Valencia graduate

Chef and Culinary Grad Finds Big Success by Thinking Small

Michael Collantes can’t sit still. That may explain why the Valencia grad (class of 2005) now operates three restaurants in [...]

To NASA and Beyond: Valencia Grad Has Set His Sights on the Stars

Michael Gutensohn is, at the moment, living in an RV parked in the side yard of a home. But don’t [...]

Culinary Grad Makes Good on Simple, Honest Cooking

Food allergies, at their best, are inconvenient and at their worst downright depressing. If you ever find yourself confronted with [...]

On Networks and Netflix, Valencia Grad Advances Sound Career in NYC

The recent proliferation of streaming content has given viewers quite the wave of quality TV – a wave that Valencia [...]

Madelyn Young: 1973 Valencia Graduate Recalls College’s Early Days

Madelyn Young had a four-year, full academic scholarship to Florida State University in 1971 when she graduated from Jones High [...]

From Alaska to Antarctica, One Valencia Grad Studies Sea Life

Julie Avery has a life that many science geeks would envy. She’s a research assistant professor with joint appointments at [...]

Valencia Graduate, Venezuelan Activist Named Fulbright Scholar

Kenther Ramos was 16 years old and a university freshman when he attracted the attention of the Venezuelan government. Kenther, [...]

Valencia Grad Earns Doctorate, Now Working in Simulation Research

Every morning, Crystal Maraj pulls up to work in the sprawling research park next to the University of Central Florida. [...]

Valencia Grad Lands Prestigious Scholarship to University of Oxford

When Laura Puentes was in high school, this smart daughter of working-class immigrant parents set her sights on a college [...]

Hard Work, Dedication Are Ingredients in Chef’s Stellar Career

Today, Russ Simon is a  a globe-trotting chef, a man who dashes from London to Los Angeles, from Singapore to [...]