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Math Fair a Success

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses More than 500 students attended the Osceola Math Fair on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The math fair supports students enrolled in developmental mathematics by encouraging them to review for final exams by doing fun and engaging math activities with a casino twist. Students […]

Physics and Engineering Students Find Inspiration and...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses In an effort to introduce Valencia physics students to like-minded peers and physics professionals, Professor of Physics Irina Struganova took five students to Silicon Valley for the 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon). Held Wednesday, November 2 – Saturday, November 5, 2016, the conference served as […]

Born to Dance: The Orlando Sentinel Features a Valencia...

Valencia dance student Matthew-Tyler Nelson hasn’t led an easy life. With an absentee father, he became the man of the house early on and his dreams of becoming a professional dancer were met with contempt from his mother, who firmly believed in the family’s Jamaican tradition of conforming to strict gender roles. But, as Valencia […]

Summer STEM Paid Research Opportunities

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses As a result of an emerging collaboration on several grants with the University of Florida (UF), UF is reserving at least 10 spots in a paid summer undergraduate research program specifically for Valencia students. Please help share this amazing opportunity with our STEM […]

Encourage a Student to Apply to be the 2017...

Like in past years, the Valencia Foundation needs your help to identify the 2017 Mary S. Collier Distinguished Graduate. This student will receive a $2,000 award and serve as the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremonies. We know from experience that many of our eligible students are too humble to see themselves in this role, […]

Students Discuss the Death Penalty During Criminal...

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses The Criminal Justice Speaker Series kicked off for the Criminal Justice and Paralegal programs on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, on the East Campus. Valencia was privileged to have Volusia County Public Defender James Purdy and attorney Nancy Ryan, an appellate division chief of the Seventh […]

Local Doctor Speaks About Research-Based Careers

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses Undergraduate research was a recent topic of interest as the East Campus Student Research Community hosted guest speaker Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Phillip Wood on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Phillip spoke about research studies and research-based careers while also sharing stories about his work […]

The True Meaning of Service Learning in our Community

Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. Professor of Psychology Tony Philcox, who recently implemented a service learning program at the Coalition for the Homeless for his developmental psychology class, shares his experience below. […]

Internship and Workforce Services Helps Students Plan...

A Message from Kerry Fleming, Coordinator, Internship and Workforce Services The Internship and Workforce Services Office, along with Professors of New Student Experience (NSE) Carla McKnight and Dina El Musa, hosted an Employer Internship Panel for NSE Students on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the East Campus. The purpose of the panel was to discuss what […]

NBC Today’s Al Roker and Food Network’s Chef...

Valencia was in for a real treat this morning when NBC Today’s Al Roker and Food Network’s Chef Sunny Anderson gave culinary student Sasha Sincic the surprise of her life. Thanks to her sister’s nomination, Sasha joined the famous duo for a chance to cook one of her favorite culinary delights on live TV — […]