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
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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.
Gov. Scott Appoints Jill Danigel to Southeast Volusia Hospital District
Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Jill Danigel to the Southeast Volusia Hospital District.
Jill Danigel, 53, of Edgewater, is the former captain of the Edgewater Fire Department. She succeeds Ferdinand Heeb and is appointed for a term beginning June 8, 2018, and ending March 21, 2022.
Daytona State College has named its 84,000-square-foot student center under construction on its main campus in honor of longtime benefactor and former trustee L. Gale Lemerand during a Thursday, May 31, ceremony, followed by tours of the three-story structure, expected to be completed next spring.
The naming marks a formal recognition of Lemerand’s longtime support of the college and its students, including a most recent gift of $2 million to the Daytona State College Foundation. The gift brings to more than $3 million donated to DSC by the prolific entrepreneur over the years in support of student scholarships and campus growth initiatives, becoming the college’s most generous living benefactor.
“Today, we come together to honor a man who has been a champion of higher education, not only at Daytona State College, but throughout the state of Florida,” said DSC President Tom LoBasso. “The entire college community is deeply proud and honored to name this new student center for Mr. Gale Lemerand, whose longtime support of Daytona State already is leaving a legacy that will live on for generations and continue to serve countless students. Gale, thank you for being a friend of Daytona State College and for making such a huge difference in the lives of so many of our students, yesterday, today and well into the future.”
The new facility will embody a design and function for modern-era higher education that will focus on student engagement. It will facilitate a paradigm shift in teaching and learning for the 21st century, noted District Board of Trustees Chair Forough Hosseini. “This will be a place where students can socialize and interact with their peers, faculty and college staff, and access the resources and guidance they need to stay on track,” she said. “We know that students who are engaged in college life are more likely to achieve academic success and complete their degrees. This facility is being built with this in mind.”
In addition to academic support services that include the library and writing center, the building will house a study commons, state-of-the-art classrooms, conference rooms and a large events center. Career Services, a one-stop resource center for career planning and job placement, also will relocate to the building.
The facility also will serve as a hub for the DSC student life experience, where students will gravitate to relax and socialize, with offices for student clubs, a game room, a cafeteria and coffee lounge, and an outdoor dining area.
Trustee Hosseini noted, “It is the generosity of people like Gale Lemerand that helps our lawmakers take notice when we make our funding requests. Knowing that our community’s leaders are serious about being partners in education, helping us achieve the kind of excellence in teaching and learning that our students expect goes a long way in Tallahassee.”
With the summer and fall semesters just around the corner, it’s time for students returning and new to college to lock in their schedule at Daytona State College. DSC offers an easy-access, no-cost session next month to make registration a simple one-stop process.
Enrollment Day on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus provides an opportunity for students to complete everything from admission to registration.Stop by the 103.3FM booth for a live radio remote featuring DJ Tremble, plus games, giveaways and other prize drawings. Our friends at TheVibe are offering to pick-up the cost of text books for a student starting this fall; enter Your Books Are On Us Sweepstakes today!
Students can take advantage of the one-stop event to complete everything from admission to registration to financial aid and have a chance to win a $350 scholarship from the Daytona State Foundation.
How it works: Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule.
Enrollment Saturday event schedule:
Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100)
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
In addition, find out how to get some free money by attending the FAFSA College Funding Saturday Workshop that’s scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 205. Hosted by Daytona State’s Financial Aid Office the workshop will explain college education financing and help with completing the financial aid applications (FAFSA).
Academic Advisors will also be available to talk about unique academic programs such as Honors College and Learning Communities which includes Linked Classes and Daytona State’s award-winning QUANTA program.
Daytona State offers programs that link to today’s jobs and careers in the region and the state. Featuring numerouscertificates leading to two-year associate of science degrees, and associated bachelor’s degree in industries such as business, education, engineering technology, information technology and healthcare; many using instructional methods that include in-class, online and a combination of both.
- The Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS) degree is designed for students who already have an associate degree, many of whom are working in their field and looking for advancement. Students in the BAS program will learn the essential components of supervision and management, including the skills needed to assume more responsibility in their career. Salaries range from approximately $46,000 to $100,000 (U.S. Dept. of Labor). Concentrations in: Accounnting/Finance, Entrepreneurship, NEW – Hospitality, Legal, Management, Marketing/Sales, Project Management, as well as Television Studio Production.
- The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) degree is available as a standalone degree or with a concentration in Electrical Engineering. This degree is designed for students who already have an associate degree. Graduates are prepared to practice engineering in the areas of product improvement, manufacturing and engineering operational functions. Salaries range from approximately $51,000 to $78,000 (U.S. Dept. of Labor).
- The Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) degree is designed for students who already have an Associate of Arts degree and want to teach in the K-12 system. Daytona State offers bachelor’s degrees in seven education fields: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Secondary Biology Education, Secondary Mathematics Education, Secondary Earth/Space Science Education, Secondary Chemistry Education and Secondary Physics Education. Salaries range from approximately $34,000 to $53,000 (U.S. Dept. of Labor).
- The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree is designed for students who already have an Associate degree. Degrees in Computer Information Technology, Computer Programming and Analysis (Software Engineering Technology), Internet Services Technology or Network Systems Technology provide a seamless transition into this new program, offered online and at Daytona State’s Advanced Technology College. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates IT-related job growth to expand by more than 50 percent through 2018, with salaries for experienced BS graduates averaging in the $70,000 range.
- The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree offers a traditional face-to-face method requiring 48 credit hours, building upon the 72 credit hours which were already earned in the associate degree in Nursing program. By choosing the Daytona State BSN program, students save over 30 percent on the cost of tuition compared to the most price-competitive area BSN programs.
Students unable to attend Enrollment Day can take advantage of DSC’s extended registration hours for summer and fall classes, through Aug. 3:
- Daytona Beach Campus – 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday
- DeLand Campus – 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday
- Deltona Campus – 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday & Wednesday
- Flagler/Palm Coast Campus – 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday
- New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus – 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday & Tuesday
Note: All other days, the campuses are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday, 8 a.m. until noon through Aug. 3; regular hours resume Aug. 6.
For more information about the Enrollment Saturday events, e-mail Admissions@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-4471.