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Spotlight on Undergraduate Research — Marina Worden

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 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, […]

Grocery Shuttle Available for Downtown Campus Students

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses University of Central Florida (UCF) Parking and Transportation Services and UCF Student Government launched a new pilot program, the Grocery Shuttle, to offer trips to Publix for Valencia and UCF Downtown Campus students. The Grocery Shuttle is available to take students from the […]

Encouraging Our Students to Register to Vote and Become...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 In accordance with the Higher Education Act, institutions of higher education must make a good faith effort to encourage voter registration and make information widely available to students. As the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is at the beginning of the month, reminders and non-partisan resources are […]

Rising to the Challenge: Software Students Create...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Learn about how three computer programming students came up with a tool to help Central Florida residents keep track of COVID-19 cases in their community. Specifically, the trio created a website where Orange County residents could find regular updates on the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the county, as well as […]

Available for Students: Workshop Wednesdays from the...

Friday, September 4, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., the collegewide Career Center hosts interactive Workshop Wednesday Zoom sessions on topics related to career development with a focus on career exploration strategies and employment readiness. These free, virtual sessions are open […]

Good Morning, Valencia!

Monday, August 31, 2020 Our Student Development team has launched a brand new podcast — you guessed it — Good Morning Valencia. The podcast, created by students, for students, is designed to share the latest news from the College and unite students while the majority are taking online classes. The podcast, hosted by students Amanda Jean […]

Valencia Alumnus Achieves Local Fame as ASL Interpreter

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Alumnus Jonathan Sanchez — who works as an interpreter relations manager for Kissimmee-based ASL Services — has become quite the local celebrity for his role as an ASL interpreter during Orange County Government news conferences. Jonathan earned his Associate in Arts at Valencia College before continuing his education at Gallaudet University. “Since March 2020, Orange County […]

Cultural Event Opportunities for Students This Fall

Friday, August 21, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses The Osceola Campus Humanities department, in collaboration with Student Development, is sponsoring a varied lineup of amazing online cultural event opportunities for the Fall 2020 semester. Please click here for a calendar of events, which you can share with your students. […]

Student Starts Business With the Help of West Campus Prof...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Opening a business and managing successfully are quite the challenge, but for some with entrepreneurial blood coursing through their veins, those challenges can be overcome with a little help from their friends. This certainly became true of Alicia Barazarte, a Valencia College alumna who, in 2017, opened a food restaurant — Wonderland’s […]

Bridges Students Complete Virtual Summer Program and...

By Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success It’s safe to say that the Bridges to Success (BTS) program went through a series of “firsts” this past summer term. From virtually finalizing the acceptance process for the incoming cohort, to facilitating a fully virtual summer program for our freshmen, as accustomed as the BTS team is to working […]