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The Peace and Justice Initiative – Spring 2012 Review

The Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI) successfully wrapped up its spring semester, which was complete with educational workshops and events, including Conversations on Compassion, a discussion of the award-winning documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” and a café conversation on race. Click on the image to read the full PJI spring newsletter and to […]

Carl Creasman Competes for Professor of the Year

In March of this year, the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Faculty Commission asked all AFC members to nominate an outstanding professor for the 2012 professor of the year award. Two Valencia AFC members answered, each praising the work of Carl Creasman, professor of history on the East Campus. After having his portfolio scored by […]

Developing Relationships Through Involvement

By Liz Jusino From my first day at Valencia, I became aware of the need to create strategic working relationships.  At employee orientation, I inquired about Valencia’s domestic partnership policy for employees and was informed that there was not one, meaning I could not extend any benefits to my partner. This instilled in me the […]

AAWCC Toasts to Professional Development and Dressing...

On Wednesday, April 4, the Valencia Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) hosted its annual Professional Development Day, where local professionals shared their secrets to success and attendees learned about how they can give back to the community. The day started with Mindi Johnson, program director of Dress for Success, […]

Career Staff Association Information

The Career Staff Association (CSA) is a college-wide organization that provides a platform for our career service staff members to engage in career development activities, relationship-building events, community outreach projects, and a variety of other activities that serve to enrich the employment experience and enhance the relationship of career service employees with the college, and […]

Compassion in Action – How a Professor’s Compassion...

By Paul Chapman, Professor of Humanities, Osceola Campus At the college-wide Conversation on Compassion held at Osceola Campus on Thursday, January 19, I discovered that the commitment I made a year ago when I signed the Charter for Compassion has had a lasting impact on at least one student. The commitment I made when I […]

Career Staff Association Spreads Holiday Cheer at Local...

Our Career Staff Association (CSA) brought tidings of comfort and joy to residents of a local nursing home with a crop of freshly made cookies, homemade cards, and limbered vocals. On December 13, eleven members from the East Campus and Criminal Justice Institute CSA visited the Palm Garden of Orlando, located on Econlockhatchee Trail, to […]

Valencia Delegation Makes Strides at the Annual AFC Conve...

The Association of Florida Colleges’ (AFC) 62nd Annual Convention was held on October 26-28 in Naples, Florida, and 23 delegates from Valencia were in attendance. Joe Nunes, coordinator of policy and program compliance, serves as our Valencia AFC Chapter President, and reported that “it seems to be unanimous that this convention was one of the […]

Health Insurance Options for Part Timers, Adjuncts and Re...

Are you a part-time employee, adjunct or retiree, have family members in need of health insurance, or need coverage that is not available through your employer? All Association of Florida College (AFC) members now have access to information about health insurance and other plans, available at a variety of prices and coverage levels to fit […]