Congratulations are in order for Valencia College, which learned on Monday that it had been awarded the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. This announcement was made during a ceremony held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
In addition to these crazy-cool bragging rights, VCC also was awarded $600,000 in prize money.
Why does a public relations firm in Lakeland care about this prestigious honor? Because our very own PR maven Lanette Strong is a Valencia graduate who went on to graduate from the University of Central Florida. Clearly, the school turns out some talent, and we’re reaping the benefits of that.
So thanks, Valencia! Keep up the great work.