November 16, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM



Presenting Sponsor


The Greater Irvine Chamber celebrates Irvine’s world-class education as part of what helps the city live up to its promise as a model master-planned community and its ability to sustain economic vitality by ensuring a continued skilled workforce. Through its Distinguished Educators program, the Chamber recognizes exemplary Irvine educators and programs that have contributed to the educational process through direct student involvement or partnership activities.



The Distinguished Educators program recognizes educators at all levels of involvement, especially those who have contributed to the educational process through direct student involvement or partnerships. It recognizes outstanding programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

2023 Event

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2023 Honorees

Ben Case

Ben Case

Instrumental Music Director

Northwood High School

Susanne Phillips

Susanne J. Phillips DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Professor

UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

Margaret Moodian

Margaret Moodian, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

University of Massachusetts Global

Rob Blaney

Rob Blaney

Director of Vocal Music

University High School

Patricia Beckman

Patricia Beckmann-Wells, Ed.D.

Professor, Author

Irvine Valley College

Fadel Lawandy

Fadel N. Lawandy, CAIA

Director of the C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance,
Director of the Janes Financial Center,
Associate Professor of Finance and Real Estate

Chapman University

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ULP Honoree 2

University Lab Partners Workforce Development

University Lab Partners

IVC Honoree

NSF S-STEM Scholarship Program

Irvine Valley College

Portola High School Honoree

Portola High School

Portola High School
Engineering Department

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Presenting Sponsor
Business Sponsor
Award Sponsor
Table Sponsors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast | Chapman University
Cox Communications | First Bank | FivePoint
Greater Newport Physicians |
Irvine Valley College
Office of Supervisor Katrina Foley |
Parker Aerospace

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