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Your Help is Needed; Spring 2018 No Show Reporting Periods

A Message from Edwin Sanchez Velez, Director, Records/Graduation Each semester, professors must report those students who do not show up to their classes, as mandated by Valencia policy Academic Progress, Course Attendance and Grades, and Withdrawals (6Hx28:4-07). Please help us stay compliant by doing the following: Verify your roaster every class period; Report “No Show” students; Take attendance […]

Information Sessions on New Bachelor’s Degree...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Valencia College’s new Bachelor of Applied Science in business and organizational leadership is designed to provide access to a bachelor’s degree for students who have earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in any discipline. The degree aims to help […]

Encourage a Student to Apply to be the 2018...

The Valencia Foundation needs your help to identify the 2018 Mary S. Collier Distinguished Graduate. This student will serve as the keynote speaker for our commencement ceremonies. We know from experience that many of our eligible students are too humble to see themselves in this role, so please encourage eligible, praiseworthy students to apply today by providing them with […]

Bridges to Success Hosts Event for Students to Show Off...

By Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success Valencia College’s Bridges to Success (BTS) program held its first annual BTS Talent Café on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to offer a platform for our students to show off their talents and skills. This was the first of such an event for the program, and it was created with […]

Valencia Hospitality Society Members Gain Special Event...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses One of the best ways to learn is through firsthand experience and, fortunately, Valencia provides many service learning opportunities that benefit our students as well as our community. Recently, for example, the Valencia Hospitality Society volunteered for the Taste of Dr. Phillips event, which was […]

Title III Pathways Grant Successfully Enhances Student Ex...

Five years ago, Valencia was one of 14 colleges and universities nationwide awarded the five-year, $1,884,810 Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant, which was designed to help educational institutions like Valencia build innovative solutions to better serve students along the pathway from enrollment to graduation and beyond. Five years later, the grant has […]

Expanding Advising Services and Enhancing Learning Support

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses You may have noticed the back of the Learning Center (Building 3, Room 100) is currently under construction. Approximately 3,000 square feet of the building is being remodeled to make room for our growing student services team. Once completed, the Bridges to Success […]

Black Advisory Committee Honors Ten Outstanding Students...

The Black Advisory Committee (BAC) honored 10 students on Friday, December 1, 2017, during the Annual Incentive Awards ceremony, the BAC’s signature event held at Valencia since 1976. Nominated by BAC members or Valencia faculty and staff, this annual award is granted to students who have persevered in spite of immense challenges, such as overcoming poverty or […]

Lake Nona Students Visit Dali Museum

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses A group of students from the Lake Nona Campus enjoyed a recent trip to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. On the bus trip back to Lake Nona, one student commented, “I’ve never done anything like this before and it was so […]

Osceola Students Learn from UCF Small Business...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) from the University of Central Florida (UCF) visited with students in the ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) and Entrepreneurship Clubs at the Osceola Campus. The SBDC at UCF assists entrepreneurs in every area of the […]