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Making a Difference in Our Community: Abby Nobili Helps...

Abby Nobili, assistant director, transitions planning, inspires our community’s residents to achieve their goals in her role at Valencia and on her own time as a volunteer with The Jobs Partnership of Florida, an organization dedicated to transforming lives of the working poor and underemployed by helping them discover a path to a better job. Since […]

Valencia College Awarded Grant to Facilitate Community Di...

The Florida Humanities Council has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Peace and Justice Institute through the Valencia College Foundation to facilitate a series of honest and robust community conversations about Central Florida’s racial history. The project stems from the Equal Justice Initiative Orange County Task Force, a group of community partners including the Democracy […]

You’re Invited — Sandy Shugart in Concert

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018 Time: 8 p.m. Location: Garden Theater (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden) Not only is Sandy Shugart our College president, but he’s also a musician — and he is returning to the stage. On Saturday, January 13, 2018, Sandy will perform at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden) at […]

What Makes Valencia a Great Place to Work? Your...

In recognition of 50 years of creating better tomorrows and being named one of The Chronicle of  Higher Education’s 2017 Great Colleges to Work For, we’re continuing our celebration. We asked you — faculty and staff — to put in your own words what makes Valencia a great place to work in a six-word statement. We’ve received many […]

Winter Issue of Vitae Released

The winter issue of Vitae, Valencia’s award-winning alumni magazine, is now available. A trio of Valencia grads are featured for spicing up Orlando’s dining scene. Among the students who have learned their craft at Valencia are Chef Trina Gregory-Propst of Se7en Bites, Chef Camilo Velasco of Norman Van Aken’s 1921 restaurant in Mount Dora and […]

Carver Middle School Students Learn Valencia is Possible

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses As part of West Campus’ Valencia Is Possible initiative — our effort to reach out into the community to show area K-12 students and their parents that Valencia is a great pathway to a college degree that is achievable, practical and affordable — our adopted school, […]

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 […]