Community Relations

Preserving the Past: Professor Archives Photos of Orlando’s African-American Community

On a sunny February afternoon, Valencia College professor Mark McMeley is seated at a desk perusing photographs in an old [...]

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 [...]

Walt Disney World Announces $1.5 Million Gift to Valencia College’s Culinary and Hospitality Programs

Walt Disney World Resort has announced that it will invest $1.5 million in Valencia College’s culinary arts and hospitality program, [...]

Valencia College Alumnus Helps Restore Identity to Those in Need

Normally, the Salvation Army overlooking Lake Dot is a quiet nook, just west of I-4 and north of Parramore. But [...]

Valencia College to Offer Free Tax Preparation Help

Just in time for tax season – and as 2018’s federal tax reform laws take effect – Valencia College accounting [...]

Grant Offers Hurricane-Displaced Professionals Free English Courses, Orientation Services

Through a federal grant awarded to CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF), Valencia College will provide English language courses and community orientation [...]

Valencia College Presents ‘Theater of War,’ Epic Stories for Our Times

Orlando, FL – Ancient wars and modern wars have many things in common – but foremost is the suffering of [...]

Success Story: Exceptional Grad Builds on Help From Foundation

In two action-packed years at Valencia College, international student Success Ekpenyong has made a name for himself as someone who [...]

Valencia College and UCF Select Director of Community Engagement for Downtown Campus

Tanika Bango has been named director of community engagement for the new campus that Valencia College and the University of [...]

Advanced Manufacturing Center’s Mechatronics Track Builds Workforce

Valencia College’s Mechatronics program – an intensive, 20-week Accelerated Skills Training course offered at our Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in [...]