Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Shawn Le’Tang and Charles Ensminger Named Orlando Magic...

Left to right: Shawn Le’Tang and Charles Ensminger Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Two Valencia College employees were recently honored by the Orlando Magic with the Harris Hometown Hero recognition. Both gentlemen were scheduled to receive the recognition in March and April at a Magic game before the coronavirus outbreak caused the NBA to indefinitely postponed its season. The […]

Thank You Administrative Professionals

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, is Administrative Professionals Day! Thank you to all of our administrative professionals. You keep us operating smoothly, our appointments in order and our inboxes empty. We hope you have a wonderful Administrative Professionals Day.

Featured Colleague: For Edna Jones Miller, a Passion for...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira For Edna Jones Miller, working with students has been a life mission from the beginning of her career. “My title is dean of students at the Downtown Campus, but my role is to serve and support students. There is an advocacy component there as well,” she said as she […]

Tamyia Paul Named 2020 Distinguished Graduate

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 As a senior at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Tamyia Paul toured colleges and universities throughout Central Florida. But on those personal visits, she was left cold. “They felt too big — like I would just be another number,” she said. Her decision proved wise, as Tamyia thrived at Valencia College. […]

Featured Colleague: Exposure to Different Cultures...

By Claudia Zequeira Edward Frame, professor, humanities, may just be the most interesting man at Valencia College. Not only did he serve in the Peace Corps, but he also spent his sabbatical year researching the mythology and culture of the Maori peoples. At one point, Ed also owned a business in Orlando specializing in home décor […]

Honors Student Places Third in Writing Contest

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Professor of Education Jane Maguire accompanied eight East Campus honors students to the Florida Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, which took place from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, 2020. East Campus Honors Student Erin Najarro placed third in the “Writing Contest for Fiction” competition. Her […]

Featured Colleague: For Katie Tagye, Creative...

By Claudia Zequeira  Katie Tagye, director, organizational design and development, has been at Valencia College for all of her professional career and is proud to share it. “I like trying out different things, and when I first started at the College I wasn’t sure if I’d have that opportunity,” said Katie. “I have, and as a […]

Featured Colleague: A Life of Service Defines Stanton...

By Claudia Zequeira It’s likely you already know him. He’s the gentleman in the bowtie with a perennial smile on his face; the one who always has a few minutes to ask “How’s it going?” and has a few encouraging words to share. If you do not, meet Stanton Reed, professor, business and accounting, Osceola […]

Congratulations Sabbatical and Professional Development...

We are pleased to announce the 19 Valencia College faculty members who were selected by a group of faculty and administrators as the 2021-2022 Sabbatical Leave recipients. An additional three Valencia employees were granted Educational and Professional Development Leave for the 2020-2021 year. Sabbatical Leave Betsy Brantley, professor, biology Donna Colwell, professor, English Susan Gosnell, professor, […]

Featured Colleague: Sharon Shenton’s Love of...

By Claudia Zequeira For Sharon Shenton, professor, cardiopulmonary sciences, her love of health care started early. Her mother, a nurse’s aid, first introduced her to the field and motivated her to work in a hospital while in high school. Upon graduation, she worked as an EKG technician, attending many types of emergencies as she tried […]