Transfer Success Stories

For many students, earning an associate’s degree is the first step toward a larger goal – earning a bachelor’s degree. And while Valencia graduates are already succeeding at UCF, we believe that we can raise the bar even higher.

Robin Marquez

Planting a Seed: Prompted by his professors, Robin Marquez discovers a passion for scientific research

Adam Galarza

Adam Galarza started at Valencia College with one wish: to major in musical theater. Today, he's a valued member of the team at Universal Studios Florida and inspires colleagues and visitors alike.

Evan Byrne

Ahead of His Time: 14-Year-Old Becomes One of Valencia's Youngest Graduates

Angel Sanchez

As a teenager, Angel Sanchez Angel was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Now, after graduating from Valencia College, UCF and the University of Miami School of Law at the top of his class, Angel continues to be a vocal advocate for incarcerated teens and adults.

Lietsel Richardson

Valencia College’s small, tight-knit engineering program gave Lietsel Richardson the chance to participate in hands-on projects and make a lot of friends also intent on becoming engineers. The experience also taught her not to be afraid to change direction. Today, Lietsel’s working on her doctorate in biomedical engineering.

Charlene Singh

With plans to go to medical school, Charlene Singh was careful not to accumulate debt as an  undergraduate. So she started at Valencia College, where she excelled, and transferred to UCF.  She got more help with her college costs after she won a scholarship worth up to $40,000 a year.