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Cookie Challenge and Rogue Scholars Concert Results

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona On Friday, December 6, 2013, the Osceola Campus hosted the “Great Cookie Challenge” to raise money for a campus service event in April 2014, in which we will package 25,000 meals for families in need. Participants in the challenge voted, with their spare change, […]

On Giving Thanks …

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The Thanksgiving holiday provides a time for us to reflect on all for which we are thankful. I am particularly thankful for the opportunity to work at Valencia with such an amazing group of faculty, staff and students. It is truly a blessing to […]

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 […]

Making Connections: Take a Professor to Lunch

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The Office of Student Development is very pleased to sponsor Take a Faculty Member to Lunch program. This program is designed to encourage students and faculty to have conversations outside of the classroom, engaging around topics of academic interests, future studies and general life experiences. […]

August 2013 Kudos

Week of August 11th – 17th Congratulations to Vilma Miller Flores, who has Completed her CBMI Certification Congratulations to Vilma Miller Flores, budget specialist at the Downtown Center, for obtaining her certificate of completion with the College Business Management Institute (CBMI). Vilma has been in the program for three years, participating in 28 hours of instruction […]

Invitation to Participate in Redesign of SLS1122

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona All faculty are invited to participate in a Faculty Development program to redesign Valencia’s Student Success course (SLS 1122). Faculty who are interested can participate in a Faculty Development program focused on curriculum development and submit two lesson plans that will be used […]

September 11 Memorial Events

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona On Monday we will begin the process of installing 2,977 flags at the Osceola Campus, one for each person who was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. There are many opportunities to volunteer: Monday, August 26 – 5:00pm-sunset – flagpole […]

Emergency Preparedness Updates & Self-Defense Workshop

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Faculty, thanks for your participation in our emergency preparedness discussion at Welcome Back. While it’s not a topic any one of us wants to discuss, it is important to prepare as best we can for potential emergencies. Staff, we will engage the conversation […]

Here We Go!

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Our students will be back in full force on Monday, and the Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses will be abuzz. We have so much to celebrate this year, including an engaged group of student leaders and SGA officers, a new class of REACH […]

A Note About Nametags

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Many of you know that at the Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses, we have a tradition of staffing the hallways during the first week of classes to assist students who might not be sure of the location of their classroom. Please make an […]