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Eugene Jones Named One of Florida’s Most...

Monday, September 20, 2021 Kudos to Eugene Jones, executive dean, Downtown Campus, who was recognized during the ONYX Magazine’s Men of Honor Awards Ceremony last Thursday, September 16, 2021. The award recognizes men from across Florida who exemplify leadership, achievement, integrity and vision as they transform their communities and professions. At the ceremony, Orange County […]

Law Enforcement Academy Grads Support Organization That...

Monday, September 13, 2021 When the 30 members of Basic Law Enforcement Class 21-03 graduated from the Valencia College School of Public Safety Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), they had more on their minds than just the rewarding careers that lay ahead for them. They were also thinking about the many fallen and injured first responders and K9s […]

Downtown Campus Hosts Students From ELEVATE Orlando and...

Thursday, July 8, 2021  A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses  The Downtown Campus recently partnered with the Parramore Education and Innovation District to host 50 incoming ninth grade students from ELEVATE Orlando and the OCPS Academic Center For Excellence (ACE) K-8 school for a tour of the campus. For most students present, this had been the first […]

Orange and Osceola County Youth Learn Cooking Skills...

These are some of the meals and appetizers that CareerSource Central Florida Summer Youth Program participants are learning to make during their Valencia College Culinary course. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses The Downtown Campus Culinary program has been busy inspiring Central Florida youth to pursue culinary […]

CareerSource Central Florida and Valencia Team up to...

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 By Max Kuchenreuther, Social Media Manager, Continuing and Professional Education CareerSource Central Florida and Valencia College have teamed up to deliver Summer Youth Programs to youth ages 15-19 years old in Orange and Osceola County. These programs connect teenagers and young adults to opportunities offered by various schools, technical and vocational programs. CareerSource […]

Learn the History of Juneteenth; Join the Celebrations...

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 A Message from Carmen Laguer Diaz, Part-time Faculty, Anthropology and Alyce Miller, Professor, History Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. That’s why you will sometimes see it referred to as Emancipation Day. The word “Juneteenth” is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth.” The […]

Downtown Campus Employees and Students Partner to Keep...

Thursday, June 10, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Downtown Campus employees and students partnered with Keep Orlando Beautiful by cleaning up litter and debris in the area around the Downtown Campus. Nine Valencia College Employees, six University of Central Florida employees and nine Downtown Campus students volunteered during […]

Become a Mentor in the Valencia College Horizon Scholars ...

Monday, April 26, 2021 We know the barriers to education — socioeconomic status, racial disparities, being a first-generation college student. And we — as an institution and as individuals —  can do something about it. The Valencia College Horizon Scholars (VHS) program is one way Valencia College breaks down these barriers. Developed under the flagship Take Stock in Children […]

Valencia Gives Back: Holiday Donation Drives

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Valencia College has teamed up with community organizations to donate to local causes during the holiday season. SGA and Student Development Drive The Valencia College Student Government Association (SGA) has partnered with Student Development student leaders to host a virtual holiday donation drive to support organizations focused on essential need assistance in our […]

Downtown Campus Parramore Room a Welcomed Attraction

Thursday, November 12, 2020 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses The glass artwork on display at the Doctor Phillips Academic Commons building at the Downtown Campus has become a bit of a sensation, with visitors stopping regularly to view the piece depicting the history of the Parramore community in Orlando. Created by glass artist […]