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July 2018 Kudos

Week of July 22 – 28 , 2018 John DiDonna Earns Seminole County Artist of the Year Award Kudos to John DiDonna, professor of theater and program chair/artistic director of Valencia College Theater, for being named Seminole County’s artist of the year by county commissioners. In an Orlando Sentinel article, John said, “This was a surprise […]

Florida Trend Profiles College President Sandy Shugart

College president is just one of the many titles Dr. Sandy Shugart holds. He’s also a father, husband, chemist, poet, singer and so much more. In an in-depth feature on Dr. Shugart, Florida Trend recently profiled him via an article that examines his life and contributions — offering insights about Dr. Shugart’s childhood, career and […]

College President Sandy Shugart Invites Candid...

No script. No 20-page PowerPoint presentation. No canned responses. Just an authentic conversation with College President Sandy Shugart. This was the basis of the recent campus forums with Dr. Shugart on Winter Park, West and East Campuses. Eager to connect with employees about the issues that matter to them, Dr. Shugart offered brief introductions before […]

You’re Invited — Sandy Shugart in Concert

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018 Time: 8 p.m. Location: Garden Theater (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden) Not only is Sandy Shugart our College president, but he’s also a musician — and he is returning to the stage. On Saturday, January 13, 2018, Sandy will perform at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden) at […]

Two Valencia Leaders Named Among Orlando’s 50 Most...

Congratulations to Valencia College President Sandy Shugart and West and Downtown Campus President Falecia Williams for being named by Orlando Magazine as two of the 50 most powerful people in Orlando. The magazine’s annual list focuses on the government officials, educators, performers and others who are shaping our community. To read about this honor, including a feature […]

College President Sandy Shugart Interviewed in the...

In a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation podcast, entitled “To A Degree,” College President Sandy Shugart discussed what it means to be a “stellar example” of change among American community colleges. The podcast, which aired this month, featured Sandy’s perspective on Valencia’s transformation to a learning-centered institution as well as the College’s dedication to empowering a […]

Orlando Business Journal Highlights Valencia

Valencia made headlines twice in the Friday, May 5, 2017, issue of the Orlando Business Journal. The cover story, “10 People You Should Know at UCF Downtown, Creative Village,” introduces the community leaders who are connected with the new University of Central Florida-Valencia Downtown Campus, including our own Falecia Williams, president, West and Downtown Campuses. To […]

College President Sandy Shugart Featured on WFTV’s...

College President Sandy Shugart was featured on WFTV’s Central Florida Spotlight with Greg Warmoth on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Joined by Valencia graduate Reggie McGill, who now works alongside Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Dr. Shugart detailed Valencia’s past, present and future, while Reggie commented on life as a student in the early days of the […]

Dr. Shugart Performs in Valencia’s 50th...

Students from Valencia’s Arts and Entertainment programs collaborated to produce a talent showcase — the 50th Anniversary Show — on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The event featured a gala program of our many ensembles from the Vocal, Instrumental, Jazz, Commercial Music, Theater, Musical Theater and Dance departments and a special finale performance from College President Sandy […]

April 2017 Kudos

Week of April 23 – 29, 2017 Valencia Graduate Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Any avid viewer of culinary TV series “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” has likely considered dropping everything, loading the car and driving cross country to taste a culinary masterpiece featured on the Food Network TV show. This is good news for […]