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Behind the Scenes of Commencement 2018

If you’ve ever attended commencement, you know this day of celebration and new beginnings appears to run effortlessly — from the processions of students dressed in caps and gowns, the student handshakes with Valencia leaders and the District Board of Trustees, to announcing some 1,500 names correctly as our graduates cross the stage. But, creating a […]

Father, Mother and Son to Graduate Together at 2018 Comme...

Graduation is usually a family affair, but not in the way it was for the Desliens family during Valencia’s recent commencement ceremonies. Instead of cheering him on from the sidelines, like most parents, Donll Desliens’ mother and father, Mirielle and Georges Desliens, cheered as fellow graduates. Read their story on the Valencia News Site…

Valencia Graduates Defy the Odds

Statistics, Distinguished Graduate Jehojada Merilan explained, can be disheartening, even debilitating. They can cast shadows on our dreams, muster doubts about our futures. But, he continued, statistics do not define us — as evidenced by Valencia’s 2018 graduating class who, like Jehojada, celebrated commencement on Sunday, May 6, 2018. On the contrary, these graduates — the young […]

Commencement RSVP and Regalia

A Message from Kim Sepich, Vice President, Student Affairs Valencia’s 49th Annual Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018, in the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida Orlando Campus (12777 Gemini Blvd North, Orlando, FL 32816). Commencement times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Attendance is required for all tenured and […]

Commencement 2017 Celebrates Perseverance and Dedication

By Dani Moritz-Long “We are all different. We come from different places around the world, speak different languages and possess different beliefs and ideas, and, yet, we’re all here under one roof with the same common goal in mind,” Valencia’s 2017 Distinguished Graduate Rula Khalaf said to the commencement audience. “It doesn’t matter where you come […]

Faculty Governance Update, March 2017

From left to right: First row: Neal Phillips, Collegewide Faculty Association president, Kari Makepeace, coordinator, academic planning and support; Al Groccia, Faculty Council vice president Second row: Jeremy Bassetti, at-large representative, East Campus Assembly; Anna Saintil, vice president, East Campus Assembly; LaVonda Walker, at-large representative, Lake Nona Campus Assembly; Third row: Laura Sessions, president, Lake […]

2017 Commencement Announcement for Faculty and Staff

Valencia’s commencement will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the CFE Arena on the University of Central Florida’s main campus. Like last year, two ceremonies will be held — one at 10 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. Attendance at one of the ceremonies is required for all administrators, tenured and tenure-track professors, […]

Commencement 2016; A Celebration of Graduates …...

“It’s never too late!” “She believed she could, so she did.” These statements are examples of what two of the more than 1,500 students declared on their decked-out graduation caps at the Mother’s Day 47th Annual Valencia College Commencement at the University of Central Florida CFE Arena on Sunday, May 8, 2016. This year, due to […]

Please Note Revised Arrival Times for Commencement, May...

A letter sent to employees participating in Valencia’s 47th Annual Commencement on Sunday, May 8, 2016, stated an incorrect arrival time. Please note that faculty, professional staff and administrators, participating in the commencement ceremony, should arrive at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida at 8:45 a.m. (for the morning ceremony) or 12:45 p.m. (for the afternoon ceremony).  […]

Rental Regalia Available for Pick-Up Starting April 25,...

Faculty and staff members who ordered rental regalia for Commencement may pick it up Monday, April 25 – Friday, April 29, 2016, at the locations listed below. As a reminder, Valencia’s 47th Annual Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida (12777 Gemini Blvd […]