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May 2014 Kudos

Central Florida Clean Air Team Awards Valencia “Clean Air Honorable Mention” Andy Ray, professor, building construction technology, and Resham Shirsat, director, sustainability accept Valencia’s “Clean Air Honorable Mention” for the college’s approaches to cleaner air and education campaigns. Valencia College received a “Clean Air Honorable Mention” from the 2014 Clean Air Board on Friday, May […]

Featured Colleague — Jeff Goltz

By Joy S. Jones This summer, Jeff Goltz, director, public safety, will receive the Presidential Award for his work on the criminal justice transformation project from the Ana G. Méndez University System in Puerto Rico. In August 2010, CJI entered into a criminal justice transformation partnership between the Central Florida criminal justice community and the […]

Valencia’s CJI Serves as a Model for Police Training...

A Message from Criminal Justice Institute Director, Dr. Jeff Goltz In December of last year, I participated on a panel called “Optimizing Modeling & Simulation for Law Enforcement Training: The Next Challenge”. The assistant director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center also participated on this panel, and I was provided with valuable information from […]

Wishing Pete Rodriguez a Happy Retirement

 By Stephanie McMillen Pedro “Pete” Rodriguez retired from the Osceola Campus security department on May 31, 2013, after serving the college for over 10 years. Rumored to be Valencia’s oldest retiree at 89 years old, this is Pete’s second time to retire from a career. Born on a farm in Puerto Rico in 1924, Pete […]

Osceola Campus Marches in Puerto Rican Day Parade

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Special thanks to Nelson Sepulveda, college transition coordinator, Carlos Lebron Rivera, student development advisor, and Deanne Abrams, student development coordinator, for leading a group of students in Osceola County’s Puerto Rican Day Parade last weekend. This was a great opportunity to showcase the […]