Former IRSC President, Dr. Edwin Massey, was honored yesterday with the 2020 James L. Wattenbarger Award by the Florida College System (FSC) Council of Presidents.
IRSC Performing Arts program presented their fall production—Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1932 tragedy “Blood Wedding” Thursday, November 19 and Saturday, November 21.
A beloved member of the IRSC community, Okeechobee resident and friend to all who knew him, George Samuel “Sam” Smith passed away on November 3, 2020.
Becky Russakis is the November 2020 Staff Employee of the Month
IRSC Encourages Residents to Start Their New Chapter: Application Week Set for November 30-December 4
IRSC invites all those seeking degrees, technical certificates or career and technical training to attend Application Week 2021, occurring at all IRSC campuses and online from Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4.
IRSC is preparing to celebrate the accomplishments of its Fall, Summer, and Spring 2020 graduates at Commencement ceremonies planned for December 16 and 17. For the first time in College history, in-person ceremonies will take place “drive-in”-style at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex.
The IRSC Foundation is participating in the annual #GivingTuesday global movement on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. This one-day fundraising initiative will help the College continue to provide students with a quality education in top-notch learning facilities at an affordable price.
IRSC Take Stock in Children Scholarship Application Now Open for Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Public School 9th Grade Students
The IRSC Foundation is now accepting applications for its Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Scholarship Program. The Take Stock in Children program helps at-risk, low-income students succeed by providing them with college scholarships, volunteer mentors and long-term support to help them transition from high school to college. Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded more than 1,091 Take Stock in Children scholarships to deserving ninth-graders. This academic year they hope to provide at least 40 students with the same opportunity. The deadline to apply for the scholarships is January 8, 2021.
Indian River State College (IRSC) wants to ensure that everyone who seeks the opportunity to get a college degree receives the help and support they need. That’s why the College’s Financial Aid Office this week launched a new initiative to connect employees, clients and members of area organizations with opportunities to learn how to start college and increase their chances of starting new jobs, new careers or securing promotions.
Childcare Access Made Easier for Low-Income IRSC Parent-Students with $989,464 Grant from U.S. Department of Education
Indian River State College has received a $989,464 grant from the U.S. Department of Education in support of the College’s CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) program. The new program is designed to minimize barriers for low-income parent-students who are starting or completing a degree, certificate or career training program at IRSC by assisting with childcare expenses. The College is partnering with the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County and the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties to connect IRSC students residing throughout its service district with early education readiness programs offered at local childcare centers.