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SGA to Host Listening Sessions for Students

Tuesday August 4, 2020 The Student Government Association will host a series of listening sessions that will offer students a space to ask questions about the fall term; challenges they are facing with registration and enrollment; and concerns they may have with either face-to-face and/or online course participation. Additionally, College leadership, division and department leaders, faculty, staff […]

West Region Student Development Has Busy Summer

Thursday, July 9, 2020 A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses The West Region Student Development Team has been hard at work keeping students engaged since the College transitioned to remote learning. Some virtual activities students have participated in include a “West Campus Feud” series, which ends Thursday, July 9, 2020. The […]

New Student Experience CARE Coaches Provide Support

Thursday, July 2, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Valencia’s Learning Support team has continued throughout our transition to online learning to support students with many East Campus-based services promoting student success, including the CARE+ Program, which provides students with holistic support both inside and outside the classroom. […]

What Do You Do? Pandemic Edition

Friday, June 26, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses As you know, the search for a new campus president for our region was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. I am pleased that Melissa Pedone, interim executive dean, Osceola Campus, will remain in that role for another year. […]

Let’s Talk about Fall!

Friday, June 26, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Please join your colleagues on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 1 — 2 p.m. for a Zoom discussion focused on Getting Ready for Fall, hosted by Osceola Campus Mathematics Professor Al Groccia. This is an opportunity for interested faculty and staff from […]

CareerSource Central Florida Now Open by Appointment

Friday, June 26, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, overall, in May Florida’s jobless rate stood at 14.5%. However, our local area is faring worse. The counties with the four highest unemployment rates are all in Central Florida: Osceola County has a […]

The 2020 Commencement Recast Launches Sunday

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Valencia College’s 2020 Commencement Recast will be available for viewing on the Graduation webpage and on Valencia’s YouTube channel beginning this Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 9 a.m. Student feedback and planning involvement helped to create this redesigned, online ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments in a more meaningful way. As part of the celebration, each graduate received […]

Congratulations on a Successful Call Campaign

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Valencia College’s unprecedented “We’re in this Together” campaign concluded Friday, May 1, 2020, with employees making an impressive 35,882 calls to students in a little more than one month. “The campaign was an extremely effective way for us to connect with our amazing students during this challenging time,” said Joe Sarrubbo, dean of students, […]

Embedding Industry Credentials Into Degree Programs...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 For years, Malone Drakes Jr. worked and raised his children, but the desire to complete his education and learn about the world kept nagging him. So, at 49 years old and with both children out of college, he enrolled at Valencia College to pursue his dream. In May, Malone, who currently […]

East and Winter Park Campuses Host Awards Ceremonies for ...

Thursday, June 4, 2020 With the close of the Spring 2020 term, both East and Winter Park Campuses have hosted virtual awards ceremonies to celebrate the term’s and our students’ successes. East Campus East Campus Student Development hosted its first Virtual Awards Ceremony from Wednesday, April 29 – Friday, May 1, 2020, by celebrating the […]