Treasure Valley Community College
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- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Organization and administration
- 4 Academic profile
- 5 Student life
- 6 Sports
- 7 Notable alumni
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Treasure Valley Community College opened in 1962 holding afternoon and evening classes at Ontario High School. Since then TVCC has grown to 14 major buildings, including the Laura Moore Cunningham Science Center, which officially opened its doors in 2013.
The rural campus occupies 90 acres on the western edge of the Treasure Valley. The nearby Four Rivers Cultural Center houses the Meyer-McLean theater used by the college to present plays and other purposes.
The Caldwell Center is a satellite of TVCC and offers college preparation, college transfer, and professional-technical classes in a three-story building built in downtown Caldwell on the banks of Indian Creek. The Caldwell Center offers a broad range of student services including advising, placement testing, registration, financial aid assistance, and career planning. Students also have access to tutorial support and student activities. Classes may be taken face-to-face, via interactive video conference with the Ontario campus, or on the web. Students may take classes at both the Caldwell Center and the Ontario campus.
Organization and administration
TVCC leadership is composed of professionals in the Western Treasure Valley. President Dana M. Young, the fifth president in college history, has led TVCC since July, 2010.
The college serves approximately 6,000 students a year, 900 of them full-time. TVCC also provides outreach services in Harney County at the Burns Outreach Center, at the Lakeview Outreach Center and the Warner Creek Correctional Institution in Lakeview, and at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario.
Chukar Entertainment is operated by the TVCC Student Activities team. Hosting a variety of events and activities throughout the academic school year, Chukar Entertainment puts on events such as "Star Wars Invades the Treasure Valley" and numerous musical guests and speakers such as Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza, Australian singer and actress Bonnie Piesse, and The Voice contestant Nelly's Echo.
The Associated Student Government (ASG) at TVCC is a diverse group of students who serve as a liaison between the administration and the student body.
One of the most successful programs ASG promotes is a "Food for Thought" forum, where students offer opinions and fill out surveys. As a bribe for their time, ASG provides a small treat, such as chocolate covered strawberries or a slice of pizza.
TVCC is one of the few community colleges in the United States that offers a residence hall for on-campus living. 
TVCC is home to a competitive athletics program. The school mascot is the Chukar.
John J Easly Gymnasium
The John J. Easly Gymnasium beams with Chukar pride, and is home to the Treasure Valley CC Volleyball and Basketball teams. The building houses a full gym, locker rooms, cardio and weight rooms, an aerobic room, 2 full classrooms, athletic training room and offices for the athletic staff.
Elks Memorial Field
Elks Memorial Field is home to the Chukar Baseball team. The Elks Memorial Field is one of a number in the area.
Heinz/Ore-Ida Sports Complex
The Heinz/Ore-Ida Sports Complex is home to the Treasure Valley Community College Chukar Softball Team. With three full service softball fields the complex is a venue for local teams.
The Treasure Valley Community College Tennis teams have access to seven of their own tennis courts. The courts are used regularly by the community and local schools, and the men's tennis team won the NWAC regional championship in the 2013-14 season.
- Rick Bauer, former MLB baseball player
- Leon Boyd, pitcher for the Netherlands National Baseball Team
- Jason Hammel, MLB pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
- Michiel van Kampen, former pitcher for the Netherlands National Baseball Team
- Jeff Lahti, former MLB pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals) (attended 1975-77)
- Wayne Nordhagen, former MLB baseball player
- Lenn Sakata, former MLB baseball player (Baltimore Orioles) and former minor league manager (Modesto Nuts)