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Valencia Receives LSAMP Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) Grant

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The National Science Foundation has notified Valencia that we are one of five applicants recommended for funding as part of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridges to Baccalaureate Alliances (B2B) competition. We applied as the lead college in collaboration with […]

2013 Phi Theta Kappa Awards and Recognition

By Keith Malmos, PTK Advisor and Biology Professor Top: Hallmark Vice Presidents. Bottom left & right: Dr. Stacey Johnson presenting the 2013 All USA Community College Academic Team Award. Bottom middle: PTK President and Vice President Alpha Gamma Omega, Valencia’s East Campus Chapter of the National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), achieved five star […]

Spring 2013 Learning Support Retreat – Students...

The learning support division on East Campus is developing a habit of listening to students, so much so that the dean of learning support, Leonard Bass, has decided to invite students to the annual division retreats. At the inaugural Learning Support Conversation with Students that took place on May 20, 2013, a number of good […]

Faculty, Staff to Wear Lapel Pin for ‘Giving Opportunity’...

You may soon see your colleagues wearing a new piece of Valencia flair: the gold Valencia Foundation lapel pin. This lapel pin is given in appreciation of those faculty and staff members who are “Giving Opportunity” to Valencia students through payroll contributions to the Valencia Foundation. Employees who contribute by payroll deduction can select which […]

Lessons Learned in Kindergarten

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona A group of Valencia employees (Valerie Burks, Jenni Campbell, Celeste Henry, Melissa Pedone, Landon Shephard, and I) visited Kissimmee Elementary School on Thursday, May 30 with Junior Achievement to teach the “JA in a Day” curriculum to kindergarten classes. I sincerely believe that […]

Reflections from Muncie, Indiana

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona I had the privilege of being invited to serve as a guest lecturer last week at Ball State University’s Community College Leadership Seminar for doctoral students. I sincerely enjoyed my interaction with the students, and it served as a powerful reminder of the […]

Meet the Osceola New Student Orientation and Atlas...

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona New Student Orientation At Valencia, it is mandatory for all degree-seeking students to participate in an orientation session before registering for their first term. During orientation, students are introduced to Valencia’s policies and procedures, and important deadlines and college resources, including the LifeMap […]

Results of the Osceola Table Tennis Tournament

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The Osceola Intramural Department hosted its first Table Tennis Tournament on Tuesday, May 14. Over 30 competitors turned up to compete in the two-bracket tournament format. Students, faculty, and staff from both Valencia and the University of Central Florida (UCF) participated in the […]

Volunteers Needed for 2013/14 Scholarship Application Review

The Valencia Foundation Needs You! The Valencia Foundation is in search of volunteers to serve on a committee that will review applications and select qualified, deserving students to receive scholarship funding for the 2013/14 academic year. As a volunteer on this committee, you will be asked to compare individual donor and scholarship requirements to student […]

Osceola Open House an Outstanding Success

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Even the torrential rain couldn’t dampen the excitement that our future students feel about the Osceola Campus. More than 585 people attended the Osceola Campus Open House on Thursday, May 2, including 249 potential new students. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about […]