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Metallica Scholar Forges a New Path in Welding

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Check out this heartwarming story that WFTV Eyewitness News 9 did on Metallica Scholar Emma-Lynn Ponds, a formerly homeless student whose family fled domestic violence. Emma-Lynn is now forging a new path in our welding program at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center. Watch her story here.

SPS Aids Local Law Enforcement Agencies with Police...

Monday, October 5, 2020 Valencia College’s Criminal Justice Institute at the School of Public Safety (SPS) was recently featured in a News 6 report about how law enforcement agencies in Central Florida are responding to calls for reform. “In November 2019, the Orange/Osceola Police Chief’s Association approached me and asked if we could provide both […]

Rudy Darden Participates in Channel 9 Conversation on...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Professor of English Rudy Darden represented Valencia’s Peace and Justice Institute during “A Conversation on Race in Central Florida” on Channel 9 on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The live, one-hour special brought together a diverse panel of Central Florida elected officials, law enforcement officers, civil rights attorneys, activists and religious leaders for a […]

Channel 9 Features our Rooftop Greenhouse and...

WFTV Channel 9 recently featured Green Sky Growers by Valencia College, an urban aquaponic system that showcases how to grow local, fresh produce and fish. Based in Downtown Winter Garden, the state-of-the art rooftop greenhouse demonstrates production methods using fish tanks and hydroponic towers to grow rows of lettuce and herb varieties. It also serves […]

Sandy Shugart Discusses Costs of Student Debt in...

Valencia College President Sandy Shugart was recently featured in a three-part interview with Spectrum News 13. Among the topics of discussion were the costs of college and student debt. Host Allison Walker Torres interviewed Sandy, elected officials and the leader of a statewide collaborative focused on increasing college completion. During the interview, which focused on […]

Central Florida STEM Alliance Featured in Education Publi...

Left to right: Laura Blasi, Polk State College’s John Fynn, Kassy Holmes and Eda Davis-Lowe Valencia College staff members were recently featured in two education publications for their positive, impactful work surrounding underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A recent issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a magazine focusing on […]

Valencia Grad Angel Sanchez Continues to Break Barriers

From prison to honors college, Valencia College graduate Angel Sanchez has worked his way through challenging moments in his life to reach a level of academic success during his time at Valencia and continues to do so today as he pursues a law degree. Now, five years after graduating from Valencia College at the top […]