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Brother 2 Brothers Mentorship Program a Success on West C...

Navigating college while meeting personal, academic and professional goals can be a daunting task. Fortunately, for West Campus male students who may require a little additional help, the newly minted Brother 2 Brothers program is there to help. While the male-oriented, student mentoring program may be in its early stages, under the leadership of Financial Aid Specialist Sedrick […]

Celebrate National Philanthropy Day with an AmazonSmile P...

National Philanthropy Day, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy — and those people active in the philanthropic community — have made to our lives, our communities and our world. To celebrate, we’d like to thank the Valencia Foundation, a separate, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) […]

Featured Colleague: Sedrick Brinson’s Creating...

By Dani Moritz-Long It’s all too easy to envision a financial aid specialist as an analytical machine knee-deep in paperwork, armed with a red “loan approved” or “loan rejected” stamp. But, while Financial Aid Specialist Sedrick Brinson is responsible for processing student loans, his goal is to help as many students as he possibly can […]

Making a Difference in Our Community: Jennifer Robertson...

By Dani Moritz-Long It was a risky move — to say the least — when now Poinciana Campus Executive Dean Jennifer Robertson traded friends, family and familiar sights in New Hampshire for the tropical island of Puerto Rico. She walked off the plane alone, with no job, few possessions and no home. But, what she really […]

Making Writing and Reading Fun: West Campus...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Learning how to write and communicate effectively is important work, but that doesn’t mean it has to be serious. In conjunction with Spirit Day (Thursday, October 19, 2017), the West Campus Communications Center and Writing Center hosted a celebration of literacy via this year’s Fall Connection. Sponsored […]

November 2017 West Campus Center for Teaching/Learning...

Each month, the West Campus Center for Teaching/Learning Innovation (CTLI) team highlights one topic of interest to our learning community in the West Campus Concentrate. We hope that you will find the information engaging and beneficial to your work in teaching and learning. This month, we feature learning methodologies to develop life-long learners in your […]

West Campus Arts and Humanities Raises Funds for...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Kudos to the Arts and Humanities department for raising $560 toward hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico. On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Humanities professor Joanna Nazario Grzechowiak led a student-initiated bake sale to raise funds. Most of the goods, including flagship Puerto Rican flag cupcakes, were homemade […]

Thank You, Valencia Veterans

With Veterans Day this weekend, the Organizational Communication team (and the entire Valencia community) extends our deepest gratitude to those who have served our country. We thank each of you for your sacrifice and your commitment to preserving our safety and freedom. We hope that everyone at Valencia takes time this week to thank the […]

Valencia’s Symphonic Band Serves Up a Halloween Treat

By Dani Moritz-Long Always looking for an opportunity to celebrate the Halloween spirit, I headed to East Campus on Halloween (Tuesday, October 31, 2017) to enjoy the sounds of Valencia’s Symphonic Band Halloween Concert. I wasn’t disappointed. With Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Music Professor Jon Territo) and Valencia student Jonathan Frost conducting the ensemble of cleverly […]

Featured Colleague: Brian-Marc Whittaker Inspires the...

By Dani Moritz-Long When Brian-Marc Whittaker, now an adjunct digital media professor, graduated high school in 2005 as an aspiring artist, he wasn’t exactly feeling Florida’s famous pixie dust. Once inspired by the state’s robust film industry — which was in part driven by Walt Disney Studio’s Orlando base (which produced animated features like Lilo […]