The L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series kicks-off a busy day of activities on Daytona State College’s Daytona Beach Campus, followed by the annual spring job fair where more than 100 businesses from a variety of industries will be on hand seeking to fill vacancies. [Read more…] about March 27 events invite budding entrepreneurs and job-seekers to campus
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Daytona State College continues to place in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings for online bachelor’s programs – this time for military veterans. [Read more…] about DSC again ranks among top online bachelor’s degree programs for veterans
Seniors invited to take part, improve car comfort and safety
Students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Daytona State College will put their training into practice by participating in the March 6 CarFit® event – a unique program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how their personal cars “fit” them.
Created in 2005 by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, the CarFit® check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle. The program identifies actions drivers can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Madison Glen Apartments, 570 Sterthaus Dr, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
“Students will lead older drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle,” said OTA Adjunct Instructor Sam Smith. “It’s a great opportunity for our students to work in the community, and each assessment concludes with recommendations for car adjustments and adaptations that could make the individual’s cars fit better or enhance their safety.”
According to the CarFit® website – car-fit.org – older drivers are often the safest drivers in that they are more likely to wear their seatbelts and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash occurs due to the greater fragility of their aging bodies. Driver safety programs improve adult driver safety by addressing cognitive abilities and skills; however, older drivers can also improve their safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them. A proper fit can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others.
Register online for the free CarFit® event, visit car-fit.org/carfit. For more information, call (386) 506-3713.
ABOUT DAYTONA STATE
Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The college enrolls nearly 28,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.
Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the college among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs seven years running. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And for three years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.
Daytona State’s Mori Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary Management was ground zero this month for students representing over 20 high schools from as far away as the Florida Keys who competed in a cook-off that had them stretching their know-how and creativity to prepare gourmet meals, edible centerpieces and scrumptious desserts. [Read more…] about High school teams vie for top honors in Daytona State culinary face-off
Scholarship drawing; spring classes start Jan. 14
With the new year approaching, it’s time to jump-start plans for the future and explore paths to fresh opportunities through Daytona State College. DSC’s offerings range from two- and four-year degrees to skilled trades certificates. Classes start Jan. 14, 2019. [Read more…] about Enrollment Saturday: Fast track to fresh opportunities
Dr. Marcus Eriksen, an environmental scientist, educator, author and expert on the ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution, will be the keynote speaker on Friday, Nov. 30, at the 4th annual ShORE Symposium hosted by Daytona State College’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies (IMES), the Marine Discovery Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. [Read more…] about Daytona State to host 4th annual ShORE Symposium
Daytona State College has been awarded a U. S. Department of Education grant totaling more than $1 million over four years to support the college’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program through September 2022. [Read more…] about Daytona State receives child care grant totaling over $1 million
The Daytona State College Library has developed an Election 2018 Research Guide that allows users to keep track of political news, issues, candidates and activities leading up to state and national mid-term elections in November. [Read more…] about Daytona State’s library offers online research guide for mid-term elections
In the increasingly competitive world of online higher education, Daytona State College continues to rank among the best, especially when it comes to affordability. [Read more…] about Daytona State College Online Bachelor’s Programs Ranked Nation’s Most Affordable
The State Board of Education’s 2018-19 performance funding report shows Daytona State College has inched ever so close to achieving gold-tier status among Florida College System (FCS) institutions.