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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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  • Central Florida fields contenders on 3 shows

    Central Florida fields contenders on 3 shows
    Central Florida viewers who like to root for local contenders in reality contests have reasons to rejoice this week. You may see hopefuls on three national programs: ***Orlando-based singer Carly Jo Jackson performs on the latest edition of "America's...
  • Orlando reality TV: 'MasterChef' hopeful advances

    Orlando reality TV: 'MasterChef' hopeful advances
    How goes it for Central Florida hopefuls in the reality genre? Orlando server Francis Biondi survived on Monday's edition of "MasterChef." He demonstrated his leadership on a team challenge, but had to compete in the pressure test to stay on the show....
  • Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'

    Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'
    TALLAHASSEE – It was the biggest binge on hometown projects since the pre-Great Recession days. The Florida Legislature used its best financial outlook in nearly a decade this spring to sprinkle in more taxpayer-funded hometown projects –...
  • Tax group: $120.9 million in budget 'turkeys' identified

    Tax group: $120.9 million in budget 'turkeys' identified
    TALLAHASSEE -- Business-backed Florida TaxWatch Friday singled out nearly $121 million in pet projects lawmakers included in the budget they passed earlier this month as "turkeys" which bypassed normal review processes. The group is asking Gov. Rick...
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a recordĀ $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. The spending plan for the...
  • Summer is deadliest time for teen drivers

    Summer is deadliest time for teen drivers
    If anyone knows how dangerous driving can be for teenagers, it's Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes. That's why Montes, the agency's spokeswoman for the Central Florida region, has laid down the law for her 16-year-old son: Wear your seat belt. Don'...
  • Aradhana Tiwari to be Mad Cow's resident director

    Aradhana Tiwari to be Mad Cow's resident director
    Aradhana Tiwari will serve as resident director of Mad Cow Theatre, beginning with the 2014 - 2015 season, the theater announced Tuesday. Tiwari is a Central Florida-based artist who has guest-directed at Mad Cow since 2012. Her production of "The...
  • Valencia College offers free class to 2014 high school grads

    Valencia College offers free class to 2014 high school grads
    Recent high-school graduates who aren't sure whether college is for them will have a chance to try out a course for free at Valencia College this fall. Valencia is offering a free three-credit course to anyone who graduates in 2014 with a standard...
  • 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' premieres at Valencia

     'The Cripple of Inishmaan' premieres at Valencia
    Martin McDonagh's dark Irish comedy "The Cripple of Inishmaan" makes its Central Florida premiere on Friday, June 6, in a production by Valencia College Theater. Set in 1934 off the west coast of Ireland, "The Cripple of Inishmaan" tells the story of...
  • Buffs, adventurers, commuters share first ride

    Buffs, adventurers, commuters share first ride
    Ahh, trains. If you love 'em, it doesn't matter whether you're going anywhere. For SunRail's debut early today, commuters appeared outnumbered by train buffs, adventurers, explorers and romantics. There were plenty of self-described train buffs, such as...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Fifty Shades of Gay: The Musical'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Fifty Shades of Gay: The Musical'
    First things first: You need not have read the best-selling "Fifty Shades of Grey" book to comprehend "Fifty Shades of Gay: The Musical." It's enough just knowing there's a sado-masochist and a crazed following. This Fringe production is a lesbian-twisted...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Under the Rainbow'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Under the Rainbow'
    There's quite a lot happening musically in Alan Gerber's "Under the Rainbow," a short opera about a family's reaction to gay marriage. Themes are built around "Over the Rainbow," immortalized by Judy Garland. The familiar hymn "Amazing Grace" features...