Valencia Campuses Remember Pulse Victims

When Orlando experienced one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history on June 12, 2016, our community came together for memorials and vigils to mourn and remember the 49 lives taken. Now, three years later, Valencia College employees and students will continue to honor the victims through events on East, West, Lake Nona and Osceola Campuses.

East Campus
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: East Campus, School of Arts and Entertainment

All faculty, staff and students are invited to the School of Arts and Entertainment for a remembrance ceremony that will include opening remarks from Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, a performance by the Orlando Gay Chorus, a speech from Pulse survivor Angelica Jones, a performance by the Theater Opera Project and a remembrance walk to the Pulse Memorial site.

West Campus
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: West Campus, SSB Patio

You’re invited to the SSB patio to view a display that will honor the lives lost and to share your thoughts and express your feelings on a large poster that will be delivered to the Pulse interim memorial.

Lake Nona Campus
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Lake Nona Campus, Main Hallway

Visit the Lake Nona Campus main hallway from Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14, 2019, for a display honoring the seven Valencia students who lost their lives in the Pulse shooting. On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, light refreshments will be served as students and employees gather and reflect.

Osceola Campus
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Osceola Campus, Pollination Garden behind Building 1

Osceola Campus will host a small remembrance ceremony around the peace pole located in the Pollination Garden. A student will sing and, following, the names of the 49 victims will be read.

In addition to the events above, throughout June, the Poinciana Campus is celebrating Pride Month with a display of large pride flags that will cover the underside of the campus’ staircases and decorated hallways in each of the pride flag colors. A display board will explain the significance of each color, and another board will offer employees and students the opportunity to leave messages of remembrance or love for the LGBTQ+ community.

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