DSC experts on public-responder, health info,
office management programs, new advancement VP
Three sheriffs discuss their departments
The April 4 Marc Bernier Show will showcase a range of Daytona State College faculty experts, introduce the new advancement vice president and conclude with three local sheriffs discussing their respective departments. The live radio show will air from 3 to 6 p.m. at Daytona State’s News-Journal Center in Daytona Beach.
The special series of WNDB 93.5FM/1150 AM’s Marc Bernier Show hosted by DSC focuses on community topics of interest, news, wide-ranging guests and call-in time for listeners.
The April 4 show introduces Lorene King, the college’s new vice president for advancement and executive director of the Foundation. Formerly executive director of the NASCAR Foundation, she led growth and expansion in a number of fundraising and awareness initiatives since 2012. She held prior leadership advancement roles at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., as senior director of corporate alliances, senior director of legal, estates and trusts and director of gift-planning programs.
Following King’s introduction, DSC experts will talk about in-demand programs, and the show will conclude with a discussion among three local sheriffs.
From 3 to 4:30, DSC experts will discuss:
Office Administration – program re-designed to meet in-demand job needs across industries. Kim Grippa chairs the School of Business Administration. An attorney and senior professor, Grippa has been a member of the Florida Bar for 20 years; is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator; served as a senior cabinet aide for the Florida Department of State; and taught at FSU College of Law before joining DSC.
Health Information Management – re-designed program to reflect huge industry need for electronic medical record skills. Professor Martin Smith, a former police constable from London, England, served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic before transitioning into health information via the Veterans Affairs vocational program. He has taught in this field for 14 years and received the 2013 Florida Health Information Management Educator Award; he is known for his passion to help students succeed in this emerging field.
Fire Science – serving constant need for responders, from basic firefighting training to degree programs for advancement, housed in the School of Emergency Services. David Mccallister Jr., program coordinator, served as deputy fire chief for New Smyrna Beach Fire Department for 10 years, and became fire chief in 2009, prior to accepting DSC’s position. He has devoted his career to fire science in progressive leadership roles, while also instructing at DSC; he is a DSC alum.
Criminal Justice – addressing ongoing need for police officers in the region. Instructor Jim Jabluszewski, Criminal Justice Training Center, School of Emergency Services, served 26 years in the Port Orange Police Department before joining DSC in 2010. A U.S. Army Military Police veteran, he became full-time faculty in 2015, instructing in both the Police and Corrections academies. He earned both his A.S. and B.A.S. from Daytona State.
Lastly, sheriffs Mike Chitwood, Wayne Ivey and Jerry L. Demings will talk about how their departments are run in a comparison view.
Listeners can attend the live broadcast or call in. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. to the Davidson Theatre at DSC’s News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.