About Alumni

Our Mission

The Valencia College Alumni Association seeks to support the college and its mission by providing valued-added programs and services to foster and strengthen the relationships between the college and its alumni. To this end, the alumni association aims to develop opportunities for lifelong personal, educational and professional growth for alumni and students of Valencia College.

Advisory Board

The association is led by an advisory board comprised of a small group of active alumni leaders. The advisory board is tasked with providing guidance, leadership and active support for the Valencia College Alumni Association's programs and events.

Support Staff

Jennifer Mezquita
Dr. Jennifer Mezquita
Director, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

Dr. Jennifer Mezquita is an alumna of Valencia College where she earned her Associates of Arts degree. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and both her Master’s degree and a doctor of education degree from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Mezquita comes to the Valencia College Alumni Association after serving three years as Manager of Student Services at the West Campus Answer Center. Dr. Mezquita is the former President of the Valencia College Association and the Association of Valencia Women.

Karissa Eliz Rodriguez
Karissa Eliz Rodriguez

Coordinator, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

Karissa Eliz Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Oral Roberts University. Karissa, an Orlando native, was previously a Student Services Advisor in the West Campus Answer Center. Before Joining the Valencia College family, Karissa Participated in the World Race, a service volunteer program through Adventures in Missions where she traveled and volunteered throughout 11 countries in 11 months. It was through this experience she discovered her passion for building community and empowering others to do the same.