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Deadline Approaching for Students to Take Advantage of...

It is important for our students to step out of the classroom for some valuable, hands-on experience in the workforce. Consequently, Valencia’s Education for Sustainability Office is expanding the scope of education for our students by increasing students’ civic engagement, while improving livability in our community, through summer internships and service learning opportunities. The City of Orlando’s […]

Project SALSA Visits University of Florida

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Our Strengthening Agricultural and Life Sciences through Articulation (SALSA) project provided Valencia students the opportunity to explore a variety of programs at the University of Florida (UF) this semester. One group toured UF’s main campus in Gainesville and got an in-depth look at the Food […]

Valencia College Announces PJI Ambassador Program for Stu...

An ambassador program — called Sowing Peace, Growing Peace Through Service — is an initiative created by the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) and Paul Chapman, professor, humanities. The program idea came from Penny Villegas, who is considered the mother of Peace Studies at Valencia College, a PJI Advisory Council member and founding member of PJI. Penny […]

Jehojada Merilan Named 2018 Distinguished Graduate

Earlier this year, we asked for your help to identify the Mary S. Collier Distinguished Graduate for 2018. We are happy to announce the winner this year is Jehojada Merilan, a first-generation American. When Jehojada’s parents came to the United States from Haiti, they wanted only one thing — a chance at a better life. […]

Student Employees’ Contributions Recognized

Valencia recognized work study employees for their hard work and dedication during the second annual Work Study Appreciation Events. Institutional, federal, and Veterans Affairs work study employees were invited to the events held on the East, West and Osceola Campuses during National Student Employment Appreciation Week, Monday, April 9 – Friday, April 13, 2018. Students […]

LifeMap 2.0 — Our Valencia Family has Grown

Front row, left to right: Erica Atterbury, Jessica Wooldridge, Alyssa Foxson, Swannie Gonzalez, Alex Torres-Hernandez, Lyndsey Durning, Natasha Maurice, Jennifer Zelek, Sara Thompson and Christopher Walters Back row, left to right: Hernando Otero, Samantha Ramos, Dan Smith, Steve Thorne, Christin Saro, Shari Hamilton and Nicole Burchette Not pictured: Chauntel Copeland, Chelsea Zern, Saige Liparulo, Sara […]

First Poinciana Subject Fair a Success

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses With help from their colleagues at the Osceola Campus, The Plaza tutoring center at Poinciana Campus held its inaugural Subject Fair on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This interdisciplinary event engaged students in activities that highlighted the unexpected links between sports and academic subjects. Students participated […]

Project Created to Connect Shared Veteran Experiences...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Humanities Professors Sean Lake and Julie Montione created a project to connect shared veteran experiences through classical humanities texts. This semester, they began teaching on West Campus HUM 2220 Humanities: Greek and Roman through a veteran lens, as well as the elective HUM 2930 Dialogues on the Experiences of War. […]

Humanities Students Bring History and Culture to Life

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses As is tradition for the Humanities department, students enrolled in Professor of Humanities and Senior Teaching Fellow John Scolaro’s Introduction to Humanities, 20th Century Humanities and Renaissance and Baroque Humanities courses recently participated in a creative project that demonstrated their newly-acquired knowledge. The project invited students […]

Valencia Students Participate in Undergraduate Research C...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses On Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018, Professor of Biology Nalini Odapalli led 10 of her undergraduate research students on a trip that few of our science students get to take. Nalini and her students joined more than 700 students from colleges and universities throughout […]