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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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  • Valencia College Theatre 2013-14 season

    Valencia College Theatre 2013-14 season
    Valencia College Theater's 2013-14 season includes the Florida premiere of "The Cripple of Inishmaan," currently onstage in London, Shakespeare and a biting musical about the justice system. Performances are in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia...
  • Monica Spear remembered by local arts leader

    Monica Spear remembered by local arts leader
    Local theater director and producer John DiDonna remembers Monica Spear as a dedicated, career-focused student and compassionate young woman. Spear, the former Miss Venezuela who was murdered in that country late Monday, attended Seminole Community (now...
  • Animal-art exhibit opens at Valencia College

     Animal-art exhibit opens at Valencia College
    WHAT: "Crossing Over," a selection of animal sculptures made from antique quilts and adorned with beading, paint and costume jewelry, opens Friday, Jan. 17, at Valencia College. The soft sculptures, created by Tallahassee artist Linda Hall, represent...
  • Pinecrest Preparatory Charter in Orange makes complete turnaround

    Pinecrest Preparatory Charter in Orange makes complete turnaround
    Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School in Orange County has made a big turnaround, going from what would have been an "F"grade in its first year (it was too small to be officially graded) to a current grade of "A." With a new principal, but many of the...
  • Free Valencia event looks at Mozart's 'Requiem'

     Free Valencia event looks at Mozart's 'Requiem'
    Here's a chance to learn more about the famed Mozart's Requiem — and hear portions of it, as well. Professional and student musicians will present a discussion and performance of excerpts from Mozart's Requiem at Orlando's Valencia College this...
  • 'Art from the Heart of Florida' salutes Sunshine State artists

     'Art from the Heart of Florida' salutes Sunshine State artists
    WHAT: "Art from the Heart of Florida" continues this month at two galleries run by Crealde School of Art. Inspired by the visual artists who call Central Florida home, the exhibition explores the "Florida state of mind." The work of 11 artists, from the...
  • UF a showcase for Orlando firm's campus-security app

    UF a showcase for Orlando firm's campus-security app
    Sarah Spann heard the steps behind her and quickened her pace. The man pursuing her on the University of Florida's campus sped up too. She ducked into an apartment-complex parking lot, but he lurked across the street. Spann quickly tapped an emergency...
  • 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...
  • Classical guitarist Troy Gifford highlights 'Olvidando' in free concert

     Classical guitarist Troy Gifford highlights 'Olvidando' in free concert
    In support of his latest album, "Olvidando," classical guitarist Troy Gifford will present a free concert on Thursday, April 3, with the Valencia College Orchestra. The award-winning performer and composer contributes to the guitar repertoire by adding...
  • Public invited to Valencia's free discussion on theater

     Public invited to Valencia's free discussion on theater
    Valencia College is opening the March installment of its free Valencia Theatre Salon series to the public. Thursday's event features actors from "Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" and staff from Florida Theatrical Association and The Abbey. John DiDonna,...
  • Obama enlists help to push Affordable Care Act

    Obama enlists help to push Affordable Care Act
    WASHINGTON — President Obama teased Ellen DeGeneres about the selfie she took at the Oscars and confessed to leaving his socks and shoes lying around while the first lady is out of town, but before the end of his Thursday appearance on her talk...