SDSU Imperial Valley News

  • San Diego State University-Imperial Valley’s Cross-Cultural Center held its first “Building Bridges” graduation ceremony in Mexicali on May 14 for 44 students with family in Mexico who could not cross the border to attend the main graduation

    Binational SDSU-IV Grads Celebrate with Family

    Cross-Cultural Center Hosts First Ceremony for 44 Transfronterizx Students. Mexicali — San Diego State University-Imperial Valley’s Cross-Cultural Center hosted the first “Building Bridges” binational graduation ceremony meant to create a celebratory space for family members who were unable to participate in the main graduation held recently in Calexico.

  • Vannessa Falcon Orta

    Inclusivity Top Goal of SDSU-IV Cross-Cultural Center

    CALEXICO — Though the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Cross-Cultural Center does not yet have a physical space on campus, it occupies the mind of Vannessa Falcon Orta, who was recently hired to serve as faculty director for the newly created center.

  • Vannessa Falcon Orta

    Cross-Cultural Center gets off the ground at SDSU Imperial Valley

    Jan 2

    Dr. Vannessa Falcón Orta is drawn to the complexity, the challenge, and the uniqueness of life in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. She will tell you that living in the San Diego-Tijuana border region shaped who she is. Researching the intricacies that isolate and shape individuals living in the U.S.-Mexico transborder region became the basis of her Ph.D. research.