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Kitchen Reverential: Valencia Grad Learns His Trade from the Masters

Camilo Velasco may be one of Florida’s hot young chefs, but he did not learn to cook at his mother’s [...]

Valencia Grad Angel Sanchez Continues to Break Barriers

When Angel Sanchez graduated from Valencia College in 2014 – and led his fellow graduates in a rousing chant of [...]

Valencia College to Open New Careers in Industry & Technology Building at Osceola Campus

KISSIMMEE — Valencia College will unveil the newest addition to its Osceola Campus on Jan. 6, 2020, when the new [...]

Her Friends Suggested She Try Engineering; Now She’s Working on Her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Lietsel Richardson is, at the age of 26, working on her doctorate in biomedical engineering. But if it hadn’t been [...]

The Power of Persistence: Valencia Grad Pursues Path to Dental School

As a high-school student, Ashlee Brown was required to give regular presentations on a possible career. While other students flitted [...]

Downtown Center for Accelerated Training Holds First Open House

In August 2019, Valencia College opened the Center for Accelerated Training in downtown Orlando, with a mission to move people [...]

Energy from the Excess: West Campus Launches Food Waste Recycling

Americans throw away more than $180 billion worth of food every year – and most of the uneaten food ends [...]

Valencia College, UCF to Open Joint Downtown Campus on Aug. 26

ORLANDO – Two years after breaking ground for a new campus, Valencia College and the University of Central Florida will [...]

Overcoming Adversity: Welding Graduate Cements Solid Career

Chris Rivera struggled in high school. Not in his classes, actually, but in one small arena that would spoil his [...]

DirectConnect to UCF Award Recognizes Collaboration Between Institutions

DirectConnect to UCF recently awarded the first Joyce Romano Partnership Excellence Award to an innovative collaboration between Valencia College’s Learning [...]