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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 […]

Valencia Partners With Levy-Hughes Boys & Girls Club...

Thursday, November 12, 2020 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses The Levy-Hughes Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida and several Valencia College employees recently participated in a drive-through college fair for middle and high school students. The fair was the first of its kind for the Levy-Hughes clubhouse and took place […]

Our Role in Encouraging Students to Vote

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 A Message from Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs Our democracy relies on participation, yet historically, young people have voted at lower rates than older adults. Individuals least likely to be civically engaged include those from racially and ethnically underrepresented groups, the children of parents with less formal education, and individuals […]

PJI Youth Academy Offers Opportunity for High Schoolers...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Parents asked for it and the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) responded. A new PJI Youth Academy – Social Justice Series for Central Florida youth in 9th-12th grades will be offered online Monday, August 3, Wednesday, 5 and Friday, August 7, beginning with an orientation on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Do you know any […]

Valencia Donates Culinary Equipment to Second Harvest...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Valencia College has donated $30,000 worth of culinary equipment to the Second Harvest Food Bank. This equipment was previously used by our culinary students on the West Campus and was replaced when the program moved to its new home at the Downtown Campus. “It’s simply not just about giving for the Valencia […]

Pulse Remembrance: Engaging and Empowering Activities

Thursday, July 2, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Valencia’s East and Winter Park Region remembered and reflected on the Pulse tragedy by hosting a series of online events from Monday, June 1, 2020, through Friday, June 12, 2020. The East Region Student Development team organized daily communications […]

PJI Principle 11: Practice Slowing Down 

Tuesday,  June 30, 2020 To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) has been sharing one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. This week, we feature Principle 11: With heightened emotions and all that we are facing right now, slowing down to connect with our breath, our bodies and […]

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, […]