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.


Past Events

Past Events

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

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

APR 4, 2018

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras
Rhapsody in Blue Gala

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

MAR 1, 2019

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
Leadership Installation Luncheon
Rosen Shingle Creek

MAR 7, 2019

Orlando Union Rescue Mission
Inaugural Ladies’ Lemons into Lemonade Luncheon
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

MAR 9, 2019

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras
Impressions of China Gala
Rosen Plaza Hotel

MAR 21, 2019

Downtown Orlando Partnership
Third Thursday Networking event
UCF Center for Emerging Media

MAR 21-24, 2019

Osceola County
Osceola Heritage Park

MAR 29, 2019

Orange County Government
Orange County Regional Economic Summit
Orange County Convention Center

MAR 29, 2019

City Year Orlando
Ripples of Hope

MAR 30, 2019

UCP of Central Florida
26th Annual Evening at the Palace Gala
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace at Disney Springs

APR 1, 2019

Downtown Orlando Partnership
Golden Brick Awards
Marriott Orlando Downtown

APR 2, 2019

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

APR 11, 2019

Junior Achievement
Osceola Heritage Park

APR 12, 2019

Grace Medical Home
7th Spa Invitational
Hyatt Regency Orlando

APR 17, 2019

Adult Literacy League, Inc.
Reading Between the Wines
Orlando Science Center

MAY 16, 2019

Orlando Science Center
Inspire Science Breakfast
Orlando Science Center

AUG 15, 2019

Downtown Orlando Partnership
Third Thursday Networking event