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Valencia College

Renamed Valencia College in 2011. With four campuses and two centers in the Orlando area, Valencia College is now the third largest of Florida's 28 community colleges, teaching more than 59,000 students a year. The school opened as Valencia Junior College in 1967. In 1971, it changed its name to Valencia Community College and moved to its first permanent location, the 180-acre West Campus located on South Kirkman Road.
Renamed Valencia College in 2011. With four campuses and two centers in the Orlando area, Valencia College is now the third largest of Florida's 28 community colleges, teaching more than 59,000 students a year. The school opened as Valencia Junior College in 1967. In 1971, it changed its name to Valencia Community College and moved to its first permanent location, the 180-acre West Campus located on South Kirkman Road. « Show less

Top Valencia College Articles

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  • Jack Chambless and the Roman Empire

     
    In case you missed it, here's the latest guest column from Valencia College economics professor Jack Chambless, who compares the fall of the Roman Empire to the United States. Chambless' columns always seem to generate passionate responses....
  • Valencia Charter to change name after objection by Valencia College

     
    In what they called an attempt to be good neighbors, the management company behind Renaissance Charter School at Valencia plans to change their name after Valencia College's attorney expressed displeasure with the school's name and advertising. The...
  • Apopka's Ty Darlington likes Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma (in no order)

    Apopka's Ty Darlington likes Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma (in no order)
    Ty Darlington said this week he'd like to have a decision about his college of choice wrapped up by the time his senior season starts at Apopka High. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder who is playing center this season for his father -- head coach Rick...
  • Valencia students donate Nook readers to Evans students

     
    Students in an honors group at Valencia College have given 10 Nook electronic readers to students at Evans High School. Seventy-three students applied to win the devices, which are sold by Barnes & Noble, by writing an essay to answer the question: &#...
  • Valencia College is tops in nation

     
    Valencia College in Orlando walked off with first place when results of a first-ever assessment of the nation's about 1,200 community colleges were announced Monday. The college earned immeasurable prestige – plus a $600,000 check - for winning...
  • Orange construction department rearranging consultant contracts

     
    The construction department for Orange County Public Schools, which has been criticized in numerous audits over the past several years for lax management controls, is revamping the cadre of consultants that help keep the the projects in the $1.3 billion...
  • Valencia to build campus in huge Apopka development

     
    Valencia College is in talks with a local developer that wants to donate land in Apopka for a new college campus. Trustees recently approved a letter of intent to accept a donation from Rochelle Holdings, which is planning a development of homes, shops...
  • Need help filling out college aid forms? Valencia can help today

     
    If you're needing help filling out those daunting college-aid forms, Valencia College officials are offering help today. Valencia's financial-aid experts will be on hand at the East Campus until 7 p.m. today to offer one-on-one help to anybody — you...
  • Valencia trustees elect first Hispanic chairwoman

     
      Valencia College's board of trustees this week made college history by electing its first Hispanic chairwoman. At a meeting Tuesday, trustees voted unanimously to elect Bertica Cabrera Morris, who owns a public relations firm in Orlando, as its...
  • Former Oak Ridge QB Baylin Trujillo to transfer to Webber International

     
    Baylin Trujillo, a 2010 graduate of Orlando Oak Ridge who was a preferred walk-on at USF as a quarterback two years ago, has decided to transfer to Webber International for the upcoming season. Trujillo threw for 1,543 yards and 13 TDs during his senior...
  • College officials await Legislature’s decisions on budget cuts, tuition increases

     
    Officials at public colleges and universities statewide have been mulling over their numbers — how much they stand to lose and gain through state funding cuts and tuition hikes being proposed by the Florida House and Senate. This afternoon, I was...
  • Bullying in schools explored on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    In a special one-hour edition, "Political Connections" offers host Ybeth Bruzual's exclusive interviews with Florida Supreme Court Justices R. Fred Lewis, Peggy Quince and Barbara Pariente. The justices discuss their lives, their careers and the state's...