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It’s Time for Nominations for the Mary Jane McKinnon...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Student Development needs your assistance in identifying outstanding students who have excelled above all expectations in academics and student life on Osceola Campus. We are looking to honor a student with the Mary Jane McKinnon Student of the Year Award at our Student […]

Former Valencia Professor Inspires 13-Year-Old Dual...

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.”  — Morihei Ueshiba This was undeniably true for Justus Frazier, who transformed failure into success at Valencia College. A former Valencia mathematics professor, Justus, now known as Sensei Frazier, faced a defining moment when he was assigned a College Algebra six-week summer course. Already […]

New LYNX Bus Stop Opens February 17

A Message from Jose Fernandez, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Planning/Real Estate Development In January, we communicated that the West Campus LYNX bus stop would be relocating. I am happy to share that the move to the new location is nearly complete — we’re just applying the finishing touches. Starting Sunday, February 17, 2019, at 12:01 a.m., […]

Catch-up Crew: A New Way to Socialize

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses The Catch-up Crew is a new, social initiative involving a collaboration between the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD) and the counselors on Osceola Campus. It is a social group designed to be inclusive for all students with various disabilities who are looking […]

YouthBuild Program Awarded a Second, Three-year Grant

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses You have read about the success of our YouthBuild program, and I am thrilled to let you know that Valencia College has been awarded a second Department of Labor YouthBuild grant of $1.1 million. This second award is great news, because we will not have a […]

Valencia College Student Named American Chemical Society...

Left to right: Professor of Chemistry Laura Sessions, Student Zon Thwin and Professor of Chemistry Vasudha Sharma A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses Once again, Valencia College made its presence known at the American Chemical Society Orlando Section Annual Awards event on Saturday, December 1, 2018. East Campus chemistry student Zon Thwin […]

You’re Invited to the Minority Male Symposium

As part of our commitment to ensure student success, engagement and retention, Valencia College Counselors will sponsor our first annual Minority Male Symposium on Monday, February 25 through Thursday, February 28, 2019, on East, Osceola and West Campuses. The Symposium is designed to address the ever-increasing problem of declining college enrollment of minority males, allow […]

Students Graduate from Accelerated Skills Training Program

Our Accelerated Skills Training Programs (AST) celebrated 78 students during a graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the East Campus Performing Arts Center. These students completed advanced manufacturing training in electronic board assembly, CNC machining, mechatronics and welding. During the ceremony, representatives from Bluegrass Educational Technologies awarded a scholarship gift to the Mechatronics program. “This […]

First Place in Collegewide Undergraduate Research...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Congratulations to Osceola Campus student Faith Sauber for receiving first place in the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Research Showcase. Under the guidance of her faculty mentor Professor of Biology Dheeraj Verma, Faith’s research centered on the comparison of mitochondrial genomes of economically important land […]

Nominate a Student for the 2019 Black Advisory Committee...

A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources Some of our students face unimaginable challenges every day, like 2017 Black Advisory Committee Incentive Award winner Tor’rea Cross, who returned to Valencia after eight years in the Army and 25 years away from school. Not only was she raising a family, but she was suffering from […]