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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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  • Opera finds second act in Central Florida

     
    Two years ago, opera in Orlando seemed as dead as the leading lady in “Tosca.” But the proverbial fat lady didn't sing when Orlando Opera collapsed in debt. Instead, United Arts of Central Florida and the Orlando Philharmonic threw the 400-...
  • Students rate Valencia professor one of the Top 25 in the U.S.

     
    Our hats are off this morning to Valencia Community College professor Melissa Pedone, whose students have consistently given her high marks on ratemyprofessors.com. Pedone, who teaches math and is a dean at Valencia’s Osceola County campus, has been...
  • Thousands of Central Florida college students graduate this weekend

     
    Thousands of college students across Central Florida will graduate during commencement ceremonies this weekend. Here are details: Rollins College When: On Satuday, commencement for the Hamilton Holt School begins at 10 a.m. On Sunday,the ceremony for...
  • Valencia celebrates graduates by putting their names on Lynx bus

     
    Valencia Community College usually celebrates its graduating students by running an ad in the newspaper. But this year, college officials said they wanted to recognize students in a more visible way. They've posted the names of all 7,192 graduates on a...
  • Valencia closes west campus until Sunday

     
    Valencia Community College has closed its west campus on South Kirkman Road in Orlando because of a water main break. The campus will reopen Sunday and classes will resume Monday. All other Valencia campuses are open and operating as usual. You can read...
  • New teen magazine hosts scholarship event at Valencia today

     
    A new teen magazine here in Central Florida is helping host an event out at Valencia Community College's west campus today to offer kids information about college scholarships. Students and their families can stop by from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to learn about...
  • Church news: New Covenent pastor gets ministry doctorate

     
    Rev. Cynthia Hinson Graham, assistant pastor of the New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando, will receive her Doctorate of Ministry on Saturday, June 4, from the Asbury Theological Seminary.  Graham was a Jone High School dropout before she devoted herself...
  • Local boxer, Pinklon Thomas helps give out college scholarships

     
    Pinklon Thomas, a former IBO heavyweight champion, is co-sponsoring a free youth summit Youth Scholarship Empowerment Summit, with his nonprofit agency, Project P.I.N.K. The new teen magazine, Our Voices Thrive, is hosting the event from 2-6 p.m....
  • Valencia students can complete their AA degree on weekends only

     
    Valencia Community College is launching a program next school year that will allow students to complete a two-year degree exclusively through weekend classes. Officials at Valencia, the only community college or state college in the six-county region to...
  • Valencia breaks ground next week on new campus in Lake Nona

     
    Valencia Community College will break ground next week on the first building of its new campus in Lake Nona’s “medical city.” When it opens next year, the three-story, 83,000 square-foot building will house classrooms, science labs and...
  • Church news: congregation honors Bishop Morris and his wife

     
    Members of El Bethel Temple of Jesus International will celebrate the ministry of Senior Bishop Cliff C. Morris Jr. and First Lady Angela Morris on Friday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m., 3000 Bruton Blvd., Orlando. During the program, parishioners, members, and...