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Join the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Today for...

The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) is the professional Association for Florida’s 28 public community colleges, their boards, employees, retirees and associates. The mission of the Association is to actively promote, democratically represent, support and serve the individual members and institutions in their endeavors to provide their students and the citizens of Florida with the […]

Carl E. Creasman, Jr. — Your New Faculty Association Pres...

On May 1, 2014, Carl E. Creasman, Jr., professor of history, East Campus, assumed leadership of the Collegewide Faculty Association after an April 2013 election by his peers. His term will run through April 30, 2015. Prior to his election, Carl served the Collegewide Faculty Association over the years in the East Campus Senate from […]

May 2014 Kudos

Central Florida Clean Air Team Awards Valencia “Clean Air Honorable Mention” Andy Ray, professor, building construction technology, and Resham Shirsat, director, sustainability accept Valencia’s “Clean Air Honorable Mention” for the college’s approaches to cleaner air and education campaigns. Valencia College received a “Clean Air Honorable Mention” from the 2014 Clean Air Board on Friday, May […]

President Shugart Shares the Power of Listening at East...

By Shalini Sealey, Business Office Specialist and Co-chair, East Campus CSA At its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2014, the East Campus Career Staff Association (CSA) welcomed  a special guest speaker, Valencia College President Dr. Sandy Shugart. The roundtable discussion focused on the “Listening” chapter of Dr. Shugart’s book, “Leadership in the Crucible of […]

Career Staff Association Hosts Self Defense Workshop

By Michelle Rodriguez, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Business Office On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the Career Staff Association was thrilled to welcome Officer Derwin Bradley of the Orlando Police Department (OPD), to lead us through a self-defense workshop. During Officer Bradley’s presentation, we were able to recognize some not-so-obvious patterns that criminals use to target their […]

April 2014 Kudos

Keith Houck and Valencia’s Sustainability Successes Recognized by SACUBO Congratulations to Keith Houck, vice president, operations and finance, who received the Distinguished Service Award  from the Southern Association for College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) at its annual meeting earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas. SACUBO was founded in 1928 and represents the colleges […]

Meet the 2014 West Campus Career Staff Association

Please welcome West Campus Career Staff Association (CSA) leaders (pictured above from left to right) Frances Middleton, secretary and treasurer for West Campus and collegewide, Ozella Knox, chair and training, and Michelle Rodriguez, chair elect. The goals of the CSA are to address employee concerns, provide staff development and community outreach opportunities and to raise awareness about […]

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund Presents at Lake Nona

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses The Lake Nona Campus was proud to host the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund as it collaborated with City of Orlando Commissioner Jim Gray to present Successful Strategies for New Businesses/Estrategias Exitosas Para Nuevos Negocios on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The seminar was intended to […]

West Campus Career Staff Association Celebrates...

By Ozella Knox, Training Support Specialist On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, West Campus Career Staff Association celebrated Presidents Day with Valencia’s own presidents, Dr. Sandy Shugart, president, Valencia College, and Dr. Falecia Williams, president, West Campus. Dr. Shugart updated the career staff on a broad range of topics including budgets, retirement incentives, new construction at […]

East Campus Career Staff Association: Providing...

The Career Staff Association held a successful meeting On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 1 – 2 p.m. with guest speaker, Stacey Johnson, East and Winter Park Campus president. Her topic, “Leadership Lessons Learned Along the Way,” included valuable lessons such as mentoring, furthering your individual education and self-reflection. Dr. Johnson ended the discussion with […]