2014 Nursing Scholarship - June Mair
June Mair MSN, RN, a Professor of Nursing at Valencia College, provides theoretical and clinical instruction, supervision and evaluation of student nurses in classrooms and healthcare facilities. She obtained her MSN as a Clinical Specialist in Adult Health from the University of Florida, and began working as an adjunct clinical instructor at Valencia Community College in 1991 She was employed at ORMC as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), and is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. In 2001, she retired from ORMC, and joined Valencia’s nursing faculty full-time.
Mrs. Mair has volunteered for several years with the annual Teach -in for Orange County public schools, and assisted in meal distribution at the Coalition for the homeless. Her community service includes coordinating health care activities at the church she attends, volunteering monthly at Shepherd’s Hope, and participating in local women’s ministries associations.
2014 EMS Scholarship - Valerie Harris
Valerie Harris, retired director of the Emergency Medical Services program at Valencia College and Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army spent over 35 years within the educational system. She has earned recognition as the state Educator of the Year given by EMS Educators of Florida among other accomplishments. Lt. Col. Harris graduated from Valencia's nursing program in 1973. While practicing as a Nurse in hospital Critical Care units, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from University of South Florida and completed a paramedic program at Seminole Community College.
Valerie worked as a paramedic with a local ambulance service and earned a Master's Degree from University of Central Florida. She taught at Valencia from 1978 until her retirement in 2008. Her passion for education, mentorship, and support has earned her Unity In Uniform’s recognition and subsequently our organization has agreed to award a Scholarship in recognition of her contribution to Emergency Medical Services and the Central Florida community.