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Be Prepared for Hurricane Isaias

Friday, July 31, 2020 A Message from Paul Rooney, Assistant Vice President, Operations Valencia is monitoring Hurricane Isaias, which strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane late Thursday. As of 2 p.m. today, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was centered about 245 miles southeast of Nassau. It was moving at 16 mph, […]

Are You Ready for the 2020 Hurricane Season?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Monday, June 1, 2020, marked the start of hurricane season. Hurricanes not only affect coastal communities, but can also have significant impact hundreds of miles inland. It only takes one to change your life and your community. As hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria remind us, it is not just major hurricanes […]

Update on the West Campus Incident

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Yesterday, Wednesday, October 23, 2019, the West Campus was shut down in response to a report of a potential active shooter threat. Valencia College’s Campus Safety and Security team and our Orlando Police Department (OPD) partners reacted swiftly to address the report. Upon receiving information […]

Sen. Rick Scott Hosting Hurricane Preparedness...

This hurricane season, Sen. Rick Scott is urging all Floridians to take the time to make sure that their families and businesses are prepared for storms. In an effort to bring together federal, state, local and private-sector partners to discuss hurricane preparedness and recovery, Sen. Scott announced last week that he will hold a Hurricane […]

Hurricane Season is Coming; Are You Ready?

While this year’s hurricane season officially starts Saturday, June 1, 2019, our first 2019 subtropical storm, Andrea, is already behind us. There’s a lot you can do now to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season and avoid the last-minute rush to grocery or home-improvement stores by developing a plan, knowing your risk, preparing financially […]

Tornado Preparation: What You Need to Know

Tornadoes can strike Central Florida at any time of the year, so it’s important that you’re prepared. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or radar shows rotation that indicates a tornado. When a warning is issued, the information is relayed to the College community via a Valencia Alert to your […]

Help Those Affected by Hurricane Michael Through the...

In recent years, from the Pulse nightclub to Hurricane Irma, Central Florida has experienced some major uproot. Fortunately, our brothers and sisters near and far rallied behind us. But now, after Hurricane Michael, families in the Florida Panhandle could use the same love from us. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City and Chipola College […]

Displaced by Maria: The Cruz Family

With Hurricane Michael and the Florida Panhandle on our minds, we know too well how a storm can so quickly cause havoc and uproot lives. Just a little over a year ago, on Thursday, September 20, 2017, it was a similar story in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria devastated islands like Puerto Rico, causing many to […]

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season (And a Sales Tax Holid...

Are you ready for the 2018 hurricane season, which starts Friday, June 1, 2018? There’s a lot you can do now to get ready and avoid the last-minute rush to grocery or home-improvement stores by developing a plan, knowing your risk, preparing financially and staying informed. Hurricanes not only affect coastal communities, but can also […]

West Campus Arts and Humanities Raises Funds for...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Kudos to the Arts and Humanities department for raising $560 toward hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico. On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Humanities professor Joanna Nazario Grzechowiak led a student-initiated bake sale to raise funds. Most of the goods, including flagship Puerto Rican flag cupcakes, were homemade […]