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Featured Colleague: Marty Csercsevits Returns to...

By Dani Moritz-Long When Creative Director Marty Csercsevits, a Valencia grad who has been a part of the Valencia family professionally since 2012, packed up his office to take on new adventures, he knew he’d miss the College. He just didn’t quite realize how much. That’s why after 18 months of serving the Dr. Phillips […]

Featured Colleague: Christine Tomeo Embraces Diversity...

By Dani Moritz-Long Orlando born and raised, one of Coordinator of Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards Christine Tomeo’s favorite things about Valencia — and Central Florida in general — is the diversity she can experience right here in her home city. A melting pot of people from all different backgrounds and with unique experiences, Christine admires Orlando’s […]

Recognize Your Colleagues in a Meaningful Way

Do you know someone who embodies one of Valencia’s Values (learning, people, diversity, access or integrity), who has been an employee for one year or more? The featured colleague column in The Juice — your weekly electronic newsletter emailed collegewide each Tuesday — is your chance to provide well-deserved recognition in a meaningful way. Consider these few questions: What Valencia Value […]

Featured Colleague: Margaux Pratt Paves Pathways to...

By Dani Moritz-Long Resume writing and job searching and interview practice, oh my! These are the kinds of seemingly frightening tasks on many students’ to-do lists as they embark on their own personal roads to success. Fortunately, to help students overcome these necessary obstacles, they can pay a visit to the Career Center — where […]

Featured Colleague: Danielle Silver Travels the World,...

By Dani Moritz-Long A world-traveler, New Student Orientation Coordinator Danielle Silver has found herself in an array of eye-opening, cultural experiences. From finding herself a minority in a room to not speaking the native language and surrendering her equality in places that deem women inferior to men, she’s been on incredible, life-changing journeys. These experiences […]

Featured Colleague: Kourtney Baldwin’s Cancer Survival

By Dani Moritz-Long Something was wrong; she knew something was wrong. Her body was telling her. Her heart was telling her. Her family was telling her. Her general practitioner, however, was not. After months of complaining of various abdominal and digestive issues, Kourtney Baldwin’s doctor continued to assure her she was fine — diagnosing her with Colitis, a […]

Featured Colleague: Christopher Garner-Quintero Enjoys...

By Dani Moritz-Long When Assistant Director of Advising Christopher Garner-Quintero commenced his career at Valencia, he fully expected his elation with his new job to eventually fade. After all, that’s normal isn’t it — to have the new job excitement fade to routine? Well, for Christopher, it’s been nearly two years and his enthusiasm hasn’t waned. “The […]

Featured Colleague: He Shoots, He Scores! David Novalis...

By Dani Moritz-Long Mothers are the source of many great ideas, but Accounts Receivable Specialist David Novalis’ mother likely had no clue that her idea to trade cleats for skates in an effort to evade Florida heat would one day result in her son’s rise to roller hockey fame. And, yet, that’s exactly what happened. […]

Featured Colleague: Eda Davis-Lowe Helps Students...

By Dani Moritz-Long “At Valencia, one envisions the else.” It’s a simply-put, but visionary statement that encapsulates STEM Programs Director Eda Davis-Lowe’s work at the College. Undoubtedly, it’s a fitting summary of Eda’s relentless mission to support students in their quest to discover, learn and achieve as they seek excellence in their personal, professional and academic […]

Featured Colleague: Ariel Hernandez’s Work...

By Dani Moritz-Long $134,264.28. That’s how much Community College Initiative (CCI) Program participants have contributed to the local economy by completing 5,438 hours of community service hours in the past two years. In large part, this contribution is thanks to Ariel Hernandez, CCI program director. Describing his role, Ariel said, “I serve as the program director […]