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Rising to the Challenge: Software Students Create...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Learn about how three computer programming students came up with a tool to help Central Florida residents keep track of COVID-19 cases in their community. Specifically, the trio created a website where Orange County residents could find regular updates on the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the county, as well as […]

Available for Students: Workshop Wednesdays from the...

Friday, September 4, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., the collegewide Career Center hosts interactive Workshop Wednesday Zoom sessions on topics related to career development with a focus on career exploration strategies and employment readiness. These free, virtual sessions are open […]

Good Morning, Valencia!

Monday, August 31, 2020 Our Student Development team has launched a brand new podcast — you guessed it — Good Morning Valencia. The podcast, created by students, for students, is designed to share the latest news from the College and unite students while the majority are taking online classes. The podcast, hosted by students Amanda Jean […]

Valencia Alumnus Achieves Local Fame as ASL Interpreter

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Alumnus Jonathan Sanchez — who works as an interpreter relations manager for Kissimmee-based ASL Services — has become quite the local celebrity for his role as an ASL interpreter during Orange County Government news conferences. Jonathan earned his Associate in Arts at Valencia College before continuing his education at Gallaudet University. “Since March 2020, Orange County […]

Cultural Event Opportunities for Students This Fall

Friday, August 21, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses The Osceola Campus Humanities department, in collaboration with Student Development, is sponsoring a varied lineup of amazing online cultural event opportunities for the Fall 2020 semester. Please click here for a calendar of events, which you can share with your students. […]

Student Starts Business With the Help of West Campus Prof...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Opening a business and managing successfully are quite the challenge, but for some with entrepreneurial blood coursing through their veins, those challenges can be overcome with a little help from their friends. This certainly became true of Alicia Barazarte, a Valencia College alumna who, in 2017, opened a food restaurant — Wonderland’s […]

Bridges Students Complete Virtual Summer Program and...

By Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success It’s safe to say that the Bridges to Success (BTS) program went through a series of “firsts” this past summer term. From virtually finalizing the acceptance process for the incoming cohort, to facilitating a fully virtual summer program for our freshmen, as accustomed as the BTS team is to working […]

An Update on Our International Students During the Pandemic

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 A Message from Lisa Eli, Assistant Vice President, Global and Continuing Education This pandemic has hit all of us hard, including international students. However, our international students have proven to be quite resilient, and with strong support from our leadership and administration, most international students continued studying at Valencia through the spring […]

Honors Student Serves Valencia and Holocaust Center Remotely

Thursday, August 13, 2020 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Honors student Joao De Mendonca Salim has not let the pandemic stop him from giving back to the Valencia community. Joao completed 95 hours of service learning over the summer while working remotely from Brazil. Joao, an international student studying at Valencia, returned to Brazil […]

For Students Who Struggle With Course Work, Tutors are...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 With our transition to online learning and student services, unfortunately, the number of students utilizing tutoring has decreased. Our online tutors are ready to support our students’ needs and provide the same level of assistance virtually as was provided through traditional, face-to-face tutoring. For example, Learning Assistant I Natalie Donis brings her experience as […]