Before Imperial Valley College, at the age of 16, Alexander signed up for the United States Army. Four days after his graduation on June 13, 2013, Alexander was sent to Ft. Benning, Georgia to attend The U.S. Army Infantry School. After graduating from Infantry School, Alexander was then sent to Fort Wainwright, Alaska. As a soldier, Alexander earned the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, a prestigious badge only possessed by about 4% of the entire Infantry, in history! Other awards earned by Alexander are the Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and several certificates of achievement.
After military service, Alexander attempted to use his experience to get into law enforcement as a way to continue serving his country. However, despite meeting the majority of requirements requested by law enforcement, Alexander was not considered. It wasn’t until mid-2017 that Alexander decided to attend college for the first time in his life. He has pursued a degree in Computer Science ever since to achieve his dream of working in the Video Game Industry.
As a military veteran student in IVC, Alexander has completely aced all of his classes. This means Alexander has received a grade of “A” for every single class he has taken without failure. As a result, Alexander holds a flawless 4.0 track record for a semester basis and has been placed in the President’s Honor List 6 times! This proves that Alexander forms a prime example of what it means to be a disciplined and dedicated student, and perfectly represents the Imperial Valley College student veteran community. He was also the veterans club president for fall 2018. He was nominated for 2 Department Awards! One award in Computer Science by his friend and professor, Rick Castrapel. Another award in Physical Anthropology by his fellow veteran and professor, Manfred Knaak.
Overall, Alexander will be graduating with four associates degrees! Which are in computer science, mathematics, physics, and university math and science.
I mainly contribute my success to my loyal and beautiful wife, Hillary Arias, and our new born son, Alexander G. Arias Jr.
- Transferring to: UCSD
- 2018 IVC Miss Freshman
- 2019 IVC Miss Sophomore Nominee
- 2019 IVC STEM Club’s Vice President,
- Recipient of the National Science Foundation Scholarship
- named best student in the Department of Chemistry for 2019-2020.
I am transitioning to be a Junior student at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus. I will be pursuing a double major in History and Spanish. I will be attending to an internship on Spanish linguistics within the next academic year. I had the honor to represent the IVC Foundation as an ambassador and I will be joining the SDSU Associated Student Council as an ambassador as well.
I am a mother of 7 children and I’m graduating this year with honors and distinction. I couldn’t have accomplished this goal without the immense support of my mother and husband. I am pursuing a career in the medical field and my next goal is to get my Bachelors degree. So excited for what the future holds for me.
Transferring to UCLA as a philosophy major.
I plan to pursue a career in law and return to the imperial valley to help create a more prosperous community. Thank you, IVC for giving me the foundation I needed to continue my education.
Jorge Chavez Jr.
Hopes to apply to the IVC RN program and become a Registered Nurse, and continue his education at San Diego State University with a major in Nursing and Psychology. I want to become a dermatology nurse practitioner and a mental health therapist.
That’s one of my biggest dreams in life. I want to help people. I want to create a positive environment and contribute back to my community as a healthcare professional. Overall, I aspire to be happy. Also, I wanna thank everyone, absolutely everyone who has helped me become who I am today. Special thanks to my mom.
AA-T in Psychology, AA in Behavioral Science, and AA in Universal Studies in Behavioral and Social Sciences.
I’ve had the privilege of being able to attend IVC for 3 years. I’m able to say within those three years I’ve managed to keep myself within Good Standing and even on the President’s Honors List. With that being said my GPA remained a 3.7 or higher during my 3 years at IVC. Finally, I have the honor of being within the Top 48 students out of 8,000 that were enrolled within my last semester at IVC.
- IGETC for NAU
- IGETC for CSU
- IGETC for UC
- California State University General Education Breadth
- AA with distinction in Behavioral Science
- AA with distinction in Social Science
- AA with distinction in University Studies in Behavioral and Social Science for CSUGE
- AA with distinction in University Studies in Arts and Humanities for CSUGE
- AA-T CSUGE with distinction in Sociology
I started attending NAU Yuma’s Social Work program Jan 2020 as a junior. I also became part of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
- AA-T Communications
- Graduating with Distinction
- Communications Club Member
- Attending San Diego State University in the Fall
AA-T, Sociology and Psychology major
I am happy to say that I will be going to California State University of San Marcos this Fall 2020 and will finish my Bachelors Degree by Spring 2022. Some of my accomplishments throughout my years at IVC have beenBeing part of Associated Students Government Work-study Member of Vertical club Graduating with Honors being part of Associated Students Government Work-study Member of Vertical club Graduating with Honors
- AA-T in Psychology
- AA in University Studies in Behavioral and Social Science
- CERT for California State University General Education Breath
- Accepted and transferring to SDSU (San Diego campus)
- Student Leadership Ambassador for two years
- Graduated IVC with Honors/Distinction and 3.6 GPA
Administration of Justice and transferring to San Diego State University
Abigail Marie Andrade
University studies, Imperial Valley College