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October 7 has Become “College Night AND Day!”

A message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses While Tuesday, October 7, 2014, has been marked on our calendars as “College Night,” it might be now more appropriate to call it “College Night and Day!” Thanks to our great partnership with the School District of Osceola County and the Education Foundation of […]

July 2014 Kudos

Valencia Professors Among Top Three Finalists for AFC Technology Commission Excellence in Technology Awards Congratulations to Tanya Bizon, professor of English as a Second Language, East Campus, and Neal Phillips, professor of English, West Campus, who have been selected among the top three finalists for the 2014 Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Technology Commission Excellence […]

Osceola High School Grad to Attend Harvard Medical School

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses Have you heard about the tremendous success achieved by one of our local graduates, Cathy Gutierrez? Gutierrez, a graduate of Osceola High School, will be attending Harvard Medical School this coming fall. After completing her Associate in Arts degree at Valencia one year after […]

Inviting our Future Graduates to Valencia

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses While commencement allows us the opportunity to celebrate our current grads, it also marks a time of intense activity to invite new students to Valencia, including our local high school graduates. On Friday, April 19, 2014, five of our student leaders who have volunteered […]

Osceola Campus Open House – May 1, 2014

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses Please help spread the word — the Osceola Campus will hold its annual Open House event on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. in Building 4. Please encourage your friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances in the community to attend to learn […]

Our Got College? Efforts Are Making a Big Impact

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The phrase “Got College?” in Osceola County now means more than just the idea of increasing our county’s college-going rate; it encompasses specific strategies to encourage students to go to college, which have recently launched with tremendous success! Campus Express Osceola The Celebration Foundation […]

Media Coverage for “Got College?”

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona As a result of the presentation at the State of Education, WFTV Channel 9 covered the story about our “Got College?” efforts and the need to focus attention on increasing the college-going rate in Osceola County. I believe as awareness continues to grow about […]

“Got College?” Valencia Ambassadors Program

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The Valencia Ambassadors Program is being formed as part of the “Got College?” initiative aimed at raising the college-going rate in Osceola County. We need your help to find Valencia students who can capture and communicate to our local students that “college is possible.” […]

Valencia’s Board of Trustees to meet at the Osceola Campus

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Valencia’s Board of Trustees will meet in Osceola 4-105 on Tuesday, July 16, at 8:30 a.m.  The meeting is open to the public; please feel welcome to attend if you are interested in observing a meeting of our governing board. Notable on the […]

“Got College?” Results and Task Force Meeting

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Over the last few months, we have been working with the Education Foundation of Osceola County and the School District of Osceola County to identify the barriers that prevent high school graduates from attending college.  On April 30, more than 150 community leaders […]