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Irvine resident finds passion for game design through IVC’s Interactive Media Arts program

William Tate William Tate was studying mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, when he realized his passion for the profession was quickly waning and he opted to return to his hometown of Irvine.

It turned out to be a great move. Tate, who enrolled at Irvine Valley College for a fresh start in the spring of 2019, earned his associate degree in computer science and a certificate in immersive design/game design this spring.

Amy Hunter Named CCCCO Classified Employee of the Year

Amy Hunter IVC Senior Administrative Assistant Amy Hunter was selected as a California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Classified Employee of the Year late last month. This prestigious honor has been awarded annually since May 2009 to community college employees who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to the Vision for Success. This year, five employees from across the state were selected for this award based on their leadership and commitment to equitable student outcomes.

Three Siblings Find Success at IVC

z_thum_perez-family.jpegThree siblings’ success at Irvine Valley College (IVC) is a testament to their hard work, their family’s belief in the power of higher education, and the help of key faculty members who encouraged them along the way. 

Monica, Caleb, and Melissa Perez all grew up in Irvine, attending University High School. “I always knew that I would go to college and get a bachelor’s degree since education is important in my family,” Monica says. “Education as a value was instilled at a very early age.”