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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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  • Orlando chefs bring home honors from 2010 American Culinary Federation Southeast Regional Conference

     
    Orlando chefs was well represented at the recent 2010 American Culinary Federation Southeast Regional Conference in Birmingham, Ala. Here’s a look at the winners: Southeast Pastry Chef of the Year: Andreas Proisl, of Orlando, executive pastry chef at...
  • 20% off textbook sale at Valencia Community College

     
    For those of you who have kids taking college courses, or who are taking college courses yourself, you know that you can blow right through hundreds of dollars in textbooks per semester. But good news, Frugees! Valencia Community College bookstores are...
  • Pro-statehood take: Break Puerto Rico’s territorial shackles

     
    Guest Writer: Dennis O. Freytes Freytes has served in the U.S. Army in Commanded Infantry, Special Forces, Airborne, and Other Units (Engineers & Medical). His professional background includes experience in human resources, education and training,...
  • Dead By Friday–a night shoot on Universal backlot

     
    It's not often that the “backlot,” the huge, ultra-realistic streets of the Universal Studios “tour” here in Orlando are used for an actual movie shoot–so I wanted to be sure to catch the after-hours filming of Dead by Friday...
  • Smitty–local screenwriter Michael Baumgarten’s A Boy and His Dog movie — is finished

     
    Valencia Community College alumnus Michael Baumgarten took a few years to get his movie, Smitty, made. It was eight years ago that I profiled him for a series of stories on the slumping state of central Florida's film industry. He wrote and produced it,...
  • Killlers screenwriter Bob DeRosa takes Hollywood one step at a time

     
    Screenwriting is not for the thin of skin or the fragile of ego. Stars are stars, and are treated as such, and directors are pretty much stars in their own right. But production companies change writers on movies the way Sarah Jessica Parker changes hats....
  • Young Americans remain proud of their Hispanic heritage

     
    By Victor Manuel Ramos, Orlando Sentinel June 11, 2010 Fernando Núñez Esquiaqui feels as comfortable speaking English and Spanish as he does eating hamburgers and Colombian arepas. But he is not an immigrant. Núñez was born in Los Angel...
  • If LeBron James signs with Miami, is it lights out in Orlando?

     
    LeBron James is leaning heavily toward joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. If that happens, is it lights out Orlando?...
  • Now you can compare how most colleges spent the money they brought in — at least through part of 2008

     
    The respected Delta Project on Postsecondary Costs, Productivity and Accountability is making available a database that allows anyone to compare how colleges spend the money they receive through tuition, gifts and public subsidies. College spending in...
  • One bride’s challenge: finding a modest wedding gown

     
    June is traditionally the month for weddings . . .  and speaking of June and tradition and weddings, I was fascinated to learn about a traditional Orthodox Chassidish Jewish wedding held in Lake Mary on June 20. The bride was Angela Hillis...
  • Bride-to-be grabs the dress of her dreams

     
    Cara Constantine is a radiant bride-to-be.  This morning she found her dream wedding dress. T he style, the color, the embellishment, the fit — all are perfect. Not a single stitch will have to be altered — provided Cara remains the same...