VALENCIA COLLEGE: CEO Organization Donates $150,000 for Scholarships to Valencia College

Valencia College issued the following announcement on July 19.

The CEO Leadership Forums, a group of Orlando business leaders, awarded Valencia College two checks for $150,000, which will be used to provide student scholarships.

The award breakfast, which brought together more than 50 business leaders and college officials, was held at Valencia College’s District Office on July 19.

The CEO Leadership Forums committed $100,000 over the next three years to provide scholarships for students enrolled in Valencia’s new Bachelor of Applied Science program in Business and Organizational Leadership. The degree, which launched in May, is designed to help students who have earned an associate’s degree to add business skills to their training and prepare for leadership positions.

In addition, international tech firm MasterBase presented $50,000 in scholarship funds for students in the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Software Development, a degree that Valencia’s board of trustees approved in April for submission to the State Board of Education.

In presenting the check, MasterBase General Manager Alvaro Pesce Cotera said, “It was time to give something back.”

“We are very excited about our partnership and working relationship with CEO Leadership Forums and its dynamic sponsor team,” said Nasser Hedayat, Valencia’s assistant vice president of career and workforce education. “In addition to student scholarships, the Forums’ guests and their companies can provide opportunities for student internships and part-time jobs, serve as guest speakers for classes or serve as board members for Valencia’s new business administration program advisory council.”

The CEO Leadership Forums is an educational organization that mentors middle-market CEOs in Central Florida and provides scholarships to students who will fill the needs of those participating companies.

The organization was founded by CFO Services firm Nperspective, in collaboration with CenterState Bank of Florida and Fringe Benefit Plans, CPA firm Grennan Fender, law firm Swann Hadley, wealth management firm Griffis & MacClary, recruiting company REMX and Risk Management Company IOA.

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