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The 2021 Innovation of the Year Goes to …

Left to right: Amanda Saxman, Joel Berman and Richard Weinsier. Not pictured: Steve Francis Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Congratulations to Amanda Saxman, professor, mathematics; Joel Berman, professor, mathematics; Steve Francis, professor, mathematics; and Richard Weinsier, instructional lab supervisor, whose innovation, A Free Open Educational Resource (OER) Based Intermediate Algebra Course MAT 1033C, has been selected for Valencia College’s […]

Edna Jones Miller Named Orlando Business Journal 40...

Thursday, April 8, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Congratulations to Edna Jones Miller, dean of students at the Downtown Campus, for being named one of the Orlando Business Journal’s (OBJ) 40 Under 40 honorees. Each year the OBJ recognizes 40 promising Central Florida business executives and professionals under the […]

John Scolaro’s Opinion Piece Published in...

Thursday, April 8, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Kudos to John Scolaro, part-time faculty, humanities, and senior teaching fellow, for his article, “Celebrating the first woman president of Valencia College” which appeared in The Community Paper. John wrote this opinion piece about our incoming college president Kathleen Pliinske. View […]

Courtney Moore Creates Newspaper Search Tutorial

Thursday, April 1, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Kudos to East Campus Librarian Courtney Moore for creating a tutorial video that explains step-by-step how to use the various newspaper databases for work in Professor of Speech Kim Long’s courses. Kim learned of a colleague’s idea for the informative speech […]

Tamara Madison Shares Poetry for Black History Month Events

Thursday, April 1, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Professor of English Tamara Madison participated in two Black History Month events in February 2021. During the first virtual event, she was one of the featured poets in The New Sound Series at the University of New Haven on Wednesday, February […]

Nutrition Professors Receive Grant to Create Educational ...

Left to right: April Engel and Kristin Bartholomew Thursday, April 1, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Congratulations to Professors of Nutrition April Engel and Kristin Bartholomew for receiving grant money from the Valencia College Foundation to work on creating educational materials for the Nutrition and Diet Therapy course (HUN 2202), which is […]

Osceola Campus Science Lab Staff Haven’t Missed a Beat

Friday, March 26 2021 A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Last fall, you read about the amazing work being done by faculty and staff who are teaching and working with students on our campuses. We continue to have faculty and staff on campus this spring, including the Osceola Campus Laboratory […]

Daniel Barkowitz Named to Panel to Reimagine Financial...

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Congratulations to Daniel Barkowitz, assistant vice president, financial aid and veteran affairs, who was appointed to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) National Commission on Equity in Admissions and Financial Aid. This national panel of leaders and researchers from across higher education, policy […]

Mayor Dyer Recognizes PJI With Community Builder Award

The PJI team receives Orlando’s 2021 Community Builder Award. Left to right: Will Jefferson, administrative manager, PJI; Rachel Allen, director, PJI; Buddy Dyer, mayor, City of Orlando; Sumner Hutcheson, PJI Advisory Council chair; and Marcia Hope Goodwin, chief service officer, City of Orlando and PJI Advisory Council member.  Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Congratulations to our Peace […]

Campus Store Drives Early Orders and In-person Pickups

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Kudos to our Campus Store team for its successful curbside pickup and free shipping programs this spring term. “Fall semester was the most challenging semester we’ve experienced,” explained Director of Auxiliary Services Mona Liza Colon. “However, it has become our greatest source of learning of how we could better serve our students.” Using what […]