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Featured Colleague: Shareece Moore Scripts Success for St...

Monday, October 17, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe If there’s one thing Shareece Moore wants to be known for, it’s taking the drama out of student financial aid. “In my role, I am not a gate keeper. We are gate openers. We are here to help students follow dreams one by one,” she says. Shareece serves […]

Featured Colleague: Chereese Hadley Applies Herself To...

Monday, October 10, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Chereese Hadley describes herself as a quiet person who doesn’t talk a lot. But the impact she has on the work of the College is loud and clear. Chereese serves as a team lead admissions specialist. Maybe you’re not sure what that is? She’s happy to let you […]

Featured Colleague: Adriana Pearlman Helps Students...

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Adriana Pearlman enjoys helping students figure out one of life’s greatest mysteries, how to pay for college. “I like to think of my role as a piece in a large puzzle that is post-secondary education,” she says. “A student’s educational journey can sometimes be difficult to piece together, […]

Featured Colleague: Damika Sanders Launches STEM...

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe If you put a pencil in Damika Sanders’ hand, she can do a lot of things. “I can draw. I’m pretty good at still life, animals and drawing hands,” she says. “Hands are unique and expressive, simple looking, yet challenging.” But this project director for the Louis Stokes Alliance […]

Featured Colleague: Dan DeRosa Puts the ‘Fun’ in...

Monday, September 12, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe Dan DeRosa is a huge fan of mysteries. When he’s not digging into the latest works of John Grisham, Tom Clancy or John Sandford, he’s helping students uncover the intricacies of math. Dan serves Valencia College as the instructional lab supervisor in the Math Depot at the Osceola […]

Featured Colleague: Arlette Rivera Finds Opportunities...

Friday, August 26, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe When Arlette Rivera landed a job at Valencia College in 2004 as a staff assistant in the East Campus Career Center, she had no way of knowing she was walking into an entirely new life. If you ask her, though, she’ll tell you she’s really glad to be […]

Featured Colleague: Makendy Jacob Plays a Starring Role...

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 By Jennifer Keefe As we all know, Valencia College prides itself in finding top-notch talent to help the sometimes impossible become possible for our students. But for Makendy Jacob, student services advisor for the Downtown Campus, life is all about using his skills to create that kind of magic, both on and […]

Featured Colleague: Valencia College Empowered Anna...

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 By Wendy Jo Moyer If it weren’t for a friend who led her to Valencia College, Anna Castillo may not be the same person she is today. When she was in high school, that friend encouraged her to join him at a Valencia College presentation. And now, seven years later, she owes her […]

Featured Colleague: Daryl Davis Carved a Path from Hoops...

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 By Claudia Zequeira As assistant vice president of analytics and reporting, Daryl Davis is responsible for the development and implementation of Valencia College’s data and analytics strategy. But who could guess that Daryl’s path to the College would begin with basketball? “My first career was to play professional basketball,” said Daryl, […]

Featured Colleague: Rebekah Lane Makes Space for...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 By Claudia Zequeira She has spent her life acting, performing and directing, but Rebekah Lane also has an eye for “the big picture” within Valencia College’s School of Arts and Entertainment (SAE). As SAE professor and director, Rebekah has played a pivotal role as connector of multiple departments spanning 10 academic […]