Another Grad Finale: It’s a Wrap

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses

More than 75 East Region faculty and staff showed their support and celebrated many 2021 graduates by participating in Grad Finale from Thursday, December 9 through Saturday, December 11, 2021. This in-person event provided 197 students with two photo opportunities: one where their photo was taken standing next to a Valencia leader in regalia by a professional photographer, and a celebratory selfie station where grads took photos with family members and friends.

There were two special graduates from East Campus who graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in business and organizational leadership. Administrative Assistant Samantha Pabon and Film Production Coordinator Wilmore (Moe) Fowler were celebrated by family, friends and co-workers when they arrived at Grad Finale.

Samantha volunteered at the Grad Finale event in April by announcing grad names at the regalia station. During this event, she was on the other side of the mic and felt the love.

“It’s a very different feeling when you are announcing the grad names versus hearing your name called as a graduate,” she exclaimed.

Moe added, “It was truly an amazing day that I will forever remember. You all put on a great event!”

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