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Imperial Valley College Appoints Celeste Alvarez as Public Information Officer


Imperial Community College District welcomed Brawley native, Celeste Alvarez to lead the Public Information Office as its Executive Director of Communications, Marketing & Public Relations Officer.

“It brings me immense pleasure to welcome Celeste Alvarez to the IVC family,” said IVC President Dr. Lennor Johnson. “Celeste joins us from the Imperial Valley Food Bank, where she served as the Director of Communication. Her leadership in outreach initiatives and significant contributions to fundraising efforts make her an invaluable addition to our team.”

“I look forward to the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the incredible work being done by IVC’s staff, faculty, and students,” Alvarez said.

Alvarez is a proud IVC alumna and graduate of the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

“The educational foundation I received at IVC has guided my professional achievements throughout my career and I am eager to apply my strategic marketing and communications expertise to promote the growth and development of Imperial Community College District,” Alvarez said.

Alvarez has more than eight years of communications and public relations experience working in Imperial County and the Southern California region. She has worked as a journalist, a columnist, a brand ambassador, and a marketing coordinator. She joined the I.V. Food Bank in 2022 leading marketing, communications, and public relations efforts for the local nonprofit.

“I have consistently maintained a passion for informing the community about existing services and programs through comprehensive storytelling, thoughtful illustrations, and informative marketing material,” Alvarez shared. “I am thrilled by the opportunity to bring my diverse skills and experiences to IVC and contribute to its ongoing success.”

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