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Kudos to the Security Employee of the Quarter Award Recip...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 A Message from Stan Knutowicz, Director, Security Along with the rest of the world, Valencia College Security department underwent many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the changes made was a temporary hold on the Security Department Employee of the Quarter Awards. With the College back in full swing and […]

Celebrating Educational Advancements — Fall 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 John Dewey said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” As a learning-centered institution, Valencia College recognizes the importance of educational advancement and celebrates the accomplishments of our employees. The Educational Advancement program celebrates non-instructional employees who have been employed in a full-time position for a minimum of […]

Faculty Certifications Earned in 2021-2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022 A Message from Dori Haggerty and Sally Leslie, Directors, Faculty and Instructional Development During the 2021 – 2022 academic year, faculty members earned 518 certifications within one or more of the faculty development programs, including Associate Faculty, Active Learning, Digital Professor, LifeMap, Study Abroad Program Leader and Peace and Justice Practitioner. Congratulations on achieving this important milestone. To […]

Congratulations to the 2022 Innovation of the Year Award ...

Friday, August 12, 2022 Congratulations to Ella Raynor, instructional lab supervisor, and Doug Kern, professor, English, whose professional development course has been selected as Valencia College’s 2022 Innovation of the Year Award winner. Colleges, especially faculty, constantly communicate to students standards and expectations for communication. Given this important, often invisible phenomenon, two writing experts — Doug […]

Mike Bosley Named President-elect for FCSAA

Friday, August 5, 2022 Congratulations to Mike Bosley, executive dean, Lake Nona Campus, for being named president-elect of the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA). The FCSAA is a statewide non-profit corporation that regulates, coordinates and promotes intercollegiate activities in athletics, Brain Bowl, forensics, Model United Nations, music, student government, student publications and theatre. Membership in the FCSAA […]

BSN Team Featured in Community College Baccalaureate...

Friday, July 22, 2022 Congratulations to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) team for being featured in the Community College Baccalaureate Association’s new eBook: “20 Promising Practices to Advance Quality, Equity, and Success in Community College Baccalaureate Degree Programs.” The eBook highlights promising practices implemented by baccalaureate-conferring colleges across the nation that contribute to more equitable […]

Happy Anniversary to College President Kathleen Plinske

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Congratulations to College President Kathleen Plinske who is celebrating one year in her role. Thank you Kathleen for continuing our mission to provide opportunities for academic, technical and life-long learning, while encouraging us to meet our impact plan goals designed to advance equity for students of every race and ethnicity — […]

Celebrating Educational Advancements — Summer 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Valencia College’s recognition program is robust — spanning from career anniversary awards to appreciation badges to the Educational Advancement program. In the Educational Advancement program, which celebrates non-instructional employees who have been employed in a full-time position for a minimum of six months and who have earned a degree from a regionally accredited institution, the College awards […]

Valencia College Recognized During National Conference

Left to right: Lisa Eli, assistant vice president, global and continuing education; Talia Popovski, senior director, international student services; Arun Venkataraman, assistant secretary of commerce for global markets and director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service; and Mindi Hertzog, senior international trade specialist Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Congratulations to our International Student Services […]

Brenda Ilojiole Earns NASFAA Professional Credentials

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Congratulations to Brenda Ilojiole, financial aid specialist, who earned all the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) credentials through the NASFAA Professional Credentials program. This program provides a nationally recognized standard in financial aid training and allows individuals to earn recognition for their mastery of content. “There are only 204 […]