Friday, August 20, 2021
A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses
Three Osceola Campus professors were chosen as the Valencia College Foundation Category II Endowed Chair Distinguished Scholars for the 2021-22 academic year.
- Christy Cheney, professor, student life skills, was chosen as the Raymer F. Maguire Jr. Endowed Chair in Communications — $3,500.
- Tim Grogan, professor, biology, was chosen as the Ira Vinson Henderson Chair in Nursing and, Allied Health — $10,200.
- Lauren Thomas, professor, mathematics, was chosen as the Harry J. and E. Mary Hobbs Teaching Chair in Nursing — $32,500.
The Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership program has been established to recognize and promote academic excellence at Valencia College. The program honors outstanding members of the Valencia teaching faculty and provides resources needed for advancement of instruction at Valencia.
Learning Leadership Chairs have been established in two categories. Category I awards are awarded to faculty to fund a proposed learning experience that supports the mission, vision and values of Valencia College and has a connection to student learning. Category II awards provide funding for projects that enhance learning-centered activities and/or foster professional development departmentally, collegewide, within a discipline, or within the Central Florida community.