Valencia College Celebrates the Tenure Class of 2019

Valencia College Tenure Class of 2019 ceremony photos by Roberto Gonzalez

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, Valencia College celebrated faculty from the Tenure Class of 2019 who successfully completed the pre-tenure process and submitted their final individualized teaching/learning portfolios through the Teaching and Learning Academy.

To celebrate their accomplishments, a reception was held at the District Office recognizing these faculty members’ upcoming transition to fully tenured faculty. The reception was the culmination of a rigorous five-year, pre-tenure process focused on the development and refinement of professional practices in teaching, librarianship or counsellorship.

Congratulations to the following faculty members:

East Campus:
Aby Boumarate, professor, English
Andrea Bealler, counselor
Chiara Ojeda, professor, English
Dennis Hunchuck, professor, computer programming and analysis
Jonathan Territo, professor, music
Juan-Alberto Salto, professor, Spanish
Linda Freeman, professor, psychology
Sean Lake, professor, humanities
Tom Baselice, professor, accounting

Lake Nona Campus:
Michael Wheaton, professor, English

Osceola Campus:
Dheeraj Verma, professor, biology
Emily Elrod, professor, mathematics
Laura Magness, professor, psychology
Luis Negron, professor, mathematics 

West Campus:
Doreen Watson, professor, sociology
Eric Crumpler, professor, chemistry
Fontella Jones, counselor
Jennifer Papoula, counselor
Jerry Reed, professor, computer programming and analysis
Jose Baez, professor, mathematics
Kristina Kraakmo, professor, mathematics
Lisa Lippitt, professor, humanities
Mahendra Gossai, professor, computer programming and analysis
Mayra Borrero Cuevas, professor, nursing
Nardia Cumberbatch, librarian
Travis Rodgers, professor, humanities
Yasser Saad, professor, biology 


  • Nichole Segarra said:

    Congratulations class of 2019!!

    PMThu, 30 May 2019 15:48:35 +0000Thu, 30 May 2019 15:48:35 +0000pm19,3:48 pm

  • J,Morales said:

    Warmest congratulations on your achievements!

    PMThu, 30 May 2019 16:33:01 +0000Thu, 30 May 2019 16:33:01 +0000pm19,4:33 pm

  • Carolyn DeLeo said:

    Congratulations Class of 2019.

    AMWed, 05 Jun 2019 08:33:36 +0000Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:33:36 +0000am19,8:33 am

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