Community Affairs

Valencia College Community Affairs serves as a liaison between the college and the Central Florida community. We work to create opportunities for connection between the college and the business community, and work on the college’s economic development initiatives with the Orlando Economic Partnership. We also develop and maintain relationships with the area’s non-profit organizations through events, partnerships, outreach, and civic initiatives.

Sponsoring and attending events is an essential part of our community affairs work. These events allow us to support important community initiatives, expand the depth and breadth of our external presence, and allow us to reach new audiences.

For tips and guidelines on attending community events, take a look at our community event toolkit.


We are all ambassadors of Valencia College and it’s a privilege to represent our organization in the community.

For more information on community events, contact:

Stephanie Howell

  Email US


Check out the ways that Valencia College is connecting to the community and helping positively shape the Central Florida area.

Upcoming Events


SEP 26, 2019

The National Center for Simulation
2019 Florida Simulation Summit & Florida Tech Match
Orange County Convention Center
8AM


SEP 26, 2019

Junior Achievement of Central Florida
42nd Annual Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame
Rosen Centre Hotel
6PM


SEP 28, 2019

St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce
95th Annual Banquet & Meeting
Osceola Council on Aging
6PM


OCT 2, 2019

Downtown Orlando Partnership
State of Downtown
Seaside Plaza
3PM


OCT 3, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund
2019 Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Award Ceremony
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
4PM


OCT 4, 2019

Osceola Council on Aging
Annual Anniversary Breakfast
Barney E. Veal Center
8AM


OCT 10, 2019

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
2019 Hispanic Economic Impact Summit
Rollins College
8AM


OCT 10, 2019

Kissimmee Osceola Chamber of Commerce
2019 Chamber Business Academy
Embassy Suites LBV South
9AM


OCT 24, 2019

Central Florida Foundation
Table Talk
Multiple Locations
Time TBD


OCT 26, 2019

Shepherd’s Hope
Around the World in 80 Days Famous Faces Masquerade Ball
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Orlando
6PM


NOV 16, 2019

Grace Medical Home
Let’s Say Grace
Grace Medical Home, Orlando
4PM


DEC 14, 2019

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
Don Quixote Awards Dinner
Epcot’s World Showplace Pavilion
6PM


Past Events

2019 Past Events

SEP 20, 2019

Chamber of Commerce Kissimmee/Osceola County
Spirit of Hospitality Awards
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
11:45AM


SEP 10, 2019

PROSPERA
Success Stories Luncheon
Rosen Plaza Hotel
11AM


SEP 6, 2019

Orlando Business Journal
2019 Veterans of Influence Awards Luncheon
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
11AM


JUN 8, 2019

100 Black Men of Greater Orlando
Scholarship Dinner
Rosen Centre Hotel
6PM


JUN 8, 2019

Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
The First 5 Years Gala
Epcot’s World Showplace Pavilion
6PM


MAY 16, 2019

Lifework Leadership
Graduation & Awards Dinner
Country Club of Orlando
6:30PM


MAY 16, 2019

Orlando Science Center
Inspire Science Breakfast
Orlando Science Center
8AM


MAY 1, 2019

City Year Orlando
Women’s Leadership Luncheon
Harry P. Leu Gardens
11AM


APR 17, 2019

Adult Literacy League, Inc.
Reading Between the Wines


APR 12, 2019

Grace Medical Home
7th Spa Invitational


APR 11, 2019

Junior Achievement
INSPIRE Osceola


APR 2, 2019

Central Care Mission of Orlando
Transforming One Man At A Time Breakfast


APR 1, 2019

Downtown Orlando Partnership
Golden Brick Awards


MAR 30, 2019

UCP of Central Florida
26th Annual Evening at the Palace Gala


MAR 29, 2019

City Year Orlando
Ripples of Hope


MAR 29, 2019

Orange County Government
Orange County Regional Economic Summit


MAR 27, 2019

The Jobs Partnership of Florida
Jobs Partnership Faith that Works


MAR 21-24, 2019

Osceola County
2019 RAM NCFR


MAR 21, 2019

Downtown Orlando Partnership
Third Thursday Networking event


MAR 9, 2019

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras
Impressions of China Gala


MAR 7, 2019

Orlando Union Rescue Mission
Inaugural Ladies’ Lemons into Lemonade Luncheon


MAR 1, 2019

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
Leadership Installation Luncheon


FEB 2, 2019

Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce
94th Annual Meeting


JAN 30, 2019

Lifework Orlando
EMANUEL Documentary Screening


JAN 19, 2019

African American Chamber of Commerce
AACC Eagle Awards


JAN 18, 2019

Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
Alpha Phi Alpha Luncheon

2018 Past Events


DEC 8, 2018

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
Don Quixote Awards Dinner


DEC 6, 2018

Downtown Orlando Partnership
State of Downtown Luncheon


DEC 5, 2018

I-4 Business Leaders of the Year
Awards Dinner


Nov 28, 2018

Orlando Economic Partnership
Annual Dinner


Nov 16, 2018

Osceola Stars Business Awards
Awards Ceremony & Luncheon


OCT 30, 2018

Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce
State of the City


OCT 26, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund
Awards Ceremony & Luncheon


OCT 25, 2018

Junior Achievement of Central Florida
Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame Dinner


OCT 5, 2018

2018 Central Florida Real Estate Forum
Panelist: Dr. Falecia Williams, campus president, West & Downtown Campuses


SEP 25, 2018

Chamber of Commerce Kissimmee/Osceola County
Spirit of Hospitality Awards Luncheon


SEP 15, 2018

Central Florida Black Nurses Association of Orlando
Scholarship & Awards Luncheon


SEP 5, 2018

2018 Prospera Success Stories in Central Florida
Awards Luncheon


AUG 15, 2018

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
Business Conference – 25th Anniversary Celebration


JUN 9, 2018

Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
The First 5 Years Gala


JUN 2, 2018

100 Black Men of Greater Orlando
Scholarship Dinner


APR 4, 2018

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras
Rhapsody in Blue Gala