TVCC Campus Connection ~ Oct. 15, 2018
Annual Fall Fest highlights student activities, teams
Lyp Sync battle brings students, staff together for fun competition
To kick off the 2018-2019 school year, TVCC Student Activities team hosted the annual Chukar Fall Festival on Tuesday, October 2. The free BBQ, sponsored by the TVCC Foundation, is a great way to bring students, employees, and community members together for an evening to celebrate the new year.
The Associated Student Government’s theme for this upcoming year is “Limitless” and their planning and executing of this campus-wide event exceeded expectations again. The event features introductions of clubs, athletic teams, departments, and other organizations on campus. The goal is not to just showcase what’s available on campus for new students, but to also put some names and faces to teach club or organization so prospective members can get an idea of new opportunities.
Following the success of the format from last year, the Second Annual Lip Sync Battle was also featured at the event. Teams competed for the winning title, which went to Gina Roper, Lisa Meyer and Cathy Yasuda for their performance of the 1970s hit “Carwash.” Other activities included a photo booth, free Dutch Bros, a rock climbing wall and wipe-out obstacle course. A dance party finished up the evenings event.
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As part of the continuing partnership between TVCC and the City of Caldwell, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas presented an update during TVCC Board of Education’s September meeting. TVCC and the City of Caldwell signed a ten-year lease earlier this summer. Mayor and TVCC commit to continued partnership for students at the TVCC Caldwell Center. Click headline to read more
GED student named 2018 National Student Champion
A year after suffering a tragic accident at work, TVCC student Ivan Mendez was named the 2018 National High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Student Champion. In addition to receiving a $500 scholarship, Mendez will receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Conference in Puerto Rico to receive his award and share his story in front of hundreds of HEP/CAMP staff members from across the country. Read more
TVCC hires new Chukar Athletic Director
TVCC has selected Andy Ward as its new athletic director. Ward is expected to take the reins of the Chukar athletic program on Dec. 5. He replaces Ed Aronson who is retiring in December after more than 10 years as TVCC’s Director of Athletics. Read more
Stegner named Head Coach for Chukar Men's Basketball
After six seasons as the head coach for TVCC, men’s basketball program, Head Coach Ryan Zimmerman is stepping down. Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Joe Stegner has been named interim head coach for the upcoming season. Stegner, who has worked with the men’s team for the past four years, will be assisted by Alex Campbell and Gary Mellinger. Read more
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