Awards and Recognition

  • U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award, 2015 Outstanding Community Partner Award from Bowie State University.
  • Her many awards include: citations from the Maryland General Assembly for the Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship program, Governor’s Citation for Work on the Improvement of the Status of Women, Woman of the Year for Southern Prince George’s Business and Professional Women, WHUR Hometown Hero Award, 9to5 National Association of Working Women Awards and a Presidential Appointment to the United Service Organization World Board of Governors from 2006-2008. Valencia holds a Ph.D. and M.A. degree from Howard.


Fort Washington, MD

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