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Thank You to All West Campus Teach-In 2017 Participants

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, more than 25 West Campus faculty and staff participated in Teach-In 2017 at various elementary, middle and high schools in the Central Florida area. Bob Gessner, dean, science, and Terry Allcorn, dean, business and hospitality, co-chairs of the 2016-21 Valencia Impact Plan’s […]

Valencia Hospitality Society Members Gain Special Event...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses One of the best ways to learn is through firsthand experience and, fortunately, Valencia provides many service learning opportunities that benefit our students as well as our community. Recently, for example, the Valencia Hospitality Society volunteered for the Taste of Dr. Phillips event, which was […]

Poinciana Campus Dedication Celebrates Access and Transfo...

By Dani Moritz-Long With the Poinciana Campus’ inaugural semester nearly complete, the Valencia and Poinciana community came together for a special dedication ceremony on Monday, December 11, 2017, to celebrate the campus’ contributions to transforming the Poinciana Community. The event kicked off with a video featuring the students whose lives have changed thanks to newfound […]

Making a Difference in Our Community: Valencia’s...

Left to right: Resham Shirsat, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and West and Downtown Campus President Falecia Williams As a global community, we are witnessing an increase in catastrophic natural disasters, deteriorating infrastructure, urban sprawl and a widening gap of inequity and access. Cities are responding by leading the way in smart growth, renewable energy, resiliency […]

Featured Colleague: Cassandra Haley’s Passion for...

By Dani Moritz-Long Career Advisor Cassandra Haley believes that God has a divine plan for all of us — a path perfectly suited for our needs, talents and values. In her case, she says God’s plan for her is to make a difference in others’ lives, which makes her role at Valencia the perfect profession. […]

Join the Organizational Communication Team in...

Front row, left to right: Shelby England, coordinator, employee communications; Wendy Jo Moyer, manager, employee communications; Mary Stevens, program support specialist; and Dani Moritz-Long, senior news writer  Back row, left to right: Brandon Albert, graphic designer, senior; Chara Young, director, organizational communication; Mika Gainer, program support specialist; and Sebastian Cardenas; graphic designer It’s hard to […]

Looking Back on Valencia’s 50th Anniversary Celebra...

On Learning Day in February 2017, we kicked off Valencia’s 50th Anniversary, and what a great year of celebrations it’s been. Before we move on to year 51, let’s reminisce on some of the highlights of our 50th anniversary celebration. Our Public Affairs and Marketing team created a 50th Anniversary logo, a webpage with celebratory videos […]

Valencia Celebrates 48 Students at Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Congratulations to the 48 Valencia students who will soon complete the Nursing Associate in Science degree. Coming up this Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 38 traditional students and 10 accelerated track students will be pinned at a nurse pinning ceremony at Olympia High School. Historically, nurse pinning ceremonies are a symbolic way of recognizing new graduates into […]

Sign Your Colleagues’ Yearbooks Today

It’s time to recognize our valued colleagues who are celebrating career anniversaries. Be a part of the celebration by writing comments in your colleagues’ personalized yearbooks, which will serve as a memorable gift to honor their years of service. Yearbooks will be awarded to full-time employees who are celebrating 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years at […]

Do You Know Fascinating Students or Employees? Share...

At Valencia, everyone has a story. From traveling the country with a rock band before enrolling, serving in the military and fighting overseas, or supporting family or living on their own while juggling college and a job, we know many of our students and colleagues have overcome obstacles in their past, and we need your help […]