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Tamyia Paul Named 2020 Distinguished Graduate

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 As a senior at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Tamyia Paul toured colleges and universities throughout Central Florida. But on those personal visits, she was left cold. “They felt too big — like I would just be another number,” she said. Her decision proved wise, as Tamyia thrived at Valencia College. […]

Students and Faculty Member Receive Women in Cyber...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Seven Valencia College students and one faculty member were awarded scholarship funds to attend the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference this year. Originally slated to be held in Denver, Colorado, the face-to-face event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Valencia students and faculty […]

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research — Zon Thwin

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, Valencia has become a […]

Honors Student Places Third in Writing Contest

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Professor of Education Jane Maguire accompanied eight East Campus honors students to the Florida Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, which took place from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, 2020. East Campus Honors Student Erin Najarro placed third in the “Writing Contest for Fiction” competition. Her […]

Student Development Kicks Off Campaign to Help Students...

Student leaders at Valencia College have created some tips and suggestions to help other students as the College moves online. Tips cover the importance of staying healthy, establishing a routine, communication with professors and, of course, checking Atlas email. The video will be shared via social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Student […]

Brain Bowl Squad Wins Ninth National Championship

In the mostly male, mostly white world of college quiz bowl, Sheina Senat stands out. Not just because she’s a woman of color — but because she’s captain of Valencia College’s winning quiz bowl team and one of the top community college quiz bowl players in Florida, if not the nation. Valencia College recently hosted […]

Celebrate Women During Women’s History Month Events

Due to COVID-19, all Women’s History Month have been canceled. March is Women’s History Month and is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. This month, Valencia College will host a series of events to honor the occasion. Downtown Campus Women’s History Month Open Mic Night Date: Monday, March 23, 2020 Time: 6 […]

Graphics Student Wins 2020 Local Student Silver ADDY Award

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses   Graphics student Naomi Butler recently won a 2020 Local Student Silver ADDY® Award for Excellence in Creativity and Execution from the American Advertising Federation for her redesign of the website for the Narcotics Anonymous Association. The American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest […]

Osceola Atlas Lab Hosts ‘The Semester...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses   On Thursday, February 20, 2020, 57 students participated in “The Semester Awakens” event hosted by the Osceola Atlas Lab. During the event, students embarked on a journey into our galaxy with a young Jedi named Charli Atlas, and they faced a series of […]

West Campus Welcomes the Valencia Historical Society

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses This past fall semester, we welcomed a new club to the West Campus, the Valencia Historical Society. “This club provides a wonderful opportunity for students, even those not interested in majoring in history, to learn more about historical topics that interest them, to make friends, […]