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Featured Colleague – Dania Suarez

By Laura Dunlap In August of this year, Dania Suarez was introduced and welcomed to the Valencia family as the new executive assistant in the policy and general counsel office. Although she will tell you that she found herself at Valencia by pure luck, Dania did her research before making the decision to apply and  […]

Featured Colleague – Jerry Cochran

By Stephanie McMillen Jerry Cochran is recognized around the college as the “recycling man” at Valencia. In February 2007, he was named Valencia’s first recycling coordinator, and since that time, Jerry has transformed the way we think about conservation both individually and collectively. Working as Valencia’s first recycling coordinator was not Jerry’s only pioneering endeavor. […]

Featured Colleague – Carol Millenson

By Chara Young As the Manager of Continuing Education and Clinical Compliance, Carol Millenson collaboratively develops and manages the delivery of continuing education for a variety of healthcare fields. Located on the West Campus in Valencia’s Nursing and Allied Health Division, Carol also manages clinical compliance operations for students and faculty. Carol came to Valencia […]

Featured Colleague – Amanda Kern

 By Laura Dunlap In 2001, after serving six years in the military, Amanda Kern enrolled as a graphic design student at Valencia – an institution that she knew had a positive reputation in the community. Little did Amanda know that that her decision to attend Valencia would transition into teaching graphic and web design courses […]

Featured Colleague – Patti Riva

By Chara Young Patti Riva is the operations manager of Valencia’s Energy Education program. Serving in this newly created position since July 1, 2011, she has focused on identifying energy conservation opportunities and making adjustments, without compromising comfort. When asked what she likes most about her new role, Patti replied, “I’m learning new details each […]

Featured Colleague – Joan Tiller

By Chara Young Joan Tiller currently serves as Valencia’s Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Planning, and as Dr. Shugart remarked at Academic Assembly, “she’s wonderful, rational, a great listener, a healer.” Joan, who was called from retirement to fill this role, had previously served at Valencia for 26 years before finishing her career […]

Featured Colleague – Falecia Williams

  By Chara Young On May 2, 2011, Falecia Williams was named campus president of Valencia’s West Campus – the first to be hired in that role since the college made the change from provost to campus president. However, this was just one of Falecia’s many firsts. Graduating from Rollins College with a bachelor’s degree […]

Featured Colleague – Elisha Gonzalez

By Stephanie McMillen Elisha Gonzalez is the executive director of Orange County Take Stock in Children for Valencia College. Serving in this role since 2007, she has overseen educational partnerships, community relations, marketing, corporate partnerships and business operations. When asked what she likes most about her job, Gonzalez said, “I enjoy sharing our student, faculty, […]

Featured Colleague – Mary Jane Jones

By Stephanie McMillen Mary Jane Jones has been the proud producer of the Bulletin for the past 11 years. As the college-wide newsletter goes into retirement, she will move on to bigger and better things. While many employees know the Bulletin very well, they may not know much about the voice behind it, which made […]