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Reflections from Muncie, Indiana

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona I had the privilege of being invited to serve as a guest lecturer last week at Ball State University’s Community College Leadership Seminar for doctoral students. I sincerely enjoyed my interaction with the students, and it served as a powerful reminder of the […]

East Campus Strengthens DirectConnect Partnership

East Campus has strengthened its DirectConnect partnership with its first annual Students Early Exploration (S.E.E.) UCF event on February 1, 2013. The event was a collaboration between Valencia’s learning support and student development offices and the transfer and transitions services office at UCF. Students who enrolled in the Student Life Skills (SLS1122) course at Valencia were hosted […]

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 […]

Valencia Recognized for Accelerating Latino Student Success

Valencia was recently selected as the 2012 Example of Excelencia honoree at the associate level for our work to accelerate Latino student success in higher education through the DirectConnect program. Examples of Excelencia is a data-driven initiative that recognizes programs and departments with evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success at the associate, baccalaureate, […]

New Study Finds Valencia Boosts Local Economy by $1...

A Press Release from Valencia’s Marketing and Strategic Communications Department Orlando, FL – At a time when Florida’s unemployment rate is 9.4 percent and public funding for higher education is being cut, a new study finds that Valencia College boosts the economy of Orange and Osceola counties by $1.05 billion a year. The study, conducted […]