THIS WEEK AT VALENCIA
April 20 - 9:00 a.m.
- 1:30 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m.
April 27 - 8:30 a.m.
April 22 - 5:00 p.m.
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
8:30 a.m., April 21, 1993
Room 103, Downtown Center
Report on construction
Update on Osceola Campus Master Plan
Settlement offer - William Ashcraft v. Valencia
Community College, et. al.
Affiliation agreement between Orlando Regional
Healthcare System and Valencia
Addition, modification, or deletion of courses and
Change in title for continuing education course
Submission of grant proposals
Project priority list
Change Order No. 1 for Bldg. 6A, East Campus
Addition to architectural contract- Osceola Campus
Selection of architectural firm for Student Services
Building, West Campus
Budget amendment No. 10
Payroll and accounts payable warrants
Furniture for electronics laboratory, West Campus
Laser printer cartridges and printer ribbons
President's Council - Downtown Center
West Campus Administrative Staff - 1-214
Planning, Research and Development Staff - Downtown Center
District Board of Trustees Meeting - Downtown Center
President's Reception - Downtown Center
Tour of Downtown Center
12 WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT VALENCIA
#1 - AN OUTRIGHT GIFT OF CASH OR
For gifts of cash, you are entitled to an income tax
deduction of up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross
income, with a five year carry over period for the
excess. For gifts of long term appreciated securities,
the limit is 30 percent of adjusted gross income, and
you will be able to avoid the capital gain which would
have applied had you sold the securities. For more
information, write or call: Tom McCarty, Director of
Planned Giving, Valencia Community College
Foundation, mail code DTC-1, 423-6357.
Commencement rehearsal will take place on
Thursday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the West Campus
Physical Education Center.
The 25th Annual Commencement ceremony will be
held Friday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in the Physical
Education Center. Faculty and staff are to report no
later than 7:30 p.m.
The Valencia Alumni Association will host a reception
for the graduates and their families immediately
following commencement in the cafeteria in Bldg. 2.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend in their
SHORT STORY WRITER ON CAMPUS
Award-winning writer Bob Shacochis will be visiting
some creative writing and English classes April 19,
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the East Campus. He will be
sharing ideas and talking about his just published
novel Swimming in the Volcano. An invitation only
luncheon in his honor, sponsored by the Honors
Program and East Campus Student Activities will be
held at 12:30 p.m.
ENDOWED CHAIR BENEFITS
Eleven West Campus foreign language professors
attended the Advanced workshop on the Rassias
Method of Foreign Language Instruction, held April 1
and 2 at Stetson University. Dr. John Rassias,
professor of foreign languages at Dartsmouth
College, and an internationally know figure in the
field, taught the two-day workshop. Funds from the
Howard L. Palmer Chair in Foreign Languages made
it possible for eight adjunct professors to participate
in this unique opportunity: Marie Boudet, Monika
Ecsedy, Ernst Ekeberg, Dina Fabery, Mary Meyer,
Lisa Nalbone, Carlos Toledo, and Fernando Vidal.
Full-time professors who participated were Ana
Caldero, DeDe Cochran and Lula Keyes.
Margarita Bardgett, Central Campus, also
participated. Last fall, funds from the chair made it
possible for students to travel to Ybor City and the
Dali Museum. Funds also allowed about 400
students to enjoy Chela Jacobo's Spanish Dancers’
performance on campus.
Congratulations! The following Valencia staff were
recognized with Outstanding Educator Awards at the
Orange County Vocational Association Awards
Banquet on April 8: Mildred Franceschi, business
education; Wiley Jones, technical & industrial; Randy
Tuten, public service; Hal White, health; Chris
Klinger, counseling. Louise Pitts received the
President's Award for the Outstanding Educator and
Armando Vebelacqua for the Rookie Educator
Award. Business and Industry leaders were
recognized for their outstanding contribution to
Valencia: Mike Brandt, Orange County Fire & Rescue;
Merriet Higgins, Northeast Florida Hospital; May Horn,
Harris Corporation; Gary Lewis, Nations Bank; and
Richard Sherrill, Lake Mary, Postal Service. Valencia
staff recognized for leadership in the Association was
Marsha Gurr, president, Joan Tiller, past president,
Deborah Hopkins, awards chairman, Louise Pitts,
board member, Qurentia Throm, board member.
Valencia received 100 percent Membership Awards
for East Campus, Osceola Campus, West Campus,
Winter Park Center and Downtown Center.
Nancy Thompson, foreign language professor, was
a judge for the State French Contest for High School
students. The contest was held in Orlando April 1
and 2. Ernst Ekeberg, adjunct professor of German,
judged for the Seminole county Foreign Language
Contest in March.
Ed Cogle, career placement advisor for disabled
student services, recently facilitated a two-day
workshop on “Disability Awareness."
Walker Watson, Computer Training Institute program
manager, was selected to serve as a judge in
computer science at the 38th Annual State Science
and Engineering Fair of Florida April 15.
Virginia Stuart, program manager, women's
programs, spoke at the Community Ascertainment
Session for the Orlando Radio Broadcasters
Tom Pierce, journalism professor and adviser to the
student newspaper, participated in a media career
panel at the University of Central florida’s chapter of
Society of Professional Journalists at UCF. Pierce
also presented several seminars at the Columbia
Scholastic Press Association/College Media Advisers
convention in New York last month.
Kenneth B. Woodbury, Jr., executive director of the
Valencia Foundation, recently served as chairperson
of a Middle States Association of Colleges and
Schools assessment team visit to Briarcliffe School on
Long Island, New York.
Thanks to the faculty and staff on East Campus for the
cards and prayers during the recent passing of my
father. Your generous warmth and support was
I would like to extend my gratitude to the members of
my Valencia family for the many calls, cards, prayers
and flowers | received after the death of my mother.
Each thoughtful action and deed has helped to ease