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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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  • Valencia College "adopts" Lawton Chiles Elementary

    Valencia College "adopts" Lawton Chiles Elementary
    Lawton Chiles Elementary in East Orange County now has a whole college in its corner. Valencia College "adopted" the school, where more than three-quarters of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, on Friday. Valencia students who are...
  • Valencia College opens 'Demo'd: Art in Teaching'

     Valencia College opens 'Demo'd: Art in Teaching'
    WHAT: Valencia College is exhibiting "Demo'd: Art in Teaching," a body of work created by Andrew Downey, professor of drawing, printmaking and design at the college. The exhibit features works in various stages that have been used in academic...
  • Scott brings tax-cut tour to Orlando Friday at 3 p.m.

    Scott brings tax-cut tour to Orlando Friday at 3 p.m.
    Gov. Rick Scott has been traveling around the state this week, asking people what taxes they'd like to see cut by the Legislature next session. The governor, who's up for re-election next year, has pledged to seek $500 million in atax cuts, following word...
  • Scott's tax cut tour to stop at Valencia today, to be met by residents pushing for education funds

    Gov. Rick Scott is to take his "It's Your Money" tax cut tour to Valencia College this afternoon where he'll be asking the public what taxes and fees should be reduced in the coming year. The group Florida for All plans to be at the college, too, urging...
  • UCF enrollment tops 60,100, a record, as university touts "wonderful" freshmen class

    UCF enrollment tops 60,100, a record, as university touts "wonderful" freshmen class
    Enrollment at the University of Central Florida has topped 60,100 for the fall term, a record for the state's largest university. That's a slight increase from last year, when UCF enrollment hit 60,000. UCF's also has enrolled a "wonderful freshmen...
  • Valencia earns 'best community college' ranking

    Valencia earns 'best community college' ranking
    Valencia College has earned a spot on the "America's Best Community Colleges" list put out by Washington Monthly magazine. The college was ranked 36th on the national list of 50 "best" colleges highlighted today. In the accompanying story, the...
  • Squeeze in a visit to Wooten gallery

    Squeeze in a visit to Wooten gallery
    If you've never been out to the Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia College's East Campus in Orlando, Friday could be extra-special "first time" experience for you. You can enjoy a reception at 6:30 p.m. while viewing the artwork of Luba Lukova, a New...
  • Opportunities are within our grasp

    No matter where we are on the political spectrum, or what we think the role of government should be, most of us would agree that something is broken in America. One of the things that defines our country -- the American Dream -- is in real danger. As...
  • Looking for free stuff to do this weekend in Central Florida?

    Looking for free stuff to do this weekend in Central Florida?
      Girl’s Night Out--The Florida Mall hosts its Girl’s Night Out event, presented by Diet Coke and The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, on Thursday, September 12 from 6 - 8 pm. Sunset Sips & Snacks – At sunset, women will toast...
  • Valencia trustees to discuss new campus in Osceola County

    Valencia College trustees next week will discuss asking the state for permission to build a second campus in Osceola County. The new campus would serve 4,000 students in the fast-growing Poinciana area. The college has not yet secured funding to...
  • Valencia Dance Summer Repertory Concert this weekend

     Valencia Dance Summer Repertory Concert this weekend
    WHAT: Valencia College's 13th annual Valencia Dance Summer Repertory Concert will take place Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia's East Campus. The concert will showcase the work of Valencia students enrolled...
  • A look at United Arts' new board members

     A look at United Arts' new board members
    I've written a lot this year about the various funding and policy changes at United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports more than 50 Central Florida arts and cultural groups. At its annual meeting this summer, United Arts...