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Invasive Vegetation Removal Planned for Osceola Campus

Friday, November 19, 2021 A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Plans to eliminate the invasive vegetation on the west side of Osceola Campus were approved by the South Florida Water Management District office. In order to maintain the long-term health and functionality of the wetlands […]

West Campus Grounds Update — August 2019

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Throughout the upcoming fall semester, West Campus will undergo several large grounds improvement projects. Most of these improvements will focus on Lake Pamela and the Special Events Center (SEC). Lake Pamela The Grounds department has contracted with a local service provider to remove approximately 350 […]

The Valencia Family Supports Cancer Awareness Through...

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses Unfortunately, nearly all of us have been touched by cancer. Some of us may even have supported loved ones during their battles with cancer. Others among us, like our own Michelle Foster, East Campus dean, academic affairs, have been diagnosed themselves. And while the weight […]

West Campus Shrubs Rejuvenating for Spring Beauty

A Message from David Gennaro, Managing Director, Grounds We’ve all seen shrubs that look like a bunch of sticks with no leaves, even here on West Campus. There are many reasons for this, but it may just be that these seemingly abandoned plants are actually in the process of rejuvenation. This “rejuvenating” — or “hard” […]

Bringing Back Color into East Campus

A message from Stacey Johnson, President, East & Winter Park Campuses The East Campus Operations team, under the leadership of David Gennaro, managing director, grounds, who is responsible for all Valencia campuses, has been working hard to create a sustainable approach to making the campus aesthetically appealing. “I understand the importance of keeping our campus attractive since 62 percent of high […]

April is Lawn and Garden Month; What Are Those Yellow...

By David Gennaro, Managing Director, Grounds Have you noticed the spectacular, golden yellow or pink trees in bloom around town and on East and West Campuses? The trees that have caught your eye are probably the Tabebuia (pronounced Tab-bay-boo-ya) trees. Say that three times fast. They are fast-growing, medium-sized, tropical, deciduous trees that display their […]