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Irvine Valley College Grad Takes Center Stage at the Grammy Awards

International sensation Dua Lipa captivated audiences during the opening act of the 2024  Grammy awards, emerging from inside a massive jungle-gym-like metal structure flanked by multiple black-clad dancers – including Irvine Valley College (IVC) graduate Kazuma Inoue.

“It was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced,” said Inoue, who received  technical dance training at IVC, earning an associate of arts degree in dance. He continues to hone his skills here, taking hip hop, modern and ballet classes. 

IVC Student Diego Victoria Receives Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Associated Students of IVC (ASIVC) President Diego Victoria has been named one of 60 community college recipients of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Victoria was one of the 459 semifinalists selected from a pool of more than 1,700 applicants from 380 community colleges nation-wide. This highly competitive award allows students to complete their undergraduate degrees at four-year institutions with minimal financial burden. 

IVC's 2024 Manager of the Year: Traci Fahimi, Ed.D.

Congratulations to Dean Traci Fahimi, Ed.D. for being named IVC's 2024 Manager of the Year at the Employee Recognition Ceremony on May 6. 

Dr. Fahimi first came to IVC as a faculty member nearly 30 years ago teaching political science. She then rose to the position of Dean in 2016, and currently serves as Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Business Sciences.