Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Featured Colleague: Noraida Velez Uses Her Own Story to...

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Many of our students fall in love with the Valencia experience and decide they later want to work at the College. Noraida Velez did that, but she also hit the jackpot and fell in love at the College, too. She explains, “My husband and I are Valencia sweethearts.” “We met at Valencia […]

Featured Colleague: Tamika Martin Brings a Wealth of...

Monday, March 21, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe No two days are the same for collegewide Director of Student Financial Aid Services Tamika Martin, but the challenge of making it all balance out may be what she enjoys most about her job. Tamika came to Valencia College as an assistant director of financial aid services in […]

Congratulations Sabbatical and Professional Development...

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 We are pleased to announce the 13 Valencia College faculty members who were selected by a group of faculty and deans as 2023-2024 Sabbatical Leave recipients. An additional two Valencia staff members, selected by staff and administrators, were granted Education and Professional Development Leave for the 2022-2023 year. Sabbatical Leave Recipients […]

Featured Colleague: Heather Wylam Trades Backboards for...

Monday, March 14, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe After spending more than five years triaging accident and crime victims as an emergency department paramedic for Orlando Regional Medical Center, it might surprise you to know that Heather Wylam has a little bit of an obsession with true crime documentaries. Heather serves the College now as a […]

Featured Colleague: Joe Maxwell Champions Student Success

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe The next time you stop at the Campus Store at West Campus and find exactly what you need, you probably have Joe Maxwell to thank. Joe serves as a retail specialist for Campus Store operations, making him an integral part of the on-campus experience for students, faculty and […]

Endowed Chair Application Now Open; Information Sessions ...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 A Message from Samuel Dunham, Assistant Director, Employee Development, and Shara Lee, Director, Faculty and Instructional Development The Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership program provides recognition and funding for faculty learning experiences positively impacting student learning. This year the Valencia College Foundation is offering 39 Endowed Chairs, totaling $248,700. Applications are now being accepted […]

Celebrating Educational Advancements — Spring 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022 Valencia College’s recognition program is robust — spanning from career anniversary awards 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 […]

Want to Learn About the Endowed Chair Program? Attend an...

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 A Message from Samuel Dunham, Assistant Director, Employee Development, and Shara Lee, Director, Faculty and Instructional Development Are you a tenure, tenure-track or non-temporary annually appointed faculty member interested in learning more about the Endowed Chair Program? Join us at one of the following information sessions where we will review guidelines and processes; share […]

Featured Colleague: ‘Coach’ Ron Owens Helps...

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Coach Ron Owens knows a little about the level of endurance Valencia students need to be successful. You see, Ron has finished more than 80 marathons (that’s almost 2,100 miles!) and about as many triathlons. He and his wife are both endurance athletes. In fact, Ron proposed to his wife […]

Celebrate Career Anniversary Milestones With These Fun Re...

Thursday, February 17, 2022 Do your team members know how much you appreciate them? Celebrating career anniversaries is a way to demonstrate your gratitude and recognize the unique attributes, special connections and the many ways each employee contributes to student success.  If you received a gift for an employee on your team, take the time […]