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Virtual Advising Center Now Available to Students

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 The Virtual Advising Center opened Monday, June 1, 2020, providing Valencia College with an opportunity to offer students a personalized advising experience in an online environment via Zoom. This video conferencing option allows the College to replicate an in-person advising experience, said Evelyn Lora Santos, campus director, advising. “We are excited to […]

LifeMap 2.0 Advising Model Published in ‘Academic...

A recently published book, “Academic Advising in the Community College,” by renowned educator Terry O’Banion, included a chapter on Valencia College’s developmental advising model and discussed the history, design principles and success of LifeMap 2.0. A chapter titled, “Life Map 2.0: The Evolution of a Developmental Advising Model at Valencia College,” was co-written by Ed Holmes, interim dean […]

Meet the East Campus Advising Team

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses The career program advisors at Valencia College’s East Campus have a genuine interest in helping students meet their academic and career goals. They value the importance of developing a personal connection with students and providing holistic advising. The team also has a strong partnership […]

Introducing Our East Campus Advising Team

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses  When students come to the Advising Center on East Campus, they often want to know what classes to take next semester or need a friendly face to help set them on their career path. These dedicated and knowledgeable academic advisors provide developmental advising, which […]

Advising Happy Hour

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Please encourage students to attend the Osceola Campus Advising Happy Hour, hosted by Atlas and our Wellness Ambassadors, on Wednesday, October 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Building 4 Courtyard.  It will be a great way for students to get a […]

Featured Colleague – Tanisha Castor

By Laura Knight Tanisha Castor, coordinator of career program advising at Osceola Campus, has a lot of wisdom  – both personal and professional – to impart on the students she helps. Some ways that she has been able to share her knowledge with students have included being a Learning in Community (LinC) success coach and […]

Meet the Osceola Advising Center Team

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The Advising Center is currently located in Building 2, Room 140. Advising staff and counselors provide developmental advising including life, career and educational planning, interpretation of assessments, strategies to address academic difficulties, programs to develop student success skills, preparation for university transfer, and […]

Featured Colleague – Chaz Davis

By Stephanie McMillen Charles “Chaz” Davis, Jr. serves as the West Campus program advisor for the Bachelor of Science degree program in computer and electrical engineering technology (BSECET), one of Valencia’s articulated pre-majors for engineering and architecture students. “Mr. Davis has been instrumental in getting many students on the right pathway for transfer to the […]

Top 10 Things to Know to Better Serve Students

Prepared by the Student Affairs Department Students can face many hurdles when they begin their college careers and may not even know what questions to ask. We all want to respond to students in need. This article is designed to help Valencia faculty and staff find the right answers at just the right time! Florida […]