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Alicen Vera Named 2021 Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Alicen Vera in the LAVC CalWORKs Office on being named a recipient of the 2021 Classified Employee of the Year Award by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Board of Governors.

Alicen Vera Named 2021 Classified Employee of the Year

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) employee Alicen Vera is named by the 2021 Classified Employee of the Year by the California Community College’s Board of Governors. She is one of 5 recipients in the state.

“Congratulations to Alicen on being recognized for her tireless commitment to fostering student success at Los Angeles Valley College,” said Dr. Barry Gribbons, LAVC President. “From organizing activities to help those in most need to inspiring her colleagues to achieve their goals, she always put others first.”

As a CalWORKs SFP Technician/Coordinator at LAVC, she helps students achieve their academic, personal and career goals, earn degrees, and transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Vera also teamed up with EOPS, CARE, TRIO, DRC, and Umoja programs to develop best practices to help students receive services and the latest resources. Beyond assisting students, Vera has mentored and encouraged CalWORKs staff to continue their educational and career paths.

In addition, she has been instrumental in establishing the Helping Hands Project with the college’s foundation to supports LAVC students with food insecurities or are homeless, including organize fundraisers, wrote grants, and collected food and donations.

Vera began her community college career as a CalWORKs student worker before earning her degrees and has over 20 years career as a classified staff member. She is also a mother of four children.

“It really is an honor, but I really have to share this achievement with my colleagues at LAVC because we came together to assist students in need!” notes Vera. “So proud of our campus and what we do for students!!”

Read the LAVC Press Release (PDF)


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 5/26/2021 5:01:01 PM