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Valencia Wins National Award for Outstanding STEM Education

Valencia College’s Network Engineering Technology program has been named a winner of the inaugural Siemens-Aspen Community College STEM Award by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) and the Siemens Foundation. Valencia College will receive an award of $50,000 as one of eight community college programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), recognized for […]

O’Dang! Valencia Grad Brings Hummus Creations to the Mass...

A lot of us have gone through the misery of having our wisdom teeth pulled. Some bounce back faster than others. But you could probably count on one hand the number of people who have dreamed up a multi-million-dollar idea while recovering from the painful extraction. Valencia graduate Jesse Wolfe is one of the few. […]

New Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses In Partnership with the West Orange Foundation, there is a new scholarship opportunity this year, The Danniel J. Petro and Voight Foundation Scholarships. The scholarship fund, administered by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, was established to make it possible for eligible students from local high […]

Valencia Teaches Students That College is Possible;...

By La’Tasha Graham, Assistant Director, Transitions Planning As part of West Campus’ Valencia Is Possible initiative — our effort to reach out into the community to show area K-12 students and their parents that Valencia is a great pathway to a college degree that is achievable, practical and affordable — Transitions Planning recently hosted several Valencia Is Possible […]

West Campus #GetFit Challenge Announces Winners

By Ron Owens, Teaching Lab Supervisor, and Lauren Sykes, Professor, Criminal Justice Technology In October 2017, West Campus conducted the #GetFit Challenge, which was open to all students, faculty and staff. During the challenge, which lasted nine weeks, participants had the option to record their weight, body fat percentage and waist circumference at the beginning […]

Teacher Education Program Celebrates Achievements

More than 150 Valencia education students, their families, friends, education faculty and administrators from Orange County Public Schools celebrated The Teacher Education Program (TEP) Fall 2017 semester achievements at the “TEP Hall of Fame: Recognizing our Future Teacher Leaders Awards Celebration,” on Thursday, December 7, 2017, in the Performing Arts Center. Over 75 certificates of achievement […]

Service Learning Project Focuses on Homelessness

Students in a Developmental Psychology class led by Professor of Psychology Tony Philcox were recently celebrated for their service learning projects during a Student Research Community program in December. The course required five hours of work at the Coalition for the Homeless and assisted students in putting theory into practice while giving back to the community. During […]

Valencia Students Wowed at Jazz Convention

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses Two Valencia students and Adjunct Professor of Music Michelle Mailhot, recently attended the annual Jazz Education Network convention in Dallas, Texas. The event, held from Wednesday, January 3 to Saturday, January 6, 2018, allowed Michelle to perform with colleagues from the Berklee Conservatory of Music as well […]

Valencia’s YouthBuild Program Helps Transform Lives

Valencia is in the business of transforming lives and inspiring individuals to excellence, and like many of our programs, YouthBuild is an excellent example of how we’re making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth, ages 16-24, who never thought they could be Valencia students. The program started on Osceola Campus in July 2017 […]

Donate Your Gently Used Professional Attire to...

A Message from Michelle Terrell, Director, Work-based Learning The Internship and Workforce Services Office, in partnership with the Alumni Association and the Career Centers, is preparing to host the annual Spring Job Fair on West Campus, Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The job fair will be open to all Valencia […]