EVENT: IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE ANNUAL HALL OF FAME DINNER CELEBRATION
DATE/TIME: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011, 6:30PM
LOCATION: OLD EUCALYPTUS SCHOOL HOUSE, (796 W. EVAN HEWES HWY, EL CENTRO)
COST: $50 PER TICKET (INCLUDES $20 CHARITABLE DONATION TOWARDS IVC SCHOLARSHIP FUND)
$500 FOR RESERVED/SPONSORED TABLE
The IVC Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame Committee, in conjunction with the IVC Foundation, is glad to announce the IVC Hall of Fame Class for 2011. These individuals are examples of the high expectations that the college has for IVC alumni, and the soon to be alumni currently enrolled as part of a nearly 9,000 member student body.
The annual Hall of Fame dinner and celebration will take place on Thursday, February 10th at the Old Eucalyptus School House in El Centro. Friends, family and supporters of IVC are encouraged to attend as we celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of this year’s hall of fame class. Additionally, a special introduction will be made of this year’s Hall of Fame class the following evening during the half-time of the Men’s Basketball game on February 11th. This Hall of Fame Game will also be an annual event for the Hall of Fame Weekend here at Imperial Valley College.
2011 IVC Hall of Fame Class:
Raul Aragon – A 1957 IVC graduate Raul Aragon went onto graduate from SDSU in Calexico in 1972. A Korean War Veteran, Raul was a beloved counselor at IVC for 33 years. As the founding coach of the IVC soccer team, Aragon is remembered as a strong advocate of education throughout Imperial Valley, serving several terms as a school board member at the Central Union High School District. Raul is survived by his wife Evelyn, and children Eric and Margo.
Robertta Burns – A 1971 graduate of IVC, Robertta Burns went on to obtain her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from SDSU’s Calexico campus – where she currently serves as an adjunct professor. As the former Imperial County CEO, Robertta has remained engaged in the community as a member of many groups and associations, notably the Master Chorale, IVC Foundation Board, and Kiwanis club of El Centro, where she served as club president and recently assisted the IV Disaster Recovery Team after last year’s earthquake.
Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena – A true Imperial Valley hero, Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena graduated from IVC in 1972 with an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice. His tragic murder at the hands of drug cartel leaders in 1985 as a DEA agent sparked national outrage and became the passion and symbol behind the anti-drug red-ribbon campaign. Before becoming a DEA agent, Kiki served in the Marine Corps, and local law enforcement agencies, including the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office. The Kiki Camarena Foundation has recently distributed over $10K in scholarships the past 3 years.
Senator Robert Huff – California’s 29th District (San Dimas) State Senator, Bob Huff began his career in Imperial Valley on the Huff Family farm and ranch. A 1971 graduate of IVC, Senator Huff went on to graduate from Westmont College. Prior to being elected as the 29th District’s Senator, Huff served as the Assemblyman from the 60th District. A ranking Republican, Senator Huff is the Vice-Chair of the Education and Transportation and Housing Committees.
Sedalia Sanders – One of the first graduates of IVC in the early 1960’s, Sedalia Sanders was first elected to the El Centro City Council in 1984, where she went on to serve as Mayor and Council Member for many years. In addition to having served on the El Centro Elementary School Board, Sedalia Sanders has served the greater community of Imperial Valley for years as a leader in healthcare and as an advocate for education and community development.
CURRENT IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE HALL OF FAME MEMBERS
Hall-of-Fame Class of 1984
Dr. Bertha Melgoza-Baker
Hall-of-Fame Class of 2005
Hall-of-Fame Class of 2010
Dr. Stan Arterberry
Dr. Kenneth James