Friday, December 8, 2017


IVC Alum - now at UC Berkeley - appointed  national transfer school ambassador!
from The Daily Californian
UC Berkeley senior appointed as national transfer student ambassador
"The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, or NISTS, recently recognized UC Berkeley senior Diana Castro as one of four 2018 national transfer student ambassadors. In selecting the ambassadors, NISTS looks for transfer students that display 'leadership, public speaking and their potential for sharing meaningful information with higher education transfer professionals.'... Castro, a first-generation college student, said UC Berkeley was her first choice when transferring from Irvine Valley College in spring 2016. Since transferring, Castro has studied abroad in Paris and interned at the Self-Help and Family Law centers in Alameda County. She currently works as Peer Advocate Lead for the events team at the Transfer Student Center."
IVC Women's Volleyball take state title and more
from the OC Register
No player has ever reached the level that Irvine Valley sophomore outside hitter Olivia Aguilar achieved Sunday, Dec. 3. The 6-foot-1 sophomore delivered a state championship final match record 30 kills as she rallied the Lasers from a set down to capture the 2017 CCCAA State Women’s Volleyball title in defeating San Joaquin Delta, 23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16, at Solano College in Fairfield. In the process, her hitting helped Irvine Valley complete a perfect season at 27-0.
From Inside HigherEd
"...The college never brought any charges against Gill, but subsequent to the charges being filed, she had a discussion that she interpreted as the English chair suggesting that gay people did not have good careers at the college."

from Curve:
"....These scenes add up to a pattern of homophobia that is playing out now in the courts."

from Reuters:
"On Wednesday, the en banc 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, in which former Ivy Tech adjunct professor Kimberly Hively claims the college refused to allow her to interview for a full-time job and ultimately did not renew her contract because she is a lesbian..."



Anonymous said...

Let us hope that the negative reports here are isolated incidents.

Anonymous said...

That great news about those two students. I will say again - too bad we don't have a newspaper to tout our students' accomplishments!

Anonymous said...

On another note: hoping someone will point out the inappropriateness of auctioning off the opportunity to "coach" the women's sand volleyball team. Who thinks up these things?

Anonymous said...

Rague, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Nope. Someone still with us.

Trust teachers. We know.

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