Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Featured Colleague: Makendy Jacob Plays a Starring Role...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe As we all know, Valencia College prides itself in finding top-notch talent to help the sometimes impossible become possible for our students. But for Makendy Jacob, student services advisor for the Downtown Campus, life is all about using his skills to create that kind of magic, both on and […]

Featured Colleague: Natasha McIlmurray Combines...

Monday, February 7, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Know yourself and recognize your own potential. Those might be two pieces of advice that Natasha McIlmurray, coordinator, employee development, might give you. What’s interesting, though, is that you might not recognize her. That’s because Natasha is one of several Valencia employees hired in early 2020, right around […]

Jeff Goltz Recognized for Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

Monday, February 7, 2022 Congratulations to Jeff Goltz, executive dean, School of Public Safety (SPS), for being presented the Polaris Star Award for the Higher Educational Leader of the Year in a ceremony at University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Rosen School of Hospitality on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Each year, United Abolitionists President Tomas Lares, Paving […]

Featured Colleague: Ian Dreilinger Finds Purpose in...

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe If you’ve ever read the reviews for a product on Amazon, there’s a good chance you’ve come across one written by Ian Dreilinger, professor of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the East Campus. That’s because Ian is a top-500 reviewer for Amazon products worldwide. “That reflects my […]

Submit a Nomination for the Joyce Romano Partnership...

Monday, January 31, 2022 Another new year brings another new opportunity to apply for the Joyce Romano Partnership Excellence Award. Named for Joyce Romano, former vice president, educational partnerships, this award recognizes an individual, institution, team or community member that exudes the spirit of collaboration and partnership in leading and serving others toward supporting transfer student […]

Endowed Chair Application Opens Soon

Thursday, January 27, 2022 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning, and Carla McKnight, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources  The Endowed Chairs Learning Leadership program provides recognition and funding for faculty learning experiences that positively impact student learning. Tenured, tenure-track and non-temporary annually appointed faculty are eligible to apply for the Endowed […]

Featured Colleague: For Jon Taylor, Valencia Spells a...

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. and is working on an M.A. He advises students about the A.A. He’s also a co-advisor for the East Campus GSA and was once a patient advocate for people with HIV. You might say Jon Taylor’s academic and professional career is […]

Nominate Valencia Educators for 2022 Faculty Association ...

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 The Collegewide Faculty Association announces the opening of the nomination period for the Faculty Association Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Counseling and Librarianship. The purpose of this award is to recognize five faculty members who have demonstrated effective and innovative teaching methods and a continuing commitment to student success through student […]

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, […]