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PJI Featured on Power Talks

Our Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) at Valencia College promotes peace and justice for all — nurturing an inclusive, caring and respectful environment on campus and within the community. PJI Director Rachel Allen and Professor of English Rudy Darden, who is also a PJI facilitator, were guests on the most recent episode of Dr. Rev. Joel […]

Foster Awareness of the African-diaspora by Joining the VAHC

By Danielle McKinnon, Academic Division Coordinator and Valencia African Heritage Committee Chair I’d like to personally invite you to join the Valencia African Heritage Committee (VAHC) to celebrate and foster inclusion of cultural and educational awareness of the African-diaspora at Valencia College. We are looking to build inclusivity of the social and political interests and […]

Happy Bosses Day!

A Message From Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources  It is no secret that we work in a fast-paced environment. From our work on student outcomes to our endeavors on equity and belonging, we’re trying to achieve what many other institutions and colleges would consider impossible. We can easily get caught up in the […]

Help Shape Central Florida; Participate in a Table Talk

Imagine this: for one day, thousands of people who care about the best possible future for Central Florida gather to spark conversations and share ideas. Then those conversations and ideas come to fruition. This simple act brings people together to talk about things that matter and to take action. On Thursday, October 24, 2019, that […]

Pooky’s Pantry Has a New Home

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses East Campus Pooky’s Pantry, the food pantry for students, moved to Building 4, Room 134, as the fall 2019 term began. Operated by Valencia Volunteers, the pantry is now located in the Continuous Assessment and Responsive Engagement (CARE) suite. CARE is a faculty-led initiative […]

Help Victims of Hurricane Dorian with Monetary, Supply...

Hurricane Dorian devastated two islands in the Bahamas — Abaco and Grand Bahama. To help the families from these islands, Valencia College is hosting the following monetary, supply and food drives. Student Affairs Monetary Donation Drive The Student Affairs team encourages Valencia employees and students to share a monetary donation through a number of organizations. […]

September 11 Memorial Events — 2019

Please note that this post will be updated as information about other campus events become available. Join us as we remember those who lost their lives September 11, 2001, recognize all who survived and honor the sacrifices of the first responders and recovery workers through the following Valencia College events: West Campus Date: Wednesday, September 11, […]

You’re Invited to Global Peace Week

A Message from Rachel Allen, Director, Peace and Justice Institute Mark your calendars for Global Peace Week — Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26, 2019 — with celebrations including peace education, films, workshops, meditation, yoga, music, arts and crafts, and film screenings in partnership with the Global Peace Film Festival. All events are free and open […]

SPS Connects Students to Public and Private Safety...

By Jeff Goltz, Executive Dean, School of Public Safety On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the School of Public Safety (SPS) hosted another successful job fair. Thirty-five regional, state, federal and private public safety agencies set up to recruit our students for a variety of employment opportunities in public safety. Additionally, Valencia College and the University of […]

Downtown Campus Celebrated During Founders’ Preview

More than 175 Valencia College and University of Central Florida (UCF) partners, donors and community leaders gathered at the Downtown Campus for a special Founders’ Preview, held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, to thank donors and community partners for their generosity and vision on the new, innovative urban campus. Guests included project donors, members of […]