July 2018 Kudos

Week of July 22 – 28 , 2018

John DiDonna Earns Seminole County Artist of the Year Award

Kudos to John DiDonna, professor of theater and program chair/artistic director of Valencia College Theater, for being named Seminole County’s artist of the year by county commissioners.

In an Orlando Sentinel article, John said, “This was a surprise and an honor. I’ve been living in Sanford for over 20 years now, and it was only in the past couple of years that I started realizing what a rich diversity of art we have right here in Seminole County. … I am thankful for the community and cultural environment to be able to do this.”

Read the Orlando Sentinel story by clicking here. John was also recognized in the September/October 2018 issue of Orlando Arts Magazine for this honor.

Week of July 15 – 21 , 2018

Orlando Magazine Recognizes Sandy Shugart and Falecia Williams

Left to right: Sandy Shugart and Falecia Williams

Congratulations to Valencia College President Sandy Shugart for being named one of Orlando Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People 2018 in the Education category. He was featured along with Barbara Jenkins, Orange County Public Schools superintendent, and Dale Whittaker, president of the University of Central Florida. To read more and see the full list of Orlando’s 50 Most Powerful People, visit Orlando Magazine.

In addition, kudos to Falecia Williams, president, West and Downtown Campuses, for being named Orlando Magazine’s 15 to Watch. She received this recognition with Thad Seymour, University of Central Florida vice president for partnerships and chief innovation officer, for leading the establishment of UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown. Click here to read more in Orlando Magazine.

1 Comment

  • Karen said:

    This is amazing! Congratulations, Sandy and Falecia! What an honor! I am so proud to not only have graduated from Valencia, but to work here as well because of great leadership.

    AMWed, 18 Jul 2018 07:54:21 +0000Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:54:21 +0000am18,7:54 am

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