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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. 


8:30 a.m., April 21, 1993 

Room 103, Downtown Center 

Old Business 
Report on construction 
Update on Osceola Campus Master Plan 

New Business 

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 

Property deletion 

Personnel agenda 

Submission of grant proposals 

Project priority list 

Change Order No. 1 for Bldg. 6A, East Campus 

Addition to architectural contract- Osceola Campus 
Master Plan 

Selection of architectural firm for Student Services 
Building, West Campus 

Student fees 

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 

Equal Opportunity 
Tour of Downtown Center 



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 
academic regalia. 


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. 


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 
Association. i 

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 
greatly appreciated. 

Sande Staaf 

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 
my grief. 

Harriett Mathena