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Featured Colleague: Cathy Campbell Provides Students...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Which of our colleagues has hitchhiked more than 2,000 miles across the U.S., fell down a mine shaft temporarily paralyzing her lower body and held the Olympic Torch? That is Cathy Campbell, workforce data analyst for Career and Workforce Education. When Cathy was 19, she hitchhiked across 22 states, one of those […]

Featured Colleague: Joy Benjamin-Fieulleteau and Her...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Joy Benjamin-Fieulleteau has always selected professions where she’s serving others. Prior to her move to Florida, she worked for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services for 15 years and then the Florida Department of Health in the Bureau of HIV/AIDS for six years, prior to landing a role in […]

Featured Colleague: Lauren Zanders’ Leadership...

By Wendy Jo Moyer As a manager of student services, Lauren Zanders works firsthand to support our students to achieve their goals. Her leadership role in the East Campus Answer Center is a busy one. “I am lucky enough to lead a team of 12 rock-star student services advisors,” Lauren exclaimed. “We aspire to create […]

Featured Colleague: Hilda Berry Provides Service with a S...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Hilda Berry is known on the Osceola Campus as a dedicated employee who gives her all to beautify the campus for our students, employees and community. In her role as a custodian, Hilda goes above and beyond to exhibit our Valencia Values. In fact, Kimberly Foster, faculty, New Student Experience, nominated […]

Featured Colleague: Umu Graham Offers Students a Road to ...

By Wendy Jo Moyer When we think about Valencia’s value of “access,” employees such as Umu Graham come to mind. As an academic advisor for the Bridges to Success (BTS) program, Umu offers a path to a brighter future for our students in this program, which supports them with the post-secondary transition from application to enrollment and […]

Featured Colleague: Sally Leslie’s Diverse...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Originally from London, Sally Leslie, coordinator, employee development, trained as an English and drama teacher at University College London — Institute of Education. She began teaching in some of the toughest schools in South East London and later moved into higher education in the United Kingdom. In 2001, she emigrated to the […]

Featured Colleague: Felita Rivera Provides Access to...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Felita Rivera, student services advisor, describes her role at Valencia as all about helping students have a positive Valencia experience. With the recent devastation that Hurricane Maria caused on Puerto Rico, she has become a member of our Osceola Campus team that is supporting prospective students affected by the hurricanes. In this effort, […]

Featured Colleague: Terry Rafter-Carles Inspires...

By Wendy Jo Moyer Seeing hundreds of her students successfully graduate Valencia and take the next step in their journey through life inspires Terry Rafter-Carles. With a passion for learning, she first joined the College in 2005 and has since held the roles of professor of student success, internship coordinator for the Center for High […]

Featured Colleague: Cassandra Haley’s Passion for...

By Dani Moritz-Long Career Advisor Cassandra Haley believes that God has a divine plan for all of us — a path perfectly suited for our needs, talents and values. In her case, she says God’s plan for her is to make a difference in others’ lives, which makes her role at Valencia the perfect profession. […]

Featured Colleague: Donna Kimmeth’s Passion for...

By Dani Moritz-Long Growing up in Pennsylvania, Donna Kimmeth, now Valencia’s coordinator of deaf and hard of hearing interpretation, always expressed an interest in education — so much so that when she wasn’t spending time in the actual classroom, you could often find her (sometimes forcibly) rallying her neighborhood peers for play-school sessions after class […]