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VAHC Invites You to Join the Black Music Month and...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Valencia College will celebrate Black Music Month and Juneteenth with a music series, to be held every Friday evening during June. Organized by the Valencia African Heritage Committee (VAHC), all events will feature live tributes to important music genres, including R&B, neosoul and jazz; hip-hop, rap and Afrobeat; a special Juneteenth […]

A Lesson in Resilience

Left to right: Director of the Peace and Justice Institute Rachel Allen, Administrative Manager of the PJI Community Will Jefferson, Keynote Speaker Kenneth Ginsburg and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Tuesday, May 12, 2020 By Rachel Allen, Director, Peace and Justice Institute The second annual Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing conference scheduled for Tuesday, […]

Forget the ‘Ruff’ Times and Enjoy Your...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 We asked and you answered! Thank you so much for submitting photos of your precious pets to celebrate National Pet Month. From cats and dogs to a bearded dragon, we loved to see how much they mean to you. To watch a photo montage of Valencia’s pets, click on our video […]

PJI Principle 2: Listen Deeply

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Life can be downright difficult at times, especially now as we’re journeying through illness, stay-at-home orders, virtual workplaces, online schooling for kids, and families and friends afar. To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute will remind us of one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. […]

Sport Your Favorite Denim Shirt or Hat on April 29

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, join the Denim Day movement with the Victim Service Center of Central Florida (VSC) — a day used to protest victim blaming and discuss sexual violence and its misconceptions — by wearing denim, sharing a photo and listening to a Zoom panel discussion. Denim Day is an international […]

PJI Principle 1: Create a Hospitable and Accountable Comm...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Life can be downright difficult at times, especially now as we’re journeying through illness, stay-at-home orders, virtual workplaces, children at home, and families and friends afar. To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute will remind us of one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week, for […]

Valencia Employees Volunteer to Make Masks to Fight...

Tanya Mahan has sewn 50 masks to donate to essential employees. Tuesday, April 14, 2020 When a fellow board member from the Maker Effect Foundation reached out to her to cut material to make face masks and help fight COVID-19 in Orlando, Jessica King, director, HRIS and analytics, did not hesitate. Over the course of two weeks, Jessica […]

Community Resources to Help Students and Employees

To keep our employees up to date on the latest resources available in our community as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, we’ve compiled the following list, ranging from food assistance, internet service, counseling, health information and more. BayCare and Employee Assistance Program BayCare, a community partner for confidential student counseling, is offered at no cost to Valencia […]

Developing Meaningful Connections While Practicing...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Thank you West and Downtown Campus employees for your endless work this week as we establish how to continue to best serve our students and we move to a remote working environment. I realize this is a trying time for us all. As we do […]

Students and Employees Tour Parramore with the Orlando...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Valencia College employees and students and the Orlando Magic toured the Parramore community and surrounding areas in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday February 11, 2020. The intent? To show a group of 30 students, a combination of high-schoolers from Valencia’s Horizon Scholars program and selected […]