Filtered by Awards and Recognition

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 […]

Featured Colleague: Betty Fenner Brings Her A-Game to...

Monday, August 8, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Betty Fenner, part-time faculty, humanities, already knows what the title of her memoir will be. She plans to call it “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Tennis Class.” Betty admits she’s not very athletic, but that’s not the point. Her title for chapter three sums up […]

Featured Colleague: Marie Trone’s Life Experience...

Monday, August 1, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe It’s hard to know just where to start to tell you about Marie Trone. Perhaps the most relatable place to dive in is that this professor of biology is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. After that, her story is filled with dolphins, elephants, dogs and even […]

Featured Colleague: Isabelle Saint Joy Plants the Seeds...

Monday, July 25, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Testing and Assessment Coordinator Isabelle Saint Joy says she is simple and even ordinary. But judging by her long list of hobbies, including recognition for her green thumb, going back to school during the pandemic and her passion for helping others, Isabelle has grown quite the life for herself […]

Featured Colleague: Diane Dalrymple Helps Students Write...

Monday, July 18, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe If you’ve ever wondered what a librarian does for fun, Diane Dalrymple would tell you that she reads, of course! But Diane does more than just read regular books. She reads from her collection of more than 1,500 cookbooks. Then, she dazzles her co-workers with new and exciting recipes. “I […]

Featured Colleague: Michelle Taylor Creates Chains of...

Friday, July 8, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe When the pandemic closed Valencia College’s classrooms in 2020, many of us looked for new ways to fill our time at home. For Michelle Taylor, all she had to do was return to a skill her mother taught her. Michelle picked up a crochet hook and got creative. […]

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Endowed Chair Recipients

Friday, July 8, 2022 Congratulations to the 36 tenured faculty members who have been awarded one of the 2022 – 2023 Valencia College Foundation Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership. The Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership program has been established to recognize and promote academic excellence at Valencia College and, through this program, recipients will be able […]

Featured Colleague: Sarah Rosario Creates a Life of...

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe For Sarah Rosario, teaching, like life, is a science. As a professor of biology, she helps our students understand the world around us by focusing on the study of biology and microbiology. But putting Sarah under the microscope uncovers a professor who is proud of the work she […]

Announcing Our Newly Tenured Professors

Thursday, June 30, 2022 Congratulations to our professors who earned tenure in 2022 and who were celebrated during the Tenure Candidate Reception on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the West Campus Special Events Center. For the past two years, we have hosted the tenure celebration virtually and this year, we were able to honor all […]

Celebrating Educational Advancements — Summer 2022

Tuesday, June 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 […]