Building Community

Welcome Indian River State College Alumni! As an alumnus of Indian River State College, you have joined an impressive network of professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders who are Pioneer Proud and number 86,845 strong! You are an important part of the history and success of our college, our students, and our region’s workforce. We celebrate you and invite you to maintain a lifelong connection with IRSC by joining the Alumni Association.

Pioneer Happenings

Let me introduce Myself

What’s more exciting? The introduction of IRSC’s mascot, the Peregrine Falcon, or the introduction of Laura Midkiff, our new Alumni Relations Director? “Pioneer” was revealed as IRSC’s mascot in May 2022 and Laura joined the IRSC Foundation a little over a year later. A huge fan of our mascot, Laura has almost literally swooped in with enthusiasm and overwhelming school spirit.

A message from Laura:

I am pleased to introduce myself as your new Alumni Relations Director at Indian River State College. I am thrilled to be part of IRSC’s rich history that has been cultivated these last 63 years and even more excited to contribute to the next 63 years of our legacy!

As your Alumni Relations Director, I will provide and encourage new, meaningful ways for our alumni to engage with their alma mater, one another, and the greater Treasure Coast community by designing outreach campaigns, hosting events, and updating our database system.

I am committed to keeping you up-to-date with what’s happening on our campuses. Look for our Alumni Newsletter in your inbox and contact me as I’d love to hear your story. I aim to keep you engaged in an ongoing, rewarding relationship with IRSC long after you’ve graduated because your journey began with us. Welcome home, Pioneers!

Alumni Association Event –
IRSC Night at Clover Park

The Indian River State College Alumni Association hopes you’ll join us for a night of fun, family, friends, and baseball! Watch the St. Lucie Mets take on the Ft. Myers Mighty Mussels at Clover Park. Tickets are free for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their families. Please register so we know approximately how many Pioneers will be attending. Tickets will be available 45 minutes prior to the start of the game outside the admission gates at Clover Park – look for the IRSC Alumni Association flags!


RiverTalk on WQCS 88.9 FM

Director of Alumni Relations at Indian River State College, Laura Midkiff, has been named the host of RiverTalk. RiverTalk takes listeners inside Indian River State College. Laura has conversations with administration, staff, faculty, students, and other community members to tell their stories of success and growth at IRSC.

RiverTalk airs across IRSC Public Media stations at the following times:

WQCS 88.9 FM – Treasure Coast
Friday evenings at 8:30 pm
Sunday mornings at 6:30 am

WQCP 91.1 FM – Treasure Coast
Saturday mornings at 5:30 am
Monday mornings at 5:30 am

WQJS 88.5 FM – Lake Okeechobee (on 88.9 HD2 across the Treasure Coast)
Sunday mornings at 7:30 am
Monday mornings at 5:30 am

Graduation Highlights –
May 2024

Commencement exercises were held on May 2nd and 3rd at the Havert L. Fenn Center. 2,000 graduates celebrated with family and friends. Each graduate received a warm welcome from the Alumni Association, who provided them with a unique Indian River State College Alumni pin.

“We are incredibly proud of the Class of 2024 and all that they have accomplished during their time at Indian River State College,” said Indian River State College President Dr. Timothy Moore. “Their dedication to learning, leadership, and service has left a lasting impact on our campus. As our 2024 Pioneers embark on the next chapter of their journey, we are confident they will continue to excel and make a positive difference in our community.”

School of Nursing Event

The IRSC Alumni Association was honored to sponsor lunch for the participants of the Florida Center for Nursing event held on the Pruitt campus in May. The FCN is committed to listening to nurses, educators, consumers, business and industry partners, lawmakers, and other healthcare providers about issues impacting the nursing workforce and the state of healthcare in Florida.

IRSC President, Dr. Timothy Moore served as a panelist at the event. Lunch was enjoyed by 60 participants, including IRSC Nursing alumni.

Lifelong Learning at IRSC – 2024

The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College is designed for men and women age 50 and older who are interested in exploring shared topics of interest in a college atmosphere. No pre-requisites, no long semesters, no grades, no tests—learning simply for the joy of learning. Programs are peer-led and peer-directed by the membership. Peer leaders volunteer to lead discussion and study groups, hands-on activities, field trips, lectures, book and film groups, all in a welcoming and appropriate environment for the adult learner. These programs do not apply to any IRSC degree program and are non-credit. Peruse the 2024 schedule.

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Our Mission

The mission of the IRSC Alumni Association is to support the overall advancement of Indian River State College by engaging alumni, building a culture of philanthropy among the Pioneer Family, and serving as the representative voice for all alumni. The purpose of the Alumni Association shall be to:

  • Foster alumni involvement and commitment to the college
  • Promote a greater public awareness of the college and its mission
  • Support academic growth and facilities development at IRSC

Contact Us
3209 Virginia Avenue
Ft. Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Laura Midkiff
(772) 462-7298