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Lake Nona’s Impact on “Got College?”

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses While “Got College?” is an effort to increase the college-going rate in Osceola County, our Lake Nona Campus, located in Orange County, has played a significant role in providing access to higher education for students located in the eastern region of Valencia’s service […]

Got College? Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018 Time: 7:30 – 9 a.m. Location: Osceola County School for the Arts (3151 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee) On Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Osceola County School for the Arts, our community […]

Valencia One of Four State Colleges to Win 2017 Best...

Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega announced Valencia College as a winner of the Chancellor’s Best Practices Award. Chancellor Pumariega recognized Valencia for its “Got College?” initiative, which was spearheaded by Kathleen Plinske, president of Valencia’s Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses. Read more on the Valencia news site…

Got College? Recognized with Chancellor’s Best Practice A...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses I’d like to give a special shout out to those of you who have been involved in our “Got College?” work over the last several years. To everyone who has helped host one of our “Mock College” days for our elementary, middle and […]

Osceola County State of Education

Left to right: Superintendent Luciano and Kathleen Plinske A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, more than 500 community leaders attended the Education Foundation of Osceola County’s annual “State of Education” event. I appreciated the opportunity to present a brief update about Valencia’s partnership with the […]

Opportunity to Partner with Central Avenue Elementary School

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses We will once again partner with our friends at Central Avenue Elementary School this year. Central Avenue is located about two miles west of the Osceola Campus and faces significant challenges. The mobility rate is 65 percent, meaning that only 35 percent of the […]

Valencia Ambassadors Showcase Their Efforts

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses Our Valencia Ambassadors had the opportunity to showcase their efforts at Valencia’s District Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Our Valencia Ambassadors participate in our Got College? efforts by visiting local high school classrooms to share their experiences with students considering the […]

Got College? Has Gone Global!

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses Employees and community members often share with me that they’ve seen someone wearing a Got College? shirt somewhere out in the community. I’ve heard comments like, “I saw a student wearing one of those Got College? shirts at Wawa!” or “The students must really […]

Valencia Student Efforts Making Headlines

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses Many of you have heard about Alex Castro, one of our outstanding REACH alumni and current student leader. Alex makes the commute to the Osceola Campus each day from her home in Poinciana. A reporter from the Orlando Sentinel documented her daily commute and […]

They’re In! A Sneak Preview of Our Future Students

A message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses While we’re wrapping up the fall 2014 semester, it’s not too early for our future students to think about fall 2015! As a part of our “Got College?” efforts, Osceola County high schools are keeping track of the number of high school seniors who […]