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Congratulations on a Successful Call Campaign

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Valencia College’s unprecedented “We’re in this Together” campaign concluded Friday, May 1, 2020, with employees making an impressive 35,882 calls to students in a little more than one month. “The campaign was an extremely effective way for us to connect with our amazing students during this challenging time,” said Joe Sarrubbo, dean of students, […]

Embedding Industry Credentials Into Degree Programs...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 For years, Malone Drakes Jr. worked and raised his children, but the desire to complete his education and learn about the world kept nagging him. So, at 49 years old and with both children out of college, he enrolled at Valencia College to pursue his dream. In May, Malone, who currently […]

East and Winter Park Campuses Host Awards Ceremonies for ...

Thursday, June 4, 2020 With the close of the Spring 2020 term, both East and Winter Park Campuses have hosted virtual awards ceremonies to celebrate the term’s and our students’ successes. East Campus East Campus Student Development hosted its first Virtual Awards Ceremony from Wednesday, April 29 – Friday, May 1, 2020, by celebrating the […]

Virtual Advising Center Now Available to Students

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 The Virtual Advising Center opened Monday, June 1, 2020, providing Valencia College with an opportunity to offer students a personalized advising experience in an online environment via Zoom. This video conferencing option allows the College to replicate an in-person advising experience, said Evelyn Lora Santos, campus director, advising. “We are excited to […]

Student Works Behind-the-Scenes on COVID-19 Testing

Tuesday, June 2, 2020  From the moment Naia Kasik walks through the doors of Applied Ingenuity Diagnostics, she knows exactly what she has to do as she comes face-to-face with the COVID-19 virus. She puts on her personal protective equipment, her lab coat, glasses, gloves and an N-95 mask before she sits down to begin […]

Melonie Sexton and Her Students Take Charge to Represent...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses After reading a statistic showing that fewer than 25% of children’s books printed in 2018 featured a main character of color, Melonie Sexton, professor,  psychology, was shocked to learn of such a huge diversity gap in children’s literature (to put it in perspective, animals were featured in 27% of […]

Virtual Labs Serve Students Within the Engineering,...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses The Engineering, Computer Programming, and Technology division at West Campus has met the challenge of remote laboratory access by providing an online pathway to connect students and instructors with on-campus laboratory resources via Microsoft Teams. Each academic discipline has its own […]

Get Ready to Participate in Commencement – Sunday,...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Calling all faculty! Get ready to celebrate your students — Valencia College graduates — this Sunday, May 3, 2020, for the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony. We are counting down to the 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration and ask that you participate in helping to recognize this milestone accomplishment of our students. The celebration […]

Criminal Justice Experiential Learning Program Awards...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Two years after the Criminal Justice Experiential Learning program was launched, Valencia College leaders reported its resounding success, with 53 students currently declared in the program. The program is unique because it is limited to incumbent workers in corrections and law enforcement. What is different about the program is that it […]

Student Leaders Create Weekly Newsletter to Engage with S...

Friday, April 24, 2020  A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses  Our student leaders are working hard to continue to engage our students even while on-campus events can’t take place. Under the leadership of Nelson Sepulveda, director student development, they have begun a weekly newsletter full of information and resources; please […]