Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Kudos to the Security Employee of the Quarter Award Recip...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 A Message from Stan Knutowicz, Director, Security Along with the rest of the world, Valencia College Security department underwent many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the changes made was a temporary hold on the Security Department Employee of the Quarter Awards. With the College back in full swing and […]

Featured Colleague: Martin Denizard Anglero Uses His...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe When Martin Denizard Anglero graduated from Valencia College with an Associate in Science in computer science, he had a plan. “I was going to work at Valencia for two years and then apply for a job at NASA,” he says. But as fate would have it, that’s not at […]

Featured Colleague: Damika Sanders Launches STEM...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe If you put a pencil in Damika Sanders’ hand, she can do a lot of things. “I can draw. I’m pretty good at still life, animals and drawing hands,” she says. “Hands are unique and expressive, simple looking, yet challenging.” But this project director for the Louis Stokes Alliance […]

Now Accepting 2023-2024 Education and Professional...

Monday, September 19, 2022 Applications for Education and Professional Development Leave for the 2023-2024 academic year are now being accepted. The purpose of Education and Professional Development Leave is to provide an educational and professional opportunity for staff to enhance their individual and professional effectiveness. The types of activities that may warrant this leave include […]

Featured Colleague: Nadia Rivera Finds a Home in...

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Nadia Rivera’s Valencia College story might be as unique as she is; she has the privilege of working here with her grandmother. Before you start thinking this branch of the Valencia family tree skips a generation, fear not. There’s also an uncle in the mix. We’ll get to […]

Now Accepting Applications for Sabbatical Leave for 2024-...

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 The application process for Sabbatical Leave for the 2024-2025 academic year is now open. The purpose of Sabbatical Leave is to provide professional renewal for eligible faculty. A sabbatical should provide the individual with a significant opportunity for new, or renewed, achievement and growth through activities such as study, research, writing, creative work […]

Featured Colleague: Arlette Rivera Finds Opportunities...

Friday, August 26, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe When Arlette Rivera landed a job at Valencia College in 2004 as a staff assistant in the East Campus Career Center, she had no way of knowing she was walking into an entirely new life. If you ask her, though, she’ll tell you she’s really glad to be […]

Featured Colleague: Teresa Nater Uses Her Skills To...

Friday, August 19, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Most professors pride themselves on being able to deliver a good lecture. But Teresa Nater, professor, English, maybe spends more time listening than she does talking, something that has allowed her to learn more about her students and herself. “I must appear as incredibly non-threatening, for near strangers […]

Featured Colleague: Andrea Toranzo Rivero Uses Her...

Friday, August 12, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Interim Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition Andrea Toranzo Rivero spends her days searching for just the right people to fill all of the roles Valencia College has available. “Recruitment can be challenging yet rewarding at the same time,” Andrea explains. “I would describe my role as dynamic. Keeping […]

Congratulations to the 2022 Innovation of the Year Award ...

Friday, August 12, 2022 Congratulations to Ella Raynor, instructional lab supervisor, and Doug Kern, professor, English, whose professional development course has been selected as Valencia College’s 2022 Innovation of the Year Award winner. Colleges, especially faculty, constantly communicate to students standards and expectations for communication. Given this important, often invisible phenomenon, two writing experts — Doug […]