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Student-Led PJI Workshop Embraces Civility in Difficult C...

By Dani Moritz-Long Between unrelenting social media battles and increasingly uncomfortable dinner conversations with that uncle who always takes it too far, surviving today’s political climate without inciting a verbal (or physical) brawl can seem like an impossibility. Consequently, too many of us avoid engaging in difficult conversations altogether — leaning on avoidance and apathy […]

Who’s Who: Valencia Celebrity Graduates Edition

We all know that Valencia has accomplished some amazing things and produced phenomenal graduates in our 50-year history, but did you know that we’ve also educated famous alumni? From ’90s boy band icons to community leaders, Valencia’s legacy of famous graduates is rather impressive. Get the scoop about what celebrities attended Valencia College by viewing […]

Hospitality Students Walk Over 30 Miles During Visit to C...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses On Friday, May 19, 2017, Nelson Placa, professor, hospitality management, traveled to Chicago with nine students to attend the National Restaurant Association Show. The National Restaurant Association Show is a four-day event, held at the McCormick Place Convention Center. This event showcases food […]

East Campus Fourth Annual Research Symposium A Huge Success

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses The fourth annual Valencia East Campus Research Symposium was held on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The symposium featured a number of student undergraduate research projects from across the College and served as a venue for students to present their research to a broad audience. A […]

Winter Park Campus Celebrates Fantastic Students

Left photo, left to right: Leslie Telisma, student and 2016-2017 SGA president; Terri Daniels, executive dean, Winter Park Campus Right photo, left to right: Sierra Collins, student; Jennifer Mezquita, director, alumni engagement and annual giving; and Leslie Telisma, student A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses The Winter Park Campus hosted […]

Valencia Students Work Alongside NASA Scientists and Engi...

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses East Campus Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) students participated in a NASA program during the 2016-17 academic year. Valencia Students Jessica Borrero and Angel Troncoso Garcia were selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Program in December 2016, […]

It’s Time to Report No Show Students

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 the summer schedule is currently underway, please note the No Show Reporting deadlines for the following summer terms: Full Term One, First Six Week and Eight Week Courses: Thursday, May 25, […]

Police Officers Honored During Pulse Recognition Ceremony

As gunfire broke out in the Pulse nightclub in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, police officers immediately responded to calls for help. Risking their lives, they ran into the chaos desperate to disarm the shooter, free those trapped inside the building and protect those who were wounded. Unfortunately, they couldn’t save […]

Making a Difference in Our Community: Realizing Dreams...

By Dani Moritz-Long Whenever I hear people claim that their high school days were the best days of their life, I find it increasingly difficult to hold back my laughter (and, sometimes, an eye roll.) While I do credit high school for the foundation of some incredible friendships, personal development and the commencement of my […]

Students Showcase Their Undergraduate Research at...

As part of the proposal that was approved during the Learning Leadership Council last May, more than 65 faculty, students and community members gathered for the First Annual Valencia College Undergraduate Research Poster Showcase on Friday, April 21, 2017. The showcase followed the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridges-to-Baccalaureate scholars end-of-semester presentations and […]