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Imperial Valley businesses are being urged to hire local and give an Imperial Valley College student the opportunity to work for them through the college's Career Services Center.

Those looking to hire an intern or to post a job listing at the college may do so through the College Central Network Services, a free online resource to promote jobs and internships to IVC students. Accessible 24/7, the College Central Network allows students to apply for jobs through the system. The network will collect the applications for the employer.

Employers also may post to the California Community Colleges Jobs Consortium at no charge. The consortium is comprised of 45 of the 116 California Community Colleges. Postings may be made to any or all of these schools, including IVC.

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Alejandra Villegas RN, MSN/FNP-C, CNE, and Teresa Santos, MSN, RN, CNE (pictured left and right respectively) pose with their recently earned Certified Nurse Educator certificates.

During December, Imperial Valley College alumnae Teresa Santos and Alejandra Villegas became the first faculty members to take and pass a rigorous exam in an exercise that offered participants standardized methods of clinical and didactic instruction in nursing education.

Participants were provided information by Dr. Linda Wilson and Dr. Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, renowned authors in the field of nurse education and certification.

The benefits of this seminar were to standardize Imperial Valley College's approach to providing instruction through didactic or clinical methods in the nursing department as well as elevate the already high-caliber  teaching practices available to the college's nursing students.

Santos, MSN, RN, and Villegas, RN, MSN/ FNP-C, are the college's first faculty members to take and pass the exam, which now enables them to add the nationally recognized credentials of Certified Nurse Educator to their resumes.

Santos achieved this credentialing status while meeting students' needs as a clinical instructor, tutor, and as interim simulations coordinator. She also is an active front line nurse in the community. These  accomplishments come while she is enrolled as a fulltime Doctor of Education student, as well as being a dedicated wife and mother.

Villega achieved this credentialing status while meeting students' needs as a clinical instructor and tutor, but also as an active mid-level provider in the community as a Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified. This  accomplishment came while she is also enrolled as a fulltime Doctor of Nursing Practice scholar, as well as being a dedicated wife and mother.


Imperial Valley College announces a new Ford partnership in conjunction with the IVC Auto Tech Program

This new program will enhance student success in providing them with hands-on career technical education. This partnership will provide:

  • Access to Ford Motor Company technician training modules.
  • Ford recognized automotive certifications for students.
  • Ford instructional equipment donations to the automotive program.
  • Ford representative(s) for the Automotive Advisory Committee.
  • This unique opportunity for students comes at a key time as students begin to return to campus.

Tiffany Tukes, IVC Student Services technician, accepts donations to the IVC Kitchen.

Tiffany Tukes, IVC Student Services technician, accepts donations to the IVC Kitchen.

The Student Equity & Achievement Program is home to the IVC Kitchen and recently had an outpouring of support from IVC employees to help make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable students.

IVC Kitchen served more than 160 households (a total of 657 people) at its monthly food distribution March 25. Even more households were helped at the April 14 distribution with 180 households served, or 776  people.

IVC Trustee Steven Taylor recently provided a donation for the IVC Kitchen's Grab N' Go Program.

Weekly Basic Needs Distributions take place by appointment from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tueday. For more information, visit the IVC website for more information under Student Support.


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My name is Javier Melara, I am the 2021-2022 Associ-ated Students Government President. I was born and raised in Mexicali. After finishing elementary school, I started attending school in Calexico, and I am a proud Calexico High School gradu-ate. I have firsthand experience and know the challenges of being a new student, of learning a new language, and I want everyone to know that I am here for you as we are all one community, one home.

I started studying at Imperial Valley College this past Fall 2020. Remote learning has been a new experience for me; therefore it is one of my goals to help students enrolled at Imperial Valley College have a smooth transition and ensure their experience at the college is enjoyable.

ASG has been instrumental in building my leadership skills and identifying my focus on life. Though the past year has been a hard year for many of us, it is critical to ac-knowledge that we can still find moments of light within all the dark. I wish you all a great academic school year.

As you embark on this jour-ney, please remember that no matter where you came from, where you are going, make your time at Imperial Valley College the best you can, and you can count on me to support you through the process.



Collectively the Impe-rial Valley Region-al Occupation Program, Project ACE and IVC's Resilient Scholars Program provided 150 backpacks and supplies for foster youth students at IVC and across Imperial County.

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IVC welcomed students for Fall academic year as open registration continues.

Imperial Valley College welcomes its students back to the start of the 2021 Fall academic year.

Open registration is continuing for Fall classes at Imperial Valley College, which began Aug. 16. As of Aug. 23, 7,339 students had registered for the semester.

Many classes remain available. While the regular registration period concludes on the first day of classes, a late registration period runs through Aug. 28.

Free enrollment for fees and books for the Fall 2021 semester is still underway. Visit for more information.


IVC gives free food to students

Food trucks brought free hot dogs, tacos to students on Aug. 23 and 24.

Imperial Valley College welcomed its students back on campus for the Fall semester by providing free lunch.

Students, faculty and staff were all smiles as they received tickets for free hot dogs on Aug. 23 and tacos on Aug. 24.

While the college has numerous renovation projects underway, the College Center expansion is one of them.

To address student, faculty, and staff concern, IVC has brought food trucks on campus and is working to bring food services to the campus. A campus-wide notice will be sent when food services are available.

Meanwhile, the IVC Kitchen is back for all students. There will be grab and go items (waters, gatorades, granola snacks,tuna, mac-n-cheese, etc.) available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Mondays through Thursdays in Room 3600.

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Dr. Lennor Johnson, Interim Superintendent/President

As the incoming Interim Superintendent/President, I'm incredibly humbled and excited to serve students, faculty, staff, administration and the entire Imperial Valley community in this capacity.

I am committed to student success and doing whatever it takes to help students achieve their goals, which is my absolute mission in life: whether that is identifying gaps in services and closing them, identifying  barriers to your success and eliminating them, or recognizing policies, practices, and procedures that are not student-centered and making them student-friendly. These are some but not all of my missions in life.

I am excited to announce we have implemented a Contact Center that will handle all incoming concerns from faculty, staff and students, and they will connect callers to the most appropriate individual or department to address the caller's needs.

They can be reached at 760-355-1826 or at This information will also be posted on the website at "What Services are Open on Campus."

I sincerely look forward to a great academic year and am working diligently to ensure a smooth and safe transition as we navigate through these unprecedented times. We, the faculty, staff, and administration, are committed to your success.

The Imperial Valley College faculty and staff would like to wish all of their students a safe and happy holiday season/winter recess.
We look forward to serving our students and commu-nity when the campus reopens at its regular business hours on Jan. 4.
The Imperial Valley College community wishes every-one a safe and healthy holiday season. Best wishes for a New Year filled with positivity, happiness, and success.


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