Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Featured Colleague: Chris Teumer Brings Problem-solving...

Thursday, April 13, 2021 By Claudia Zequeira Chris Teumer’s educational journey began as a business major at Colorado State University in his home state of Colorado. But after one semester, the timing and major did not seem right for him. After taking a break from school to work and explore other interests, which included taking […]

The 2021 Innovation of the Year Goes to …

Left to right: Amanda Saxman, Joel Berman and Richard Weinsier. Not pictured: Steve Francis Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Congratulations to Amanda Saxman, professor, mathematics; Joel Berman, professor, mathematics; Steve Francis, professor, mathematics; and Richard Weinsier, instructional lab supervisor, whose innovation, A Free Open Educational Resource (OER) Based Intermediate Algebra Course MAT 1033C, has been selected for Valencia College’s […]

Featured Colleague: Julie Montione Brings Worlds...

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 By Claudia Zequeira Glimpses of fascinating, faraway places easily come to mind when reading Julie Montione’s resume. From visits to China, where she was a visiting professor for the Peace Corps, to conferences attended in Romania, to the many languages she’s studied — Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, German, French, Italian, […]

Call for Sustainable Development Artistic Creations for...

Thursday, March 25, 2021 The Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity (GEEO) of the University of Central Florida (UCF) is holding a competition for artistic creations by students on the theme of sustainable development in three categories: poetry, music and digital media. Please alert students to this opportunity. The competition is designed as part of […]

Featured Colleague: Keisha Jordan Uses Her Obstacles to...

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 By Wendy Jo Moyer Keisha Jordan, staff assistant II, says her life experiences have prepared her for her work on the Transitions Planning team creating pathways to success for students transitioning to college. After all, her challenges earning a degree mirror those that many Valencia College students experience as they pursue […]

Featured Colleague: Maria Castro Personifies Service,...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 By Claudia Zequeira Maria Castro, administrative assistant, credits her family’s military history and her numerous years in community service and volunteerism, in part, with where she is today. “I think being from a military family helped in the sense that I always try to be a little more formal; I’m organized, […]

Mayor Dyer Recognizes PJI With Community Builder Award

The PJI team receives Orlando’s 2021 Community Builder Award. Left to right: Will Jefferson, administrative manager, PJI; Rachel Allen, director, PJI; Buddy Dyer, mayor, City of Orlando; Sumner Hutcheson, PJI Advisory Council chair; and Marcia Hope Goodwin, chief service officer, City of Orlando and PJI Advisory Council member.  Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Congratulations to our Peace […]

Endowed Chairs Application Now Open for Tenured,...

Thursday, February 25, 2021 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning, and Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources  The application is now open for the Endowed Chairs Learning Leadership program, which provides recognition and funding for faculty learning experiences that positively impact student learning. Tenure-track and Annually Appointed Faculty […]

Featured Colleague: Shari Koopmann, a Published Author,...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 By Claudia Zequeira She may have published many poems and a few novels, but Shari Koopmann, professor, English, considers herself an instructor and mentor first. “First and foremost, I’m a teacher,” said Shari, who has been with the College for two decades. “I also, though, wear several other hats at the College.” […]

Nominate Valencia Educators for 2021 Faculty Association ...

Thursday, February 25, 2021 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 […]