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Happy Thanksgiving, Valencians

A Message from Organizational Communication This Thanksgiving, as we gather together with family and friends, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to you, our fellow Valencians. Thank you for your readership and engagement with employee newsletters, emails, announcements and The Grove, which are so important to informing our work and strengthening our connections […]

Pasitos a Valencia Hurricane Relief Scholarship...

To raise scholarship funds for students from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands still affected by the 2017 hurricane season, Valencia is again organizing a community-wide fundraising event, Pasitos a Valencia. The event will take place at the Osceola Campus on Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m. Musical group Los Pleneros […]

Valencia Employees Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

Thank you Valencia employees for your generosity and donations to the Domestic Violence Awareness Month donation drive. Employees donated more than 300 items, such as toothbrushes, deodorant, chapstick and soap, to assist survivors of domestic violence at our local, certified domestic violence centers: Harbor House of Central Florida and Help Now of Osceola. You can […]

Featured Colleague: Danielle Silver Travels the World,...

By Dani Moritz-Long A world-traveler, New Student Orientation Coordinator Danielle Silver has found herself in an array of eye-opening, cultural experiences. From finding herself a minority in a room to not speaking the native language and surrendering her equality in places that deem women inferior to men, she’s been on incredible, life-changing journeys. These experiences […]

Valencia Awarded SunTrust Foundation $75,000 Grant

Left to right: Brian Henties, director, corporate partnerships, Valencia Foundation; Joe Battista, vice president, global, professional and continuing education; and Scott Cathcart, chairman and chief executive officer, SunTrust Bank Florida Division Valencia was recently recognized for its philanthropic contributions to Central Florida via the 2018 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation. […]

October 2018 Hellos and Goodbyes

Hello! Adalberto Ayala, III, shipping/receiving clerk, East Campus David Giordano, director, recruiting/job placement, School of Public Safety Sadia Inshan, student services advisor, East Campus Margarita Perez-Rodriguez, records document management systems specialist, West Campus Evelyn Quintana, staff assistant II, East Campus Stacy Robinson, coordinator, faculty and instructional development, District Office LaTasha Thomas, staff assistant II, Winter […]

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 […]

September 2018 Hellos and Goodbyes

Hello! Emily Wente, coordinator, student conduct/academic success, East Campus Erica Bolivar, CE client service consultant, West Campus Gabriela Cerda, administrative assistant, West Campus Dondre Clemons, groundskeeper, East Campus Ariel Ortiz, assistant, director, international student services, West Campus Joanna Shannon, staff assistant II, West Campus Marie Vasquez-Brooks, dean, school of allied health, West Campus Hilda Vazquez, […]

Be the One: Valencia’s 2018-2019 Notice of...

A Message from Ryan Kane, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development and Inclusion, and Title IX Coordinator Be the One to Know Valencia College is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to inclusivity. As a member of the College community, it is important to be aware of our institution’s commitment to non-discrimination and to “be the one” […]

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 […]