Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Featured Colleague: Ruby Alvarez Puts Extra Care Into...

Tuesday, September 15, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe Caring for her community is a way of life for Ruby Alvarez, interim dean, School of Nursing. A Florida native who grew up in Lake Wales, Ruby has seen a lot of change in her 20-year career as a nurse. “It’s not at all like you see on TV,” Ruby […]

Featured Colleague: Carmidaris Rivera-Vega Is Accounting...

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe You might think Carmidaris “Carmi” Rivera-Vega measures the success of Valencia College in terms of dollars and cents, but for her, the College is about much more than that. It’s about access, opportunity, diversity and meeting the needs of students. Carmi became the Valencia College Foundation controller in 2019, but […]

Featured Colleague: Scott Hood Performs at His Best

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe As a performer, Scott Hood is used to having all eyes on him and his work. Not only does he play 35 different instruments, but Scott is also a member of the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band & Color Guard, is an accomplished dancer of ballet, tap, […]

Featured Colleague: Margarita Perez-Rodriguez Makes...

Monday, August 23, 2021 By Jennifer Keefe When Records Document Management Systems Specialist Margarita Perez-Rodriguez thinks about what motivates her, her mind immediately turns to her mother. Born and raised in New York City, Margarita recalls the struggles her single mother went through raising her and her five siblings, including an identical twin sister, and […]

Featured Colleague: Alyce Miller Cheers on Her Students

Monday, August 16, 2021 By Wendy Jo Moyer Professor of History Alyce Miller is proud of the many strides her students have made in her classes and beyond, and she likes to think that she helped guide them to gain the confidence and skills necessary to reach their goals and achieve their dreams. “I’m a kind […]

Featured Colleague: Melvin Middleton Jr. Uses...

Monday, August 2, 2021 By Wendy Jo Moyer Melvin Middleton Jr. has a multi-faceted role at Valencia. As the evening and weekend campus manager on the West Campus, he provides evening and weekend academic, administrative and operational support for the campus to ensure safe, efficient and effective operations, and coordinates with academic departments, campus technology services, student […]

Featured Colleague: Lauren Sykes Makes Learning Fun

Monday, July 26, 2021 By Wendy Jo Moyer Lauren Sykes loves to make learning fun by sharing real-life criminal justice experiences with her students. And she certainly has experiences to share. The professor of criminal justice technology and West Campus Criminal Justice program chair has more than 30 years of experience in criminal justice fields including […]

Featured Colleague: Jessica Conrad Hammett Says Students...

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 By Wendy Jo Moyer Jessica Conrad Hammett believes that Valencia College signifies opportunity and speaks to the motto “We Say You Can.” And in her role as manager, student services and outreach, every day she shares with School of Allied Health and School of Nursing students that change is possible and their […]

Two Valencians Awarded for Work on Film

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Congratulations to Jon Anderson, part-time faculty, film production technology, whose film, “WASP: A Wartime Experiment in WoManpower” was announced as a winner of the 2020 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for Historical Documentary in late 2020. In spring 2021, Jon presented Raul Valery, professor, music production technology, with an honorary Suncoast Regional Emmy of […]

Congratulations Sabbatical and Professional Development...

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 We are pleased to announce the 15 Valencia College faculty members who were selected by a group of faculty and deans as 2022-2023 Sabbatical Leave recipients. An additional two Valencia staff members were selected by staff and administrators were granted Education and Professional Development Leave for the 2021-2022 year. Sabbatical Recipients Not pictured: Nely Hristova, Sean Lake and […]