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October 2013 Kudos

Week of September 29th – October 5th A Message from Dr. Stacey Johnson, President of the East and Winter Park Campuses ASL Students Interpret for Theatre UCF Audience In late August, two Valencia students acted as American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) theater production of “The Fantasticks.” Katie Micks […]

Medical Pipeline Coming to Valencia

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona On Thursday, July 18, a group of rising high school juniors will come to Valencia to learn about a variety of careers in the medical field and how a degree or coursework in math, science and technology would help them prepare for their […]

Meet the Osceola New Student Orientation and Atlas...

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona New Student Orientation At Valencia, it is mandatory for all degree-seeking students to participate in an orientation session before registering for their first term. During orientation, students are introduced to Valencia’s policies and procedures, and important deadlines and college resources, including the LifeMap […]

March 2013 Kudos

Valencia Wins National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge Valencia’s vision to transform lives, strengthen our community and inspire individuals to excellence as a premier learning institution was put into action at the 2013 National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive. During this year’s blood drive, held in the spring, Valencia Volunteers registered 619 donors and […]

East Campus Strengthens DirectConnect Partnership

East Campus has strengthened its DirectConnect partnership with its first annual Students Early Exploration (S.E.E.) UCF event on February 1, 2013. The event was a collaboration between Valencia’s learning support and student development offices and the transfer and transitions services office at UCF. Students who enrolled in the Student Life Skills (SLS1122) course at Valencia were hosted […]

Featured Colleague – Jaddie Foggie

By Stephanie McMillen As a security officer at the East Campus, Jaddie Foggie protects the thousands of students and employees on campus every day. “I am proud of working within an environment that’s multicultural [and] diverse in all aspects,” Jaddie said. This, he continued, “has allowed me to assist a variety of people in a […]

Sneak Peek of Building 4 – A Tour of the First and...

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The third and fourth floors of Building 4 will be amazing learning spaces for our students, with 18 new classrooms and 10 new science labs. The first and second floors will be equally amazing spaces to support student learning. The showcase space of […]

Sneak Peek of Building 4 – A Tour of the Third and...

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona On Thursday, November 29 we received our temporary certificate of occupancy for Building 4, which means we are on schedule to open the building at the beginning of January. I can’t wait for you to see the building just as soon as we’re […]

Featured Colleague – Chaz Davis

By Stephanie McMillen Charles “Chaz” Davis, Jr. serves as the West Campus program advisor for the Bachelor of Science degree program in computer and electrical engineering technology (BSECET), one of Valencia’s articulated pre-majors for engineering and architecture students. “Mr. Davis has been instrumental in getting many students on the right pathway for transfer to the […]

Valencia Recognized for Accelerating Latino Student Success

Valencia was recently selected as the 2012 Example of Excelencia honoree at the associate level for our work to accelerate Latino student success in higher education through the DirectConnect program. Examples of Excelencia is a data-driven initiative that recognizes programs and departments with evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success at the associate, baccalaureate, […]