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You’re Invited to Global Peace Week, September 25...

You’re invited to Global Peace Week (GPW), a week-long celebration of peace hosted by the Peace and Justice Institute. This year’s celebration will feature peace education, guest speakers, film screenings, music, arts and crafts. GPW will be held Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29, 2017, on all Valencia campuses. Faculty are invited to bring their classes […]

Returning from Irma — Information and Resources

A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well after the storm. As we get Valencia back up and running, I wanted to provide you with some updates and pertinent information regarding operations, web time entry and employee support resources. Time/Leave Recording […]

Campus Dedication Celebrations

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses The Poinciana Campus Dedication, which had been scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017, was postponed due to the storm. We will reschedule the campus dedication for later this year. The Lake Nona Campus will celebrate the five-year anniversary of its campus dedication on Wednesday, […]

Valencia Stands With DACA Students

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, which shields young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, was rescinded with a six-month delay. Unless Congress establishes a legislative solution during that six-month window, approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children may become eligible for deportation. In a […]

Writers Needed for Winter Park Writers’ Festival

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses The Winter Park Campus will host its third annual Winter Park Writers’ Festival on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Writers are being recruited to share their original work during this event. Contact Professor of English Chris Borglum at or 407-299-5000, extension 6869, if you would like to […]

Valencia Visits One of the World’s Most Remote Islands

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses This June, 14 East Campus students, two professors and one dean left Orlando and headed to South America to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Professor of Information Technology Heith Hennel and Professor of Computer Programming and Analysis Jerry Hensel were co-leaders on the trip, which commenced […]

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 […]