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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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  • Make public service mandatory? Front Burner

    Make public service mandatory? Front Burner
    Last year, Florida Rep. Jeb Harrison introduced H.R. 20, a bill that would require citizens between the ages of 18 and 26 to serve two years of active duty in the armed forces. They'd remain on reserve status until age 40.
  • Freedom of choice leads to the freedom to serve others: Front Burner

    Freedom of choice leads to the freedom to serve others: Front Burner
    At the height of the Vietnam War, President Richard Nixon appointed two economists — Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan — to examine the efficacy of maintaining America's long tradition of compulsory military service. During one particularly...

    Art hauntings

    Art hauntings
    There's hardly a Friday during the year that I don't have several art-event recommendations for you, but I have only one for tonight. Must be because it's Halloween. To avoid interfering with your planned hauntings, most art happenings have been scheduled...

    Donna Schmaltz: She shared passion for books, flowers

    Donna Schmaltz: She shared passion for books, flowers
    Books and flowers were among life's greatest joys for Donna Schmaltz, and the Oviedo resident worked hard to spread her passion for them to others. "She grew all sorts of amazing and beautiful things," said daughter Victoria Scott of Orlando. Schmaltz,...

    Jay Porcher Yasuda: Public-relations pro was giving at home and work

    Jay Porcher Yasuda: Public-relations pro was giving at home and work
    Through her many years in the public-relations business, Jay Porcher Yasuda helped shine the spotlight on the best qualities of her clients. Thanks to her generosity and outgoing nature, she never had to do the same for herself. "All her girlfriends,...