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Graduate Miranda Rublaitus Is Now Heading to Yale University

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 While many think college is no longer an option for them after a certain age, Distinguished Graduate finalist and recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Miranda Rublaitus, never gave up her dreams of college, and she is now heading to Yale University at 39. At 18, Miranda could not […]

Despite Heartbreak and Hardships, Valencia Grad...

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Many Valencians have experienced hardships and battles while on their journey to accomplishing their dream of attending college — but few have seen as much heartbreak and loss as Valencia College graduate and Distinguished Graduate finalist, Zachary Onagoruwa. Yet those obstacles shaped Zachary and continue to mold the young man he […]

Students Honored at PodFest 2022 for Video Highlighting...

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Two Valencia College students were honored prior to the official kickoff of the 2022 Podfest Expo, held at the Hilton Orlando from Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2022, for producing a video that promoted accessibility and inclusion of the Deaf community at the event. Students Keisha Perez Lucena and Jason […]

Valencia Global Distinction Student Spotlight: Miguel Ber...

Monday, May 23, 2022 The Study Abroad and Global Experiences (SAGE) office is excited to share the journey of Miguel Bermúdez — a Valencia College student who recently earned his Global Citizen Distinction as part of the Valencia Global Distinction (VGD) program. Miguel recently graduated from Valencia and is seeking a bachelor’s degree in international relations and global […]

Top 10 Things to Know About the Enrollment Process

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 A Message from Edna Jones Miller, Dean of Student Engagement and Partnerships As a Valencia College employee, it’s important that you can answer basic questions about how students can apply, how much the application fee costs and next steps after being accepted, as well as other basic questions that friends, family […]

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research — Miranda Rublaitus

Monday, May 16, 2022 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, […]

Student Profile: Miranda Rublaitus

Friday, May 13, 2022 A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Outgoing Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses When Miranda Rublaitus started at Valencia College at the age of 37, she knew that a place like Valencia would give her all the help she needed, even when she struggled. “I would be […]

Graduate Who Attended Valencia Due to Hurricane Maria...

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 At 21 years old, Ashley Ortiz Rosario was a year away from graduating from University of Puerto Rico’s Rio Piedras Campus, but in September 2017, Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico. She and her family left the island and moved to Central Florida, and Ashley eventually graduated from Valencia College […]

Former Valencia Distinguished Grad Appointed as Visiting...

Monday, May 2, 2022 Former Valencia College 2014 Distinguished Grad Angel Sanchez continues to be an inspiration for all of us. At the age of 16, Angel was sentenced to prison and served 12 years. He obtained his GED behind bars and attended Valencia College as a homeless student. He graduated at the top of his class […]

Valencia Students Visit HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital

Friday, April 15, 2022 A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses On Friday, March 25, 2022, the Poinciana Campus Administration team collaborated with HCA Florida Healthcare to provide a field trip opportunity for Valencia students to visit the HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital. During the field trip, […]