano player, describing Chris Reynolds as a “multipotentialite” would be an understatement.

Bearing a passion for the arts and aesthetics — plus the unequivocal logic of math and science — the entrepreneur is creating his ideal career model with help from Irvine Valley College.

Even though the Irvine-native didn’t attend IVC until later in life, he always had the college in the back of his mind.

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The Greater Irvine Chamber Recognizes Professor Emily Liu and student Carlene Nhu

September 20, 2022

Distinguished Educators group photo

On September 15, the Greater Irvine Chamber celebrated Irvine’s world-class education with its Distinguished Educators program. Irvine Valley College (IVC) Professor Emily Liu was honored with a Distinguished Educator Award, and student athlete Carlene Nhu was recognized as a recipient of the John Colvin Memorial Scholarship.

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Project RAISE Continues to Inspire IVC Student Crystal Enciso

September 20, 2022

Crystal Enciso

This summer, Irvine Valley College (IVC) mechanical engineering student Crystal Enciso was one of four IVC students to participate in Project RAISE (Regional Alliance in STEM Education), part of the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). IVC was one of ten area community colleges to have students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) conduct paid research at CSUF. This year’s cohort included 69 participants who each received a $5,000 stipend for their research.

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Irvine Valley College named a "2022 Great College to Work For"

September 12, 2022

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Irvine Valley College has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. The results released today by Great Colleges To Work For® are based on a survey of 212 colleges and universities. In all, 68 of those institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with IVC included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students.

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Two IVC Students Receive Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

September 07, 2022

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IVC students Sunghim Kim and Allyson Najera were selected from a pool of more than 1,300 applicants to receive the 2022 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar award. Read More

Constitution Day: September 17, 2022

September 02, 2022

Constitution Day: September 17

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.

The Constitution of the United States of America: 

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IVC Student Finds Passion in Fresh Career Path

August 22, 2022

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He had a background in business and a head for numbers, but what Robert Caicedo lacked was a true professional purpose.

It wasn’t until he arrived at Irvine Valley College that it all started to add up.

Prior to enrolling at IVC, Caicedo worked in business development and sales for about two years before hitting a wall. Struggling to find passion in his profession, the determined student knew he would have to take initiative to make a change.  

“I wasn’t really enjoying what I was doing,” says Caicedo. “It’s never what I wanted to do.”

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UCI Paul Merage School of Business and IVC announce MPAc student referral program

June 09, 2022

UCI Paul Merage School of Business logo

The University of California at Irvine Master of Professional Accountancy Program (UCI MPAc) and Irvine Valley College (IVC) have announced a student referral agreement whereby IVC students can use selected IVC accounting courses to meet accounting course prerequisites for the UCI MPAc and to raise awareness of graduate program options at the community college level.  

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Local Students Make Their Final Pitch at IVC Entrepreneurship Competition

June 06, 2022

Idea Pitch

The final round of IVC’s Idea Pitch Competition, where students pitch their product and business ideas to industry experts and professional entrepreneurs, took place virtually on May 11. This was preceded by the first round of the competition on April 20 which was structured like the “Voice”, where three industry mentors, David Ochi, Michael Sawitz, and Tiana Isaacs, battled over choosing three of the 12 contestants to be on their team.

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