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College Update – November 2012

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, As we approach the holiday season, I want to thank all of you for a fine fall term and bring you a few thoughts by way of update on issues affecting the college. Ten Thousand Dollar Degree – You may have read or […]

Valencia’s Big Ideas Attract National Recognition

On October 6, Valencia was featured in the National Journal for our big ideas that are transforming education. As part of a series titled “Restoration Calls,” this article focuses on how Valencia is raising the bar by consistently outperforming peer colleges. Fawn Johnson, the author of the article, spent two days touring Valencia’s campuses and […]

College Update – September 2012

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, Now that the dust is settling on another fall term start-up, I have a few observations to share. 1. Start Right – We had some special challenges this term. For example, an unprecedented number of students registered, but were unable to pay for […]

Academic Assembly – A Celebration of Great Teaching

“Your work is extraordinary,” Dr. Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia College, declared as he welcomed Valencia’s faculty to the 2012-13 Academy Assembly. “And because it is, Valencia has found itself in a position of national leadership we didn’t really seek out. We just wanted to do good work. It’s our students and our community that […]

Dr. Shugart Participates in Job Creation Discussion

On Wednesday, August 29, Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia College, participated in an engaging debate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The panel discussed ways in which jobs can be created in a troubled economy, including investing in community colleges. In this discussion, Dr. Shugart spoke about the invaluable partnerships that are common […]

It’s Official – Valencia is Smoke Free

A message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Colleagues, Yesterday, the college officially implemented our smoke-free campus policy. With the beginning of fall classes, this is an ideal time for us to start anew. Our journey to become a smoke-free campus began over two years ago with our Board of Trustees and student […]

June Kudos!

Week of July 25th-29th Spanish Professor Translates International Documentary Trailer on Huntington’s Disease Ana J. Caldero Figueroa, Spanish professor on the West Campus, helped translate a documentary trailer for the international film, “The Faces of Huntington’s Disease: I am No Longer a Faceless Face.” The film was created by, an organization founded to increase […]

Osceola Opens Energy-Saving Chiller Plant

On Thursday, May 17, the Osceola Campus opened a new, state-of-the-art chiller plant, including three 500-ton, magnetic bearing, oil-free chillers that are 40 percent more energy efficient than standard centrifugal chillers. Photos by Jim Nelson, Air Conditioning Technician at Osceola Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a critical part of our campus facilities, […]