Irvine Valley College welcomed new Vice President for Student Services, Dr. Martha McDonald to the college on August 24. With over 28 years of experience, Dr. McDonald has distinguished herself in leading, managing, and supervising student support programs in higher education. She is a champion for equity and inclusion and has dedicated her entire career to serving and supporting community college students.
Irvine Valley College student Ethan Manafi assumed the position of Student Trustee for the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) on July 21. Ethan will serve in the Student Trustee role for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Ethan, who is majoring in human biology and society with a minor in gender studies, will serve as Student Trustee to represent the students of both IVC and Saddleback College.
Irvine Valley College (IVC) welcomes new President, Dr. John Hernandez to the college this month. After a nation-wide, several months long search, Dr. Hernandez, who has been an educator for more than 30 years, takes the helm at IVC on July 30. His appointment was approved by the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) Board of Trustees in June.
It was while attending an introductory product design class at the famed ArtCenter College of Design that Sam Denning realized he wanted to make more than just money.
Soon to graduate high school, the prospective business communications major began to question his corporate calling. A few semesters later, as he sat in an accounting class at the University of Alabama, it struck him that something just didn’t add up. His heart wasn’t in the game.
Even when his “first-choice” university declined to accept him, David Brown’s belief in himself never wavered. For the computer whiz kid turned tech-savvy teen, the sky was always the limit.
Until, one day, it wasn’t.