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Bridges to Success Hosts Fall 2021 Bash for Students

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 By Ray Kennard, Academic Advisor, Bridges Following the success of our Spring 2021 Bash, the Bridges to Success (BTS) program decided to make this celebration a semester tradition. Our Fall 2021 Bash was special because it was the first time we had seen all of our students in person since the […]

Bridges to Success Hosts Spring Bash for Students

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 By Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success While the Bridges to Success (BTS) program typically wraps up each semester with a campus seminar, given the year our students experienced, we decided to close out the Spring 2021 term on a much more celebratory note and hosted our first virtual Spring Bash session. On […]

Partnership between Bridges to Success and Osceola High...

Friday, February 19, 2021 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Part-time Professor of English Manuel Hernández, who also teaches at Osceola High School (OHS), provided me with an update about the OHS Coming to America (CTA) club and the impact of current Valencia students reaching back to high school […]

Encourage Students to Apply for Bridges to Success

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 A Message From Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success The Bridges to Success (BTS) program is looking forward to ushering in the 2021 student cohort this coming summer, and the application window opened on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The program, which provides in-state, full tuition to students from diverse populations, is […]

Bridges Students Complete Virtual Summer Program and...

By Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success It’s safe to say that the Bridges to Success (BTS) program went through a series of “firsts” this past summer term. From virtually finalizing the acceptance process for the incoming cohort, to facilitating a fully virtual summer program for our freshmen, as accustomed as the BTS team is to working […]

Bridges to Success Hosts Second Night of Distinction

Valencia College’s Bridges to Success (BTS) program held its second Night of Distinction Award Ceremony on Thursday, November 7, 2019, on the West Campus. This event recognized individuals, including former Bridges scholars, for their accomplishments in their career fields and significant contributions to their community. Award honorees included: For Public Service/Law Enforcement, Jerry Demings, Orange County mayor, […]

Bridges to Success Students Celebrated at Crème de la...

By Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success The Bridges to Success (BTS) program closed out the academic year with a final event on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the West Campus Special Events Center. This has been a banner year for the program, so it was only fitting that the final affair was the BTS Crème […]

Diversifying STEM Through the LSAMP Program: an Inside...

Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a program designed to help diversify the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. By participating in this program as the lead institute in the Central Florida STEM Alliance, Valencia College has worked diligently to increase the successful transfer of […]

Bridges to Success Hosts First Night of Distinction...

By Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success Valencia College’s Bridges to Success (BTS) program held its First Night of Distinction Award Ceremony on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This event was held to recognize and honor BTS alumni, individuals with outstanding contributions to their communities who continue blazing the trail in their respective career fields of education, workforce […]

Bridges to Success Scholars Attend Circle of Change...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Bridges to Success (BTS) scholars participated in the ninth annual Circle of Change Leadership (COCL) Conference, which was held at California State University, from Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2, 2018. Director of BTS Tanisha Carter and Academic Advisor Umu Graham — were in attendance along with five BTS scholars. The […]