Campus Connection February 2019 

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Ahh-pera! Treasure Valley Symphony, Young People’s Concert

Public Information Office

There is a lot happening at Treasure Valley Community College and if you are looking for something to do, look no further than TVCC.  The TVCC Performing Arts Department has worked diligently to schedule entertaining performances through quality vocal and instrumental performances.  Coming soon is the Treasure Valley Symphony, directed and conducted by Sean Rogers, Young People’s Concert, Ahh-pera!  An evening performance will be held on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Four  Rivers Cultural Center, Meyer-McLean Theatre. Professional singers from the Opera Idaho, baritone Jason Detweiler and mezzo soprano Michelle Detweiler will be the special guest vocalists.  The concert will be great entertainment for all opera lovers.  Some of the music will include Vaughan-Williams songs of a Traveler, Parto Parto from La Clemenza (Mozart) and many more! 

If you are still looking for something to do, Dr. Gretchen Longwell has planned an enjoyable concert about “Goin’ Home” on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature a musical journey performed by the TVCC Choirs and instrumental duets about returning home.  The concert will be performed by the TVCC Choirs.

Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for seniors. To learn more about future concerts please Click Here.


The Treasure Valley Community College Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has been busy fundraising for their upcoming International Convention in April. They recently put on a tamale fundraiser and made nearly 60 dozen tamales for staff, faculty, and community members! Previous to that, the Chapter partnered with Weiser Classic Candy to make caramels, assist with candy packaging, and raffled festive pictures in the store. Phi Theta Kappa students also raised funds by working the valet parking at the Four Rivers Cultural Center’s 25th Annual Center Ball earlier this month.

The Chapter has been working hard and their efforts were recognized.  Just recently, the Chapter earned its 5-star chapter status. This is the first time in 3 years that this status has been awarded to the chapter. Five-star status is earned by completing the Honors in Action and College projects which are directed through the International PTK District.

Lastly, the Omicron Chapter has welcomed a new advisor to the team, Kate Walker. Kate took on the advisor position in December, and is excited to share her knowledge and passions with students, and finish out the year strong with the current PTK officers. TVCC’s Phi Theta Kappa members always appreciate your support and are looking forward to attending the International Convention in Florida!

If you are a current student at TVCC and would like to learn more about become a member, please CLICK HERE to visit our website.


Alex Emery, TVCC AAS Aviation Technology,
Helicopter Program 

Since his first helicopter ride at age 9, Alex Emery knew he wanted to be a pilot.  After researching numerous programs, Alex decided that TVCC was the place for him.  Although nervous, he completed each phase of his training with ease.  Some days were certainly harder than others, but Alex knew quitting was not an option for him.  Alex realized his dream had come true the day he got the “thumbs up” from his instructor and took his first solo flight.  It was on that day a 9-year old’s dream came true – he was a pilot! Upon completion of the program, Alex’s future plans are to work as a flight instructor to build time and later pursue a career in search and rescue.


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TVCC will be hosting their Chukar Spirit night on February 20, 2019, the last home game night of the Chukar basketball season. During the night, TVCC will honor its sophomore players, celebrate its current students, and welcome next year’s incoming students.

In anticipation of the games, employees and students will be wearing their best Chukar gear. During the evening’s games, current TVCC students will have the chance to win $500 in gift certificates to the college bookstore. High school students will also be joining in on the excitement with free admission. In addition, up to $2,500 in college scholarships will be awarded to new students through the TVCC Foundation, the Chukar Booster Association, and TVCC Departments.

“Everyone on-campus wants to show our incoming students what an incredible community and energy we have at TVCC. As we get closer to fall, we want our future Chukars to feel like they’re already a part of our student body,” says Chase Van Weerdhuizen, TVCC Recruiting Coordinator.

Sophomore basketball players who will be honored that night include Tara Chamberlain, Haddee Reynolds, Paige Vorwaller, Carson Bischoff, Savion Henry, and Jaden Vaughn. The women’s game starts at 5:30 PM and the men’s game starts at 7:30 pm.  Both teams will play against Columbia Basin College at the John J. Easly Memorial Gymnasium.

“We would love to pack the gymnasium. I’m looking forward to an exciting environment and personally meeting many current and future Chukars,” says Andy Ward, Athletic Director. “The College welcomes all community members to take part in this exciting night.”

Come join TVCC faculty and staff as we cheer on the TVCC Chukars as they go up against the Columbia Basin College Hawks!


If you are a military veteran or a youth who would like to pursue a career in the construction trades industry, then join us for two hiring and training events in Ontario, Oregon or Nampa, Idaho. Click the link above for all the details.


Construction Combine 2019: local contractors will have the opportunity to interact with youth and military veteran job seekers.Click the link above for all the details.


March 1, 2019 - 1st—7th Grades

March 2-3, 2019 - 8th—12th Grades

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Enrollment Specialists Kylie Kressly and Shereen Logan and Recruiter Chase Van Weerdhuizen are one of the many college staff ready to welcome you to TVCC!