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What Does Secretary DeVos Think About the Future of the Pell Grant?

Joe Youngs, Contributing Writer
March 28
Filed under College News, Top Stories, Valencia News

U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, held a roundtable at Valencia's Osceola Campus with dual-enrollment students on Friday, March 24. Valencia President Sandy Shugart, was also there to lead the discussion at the roundtable. One of the hot topics was college accessibility, which naturally led to...

Going Blind: President of East Campus National Society of Leadership and Success Shares Personal Story

Going Blind: President of East Campus National Society of Leadership and Success Shares Personal Story

Isaiah Peters
March 28
Filed under College News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

Imagine hearing the news you are probably never going to see again, now imagine hearing that at 19 years old. The president of the East Campus National Society of Leadership and Success is slowly going blind. Jessica Brown, 20, was diagnosed with degenerative myopia last year and has now taken to...

Valencia Welcomes its First Student from the Country of Georgia

Valencia Welcomes its First Student from the Country of Georgia

Isaiah Peters, Contributing Writer
March 27
Filed under College News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

According to US & World News Report, Florida is among the top destinations for international students studying in the United States. Valencia has been a host to a multitude of international students from across of the globe. As of 2015, Valencia has students from over 80 countries. Most common students...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits Valencia

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits Valencia

Sam Schaffer, Contributing Writer
March 24
Filed under Breaking News, College News, Featured Story, Local News, News, Osceola Campus, Politics, Top Stories, Valencia News

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos visited Valencia College for a tour and round table discussion on March 24. She began the day at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Osceola County with a round table discussion with Valencia President Sandy Shugart, local employers, and students....

American Sign Language Club Hosts “Dirty Sign Night”

American Sign Language Club Hosts “Dirty Sign Night”

Ashley Tynes Garcia, Samuel Schaffer, and Kayla Reyes-Marseil
March 21
Filed under News, Top Stories, Valencia News

UCF’s American Sign Language (ASL) Club will host Dirty Sign Night on March 30 at 7p.m. in room 108 of the Psychology building at UCF. Deaf and hearing students alike can come out and learn all of the inappropriate signs that their professors don’t want to teach them. Josh Prado, who is deaf,...

Valencia Students Unite for International Women’s Day

Valencia Students Unite for International Women’s Day

Isaiah Peters
March 9
Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

An assembly of empowered women, and equality seeking men came together for a Model UN event in honor of International’s Women day on March 8th. The event was intended to bring awareness to the discrepancy of wages, rights, and education of women across the world. The event was an hour-long forum that...

Valencia Students Taste Panda Express at East Campus Food Court

Valencia Students Taste Panda Express at East Campus Food Court

Brittany Bhulai, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under College News, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

Valencia Staff Writer Brittany Bhalai speaks to students after a trial run of Panda Express at East Campus.

Stars Hit the Stage at Valencia College

Stars Hit the Stage at Valencia College

Ashley Garcia, Contributing Writing
February 28
Filed under College News, Entertainment, Music, Top Stories, Valencia News

Are you ready for the next Valencia College superstar? Then grab a front seat for all the excitement as the “Under the Stars” talent competition hits the stage on March 1. The show, hosted by the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board will be on the East Campus mall.  The...

Valencia College Literacy Project Donates Thousands of Books to Orange County Jail Inmates

Valencia College Literacy Project Donates Thousands of Books to Orange County Jail Inmates

Angelina Rosania, Contributing Writer
February 28
Filed under Top Stories, Valencia News

The Valencia College Literacy Project just ended its third book drive. A total of 2,360 books were collected and donated to inmates incarcerated at the Orange County Jail. “Books were picked up from East and West Campuses and sent from Lake Nona and Osceola,” explained Karen Cowden, English and...

SGA Hosts “Meet the Candidate” Forum Thursday

SGA Hosts “Meet the Candidate” Forum Thursday

Joe Young, Contributing Writer
February 28
Filed under College News, News, Valencia News

Students on Valencia East Campus will choose a new Student Government Association president in two weeks. A “Meet the Candidate” forum will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at 1pm in the Mall area to introduce the two individuals running for president and one individual running for vice president....

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