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Melonie Sexton and Her Students Take Charge to Represent...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses After reading a statistic showing that fewer than 25% of children’s books printed in 2018 featured a main character of color, Melonie Sexton, professor,  psychology, was shocked to learn of such a huge diversity gap in children’s literature (to put it in perspective, animals were featured in 27% of […]

Virtual Labs Serve Students Within the Engineering,...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses The Engineering, Computer Programming, and Technology division at West Campus has met the challenge of remote laboratory access by providing an online pathway to connect students and instructors with on-campus laboratory resources via Microsoft Teams. Each academic discipline has its own […]

Get Ready to Participate in Commencement – Sunday,...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Calling all faculty! Get ready to celebrate your students — Valencia College graduates — this Sunday, May 3, 2020, for the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony. We are counting down to the 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration and ask that you participate in helping to recognize this milestone accomplishment of our students. The celebration […]

Criminal Justice Experiential Learning Program Awards...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Two years after the Criminal Justice Experiential Learning program was launched, Valencia College leaders reported its resounding success, with 53 students currently declared in the program. The program is unique because it is limited to incumbent workers in corrections and law enforcement. What is different about the program is that it […]

Student Leaders Create Weekly Newsletter to Engage with S...

Friday, April 24, 2020  A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses  Our student leaders are working hard to continue to engage our students even while on-campus events can’t take place. Under the leadership of Nelson Sepulveda, director student development, they have begun a weekly newsletter full of information and resources; please […]

Tamyia Paul Named 2020 Distinguished Graduate

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 As a senior at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Tamyia Paul toured colleges and universities throughout Central Florida. But on those personal visits, she was left cold. “They felt too big — like I would just be another number,” she said. Her decision proved wise, as Tamyia thrived at Valencia College. […]

Students and Faculty Member Receive Women in Cyber...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Seven Valencia College students and one faculty member were awarded scholarship funds to attend the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference this year. Originally slated to be held in Denver, Colorado, the face-to-face event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Valencia students and faculty […]

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research — Zon Thwin

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 […]

Honors Student Places Third in Writing Contest

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Professor of Education Jane Maguire accompanied eight East Campus honors students to the Florida Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, which took place from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, 2020. East Campus Honors Student Erin Najarro placed third in the “Writing Contest for Fiction” competition. Her […]

Student Development Kicks Off Campaign to Help Students...

Student leaders at Valencia College have created some tips and suggestions to help other students as the College moves online. Tips cover the importance of staying healthy, establishing a routine, communication with professors and, of course, checking Atlas email. The video will be shared via social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Student […]