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Featured Colleague: Howard Tate Brings a Wealth of...

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 By Claudia Zequeira Howard Tate, part-time faculty, film production technology, describes his current role as that of a teacher and a learner. “I look at myself as a teacher but also as a student,” he said. “I love innovating around the world of education.” At Valencia College, Howard, who has taught […]

Featured Colleague: Daryl Davis Carved a Path from Hoops...

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 By Claudia Zequeira As assistant vice president of analytics and reporting, Daryl Davis is responsible for the development and implementation of Valencia College’s data and analytics strategy. But who could guess that Daryl’s path to the College would begin with basketball? “My first career was to play professional basketball,” said Daryl, […]

Featured Colleague: Rebekah Lane Makes Space for...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira She has spent her life acting, performing and directing, but Rebekah Lane also has an eye for “the big picture” within Valencia College’s School of Arts and Entertainment (SAE). As SAE professor and director, Rebekah has played a pivotal role as connector of multiple departments spanning 10 academic […]

Featured Colleague: Jennifer Lawhon Loves to Inspire,...

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira Jennifer Lawhon, professor, mathematics, knows the subject she teaches is not synonymous with fun for many of her students. But that’s not a deterrent to her job. Rather, it’s an inspiration. “There is a quote by Henry Adams that is a great reminder of why I do what I do […]

Featured Colleague: Raji Cabey Brings Diversity and...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira As Director of Compensation, Rajeswari (Raji) Cabey oversees a key function at the College: that of guiding salary and position placement for thousands of employees. But this native of India who is fluent in five languages — and that’s besides English — sees her role as much more […]

Featured Colleague: William Jefferson Builds Peaceful...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira As administrative manager, PJI community, William Jefferson is responsible for ensuring entities work to identify the lack of diversity, equity and inclusion within their various sectors and organizations. He does this by asking open and honest questions that challenge leaders to widen their perspectives about conscious and unconscious […]

Nominate a Colleague for the 2021 Innovation of the Year ...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Do you know of a colleague who has created an innovative project? Valencia College will participate for the eighth year in the Innovation of the Year Awards, and you are invited to submit a nomination. The League for Innovation in the Community College highlights outstanding innovations in community college education through its Innovation […]

Congratulations Winter Park Excellence in Teaching Award ...

Thursday, November 5, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Every year the Winter Park Campus celebrates part-time faculty who are committed to learning and overall excellence through the Excellence in Teaching Award, a program in which students nominate faculty members. The professors are generally recognized and celebrated with […]

Featured Colleague: Michelle Ames Loves a Challenge

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira Michelle Ames is a creative foodie who loves a challenge. “I like to get in the kitchen and create things,” said Michelle, executive assistant, senior. “Somebody will look at the fridge or pantry and say ‘Oh, there is nothing to eat,’ but I will look at them and create […]

Featured Colleague: Claudine Bentham’s Own Journey...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira Claudine Bentham, faculty director, Teaching/Learning Academy, remembers the time when, while in her second year of college, she almost dropped out. She had just had her first child and was trying to juggle motherhood with the academic rigors of school. On top of all that, and partly as a […]