Educational Philosophy
Valerie Roya
Valerie Royals
Professor
Business and Management Administration
Founders Hall 312
A.S. Northwestern Connecticut Community College
B.S., M.S. Central Connecticut State University
Graduate Certificate, University of Hartford
 
860.738.6304  email
 
 

I strongly believe that business knowledge is vital to the success of every individual and, therefore, is an essential component in every studentís education. I strive to make the content of my classes relevant to the changing skills required in todayís business world. My academic standards and assignments are designed to challenge students to achieve their highest potential. I expect my students to put forth as much effort as possible. The more students put into their education, the more they will get out of it. I enjoy teaching and helping students achieve their educational and career goals.

Oral and written communication skills, listening proficiency, business etiquette, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and team work skills are increasingly important in today’s competitive business environment. Therefore, I emphasize the importance of these “soft” skills and incorporate learning activities in my classes that will help students develop these valuable capabilities. I also encourage students to participate in business internships so that they may apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real life work situations and gain valuable work experiences.

Course Specialties
  • Business Communication
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Internship
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Principles of Management
  • Women in Management
  • Keyboarding for Information Processing
  • MS Word/Word Processing Applications
  • MS PowerPoint/Multimedia Presentations
  • Public Speaking
  • Marketing
Current Work
  • Enhance and update Business and Management Administration Program and courses.
  • Member of the Curriculum Committee, Tenure Committee, and Alumni Association.
  • Supervise and advise business interns; develop internship opportunities for students locally and at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
  • Conduct resume workshops; provide assistance in preparation of job search documents.
  • Member of National Business Education Association (NBEA), Eastern Business Education Association (EBEA), Connecticut Business Education Association (CBEA), and Delta Pi Epsilon (a national honorary society for business educators).
  • Attend workshops, conferences, seminars, and meetings.
Future Work
  • Continue to develop curriculum to meet the changing needs of the business world.
  • Focus on developing more internship opportunities for business students.
  • Continue my commitment to community service.
Links of Interest
Personal Interests/Hobbies
  • Spending time with my two wonderful daughters!
  • Classic and Antique Cars
  • Dogs
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Vacationing on the coast of somewhere beautiful
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