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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

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  • 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...
  • Jill Biden to participate this morning in Valencia College roundtable discussion

     
    Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a roundtable discussion at Valencia College this morning that focuses on the nationally-recognized partnership that Valencia has forged with the University of Central Florida to help...
  • 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...
  • Soon-to-be ex-commisioner Robinson to speak at Latino Family Conference in Orlando

     
    Despite his soon-to-be-ex status, Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson will be among the slate of speakers who will appear at the Latino Family Conference on Friday. The conference, which is being held on the east campus of Valencia College,...
  • Latino Family Conference this Friday in Orlando

     
     Gerard Robinson, Florida Education Commissioner and Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Orange County Public Schools Superintendent, will be attending the 2012 Latino Family Conference on Friday, August 3.  Commissioner Robinson will be the keynote speaker during...
  • Valencia College will open Lake Nona campus soon

     
    With classes beginning on Aug. 27,  new students are encouraged to turn in their applications by Aug. 10 so they can finish the enrollment process and receive priority in registering for fall classes at Valencia College.  Those who miss the Aug. 10...
  • Valencia names new president for 2 campuses

     
    Valencia College has named Stacey Johnson, who worked most recently as vice president of academic affairs at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, as the new president of two of Valencia's campuses. Johnson will replace Ruth Prather, who retired recently as...
  • Undocumented students begin cross-country trek

     
    A group of undocumented students and their supporters began a cross country walking journey from San Francisco to Washington D.C. Saturday to advocate for the passage of the Dream Act....
  • Rollins College team to debate Stand Your Ground law with Cambridge Union Society

     
    Rollins College’s high-ranking debate team will hold a debate Tuesday night on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which has drawn national attention since the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin in February. Rollins students will face...
  • Shoot! Colt is coming to Osceola

     
    Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Colt’s Manufacturing Co. LLC — the fabled manufacturer of the Colt .45 and an array of other guns — will open a regional headquarters and product manufacturing center next year. The announcement...
  • Webster draws heat for speaking at private town hall

     
    WASHINGTON — Democrats are crying foul over a private town hall meeting that U.S. Rep. Dan Webster held Monday with Tea Party activists in Orlando, criticizing the rookie Republican for not taking time to meet with the general public instead. &#...
  • A&H Maitland gala, Evening in the Grove, is Sunday, Oct. 16

     
    Evening in the Grove, the annual benefit for the Art & History Museums-Maitland, is this Sunday, Oct. 16. Community leader Dick Batchelor will host the citrus-themed gala, which honors U.S. Congressman John Mica. “An inspirational community leader,...