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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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  • Expectations high for Wizarding World second time around

    Expectations high for Wizarding World second time around
    When Harry Potter made his debut four years ago at Universal Orlando, it seemed there was nowhere for the boy wizard to take the lagging resort but up. Universal had been hit hard by the economic downturn, and attendance had plunged by double digits....
  • 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...
  • 18-year-old killed in car crash had just graduated from Harmony High

    18-year-old killed in car crash had just graduated from Harmony High
    On Friday morning, 18-year-old Lindsey Michelle Ward was rushing to work, friends say, running late and heading north on U.S. Highway 441 when she lost control of her car, went airborne and crashed into several trees. That was about 10:45 a.m. Her car...
  • Suspect in hit-and-run double fatality in Pine Hills turns self in

    Suspect in hit-and-run double fatality in Pine Hills turns self in
    The man troopers say was behind the wheel in a hit–and-run accident that killed two people has turned himself in, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Brye Jenkins turned himself in on Monday afternoon, according to Sgt. Kim Montes, spokeswoman...
  • 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'...
  • Where to find food trucks in and near Orlando June 15-21

     Where to find food trucks in and near Orlando June 15-21
    The Food Truck Bazaar St. Cloud: 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 20; 1221 12th St.; TheFoodTruckBazaar.com. Disney Food Truck Rally: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21; Cirque du Soleil courtyard on the westside of Downtown Disney. •REGULAR EVENTS Food Truck...
  • Passenger in fatal Pine Hills hit-and-run charged after lying to police

    Passenger in fatal Pine Hills hit-and-run charged after lying to police
    A passenger in the at-fault vehicle that caused the death of two women in Pine Hills earlier this month was arrested Tuesday for lying to police about who was driving, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The hit-and-run driver, Brye Jenkins, 23,...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $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...
  • Beth Marshall Presents announces 2014-15 season

     Beth Marshall Presents announces 2014-15 season
    The 2014-15 theater season from Beth Marshall Presents is headlined by a yearlong collaborative effort exploring the killing of Trayvon Martin and how it relates to society. Trayvon, a black 17-year-old, was shot dead by George Zimmerman, of white and...