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Our Plans for the 2017 Fall Open House

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses will host our Fall Open House, formerly known as College Night. Rather than hosting a traditional college fair during the evening as we have done in years past, we will showcase what […]

Applying Problem-based Learning in the Classroom

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses  As Valencia faculty members work to improve the teaching and learning process with their students, a popular buzz word that often comes up is authenticity. One method for achieving an authentic practice is project-based learning (PBL), which is similar to problem-based learning. Simply, students apply […]

Getting to Know Learning Support

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Did you know that the number one reason students visit Learning Support areas on our campuses is because a faculty member told them about the help they can receive? The learning support teams at Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses are dedicated to […]

Valencia Counselors are Here to Help Your Students

Have you noticed students struggling with life challenges? Are your students confused or overwhelmed by the demands of life and college? Valencia has an initiative to help. The Green Bag Campaign is an initiative developed by Valencia’s faculty counselors that encourages students to engage in building coping skills and success strategies as it relates to […]

Nominate a Student for the 2017 Black Advisory Committee...

Some of our students face unimaginable challenges every day, like 2016 Black Advisory Committee Incentive Award winners Chanika Charles, who was abandoned by both of her parents at a young age and was forced to financially support her younger siblings, and Issac Thomas, who, although blind, has the vision, determination and intellect to take him anywhere […]

Sign up for the West Campus Fitness Challenge

By Ron Owens, Teaching Lab Supervisor, and Lauren Sykes, Professor, Criminal Justice Technology The Summer 2017 Valencia College West Campus #GetFit Fitness Challenge was a big success, and we are ramping it up for the fall term. The winning team for the summer #GetFit challenge was Team 10K. This team had accumulated more than 5 million steps […]

Making a Difference in Our Community: Thank You to the...

Recipients of Valencia Scholarships Each year, the Valencia Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to make college accessible to any student with a thirst for learning and the will to succeed. What many don’t realize, however, is that awarding these scholarships is a monumental effort. This summer, for example, the Valencia Scholarship Committee combed through more […]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – which serves as an annual reminder to honor the history, cultures and contributions of those with Hispanic heritage. This year, the celebration is being held Friday, September 15 through Sunday, October 15, 2017, and several of our campuses are hosting events in observance of the month. West […]

Federal Work Study Students and Hurricane Irma Closure

A Message from Daniel Barkowitz, Assistant Vice President, Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs I hope you and your family are recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. I have great news for our federal work study students. Due to a recent change, federal work study students will be paid for any hours that would have been worked […]

Hurricane Irma and Class Assignments

A Message from Susan Ledlow, Vice President, Academic Affairs and Planning As Hurricane Irma approaches, I feel lucky to be taking refuge with good friends (and eating all the food from our refrigerators and freezers before the power goes out!). I hope you and your loved ones are also weathering the storm safely. Due to […]