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German Student Experiences the American Way of Life...

A student at the University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Michael Moëssler found himself faced with an exciting choice. With the world at his fingertips, he could choose anywhere on the globe to complete an internship abroad. Looking to gain international work and personal experience while improving […]

Former Winter Park Student Accepted Into Prestigious Program

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that change the course of our lives. This is exactly what happened when former Winter Park student Trevor Brown noticed a flyer from the American Museum of Natural History, located in New York City, in his mailbox. Intrigued […]

Valencia Counselors are Here to Help Your Students

Have you noticed students struggling with life challenges? Are your students confused or overwhelmed by the demands of life and college? Valencia has an initiative to help. The Green Bag Campaign is an initiative developed by Valencia’s faculty counselors that encourages students to engage in building coping skills and success strategies as it relates to […]

Nominate a Student for the 2017 Black Advisory Committee...

Some of our students face unimaginable challenges every day, like 2016 Black Advisory Committee Incentive Award winners Chanika Charles, who was abandoned by both of her parents at a young age and was forced to financially support her younger siblings, and Issac Thomas, who, although blind, has the vision, determination and intellect to take him anywhere […]

Making a Difference in Our Community: Thank You to the...

Recipients of Valencia Scholarships Each year, the Valencia Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to make college accessible to any student with a thirst for learning and the will to succeed. What many don’t realize, however, is that awarding these scholarships is a monumental effort. This summer, for example, the Valencia Scholarship Committee combed through more […]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – which serves as an annual reminder to honor the history, cultures and contributions of those with Hispanic heritage. This year, the celebration is being held Friday, September 15 through Sunday, October 15, 2017, and several of our campuses are hosting events in observance of the month. West […]

Hurricane Irma and Class Assignments

A Message from Susan Ledlow, Vice President, Academic Affairs and Planning As Hurricane Irma approaches, I feel lucky to be taking refuge with good friends (and eating all the food from our refrigerators and freezers before the power goes out!). I hope you and your loved ones are also weathering the storm safely. Due to […]

Valencia Stands With DACA Students

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, which shields young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, was rescinded with a six-month delay. Unless Congress establishes a legislative solution during that six-month window, approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children may become eligible for deportation. In a […]

Valencia Visits One of the World’s Most Remote Islands

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses This June, 14 East Campus students, two professors and one dean left Orlando and headed to South America to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Professor of Information Technology Heith Hennel and Professor of Computer Programming and Analysis Jerry Hensel were co-leaders on the trip, which commenced […]

Dual Enrollment Team Joins East Campus

Left to right: Mildred Medina, Tamar Cassagnol, Christina Rigel A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses East Campus is now home to three new dual enrollment staff members: Assistant Director of Dual Enrollment Tamar Cassagnol, Coordinator of Dual Enrollment Mildred Medina and Academic Advisor Christina Rigel. Located in Building 5 in […]