Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Featured Colleague: Haley Fox Loves to Bring the World...

By Claudia Zequeira For Haley Fox, the best part of her job is bringing the world to Valencia College. As an international recruitment specialist, Haley works with the College’s International Student Recruitment and Global Engagement (ISRGE) team to increase international student enrollment and remove barriers to entry for international students. “One of the most important […]

Featured Colleague: Alan Gerber Helps Music Students...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Professor of Music and Music Program Chair Alan Gerber believes that Valencia College is a great place for students to discover whether a career in the arts is right for them. “Valencia provides a place for those in the performing arts to grow when they haven’t had the background in high […]

Nominate Valencia Educators for 2020 Faculty Association ...

The Collegewide Faculty Association announces the opening of the nomination period for the Faculty Association Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Counseling and Librarianship. The purpose of this award is to recognize five faculty members who have demonstrated effective and innovative teaching methods and a continuing commitment to student success through student engagement both inside and […]

Featured Colleague: The Grass is Greener with Kevin O’Neal

By Wendy Jo Moyer Kevin O’Neal never says that the grass is greener on the other side. After all, as an irrigation specialist on West Campus for the past 34 years, it’s his job to ensure the grass is green for all on the campus to enjoy. “My role as irrigation specialist is to make […]

Featured Colleague: Susan Ambridge, From High School...

This week, Susan Ambridge, financial aid specialist, shares her own personal story with us about her background, her dedication to learning and how Valencia has provided her a better future. Abby Nobili, assistant director, transitions planning, nominated Susan to be a featured colleague. “Susan most certainly embodies ‘learning’ as she has completed several A.S. degrees […]

Featured Colleague: Lindsay Regruit Helps Show High...

By Wendy Jo Moyer As the assistant director of the Horizon Scholars Program, Lindsay Regruit personifies Valencia College’s value: access. In her role, she works with 440 ninth through 12th graders who participate in the Horizon Scholars Program from across 19 Orange County high schools. The program provides low-income high school students with the opportunity […]

Featured Colleague: Rosa Silva Helps Students Accomplish...

By Wendy Jo Moyer What inspires Rosa Silva most as a student services advisor at the Lake Nona Campus are the students who accomplish their educational goals, despite their past or current struggles in life. “The single moms, those with disabilities who are told they would not be able to earn a degree and those […]

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 League Excellence Award ...

Congratulations to Valencia College’s six outstanding 2019-2020 League Excellence Award recipients. The League Excellence Awards are open to League for Innovation in the Community College alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions in improving student learning and leadership by community college faculty and staff. This year’s recipients are: East Region Lizza Burgos-Reynoso, executive assistant, School of Public Safety: Lizza demonstrates […]

Featured Colleague: Allen Watters Inspires Future...

By Wendy Jo Moyer What do the Orlando International Airport and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts have in common? Both grand locations have past Valencia architecture students — who were educated and influenced by Professor of Architecture Allen Watters — working in the professional practice of architecture and managing their expansions. “I am most […]

Celebrating Educational Advancements — Winter 2019

Valencia’s recognition program is robust — spanning from career anniversary celebrations 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 employees a one-time, lump-sum payment, […]