Imperial Valley College plays an important role in the Valley on many different levels.
One role it has taken on over the years is hosting Disability Awareness Day, an event meant to be both fun for young people and an eye-opener that a college education is possible regardless of whether a person has a disability.
For 25 years IVC has staged the event that has become an important tradition for Imperial Valley young people. IVC brings in professional people who have made it big in their fields, not allowing whatever disability they have to stop them. This year the college brought in comedian David Roche and extreme athlete Mark Wellman.
Disabled and special education students from throughout the Imperial Valley are invited to the college to take part in a day of entertainment, food and education. They get to learn about the services IVC has to offer in their pursuit of a higher education.