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The Winner of the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Is…

Timber Creek High School student and Valencia College Seneff Honors College student Charlene Singh thinks doctors are today’s superheroes. And she is doing everything in her power to become one. But Charlene knows that going to medical school is expensive — and many doctors leave medical school with more than $180,000 in student loan debt. That […]

Student Experiences ‘President for a Day’ Opp...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses On Friday, April 12, 2019, student Julian Duque spent the day with me, learning about college and campus operations, after being selected as President for a Day. Julian has been at Valencia College since 2017 and is a two-time President’s List honoree. He […]

Valencia Students Attend Black, Brown and College Bound...

By Umu Graham, Academic Advisor, Bridges to Success The Bridges to Success (BTS) program prides itself in providing our students with the opportunity to grow and develop. With this purpose in mind, in March, six BTS scholarship recipients represented Valencia College at the 13th Annual Black, Brown and College Bound (BBCB) Summit in Tampa. They were […]

Service-Learning Student Gains Experience, Perspective

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses  Professor of Reading Liz Earle recently shared with me the story of Honors student Jonathan “Jonni” Diaz, who completed a two-credit, service-learning experience in an eighth-grade classroom at South Creek Middle School. Liz noted that Jonni’s journals outlined — in great detail — […]

The Virtues of Visual Learning

By John Scolaro, Professor, Humanities and Senior Teaching Fellow I have been a professor of humanities at Valencia College’s West Campus for close to 30 years now. Based on those students enrolled in my HUM 1020/Introduction to the Humanities, HUM 2232/Renaissance and Baroque Humanities and/or HUM 2250 Humanities/Twentieth Century classes, over the years, one of my […]

Valencia College Students Invited to Siemens Engineering...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Once again, Siemens invited Valencia College engineering students to participate in the Siemens Engineering Week Competition on Friday, February 22, 2019, as part of the STEM@Siemens initiative. The competition pit teams of Siemens engineers against the collegiate teams. The goal of this year’s event was […]

Valencia College Students Attend Model United Nations Con...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses From Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30, 2019, students from Valencia’s Model United Nations (VMUN) experienced being diplomats during the South Regional Model United Nations Conference (SRMUN) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference brought together students from more than 50 colleges, which included Valencia College, […]

Black Advisory Committee Honors Students at Incentive...

The Black Advisory Committee (BAC) honored 12 students on Thursday, February 28, 2019, during the Annual Incentive Awards ceremony and the Black History Month Banquet held at the West Campus Special Events Center. Ten students were named 2019 Incentive Award Winners. Nominated by BAC members or Valencia College faculty and staff, this annual award is granted to students […]

Women in STEM Club Hosts NASA Speaker

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Women in STEM Club hosted Clara Wright, a NASA materials and processes engineer. During the event, Clara shared her life’s story, which included that she and her non-English speaking family came to the United States from Columbia when she was only […]

Third Annual Sleep Out to End Youth Homelessness a Success

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses Bringing awareness to youth homelessness in our region was the focus of the third annual Sleep Out event, which was held on Thursday, February 28, 2019. This year, nearly 100 Valencia College students and staff participated in the program, with 59 brave students staying the night […]