Campus Connection April 2019 

2019 Road to the Horse

2019 Road to the Horse, Lexington, KY

Public Information Office

Congratulations to Wade Black for earning the title of 2019 Road to the Horse Wild Card Champion. The Road to the Horse is the world championship of colt starting. Wade, an instructor for Equine Science at TVCC, traveled to Lexington, Kentucky with the support of his wife Amaia Black and his family for the intensive 3-day colt starting competition where competitors demonstrated their skill in both horsemanship and sportsmanship to a committee of expert judges and a large audience of fans. In three short days, Wade was able to transform a 3-year old gelding and win the title of Wild Card Champion. Wade is already planning to return next year and compete for the World Championship title. TVCC is thankful to have such an amazing instructor and equine rock star teaching our program.

You can find pictures and video clips at, and

If you would like more information about TVCC’s Equine program please visit our website.
TVCC Equine Program


Ag in the Classroom

TVCC Northwest Center, Snake River Correctional Center

TVCC Northwest Center, Snake River Correctional Center

TVCC Northwest Center staff members joined forces to create Team Education for the 1st Annual St. Paddy’s Day Relay. Together, with DOC staff, they hit the ground running…or in this case, speed walking! The TVCC team continually looks for opportunities to partner with their DOC neighbors, and this was no exception. They were the only team with a guy in a kilt AND a St. Paddy’s Day Viking! Although Team Education did not come in first place, there was “No Child Left Behind!”

Bottom left photo pictured from left to right:  Kari Watts, Merrie Brinck, SRCI Superintendent Brad Cain, Jim Schmid, and Kathy MacLean


Career Advising

Chukar Career Advising:  A Career Resource for Students

The TVCC Career Resources is excited to continue to provide Chukar Career Advising throughout the Spring term. This resource offers 15-minute career advising for walk-in appointments (Please note appointments are on a first come, first serve basis). During the appointment students can expect to meet and work with a career advisor to learn how to:

  1. Write a professional resume and cover letter
  2. Prepare and practice for an interview
  3. Research job demand and growth
  4. Search and apply for jobs
  5. Use self-assessments to discover career options

This service will be offered to students while classes are in session for Spring term:
TVCC Campus, 650 College Blvd., Ontario, OR
Location: Weese Building, Library Room #208
Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fridays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

TVCC Caldwell Center, 205 S. 6th Avenue, Caldwell, ID
Tuesday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Peer Mentor Office, Room #128

For answers to questions please contact Roberto Trinidad, Multicultural Student Services Coordinator at (541) 881-5717 or by email:

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Open House Day


The TVCC Admissions Office will be hosting two open houses for the month of April. They understand high school seniors are faced with important decisions after graduation and they want to help students bridge the gap between high school and their transition to that next big step.  These Open Houses are geared to provide valuable information to students and the Admission Office will be offering attendees a FREE Intro to College course (a Freshman year requirement) for Summer or Fall term.

The Open Houses are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, April 18 – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • 4:00 pm - Welcome and Information About Financial Aid, Residence Life, Student Life, and Athletics
  • 5:15 pm - Preparation for the Fall: placement testing, tours, advising, and financial aid assistance
  • 6:00 pm - FREE FOOD - Chukar Entertainment presents "Hawaiian Luau"

Friday, April 19 – 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

  • 10:30 am - Welcome
  • 11:00 am - Experience a TVCC Lab or Course
  • 12:00 pm - FREE LUNCH - Information about Financial Aid, Residence Life, Student Life, and Athletics.
  • 1:00 pm - Preparation for the Fall: placement testing, tours, advising, and financial aid assistance

For more information or to sign-up, please contact or call 541-881-5819. 
Note: Parents and school groups are welcomed to attend!

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TVCC Equity week

Treasure Valley Community College Equity Week, April 29 – May 3, 2019

The members of the TVCC Equity Project are inviting the college campus and community to join them in a week of conversations about identity, diversity and inclusion starting April 29 – May 3.  The members have worked hard, in partnership with the Four Rivers Community Center and Oregon Humanities, to bring special guest speakers and presentations to the Ontario campus, Caldwell Center and the Four Rivers Cultural Center.

Everyone is encouraged to attend these informative educational activities as they explore topics from Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity and Compassion to Hunger in our Communities.  We hope these conversations will lead to further awareness and increased knowledge as we look at the changes happening in our community and in our region.  The TVCC Equity Project was made possible by the funding through Title III and Malheur County Cultural Trust grant.  

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Student Art Display


 Stop by the Takami Art Gallery at TVCC during business hours through the month of April to view the amazing work of drawing students who have taken art in winter quarter.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located in the TVCC Art Building. 

On April 18, student artist and photographer, Benjamin Morrison, will present a special showing of his artwork starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Takami Art Gallery.  The event is open to the college community and public.


April is National Financial Literacy Month

To raise awareness for National Financial Literacy Month, TVCC Student Services will hold three workshops starting at Noon to 1:30 pm from April 9 – 11 for students to attend.    

The sessions are titled The Night of the Living Debt and Interstellar Investor.  Both sessions will be taught by financial literacy expert, Mr. Luke Erickson, from the University of Idaho Extension Program who will provide an interactive experience for students during the workshop.

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During the March legislative summit at the State Capitol, President Dana Young, Board Member Stephen Crow, ASG Vice President Tessa McFetridge and student Sami Jessop had the opportunity to meet with Senator Cliff Bentz and Representative Lynn Findley to share the great things we are doing for students at Treasure Valley Community College

OCCA 2019 Legislative SummitOCCA 2019 Legislative Summit