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Featured Colleague — Kera Coyer

By Dani Moritz-Long Throughout middle school and high school, many of Kera Coyer’s peers dreaded conjugating verbs in Spanish class and, while learning French, grudgingly — and often unsuccessfully — attempting to comprehend French audio tracks beyond the familiar “bonjour” greeting. Kera, on the other hand, didn’t mind it. In fact, she found that, through […]

Success of West Campus IDH Students Exemplifies Purpose...

Left to right: Students Bridget Frost and Maria Serrano A message from Falecia Williams, President, West Campus In the past year, the Seneff Honors College flagship course track — known as the Interdisciplinary Studies track (IDH) — has undergone major revisions to the curriculum and staff. IDH has been transformed from a chronological exploration of […]

East Campus Seneff Honors Students on the Move

A message from Stacey Johnson, President, East & Winter Park Campuses The East Campus Seneff Honors College Resource Center moved to the Rotunda area of the first floor of Building 4. The new location, directly in front of the Academic Success Center, is open to all current honors students and includes desks, computers and comfortable […]

Winter Park Campus’ Global Studies Program Welcomes...

A message from Stacey Johnson, President, East & Winter Park Campuses Global Studies is alive and well on the Winter Park Campus as faculty, staff and students welcomed Valencia’s sister college, Koning Willem I College (KWIC) from the Netherlands, in February 2016. The Seneff Honors College Global Studies Program, based on the Winter Park Campus, teaches […]

Encourage Students to Apply for the Seneff Honors College

A Message from Cheryl Robinson, Director, Honors Program Do you know of a student looking to get more out of his or her college experience — someone eager to go above and beyond by forging connections with peers and faculty, participating in campus events, volunteering in the community and even traveling abroad? If you do, please […]

Book and a Bite

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, our Honors and REACH programs hosted their annual “Book and a Bite” event, which is the culminating event for a common read shared between our REACH and Honors students. This year our REACH and Honors students read “We Are Americans: […]

Humor and Creative Problem-Solving Presented at Winter Park

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East & Winter Park Campuses The importance of humor in creative problem-solving was the focus for a presentation funded by the Freeda Foreman Endowed Chair in Collaborative and Creative Problem-Solving. Winter Park Professor of Reading Jean Marie Fuhrman welcomed Harry van der Schans from Koning Willem I College, Netherlands, to […]

Cheryl Robinson Named Honors Director

A Message from Karen Borglum, Assistant Vice President, Curriculum and Assessment As you know, we conducted a search for a new honors director. A special thank you to the interview committee, 35 students, faculty and staff who attended the forum and the 32 signs-ins to the streaming video. Your feedback guided our decision in the […]

Osceola Campus to Pack 25,000 Meals for Local Families...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses Thanks to the big hearts and amazing fundraising efforts of our REACH and Seneff Honors College students, members of our Student Government Association and Valencia Volunteers, the Rogue Scholars and the Valencia Foundation, we have almost reached our goal of raising $5,500 to pack […]

Philanthropy Panel

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Last week, our students in the Honors and REACH programs heard from local philanthropic leaders, including Meredith Bekemeyer from Ronald McDonald House Charities; Pete Edwards, district governor for Rotary; Gloria Niec, executive director of the Celebration Foundation; and Ruth Bowling from Florida Hospital SHARES […]