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In Search of Faculty/Staff Sponsors for ALPFA

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The Osceola Campus holds the honor of being home to the first community college chapter of ALPFA, the largest Latino association for business professionals and students.  ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills, and has more […]

First One

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona You may have heard that the Valencia Foundation has launched a First One campaign to raise $100,000 for scholarships for first generation students.  As a first generation student myself who benefited from an undergraduate scholarship, this initiative is near and dear to my […]

Medical Pipeline Coming to Valencia

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona On Thursday, July 18, a group of rising high school juniors will come to Valencia to learn about a variety of careers in the medical field and how a degree or coursework in math, science and technology would help them prepare for their […]

Valencia’s Board of Trustees to meet at the Osceola Campus

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Valencia’s Board of Trustees will meet in Osceola 4-105 on Tuesday, July 16, at 8:30 a.m.  The meeting is open to the public; please feel welcome to attend if you are interested in observing a meeting of our governing board. Notable on the […]

“Got College?” Results and Task Force Meeting

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Over the last few months, we have been working with the Education Foundation of Osceola County and the School District of Osceola County to identify the barriers that prevent high school graduates from attending college.  On April 30, more than 150 community leaders […]

Governor Scott Visits Lake Nona Campus

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Governor Rick Scott visited the Lake Nona Campus on Monday, June 24, to sign Senate Bill 1036 that will allow children in foster care to receive benefits until the age of 21.  Many of our students were thrilled to have the chance to […]

Osceola Campus Academic Division Realignment

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Given our growth in student enrollment, the Osceola Campus was granted permission to add an academic dean and realign our academic divisions. We used the realignment opportunity to consider what academic divisional structure would make the most sense to students and faculty and […]

Un nuevo curso para nuestros empleados hispanohablantes

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Esta semana me reuní con el departamento de Continuing Education para explorar la creación de un curso en Valencia específicamente para nuestros empleados bilingües. Hemos pensado en ofrecer un curso de español para profesionales centrado en los temas relacionados al proceso de matriculación […]

Press Conference at the Osceola Campus

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Commissioner John Quiñones’ press conference on June 10, 2013 at the Osceola Campus was very well attended. Students from Professor Ron VonBehren’s political science course, Professor Ron Colburn’s speech course, and Professor Lauren Grant’s composition course attended the event to learn more about […]

Would you use a bookable lab?

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona With the addition of Building 4 and the reduced scheduling pressure on some of our classrooms, the deans and I have been exploring the possibility of converting one of our classrooms to a “bookable” computer lab. What we envision is a lab that […]