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West Campus Welcomes the Valencia Historical Society

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses This past fall semester, we welcomed a new club to the West Campus, the Valencia Historical Society. “This club provides a wonderful opportunity for students, even those not interested in majoring in history, to learn more about historical topics that interest them, to make friends, […]

East Campus Tech Club Closes Out a Great Year

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses From the Microsoft Ignite Conference and a technology showcase, to a SeaWorld video conference and tour of the technology at Amway Center, the East Campus Technology Club has experienced an exciting lineup of opportunities for learning. Select Valencia faculty and students were invited […]

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research — Sarah Bousfield

Valencia College has developed an undergraduate research initiative — based on nationally recognized models — that expands opportunities for students to partner meaningfully with faculty members to pursue a specific course of research. As most community colleges only offer undergraduate research as a very small boutique opportunity for a few students, Valencia has become a […]

You’re Invited to the Courageous Conversations Symposium

As part of our commitment to ensure student success, engagement and retention, Valencia College counselors will sponsor our second annual Courageous Conversations Symposium on select days in February on East, Osceola and West Campuses. The Symposium is designed to address the ever-increasing problem of declining college enrollment, especially of minority males, allow our students to […]

Help Celebrate Our Students Who Completed Their First 15 ...

If you see students sporting a T-shirt that says First 15, please congratulate them. And you’ll likely see many students wearing these shirts on Thursday, January 30, 2020. These students have earned 15 college credits — and that’s something to be proud of. Finishing their first 15 credits is a big deal, as it opens […]

STEM Student Wins SACNAS Award

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Professor of Biology Dheeraj Verma recently received a letter from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) regarding a student he mentors, Madison Granduke. At the 2019 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, the judges recognized Madison’s work […]

Whoopi Goldberg Interviews Alumna Samantha Rodriguez on...

Valencia College student Samantha Rodriguez — a 21-year old who is raising her five siblings after her parents’ death — was interviewed by Whoopi Goldberg on “The View” in December 2019. After her parents died from cancer, Samantha chose to keep her family together and raise her siblings. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office began championing […]

Student Nurses Volunteer at BrightStart Pediatrics

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Nursing students, faculty and staff volunteered over the holiday season at three BrightStart Pediatrics centers, which provide nursing care and therapy to children from birth to age 7 who require ongoing medical care for special needs. On Tuesday, December 17 – Thursday, December 19, 2019, […]

Students Honored During First Downtown Campus Culinary...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Nearly 40 Valencia College culinary management and baking and pastry management students were recognized during the Walt Disney World Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Culinary/Baking and Pastry medal ceremony held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Although this tradition began on West Campus in spring […]

Valencia Celebrates Completion of Nursing Degrees,...

Nationally and regionally, there is a shortage of qualified registered nurses, and economic projections predict significant job growth in the occupation in Central Florida. To help meet these demands, Valencia College celebrated 147 nursing students during two ceremonies held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 — the Inaugural RN to BSN White Coat Pinning Ceremony held […]