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IVC Speech and Debate Team Takes Rare Quadruple Gold… Twice!

January 07, 2020

2019 Fall Champs

The Irvine Valley College Speech and Debate Team had its two best tournaments of the season thus far at the Griffin Invitational Speech Tournament held at Grossmont College in San Diego on November 23-24 and the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association (PSCFA) Fall Championship Tournament held at Moorpark College December 6-8.

Taking Off Like a Rocket in Electrical Technology

December 19, 2019

kenneth_usher_electrical_tech.pngTalk about taking off with electrical work — for IVC Veteran student Kenneth Usher, following his passion began with missile launchers and radar stations.

Prof. Massimo Mitolo Named 2020 IEEE Fellow

December 09, 2019

massimo_mitolo.pngIrvine Valley College Professor Massimo Mitolo, PhD, PE, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, in recognition for contributions to the electrical safety of low- voltage systems.

The Comeback ‘Kid’: IVC Success Story Dan Del Arroyo

December 09, 2019


The middle armrest of a pickup truck makes a pretty lousy study station. It’s not much better as a pillow. But for now, Dan Del Arroyo was making do.

IVC Model United Nations: Practicing Diplomacy in the DC Corridor

December 02, 2019


​The Irvine Valley College (IVC) Model United Nations (MUN) program had another outstanding semester.Representing Niger and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the team won an Outstanding Delegation, a Distinguished Delegation and six position paper awards at the nationally competitive Model United Nations conference (NMUN) held in Washington, DC from November 8 to 10, 2019.

Education for Generations: IVC Honors Program Student Adelaida Smithers

November 21, 2019

Education was always important to Adelaida Smithers. So when the El Salvadoran immigrant and mother of two finally found the opportunity to attend classes at Irvine Valley College, it was like a prophecy had been fulfilled.

“I was working two jobs as a single parent -- just never had the opportunity,” says the plucky super-mom, who found comfort in IVC’s welcoming re-entry program for adult students. “Now I can pour that energy into motivating myself.”

8th Annual Student Research Symposium

November 13, 2019

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The 8th Annual Irvine Valley College (IVC)/Saddleback College Student Research Symposium was held on Saturday, November 2 at IVC.

IVC Speech Team Spooks the Competition in October

November 06, 2019

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In October, the Irvine Valley College Speech and Debate Team had one of its most eventful months.


IVC Speech Team Makes Strong Debut

October 07, 2019

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The Irvine Valley College Speech Team finally had a chance to test their skills at their first tournament of the academic year. The 2019 Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensic Association Warm-Up Tournament took place on September 28 and 29 at El Camino College. Fifteen colleges from across California attended the tournament.