Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Featured Colleague: Charles Ensminger Turns Fear of...

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe His own college experience might not have been what he originally had planned, but Charles “Charlie” Ensminger is using his own story to help build a different path for today’s Valencia students, including that of his own son who graduated this past fall. Charles joined the College full […]

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 League Excellence Award ...

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Congratulations to Valencia College’s 11 outstanding 2021-2022 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. Recipients include: Roger Corriveau, Manager, Campus Operations Ellen Costello, Manager, […]

Featured Colleague: Brenda Webb Makes a Clean Start at Va...

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Ask Brenda Webb, and she’ll tell you that she got to where she is today with a change in her luck, perseverance and all the right relationships. Brenda is the lead custodian at the West Campus. She leads the team that cleans and sanitizes the campus each night, […]

Featured Colleague: Sidra Van De Car Combines Math and...

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Some of us may have not-so-fond memories of our college math courses as challenging and difficult. Fortunately for today’s students, math professors like Sidra Van De Car present a different side of what is, for some, a difficult subject. Sidra sees herself as more of a facilitator. She […]

Featured Colleague: James Jordan Provides Online Access...

Monday, December 13, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe You might not know who James Jordan is, but you are most likely familiar with his work. James joined the College’s Web Services team in 2015 and has since spent his time making sure the community gets all the information it needs about Valencia, online at the click of a […]

Featured Colleague: Empathy and Experience Fuel Success...

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe When it comes to working with students, Coordinator of Career Development Services Kenyatta Joseph has all of the same passion as the leader of a winning sports team. In fact, she says, “I kind of see myself as the students’ coach from entry point to graduation.” In her […]

Featured Colleague: Nichole Prince Sets Others Up For Suc...

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe Education might not have been her first career choice, but if you ask Nichole Prince, assistant director, enrollment services, she’ll tell you it’s right where she belongs. After finishing college, Nichole worked in the hospitality industry for a few years before this Valencia grad found herself right back […]

Nominate a Colleague for the 2022 Innovation of the Year ...

Friday, November 19, 2021 These last few years have been filled with unique situations that have asked for creative solutions. Do you know of a colleague who has created an innovative project that has positively impacted Valencia College? We invite you to submit a nomination for Valencia’s ninth year in the Innovation of the Year Awards. […]

Formal Recognition Opportunities Available in Spring

Wednesday, November 17, 2021  A Message from Samuel Dunham, Interim Director, Employee Development As we continue to serve our students, institution and community, it becomes clearer that we work with extraordinary colleagues at the College. Though it is great to identify employees’ superb work, supervisors can take even more proactive steps to ensure that our colleagues are […]

Featured Colleague: Jenni Campbell Uses Past Experience...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe If you’ve ever been in a meeting with Jenni Campbell, or have seen her walking around campus, it might surprise you to know that this dean of communication and languages at the Osceola Campus really doesn’t like talking about herself. What Jenni does love to talk about is […]