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Juneteenth and Black Music Month Celebrations Bring...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 The Valencia African Heritage Committee did not allow the pandemic and campus closures to stop the celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Month this June. Hosted along with the West Campus Black History Committee and multiple student clubs, this year’s celebration took place through quarantine-style Zoom celebrations that kept people dancing and tapping […]

Join VAHC Friday Night for the Valencia’s Got...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Date: Friday, June 26, 2020 Time: 7 – 8 p.m. Location: Zoom Get ready for the final evening of quarantine-style fun as the Valencia African Heritage Committee closes the celebration of Black Music Month with a talent showcase of Valencia students. The Valencia’s Got Talent! Show, with co-hosts Professor of Criminal Justice Technology […]

Juneteenth — A Special Celebration

A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President and Danielle McKinnon, Academic Division Coordinator and Valencia African Heritage Committee Chair Today marks a special celebration in the life of our country and our college. Juneteenth, a term that combines the month of June and the Nineteenth day of the month, is widely celebrated as an […]

Commemorating Juneteenth

Friday, June 19, 2020 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the liberation of enslaved African Americans. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth recognizes the significance of June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger publicly read orders in Galveston, […]

Join VAHC Friday Night for a Tribute to Gospel, Blues...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Date: Friday, June 19, 2020 Time: 7 – 7:45 p.m. Location: Zoom Get ready for another night of quarantine-style fun as the Valencia African Heritage Committee hosts the Black Music Month and Juneteenth Music Series this Friday, June 19, 2020. The third event in the four-week, Friday-night series is a tribute to […]

Join VAHC Friday Night for Live Hip-hop, Rap, Afrobeat...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Date: Friday, June 12, 2020 Time: 7 – 7:45 p.m. Location: Zoom Get ready for another night of quarantine-style fun as the Valencia African Heritage Committee hosts the Black Music Month and Juneteenth Music Series this Friday, June 12, 2020. The second event in the four-week, Friday-night series is a tribute to […]

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research — Harun Al-Ansari

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Valencia College has developed an undergraduate research initiative — based on nationally recognized models — that expands opportunities for students to partner meaningfully with faculty members to pursue a specific course of research. As most community colleges only offer undergraduate research as a very small boutique opportunity for a few students, […]

Join VAHC Friday Night for Live Virtual R&B, Jazz...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 Time: 7 – 7:45 p.m. Location: Zoom Get ready for a night of quarantine-style fun as the Valencia African Heritage Committee launches the Black Music Month and Juneteenth Music Series this Friday, June 5, 2020. The first in the four-week Friday-night series is a tribute to R&B, […]

VAHC Invites You to Join the Black Music Month and...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Valencia College will celebrate Black Music Month and Juneteenth with a music series, to be held every Friday evening during June. Organized by the Valencia African Heritage Committee (VAHC), all events will feature live tributes to important music genres, including R&B, neosoul and jazz; hip-hop, rap and Afrobeat; a special Juneteenth […]

Events Commemorate Juneteenth and How It Continues to...

Wells Built Museum in Downtown Orlando A Message from Danielle McKinnon, Academic Division Coordinator and Valencia African Heritage Committee Chair This month, Valencia joins the nation in observing a significant time in history that changed the lives of millions – Juneteenth 2018. On June 19, 1865, the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, arrived at Galveston, […]