Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Florida Engineering Society Recognizes Charles Davis and...

Thursday, October 14, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Kudos to Charles Davis Jr., visiting professor, math, for receiving the Florida Engineering Society (FES) Engineering Faculty Member of the Year Award and the FES Award for outstanding service to the Engineering profession for 2020-2021. These awards are given each year to an […]

Featured Colleague Tonaysha Askew – A Product of...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe It’s a little-known fact, but the East Campus Science department is home to a modern marvel of … math? Administrative Assistant Tonaysha Askew has the unique ability to quickly multiply two-digit numbers in her head, something she’s very proud of. “I don’t advertise it, but when it happens, […]

Kathleen Plinske Recognized by Orlando Magazine

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Congratulations to College President Kathleen Plinske for being named on the list of “Ones to Watch” in Orlando Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People of 2021. To view the full list of “Ones to Watch,” as well as the 50 Most Powerful People, visit the Orlando Magazine website. In addition, Kathleen was also quoted […]

Featured Colleague: Irene Acevedo-Melendez – From...

Monday, October 4, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe You might not recognize Irene Acevedo-Melendez, implementation coordinator, by name, but you will recognize the products of her work. Irene is part of the project management team of the Marketing and Public Affairs department at the College. A self-proclaimed “middle-man and initiator,” she helps to make sure every […]

It’s Time to Nominate a Colleague for the League...

Friday, October 1, 2021 In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the League for Innovation in the Community College established the League Excellence Awards — formerly the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards — in 2012. These awards are open to League Alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college […]

Learn About Our Formal Employee Recognition Programs

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Not sure about the formal recognition opportunities that Valencia offers? Check out the new one-pager that provides information about eligibility, application process and benefits of Valencia’s formal recognition programs. Click the button below to view and download the document. For more information about Valencia’s recognition opportunities, email the Employee Development team […]

Featured Colleague: Jennifer Danilowski Strives for...

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe Always up for a challenge, Jennifer “Jen” Danilowski is constantly seeking new roles and new ways to serve students at Valencia College. Among her current endeavors, Jen is the implementation coordinator for a $300,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She’s also a part-time professor of psychology […]

Kera Coyer Uses Education and Professional Development...

Monday, September 20, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe When Coordinator, Program Advisor for the Honors Program Kera Coyer put in her Education and Professional Development Leave application for the 2020-2021 academic year, she thought she had a pretty good plan. That was until a global pandemic caused her to adapt and explore an idea she hadn’t thought of yet. “My […]

Featured Colleague: Jonathan Perry Is a Picture of...

Monday, September 20, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe When Graphics Processing Specialist Jonathan Perry began working at Valencia College in 2018, he was no stranger to the many opportunities the College offers our students and our community. While he was a student at Professional and Technical High School (PATHS) in Osceola County, Jonathan took advantage of […]

Celebrating Educational Advancements — Fall 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021 Valencia College’s recognition program is robust — spanning from career anniversary awards to appreciation badges to the Educational Advancement program. In the Educational Advancement program, which celebrates non-instructional employees who have been employed in a full-time position for a minimum of six months and who have earned a degree from a regionally accredited institution, the College awards […]