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2018-2019 Faculty Certifications Earned at Valencia College

A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning During the 2018 – 2019 academic year, 482 faculty members earned 542 certifications within one or more of the faculty development programs, including Associate Faculty, Digital Professor, LifeMap, Study Abroad Program Leader, Seneff Honors and Active Learning. From all of us in Faculty Development, to all of you, congratulations on achieving this important milestone. […]

Italy’s Vibrant Culture Experienced During Study Abroad...

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Nineteen students gained firsthand experience in understanding European and Italian history and culture when they traveled to Italy through the Study Abroad Program from Monday, May 6 – Saturday, May 18, 2019. Professors of Humanities Lisa Cole and Jeremy Bassetti led the experience, which […]

Students Combine Studying Abroad With Service Learning

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Last month, 16 Valencia students, led by Professor of Reading Liz Earle and Professor of Student Life Skills Christy Cheney, participated in an international service-learning study abroad trip in Italy. In Sicily, students learned about the difficulties faced by immigrants who are seeking to […]

Allen Watters Visits Valencia Alumni During Study Abroad ...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Helping design our students’ futures takes on an entirely new meaning for our Architecture program, and I’m proud to report that Valencia faculty and staff have effectively designed educational blueprints for our Architecture students that foster great academic and professional feats. This fall, for example, […]

Celebrate the Benefits of International Education: Host...

Join Valencia’s efforts in recognizing international education by hosting an event at this year’s International Education Week (IEW), which will be held Monday, November 13 through Friday, November 17, 2017. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State […]

Study Abroad Leadership Program Redesigned

The Study Abroad Program Leader Certification has been redesigned from the ground up. In the spring and summer of 2017, faculty members Christy Cheney and Jerry Hensel partnered with Study Abroad and Global Experiences (SAGE), as well as Faculty and Instructional Development, to envision a new path for the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification.  The redesign was prompted by the […]

Meet the Office of Curriculum Initiatives Team

The Office of Curriculum Initiatives team left to right, front row: Ayana Bernard, accounting specialist; Vannia Ruiz, administrative assistant; Lindi Kourtellis, manager, study abroad programs; and Juliana Burchette, AmeriCorps VISTA; back row: Ashley Linder, staff assistant II; Robyn Brighton, director, curriculum initiatives; and Bonnie Clum, administrative assistant A Message from Robyn Brighton, Director, Curriculum Initiatives It’s been a busy six months […]

Students Visit France and Belgium on SAGE Trip

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses Fifteen students had the opportunity to visit France and Belgium this summer as part of a Study Abroad and Global Experiences (SAGE) trip led by Scott Creamer, professor, political science, at the Osceola Campus. As part of the experience, students completed the three-credit International Politics (INR […]

Students Experience Technology in London

A Message from Stacey Johnson, President, East and Winter Park Campuses Recently, 25 students and three faculty members returned from a week in London, England. The study abroad program, which stretched from Tuesday, June 7 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016, was led by Heith Hennel, professor, information technology; Jerry Hensel, professor, computer programming and technology; and Wendy […]

Valencia Ranks Fourth in Nation for Number of Study...

Valencia College has ranked fourth in the nation for the total number of short-term duration study-abroad students for associates colleges in the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Valencia follows behind the College of DuPage in Illinois (198 study abroad students), Pellissippi State Community College in Tennessee (189) and Kirkwood Community College in Iowa […]