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Radiate Appreciation With the New Career Anniversary Cert...

Thursday, April 21, 2022 Recognizing your employees’ career milestones is a simple but powerful way to show your appreciation. In February, we shared some fun resources for you to celebrate anniversaries at different milestones. Today we are sharing a new resource: career anniversary certificates. Visit the Career Anniversary webpage and download the PowerPoint template to create personalized certificates for […]

Administrative Professionals Day Is Wednesday, April 27

Thursday, April 21, 2021 Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 27, 2022. What a perfect time to recognize our administrative support staff members for their contribution and dedication to keeping our work organized and running efficiently. Here are a few ways to offer recognition: In-person options  Take your administrative staff out to lunch. If your team […]

Featured Colleague: Tarteashia Harris Supplies Students...

Monday, April 18, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Being a champion for student growth comes naturally for Tarteashia Harris, professor, economics, and discipline coordinator. In fact, much of her 20-plus-year career at Valencia College has focused on providing a supply of support that meets the demands of students in need of encouragement. “I take my responsibility […]

Featured Colleague: Isaac Floyd Adds Flavor and Fun to...

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Isaac Floyd is always hungry for more. A visiting professor of nutrition, Isaac has found a recipe for success that includes cooking, teaching, research and helping others to lead a healthier life through food. In addition to teaching at Valencia, Isaac also teaches at Everglades University and Rasmussen […]

PJI Named One of the Orlando Business Journal’s...

Monday, April 4, 2022 Congratulations to the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College for being named one of Orlando Business Journal’s 2022 Diversity in Business Awards winners. The Diversity in Business Awards program honors Central Florida companies, organizations and business leaders who have gone above and beyond in embracing inclusion and equality across all areas […]

Featured Colleague: Danielle Strong-Robinson Smith...

Monday, April 4, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe You might know Danielle Strong-Robinson Smith for her work as a professor of English, but there is much more to her than just thesis statements and supporting paragraphs. For example, Danielle is a blogger and author. She describes herself as a “sci-fi and supernatural junkie” who “has no […]

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 […]