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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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  • Great university took root in downtown offices over drugstore

     Great university took root in downtown offices over drugstore
      The landmark Orlando building that began as the city's First National Bank has long been associated with Valencia College, but in the 1960s, another great educational institution took root there. Launching with one employee — its first...
  • Valencia College Theater stages 'Fat Pig'

     Valencia College Theater stages 'Fat Pig'
    Valencia College Theater opens Neil LaBute's comedy "Fat Pig" this Thursday, June 6. The play depicts the budding romance between Tom, an upwardly mobile corporate type, and Helen, a plus-sized librarian. Its "dissection of how societal pressures affect...
  • 23rd Florida Playwrights' Competition seeks scripts

    23rd Florida Playwrights' Competition seeks scripts
    Valencia College Theater is seeking script submissions for its 23rd annual Florida Playwrights' Competition. As it has since 1991, Valencia will produce a full-length original play in the spring of 2014 as part of its regular subscription series....
  • Lake-Sumter State not planning tuition increase for 2013-14

    Trustees at Lake-Sumter State College do not plan to raise tuition for the coming school year, a college spokeswoman said. The college is proposing to freeze tuition for lower-division courses -- those that can be applied to an associate degree -- at...
  • Lake-Sumter Community College selected to compete for prestigious Aspen Prize

     
    Fourteen Florida colleges have been selected to compete among 120 schools nationwide for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence — more than any other state in the country, according to the Florida Department of Education. The 120 colleges,...
  • 3 California schools compete for national community college prize

     
    Three California schools made the first cut for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence for the second consecutive time and will now compete for a share of $1 million in award money, officials announced Monday....
  • Valencia to open honors college, offer full scholarships

     
    Valencia College plans to open an honors college in the fall and is offering full-tuition scholarships to those who apply by May 1 and get accepted. July 20 is the regular deadline to apply for the newly-created James M. and Dayle L. Seneff Honors College...
  • 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...
  • Scott: Colleges should offer $10,000 bachelor’s degrees

     
    In case you missed it, Gov. Rick Scott proposed this morning that Florida's state colleges offer 4-year degrees with a $10,000 price tag. Scott made his announcement at St. Petersburg College this morning and is due to discuss his proposals again at...
  • Young conservatives — led by George P. Bush — roll into Florida next week

     
    Maverick PAC, a political organization for young conservatives, will launch a Florida bus tour on Monday to rev up voters for the fall election. MavPAC will start its four-day tour in Tallahassee, with a scheduled stop at Valencia College in Orlando on...
  • Holocaust exhibit opens at Valencia Oct. 11

     
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s “The Courage to Remember: the Holocaust 1933-1945” traveling exhibit will be on display at Valencia College East Campus beginning, Thursday, Oct. 11, and continuing through Oct. 19. Opening ceremony for...
  • State board looks at increased K-12, pre-K spending, making digital learning its “major initiative” for 2013-14

     
    The State Board of Education is to vote on its 2013-14 budget recommendations at its meeting Tuesday.  The proposed request includes more operating money for pre-K and  K-12 education, with an emphasis on meeting education needs in an “...