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IVC News

The Power of Puente

z_thum_puente.pngMalerie Pattugalan knew she wanted to return to college but wasn’t sure how to navigate the responsibilities of a full-time job, the financial duties of living alone, and the additional pressure of new coursework requirements. But when her sister graduated from a local college, and her mother enrolled at Irvine Valley College soon after, Malerie was inspired to pursue her education and the Puente Program was there to support her along the way.

IVC's 2021-22 Teachers of the Year

President Hernandez, Emily Liu and JoAnna Gee Schoon Congratulations to IVC’s Teachers of the Year for the 2021-22 academic year who were recognized by the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees on April 18. The Teacher of the Year program identifies and honors exemplary teachers, and highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching.

Easy Being Green: IVC Proves Perfect Environment for Change-Minded Sustainability Student

Lauren Heyden Lauren Heyden always did her best thinking out on the trails. So when it came time to ruminate on a career path, it was only natural that her mind rambled toward environmental sustainability.

Before enrolling at Irvine Valley College, Heyden spent her time backpacking, hiking, and traveling the Sierra Nevadas, and beyond. She was happiest exploring nature, but felt inclined to do more. She wanted to make a difference.