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We Remember: Attend Valencia Events to Remember...

NOTICE: ALL SEPTEMBER 11 EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA. Join Valencia as we honor those we lost and the first responders who risked their lives in the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001.* Osceola Campus  Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Osceola Campus, Building 4 Courtyard Join […]

Featured Colleague: Dori Haggerty is Grateful to Call...

By Dani Moritz-Long Unexpectedly homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, West Campus Director of Faculty and Instructional Development Dori Haggerty knows all too well the power of perseverance and the support of others. “It has been 12 years since the storm,” she said, “and I am grateful to call Orlando and Valencia College home.” […]

A Message from Dr. Shugart: Hurricane Harvey Victim Assis...

A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President In the aftermath of the Hurricane Harvey disaster, many of you are already looking for ways to be helpful. Bless you for your concern. I have reached out to the chancellor of my former college district (in the 1990s), the Lone Star Community College District in […]

Making a Difference in Our Community: Susan Ingersoll...

For Biotechnology Professor Susan Ingersoll, science is life — so much so that, when she isn’t teaching biotechnology courses at Valencia, you’ll find her volunteering in the science department at Cornerstone Charter Academy. The K-12 charter school, which offers a STEM focus and biomedical program, is also where Susan’s daughter studies. In her fourth year of volunteering at […]

Students Off to a Great Start

“You’re off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” — Dr. Seuss The 2017 fall semester got off to a great start as our campuses were bustling with activity, and students returned with backpacks, books and notebooks in hand. For many,  this was their very first […]

Start of Fall Term Brings New Beginnings

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Thanks for helping to make the start of the fall term such a success! It is clear that our students feel welcomed and engaged. The atrium at the Poinciana Campus was buzzing by 6:30 a.m. on the first day of classes. Students were […]

Language Professors Richard Sansone and Steve Cunningham...

By Dani Moritz-Long When we contemplate the impact Valencia has on our community, we naturally focus on our service areas in Central Florida. But, while Orange and Osceola Counties certainly benefit from Valencia’s work, our impact is actually international — thanks to the efforts of colleagues like Portuguese Professor Richard Sansone and English for Academic Purposes Professor Steve […]

Academic Assembly Celebrates Community Impact

By Dani Moritz-Long When Valencia’s Outgoing District Board of Trustees Chairman Lew Oliver ascended the Academic Assembly stage on Thursday, August 24, 2017, his words — as usual — carried praise for Valencia’s incredible faculty. His words also, however, posed a challenge. “On every imaginable level, Valencia College exceeds the norm,” he said, “except when […]

Madelyn Young: 1973 Valencia Graduate Recalls...

Madelyn Young had a four-year, full-academic scholarship to Florida State University in 1971 when she graduated from Jones High School. But she opted not to go. Instead, she took the advice of her former high school guidance counselor, Ernest Nyblack, who was working at Valencia in 1971 and took a leap of faith. She headed for […]

Welcome to the Poinciana Campus: A Unique NSE Model

As we celebrate the opening of our new Poinciana Campus, we introduce a weekly series that will feature important information about this newest Valencia addition. This week, we’ll take a look at the campus’ unique approach to the New Student Experience. If you visit the new Poinciana Campus, which welcomed its very first students yesterday, […]