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March 2015 Kudos

Week of March 22- 28, 2015 Procurement Staff’s Superb Efforts Result in Escalator Rebate for Valencia The procurement department would like to recognize and thank Diane Fahr, director of financial services, and Josh Grossman, accounts payable coordinator, for their outstanding customer service. Diane and Josh have consistently made sure that the timing of payments to […]

Internships/Work-Study Students Assist with Built...

By Andrew Ray, Professor, Building Construction Technology and Pat Lynch, Instructional Assistant, Sr. In addition to students completing traditional-format internships with local construction companies and manufacturers, the Division of Engineering, Computer Programming and Technology (ECPT) has enjoyed great success over the last two years with the services and support of interns and work-study students. Patricia […]

Help Select Deserving Students for Valencia Foundation Sc...

The Valencia Foundation is in search of faculty and staff to volunteer to review scholarship applications and select qualifying and deserving students for the 2015-16 academic year. Volunteers will be asked to review individual donor and scholarship requirements and select the best-fit candidate to receive a financial award. The review process will begin on Monday, April […]

Osceola’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Earns Regional Honors

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses Our Alpha Phi Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa took home a Distinguished Chapter Award at the Florida Regional Convention, which took place Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Recipients of the Distinguished Chapter Award are recognized as […]

STEM Students Benefit from East Campus and Colonial High...

Right: Dean of Social Sciences and Physical Education Divisions Lee Thomas, East Campus, and Colonial High Principal John Prince display a partnership certificate. A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East & Winter Park Campuses Valencia teacher education students are getting first-hand experience in high school classrooms just around the corner at Colonial High School. Students […]

Orlando Magic Youth Fund, McCormick Foundation to...

Left to right: Elisha Gonzalez, director of community affairs, and Robert Utsey, Take Stock in Children Advisory Council and senior vice president with Skanska Valencia’s Take Stock in Children mentoring program received $50,000 to help disadvantaged and at-risk youth succeed in school and go on to college. Take Stock was one of 21 local charities […]

Student Recipients of IME Becas Scholarship Recognized

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses On Thursday, February 26, 2015, students who received an IME Becas Scholarship were recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Osceola Student Government Association and sponsored by the Valencia Foundation. This year, the Mexican Consulate of Orlando contributed $25,000 to the Valencia Foundation via the […]

Meals of Hope Progress

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses Our students have been hard at work raising funds to support the Osceola Campus Meals of Hope project, in which we will package 25,000 meals for families in need on Friday, April 17, 2015. This week, our incredible students in the REACH program and the […]

Commencement 2015 to be Held at New Location and Time

Valencia’s 46th Annual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at a new location: the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida, and at a new time. The processional will begin at 6:40 p.m., and the ceremony will start at 7 p.m. The Commencement Committee reviewed several new locations in order […]

Valencia Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty Sponsors ...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West Campus The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) student organization sponsored a debate on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, between Professor of Economics Jack Chambless and Professor of Biology Graeme Lindbeck. The professors debated the topic, “Is Capitalism Evil?” The debate, moderated by Political Science Professor Scott Crosby, provided an […]