A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses
Congratulations to New Student Experience Faculty and Social Entrepreneurship Coordinator Jerrid Kalakay for being recognized as the 2018 Engaged Scholarship Faculty Member, at the Florida Campus Compact Awards Gala in Miami on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Jerrid was selected for his contributions to the integration of service and community-based learning into the curriculum, which is part of his education philosophy and instructional pedagogy. He is the first Valencia College faculty member to win this award in the past 10 years.
As Jerrid received his award, Ralph Rogers, provost and executive vice present for academic affairs at Nova Southeastern University, shared with the audience, “Jerrid Kalakay is focused on the creation of a more just and equitable world; he believes that his number one responsibility is to prepare students to be engaged citizens and positive actors who will tackle the social and environmental issues we are facing.”
Jerrid shared, “I am honored to have been recognized from such a worthy pool of candidates for the award of the Florida State College System’s 2018 Engaged Faculty Member and feel privileged to teach at an institution that embraces its role as a leader in creating better tomorrows for our students and communities.”