Photo of Valerie

A story of unlocking potential

Valerie Currie (at left in photo) is the Program Consultant for the Academic Upgrading program at the Woodstock Campus.

During her time at Fanshawe College, Val has helped countless students achieve their dreams! She mentors a diverse group of students and helps them achieve their dream of earning a GED or entering into post-secondary programs.

She goes above and beyond to ensure success for her students, whether it is making sure a student gets child care for their children, connecting her students with mentors in the community, or making herself available for students who have questions. Val encourages her students to unlock their full potential by giving of herself with endless patience, support and belief in their ability.

In addition to the countless hours she dedicates to her students, Val also finds time to engage with the Oxford County community. She sits on many community groups and committees where she represents Fanshawe with pride!

Students often come to Valerie looking for someone to lift them up. Val offers one better: she helps them to lift themselves up. I cannot count the number of time students have told me that they couldn't have achieved their goal without Val!