Filtered by Awards and Recognition

Featured Colleague: He Shoots, He Scores! David Novalis...

By Dani Moritz-Long Mothers are the source of many great ideas, but Accounts Receivable Specialist David Novalis’ mother likely had no clue that her idea to trade cleats for skates in an effort to evade Florida heat would one day result in her son’s rise to roller hockey fame. And, yet, that’s exactly what happened. […]

Celebrating Educational Advancements — October 2018

Valencia’s recognition program is robust — spanning from career anniversaries 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 employees a one-time, lump-sum payment, barring […]

Featured Colleague: Eda Davis-Lowe Helps Students...

By Dani Moritz-Long “At Valencia, one envisions the else.” It’s a simply-put, but visionary statement that encapsulates STEM Programs Director Eda Davis-Lowe’s work at the College. Undoubtedly, it’s a fitting summary of Eda’s relentless mission to support students in their quest to discover, learn and achieve as they seek excellence in their personal, professional and academic […]

Featured Colleague: Ariel Hernandez’s Work...

By Dani Moritz-Long $134,264.28. That’s how much Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants have contributed to the local economy by completing 5,438 hours of community service hours in the past two years. In large part, this contribution is thanks to Ariel Hernandez, CCI program director. Describing his role, Ariel said, “I serve as the program director […]

Featured Colleague: Daniel ‘Chip’ Turner and...

By Dani Moritz-Long We all know that someone who breaks out the Christmas decor before the neighborhood ghouls and goblins are tucked in their bed on All Hallows’ Eve. It isn’t even especially abnormal to catch friends and family watching their favorite holiday flicks during Christmas in July. Heck, I’m guilty of blaring Christmas music […]

September 2018 Kudos

Week of September 23 – 29 Falecia Williams Makes the Cover of Onyx Magazine Kudos to Falecia Williams, president, West and Downtown Campuses, who was featured as the cover story of the September/October 2018 issue of Onyx magazine. In the article, Falecia answers questions about the direction of Valencia and the Downtown Campus. “One of our […]

Career Anniversary Awards will be Delivered Monthly

A Message from Deanne Abrams, Director, Employee Development To help facilitate a more personalized employee experience, Employee Development is changing Career Anniversary awards distribution from once per semester to monthly. We are currently working with our vendor and college partners to identify best practices to enhance this Valencia experience. As details become concrete, please keep an […]

Featured Colleague: Brian Barilone Leads...

By Dani Moritz-Long As someone who is both a people person and statistically-driven, Director of Enrollment Services Brian Barilone has found himself in the perfect position at Valencia. Representing what he coins “the virtual mouthpiece of Student Affairs,” Brian and his team of 33 people are responsible for representing nearly all Student Affairs departments via […]

Featured Colleague: Michael O’Loughlin Keeps...

By Dani Moritz-Long The intricacies of a senior network administrator’s job description can be difficult to digest, particularly for those of us who cringe at the site of error codes and default to rebooting and crossing our fingers as a solution for every technological meltdown. Fortunately, Michael O’Loughlin has a simple way to explain his […]

2020-2021 Sabbatical Leave Application is Now Open

A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning, and Chair, Sabbatical Leave Committee  We are pleased to announce that the application process for Sabbatical Leave for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open. The purpose of Sabbatical Leave is to provide professional renewal for eligible faculty. A sabbatical should provide the individual with a significant opportunity […]