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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 […]

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research — Amber Heinig

Monday, August 10, 2020 Valencia College has developed an undergraduate research initiative — based on nationally recognized models — that expands opportunities for students to partner meaningfully with faculty members to pursue a specific course of research. As most community colleges only offer undergraduate research as a very small boutique opportunity for a few students, […]

SGA to Host Listening Sessions for Students

Tuesday August 4, 2020 The Student Government Association will host a series of listening sessions that will offer students a space to ask questions about the fall term; challenges they are facing with registration and enrollment; and concerns they may have with either face-to-face and/or online course participation. Additionally, College leadership, division and department leaders, faculty, staff […]

West Region Student Development Has Busy Summer

Thursday, July 9, 2020 A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses The West Region Student Development Team has been hard at work keeping students engaged since the College transitioned to remote learning. Some virtual activities students have participated in include a “West Campus Feud” series, which ends Thursday, July 9, 2020. The […]

New Student Experience CARE Coaches Provide Support

Thursday, July 2, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Valencia’s Learning Support team has continued throughout our transition to online learning to support students with many East Campus-based services promoting student success, including the CARE+ Program, which provides students with holistic support both inside and outside the classroom. […]

What Do You Do? Pandemic Edition

Friday, June 26, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses As you know, the search for a new campus president for our region was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. I am pleased that Melissa Pedone, interim executive dean, Osceola Campus, will remain in that role for another year. […]

Let’s Talk about Fall!

Friday, June 26, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Please join your colleagues on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 1 — 2 p.m. for a Zoom discussion focused on Getting Ready for Fall, hosted by Osceola Campus Mathematics Professor Al Groccia. This is an opportunity for interested faculty and staff from […]

CareerSource Central Florida Now Open by Appointment

Friday, June 26, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, overall, in May Florida’s jobless rate stood at 14.5%. However, our local area is faring worse. The counties with the four highest unemployment rates are all in Central Florida: Osceola County has a […]

The 2020 Commencement Recast Launches Sunday

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Valencia College’s 2020 Commencement Recast will be available for viewing on the Graduation webpage and on Valencia’s YouTube channel beginning this Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 9 a.m. Student feedback and planning involvement helped to create this redesigned, online ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments in a more meaningful way. As part of the celebration, each graduate received […]