The growth of social entrepreneurship in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 23, 2017 11:03:16 AM

Ten years ago, Shawn Seipler learned that the barely used bars of hotel soap he left behind during business trips ended up in a landfill. Shawn realized that these products could be recycled to prevent hygiene-related illnesses around the globe, and from this transformational idea, the organization Clean the World was born. The global benefit corporation, headquartered in Orlando, collects and recycles soap products discarded by the hospitality industry and distributes these products to the impoverished, preventing millions of hygiene-related deaths each year.

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Topics: Education, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Orlando breaks ground on a new downtown college campus

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 12, 2017 1:19:42 PM

University of Central Florida and Valencia College broke ground on their brand new downtown campus yesterday morning. The campus will be the new home for UCF’s social work, legal studies and human communication programs and Valencia’s hospitality and culinary programs. UCF and Valencia College are expected to bring over 7,700 students to downtown Orlando. The new campus is scheduled to open in August 2019.

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Topics: Education

3 of top 10 best colleges in Florida located in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 18, 2016 4:44:15 PM

Just recently, ranked three Orlando-based colleges in the top 10 best colleges of Florida. These colleges include the University of Central Florida (#6), Rollins College (#8), and Beacon College (#10).



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Topics: Education, Rankings

Valencia receives top ranking for number of associate degrees awarded

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Oct 17, 2016 5:08:37 PM

The Orlando region offers a vast number of higher education institutions, including some of the country’s top state colleges. Recently, Valencia College ranked fourth in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded to students by Community College Week magazine.

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Topics: Education, Rankings

Siemens donates $68 million software to UCF

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Oct 14, 2016 8:43:57 AM

The Orlando region is rich with global, industry-leading companies and innovative higher education institutions. Partnerships between Orlando’s largest companies and universities ensure the region’s workforce remains highly-qualified and knowledgeable. A perfect example of this type of partnership is the 30 year collaboration between Siemens Energy, Inc. and the University of Central Florida, recently made stronger by Siemens’ multimillion dollar software donation.

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Topics: Education, Advanced Manufacturing

Seminole County Public Schools build future-ready students

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 31, 2016 8:42:53 AM

Whether it’s developing cutting-edge technology coursework or providing students with healthy eating options, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is committed to ensuring students reach their full potential.

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Topics: Education

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