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Photo: Thank you Karen for your donation to Toys for Tots

Irvine Valley College Performing Art Center donates toys to (Toys for Tots)…

Posted on 13 December 2012 by robertflournoy

Photo: Thank you Karen for your donation to Toys for Tots

We tried doing it last year says Karen from the Performing Arts Center at Irvine Valley College.

Last year the College did its first ever toy drive for the organization in partnership with Loaves and

Fishes x10 and this year Karen from the Performing Arts Center took control of it and did a great job.


The mission of the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center along with the college’s Dance, Music and Theater Programs is founded in the belief that the arts are an essential element of education and growth. We strive to offer productions that are engaging and compelling for our students and the population at large.


Karen Martin|Performing Arts Center Operations Manager

Irvine Valley College|Performing Arts Center

 Irvine Valley College|Performing Arts Center

5500 Irvine Center Dr.|Irvine, CA 92618

P: 949-451-5294 | Web: www.ivcarts.org

Video of Karen…


Small pictures of various performances.

Apr.19:Dance Perspectives Concert

May.3-5:Dance '65 Concert


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Another day distributing at Irvine Valley College/Circle K of Irvine Valley College did a great job :)

Posted on 07 December 2012 by robertflournoy



We are very happy to see that today turned out great as usual with our distributions to the students at Irvine Valley College.

Volunteers and donations came in including 400 cans donated from Circle K which had a contest to see who would bring in the most cans to help support the students at the college.


Volunteers worked side by side each other bagging food for the students. 



Total of 32 Turkeys came in and were being bagged for students to carry…



Volunteers bagged enough for 40 students to have a Christmas Dinner…


Distribution started right at 12:pm with volunteers ready to go with students signing in…






We can truly say today was a good day.


Videos of today…


Summer from Cicle K…


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Picking Navel Oranges at Irvine Valley College Saturday the 8th from 9:am to 11:am

Posted on 05 December 2012 by robertflournoy

This Saturday we will be at Irvine Valley College picking Navel Oranges for the Community. Irvine Valley College has almost 100 trees on

the campus. This  Saturday we will be picking 12 trees hoping to get 30 crates or more. Volunteers can park behind the Soccer Field

in the gravel parking by the perimeter road. If you are not sure where that is please call me in the morning at 714-718-2930


Pictures from last year…

Crystal Love from IVC Green Team…



More Pictures…http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.258338300887159.60306.100001329725981&type=3


Videos from Last year…

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From the President of Irvine Valley College Open Door Letter/Food distribution on Irvine Valley College Campus…

Posted on 17 November 2012 by robertflournoy

In This Issue
Feature Story: IVC Reaches Out During The Holidays
Front Row Center @ The PAC: A Choral Feast From The Renaissance
Making A Difference: Charter 100 Members To Be Honored
Campus Profiles: Meet The People Who Are IVC: Irvine Valley Athletes Dig Pink
Campus Spotlight: IVC Women’s Golf Team Runs Away With Conference Title



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The IVC President’s Open Door is an official Irvine Valley College publication sponsored by the President’s Office and is intended to highlight IVC programs and staff. It is published monthly.


Message From The President
Dear Friends and Colleagues:President Roquemore sitting at his desk.


As we head into the holiday season, I thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight the many ways that Irvine Valley College gives back to the world. Our faculty, students and staff not only teach and mentor our students, but also give of their time, energy, money and passion to causes both inside and outside of  “official” college giving channels.


We’ve listed a number of opportunities below that are happening on campus over the next few weeks, and I encourage you to contact their organizers if you are interested in supporting them. These include: Toys for Tots, the ASIVC Annual Angel Toy Tree, the Irvine Animal Shelter Holiday Project, Operation Christmas Child, and an ongoing monthly food distribution to our needy student vets and EOPS families, which is organized and coordinated by two of our longtime staff members, Robert Flournoy and Vincent Cooper.

Vincent Cooper & Robert Flournoy.

Last, but certainly not least, Vincent Cooper and Robert Flournoy (pictured here) are coordinating a Holiday Food Drive to help 50 families of IVC Veterans and EOPS students.This event will take place on Friday, Dec. 7. Volunteers are needed to help bag and distribute the food on Dec. 7 in two shifts, from 11 am to noon (bagging) or noon to1pm (food distribution).


Please give what you can. Every single donation helps, and together Robert and Vincent hope that the combined donations will make a real difference to those in need. They would like to collect a total combination of 50 turkeys and hams and 50 bags of side dishes consisting of nutritious canned and dry goods. Side dishes can include: cans of yams, green beans, corn and cranberry sauce, boxes of corn bread, mashed potatoes and stuffing, and bottles or jugs of cider. Call Robert for more information at 714.718.2930 or email him atgleaningfarmland@gmail.com. His website iswww.loavesandfishesx10.com. Vincent can be reached atvcooper@ivc.edu.














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December 7th Christmas Distribution at Irvine Valley College…

Posted on 20 October 2012 by robertflournoy

Christmas is approaching and we are preparing to give away 50 Boxes with Ham or Turkey and the sides

to our low income students and out Vets. It is our desire to help them this year as Christmas is all about



Irvine Valley College has about 400 veteran students enrolled and we expect that as the wars in the middle east wind down,  many more will find their way to our campus. These individuals are facing many challenges as they make the transition from military life to educational endeavors. Many face the hardships of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), lack of housing, funding for the basic needs, employment, child care and family health services. In spite of it all, these young men and women are dedicated to achieving their goal of higher education and providing a better life for themselves and their families.


Dear Concerned Business Owner,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Extended Opportunity Programs and Services within the California Community College system. This Program serves very low income, educationally disadvantaged state residents of California that are registered as full time students. A subset of EOPS is the CARE Program serving single parents with children under age 14 who receive Welfare assistance. For comparison’s sake, Irvine Valley College serves around 16,000 students and EOPS is funded to serve only 429 students. With our limited funding, EOPS provides required textbooks, personalized counseling among lots of other services. My job is to help those at risk students with their various applications and explain the programs that would be available to help these at risk students come to school and succeed in their educational endeavors.


Your donation will help a struggling student who’s only desire is to graduate from College with a Christmas

Dinner…All Donations are Tax Deductible. If you would like to support this event you can contact us

at loavesandfishesx10@yahoo.com or call 714-718-293o.

Thank you.



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IVC President Glenn Roquemore

From the President of Irvine Valley College Open Door Letter…

Posted on 02 October 2012 by robertflournoy


Campus Profiles: Meet The People Who Are IVC: Staff Member Robert Flournoy Launches Campus Food

IVC President Glenn Roquemore


Facilities and Maintenance staffer Robert Flournoy wants to ensure that there are no IVC students going hungry while they complete their studies at our college. He has recently launched a food drive/food distribution program on regularly scheduled Fridays to make sure this doesn’t happen.


With the enthusiastic support and donations from many campus and community individuals and organizations, Robert and a group of hard-working volunteers from the President’s Office, Classified Senate, the Veterans Office, the Counseling Office, the Athletics Department, the Foundation Office, the Financial Aid Office, EOPS, Facilities and Maintenance Department and the Police Department, recently distributed over 60 pounds of food per recipient, including staples, frozen items, meat, bakery goods and freshly picked fruits and vegetables to 18 student veterans and 22 EOPS students and their families. For those recipients who usually ride the bus to school, transportation was provided back to their homes for them and their boxes of food, courtesy of Beep Colclough and EOPS.


Dennis Gordon, Pres. Roquemore & Police Chief Will GlenAs the holidays are an especially difficult time, Robert and food drive co-coordinator Vince Cooper want to remind all IVC faculty, staff, managers and administrators that there will be another food drive/distribution event before our winter holiday break. In addition to needing volunteers to help set up and distribute food boxes on the Friday of the event, food donations are greatly needed and much appreciated.


Food items needed include: peanut butter, jam, rice, canned meats, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned stews and soups, crackers, etc. These items can be dropped off at the Veterans Office or Financial Aid any time before the event. On the Friday of the event, food donations can be dropped off at 10 am outside PE 100 (the Fitness Center). Specific details, including date and time of the next event, will be announced in a couple of weeks, says Robert.


Handing out donated food packages.

These campus food drives are a joint effort by Robert’s food ministry, loavesandfishesx10, Second Harvest Food Bank, Vineyard Community Church Food Bank, the Original Manassero Farms and Irvine Valley College. Robert has also teamed up with Dan Manassero of the Original Manassero Farms to glean the fields around IVC and in the fields around the OC Great Park for the fresh fruit and vegetables left over after the Manassero farm workers have harvested each crop. Robert has a gleaning event coming up on Saturday, October 6 from 9 to 11, and welcomes any and all volunteers. Families and student groups are welcome. All food gleaned will go to local food banks.

Call Robert for more information at 714.718.2930 or email him at gleaningfarmland@gmail.com. His

website is www.loavesandfishesx10.com.



Link to our first Distribution…



Pictures of the Event September 9/28/12  Event…



Video of Event..

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Our Second Distribution to Students at Irvine Valley College in California…

Posted on 30 September 2012 by robertflournoy

With College students going to school to get a Higher Education having enough is a concern of L&F x10.

This is our second Food Distribution we did with the support from not only from Food Banks but also

the Irvine Valley College family. Together we were able to help support 50 students with Fresh Produce

and  Non Perishables…

Everyone who came out to volunteer from bagging to Distribution was there for one reason and that

was to support the Students they serve…




Video from our Distribution…


Thank you Vineyard Community Church for your Sponsorship of the boxes of food and Dan Manassero.

of “The Original Manassero Farms for the Fresh Produce you Donated.

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September 28th 2012 Distribution to Irvine Valley College Student Vets and E.O.P.S Students

Posted on 17 September 2012 by robertflournoy

IVC Fights Hunger!



When:   September 28, 2012

Time:     12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: IVC, Health Fitness Complex, PE-100

What:    Free Food Give Away

Thank you to Robert Flournoy (IVC Custodian) and Darryl Cox (Director of IVC Financial Aid) for the coordination of this effort! Your generous gifts will help those students that otherwise may have gone to bed hungry.


IMPORTANT: The first 25 students to reply to this email will receive a box of food and some additional fresh produce. Students must reply to my email in order to receive food so I can put you on our list. Please include your full name, ID number, number of family members and phone number. Students must be present to pick-up food on September 28th between NOON-1:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly to carry boxes of food home with you. Please bring your picture ID.


 This is an Irvine Valley College Family Food Drive for the Students they serve…


President of L&F x10 and Vince Cooper…




Student Vets…



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Distribution to Students Vets was successful at Irvine Valley College in California….

Posted on 13 May 2012 by robertflournoy

Our Distribution to Student Vets and E.O.P.S Student was a combined effort of Food Banks and

Food Pantries coming together to support these students. This event was put together by the President

and Vince Cooper an employee at the School and supporter of L&F x10. The event was written

up in the Irvine News Paper which  is owned by the Orange County Register. Our Goal is to continue to

have a monthly Distribution at the school. We are looking for Donations of  non perishables, monetary,,

new clothing etc.  If you would like to support this event or have any questions you can contact the

President at loavesandfishesx10@yahoo.com or 714-718-2930.

Video of how this all came about….


Student Vets testimony….


Volunteer testimony…

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It’s been a busy Friday and Saturday….

Posted on 22 April 2012 by robertflournoy

Our Highly anticipated event to serve the student vets at Irvine Valley College turned out well on Friday

the 20th. We had staff, the President of the College secretary,Chief of Police and the Director of the

school foundation come out to box food for the vets and also for 10 students that were invited to

receive the groceries as well. Everyone seemed to be very excited to help bag and box the food because

it was for the students of the College and the first ever Distribution to the students

As we began to unload the van employees were asking what we were doing with all the food and after

they were told volunteers began to poor out will help to unload all the food that was picked up by

the president earlier that morning for the students.

This being the first time this has ever happened on the College you could feel the excitement coming

from all the volunteers. Statements were made about all the food that was donated. We brought

salad,can good,apples,oranges,salad dressing,rice,beans,carrots,pies  and much more.


Here a testimony from one of the volunteers…


This was a day every volunteer will remember because they took it to another level of  supporting

the students at Irvine Valley College.


Veterans testimony…



Link to photos…


Irvine Valley College has about 400 veteran students enrolled and we expect that as the wars in the middle east wind down,  many more will find their way to our campus. These individuals are facing many challenges as they make the transition from military life to educational endeavors. Many face the hardships of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), lack of housing, funding for the basic needs, employment, child care and family health services. In spite of it all, these young men and women are dedicated to achieving their goal of higher education and providing a better life for themselves and their families.

Irvine Valley College would like to partner with you and your organization to provide food distribution and services to our veterans. Most of these individuals are receiving VA educational benefits and/or federal student financial assistance. As such, their income level, household size, and resources can be verified. Most will fall below 150% of the established poverty line.
I’d like to talk to you more about our veterans, the services we offer and how we might partner with the Community Action Partnerships of Orange County and the Orange County Food Bank.
Darryl Cox
Director Financial Aid/Veteran Affairs
Irvine Valley College

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