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Students launch Millennial Show on WDSC TV-15 Allie Ryan 2/9/2016 9:40:32 AM
Television Studio Production class produces live 30-minute show DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2016) – Students in Daytona State College’s Television Studio Production course have developed a live interactive program featuring local millennials passionately pursuing their aspirations and showcasing their talents.
DSC, Embry-Riddle Partner in U.S. Dept. of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2017 Allie Ryan 2/1/2016 1:20:46 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2016) - A group of Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students is among just 16 collegiate teams worldwide selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's prestigious Solar Decathlon 2017 competition. The contest challenges students to design and build solar-powered houses that are affordable, innovative and highly energy-efficient.
Daytona State awarded 5th grant to benefit students of Mexican descent Allie Ryan 2/1/2016 1:20:08 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2016) – For the fifth straight year, Mexican and Mexican-American students attending Daytona State College can apply to receive help defraying their educational costs, thanks to a partnership between the college and a Mexico-based non-profit group.
DSC spring arts season features musical, art, comedy shows Allie Ryan 1/29/2016 3:17:46 PM
Smokey Joe’s Café, improv, symphony, jazz, vocals and more DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2016) – The Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College presents to the community its spring schedule of theater, music and dance performances, many with free admission. Highlights include Smokey Joe’s Café with songs of Leiber and Stoller, symphonic and jazz concerts and faculty art show.
Daytona State selected to vie for prestigious Aspen Institute recognition Allie Ryan 1/29/2016 1:30:50 PM
Chosen among top 15% of schools to compete for share of $1M prize DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2016) – Selected from a pool of over 1,000 public two-year colleges, Daytona State College is among 150 of the nation’s top institutions chosen by the Aspen Institute to compete for the prestigious 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize money.
DSC again earns prestigious Military Friendly School designation Allie Ryan 1/27/2016 11:34:39 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2016) - Daytona State College has again been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinics - go on, treat yourself! Allie Ryan 1/27/2016 11:00:00 AM
There are many benefits and conveniences for staff and students alike on campus. The Cosmetology and Nails program offers a variety of services at very affordable prices. All services are performed by Daytona State College Cosmetology students under the supervision of instructors.
Cosmetology at Daytona State College is located on the Daytona Beach and Deltona campuses, Barbering is located on the New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus.
Daytona Beach Campus salon
Cosmetology Hall (Bldg. 510), Rm. 115
1200 W. Intl Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Daytime: Mon., Wed., & Fri. - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For an appointment call: (386) 506-3319

Deltona Campus salon
Bldg. 103, Rm. 005
2351 Providence Blvd., Deltona, FL 32725
Hours: Mon., Wed., & Fri. - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For an appointment call: (386) 789-7347
New Smyrna Beach- Edgewater Campus
All Barbering Services at New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus
Men’s style cuts, shaves and clipper cuts
Academic Hall (Bldg. 2), Rm. 105
940 10th St., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Hours: Daytime: Mon., Wed., & Fri. - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For an appointment call: (386) 423-6320
View a full menu of services by clicking on this link
This week at Daytona State; college closed (1/18), WISE (Hosseini Center), Soccer tryouts Allie Ryan 1/19/2016 4:33:00 PM
Starting this fall, Daytona State College will add NJCAA Division I varsity soccer programs for both women and men. The coaches have been hired and they are busy recruiting talented players and committed students. Tryouts are scheduled on the college's Daytona Beach Campus, on the Multipurpose Field: Women's Soccer Saturday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. To register, email Men's Soccer Sunday, Jan. 24, 1-3 p.m. To register, email Find out what's happening this week at DSC...
2016 - Daytona State “does it again” - ranks among Best U.S. Online Bachelor’s Programs Allie Ryan 1/12/2016 8:49:38 AM
4th year running, DSC places in top 10 among prestigious national universities DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2016) – In an increasingly competitive online world Daytona State College has placed again in the top 10 among hundreds of colleges and universities offering bachelor degree programs online, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. Coming in at No. 7, this continues DSC’s prestigious placement in the category.
Daytona State hosts public safety job fair, Oct. 23 Allie Ryan 10/9/2015 4:14:46 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2015) – A Public Safety Job Fair featuring recruiters for firefighters, law enforcement, corrections, public protection, emergency medical services, EVAC, animal control, security and communications officers is set for Friday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., presented by Daytona State College’s School of Emergency Services.
DSC Center for Business & Industry hosts 1-day internal investigation workshop, Nov. 13 Allie Ryan 10/5/2015 1:03:09 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2015) – In conjunction with the Volusia Manufacturers Association, the Center for Business & Industry (CBI) at Daytona State College will host a one-day workshop, Nov. 13, for managers, supervisors and human resources professionals, addressing common workplace complaints and issues.
DSC to receive funding for new student center/workforce training building Allie Ryan 6/23/2015 2:40:02 PM
Budget highlights include online learning, WDSC-TV support DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 23, 2015) – With Gov. Rick Scott’s signature today on the 2016 state budget, Daytona State College will receive a special appropriation of $18,852,602 to build a new Classroom/Student Services/Workforce-Transition Building, among other budget items. This appropriation brings the total received to approximately $30 million for this new facility, which allows the project to move forward.
DSC trustees vote to end presidential search, name Tom LoBasso to top post Allie Ryan 6/3/2015 8:43:38 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 2, 2015) – The Daytona State College District Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to end its search for a new president and offer a 12-month contract to Dr. Thomas LoBasso, who has served as interim president since January.
Class of 2015 earns the spotlight during Daytona State’s 55th commencement Allie Ryan 5/21/2015 3:48:19 PM
DSC President Thomas LoBasso urged members of the 3,500-strong Class of 2015 to dedicate themselves to lifelong learning, as he spoke in dual commencement ceremonies held May 18 at the Ocean Center.
DSC ranks among best online bachelor’s for veterans Allie Ryan 5/21/2015 3:42:22 PM
Marks 2nd 2015 top U.S. News ranking DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2015) – For the second time this year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Daytona State College among the nation’s top online bachelor’s programs – this time for military veterans.
DSC student chosen for prestigious national scholarship Allie Ryan 4/29/2015 10:48:17 AM
May ’15 grad one of 90 in the U.S. to receive Kent Cooke Scholarship DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 29, 2015) - Daytona State College soon-to-be graduate Melissa Diaz got a big surprise when she came for a meeting in the president’s office on April 28.
DSC students and photography museum to celebrate Earth Day Allie Ryan 4/14/2015 12:52:35 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 14, 2015) - Mother Earth will be the center of attention when Daytona State College clubs and student organizations celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona State honors students, employees, alumnus at awards convocation Allie Ryan 4/10/2015 11:43:37 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 8, 2015) – Daytona State College honored 175 students along with three employees and an accomplished alumnus during its annual outstanding student awards convocation held April 8. The awards convocation is the preceding event to the college’s commencement exercises that will take place on Monday, May 18, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Center.
Daytona State joins DirectConnect to UCF partnership Allie Ryan 3/25/2015 8:53:46 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 24, 2015) - Daytona State College (DSC) students now have a clear path to transfer to the University of Central Florida (UCF) through the university’s nationally recognized DirectConnect to UCF program.
2015 - Daytona State ranks among Best U.S. Online Bachelor’s Programs Allie Ryan 1/7/2015 9:54:02 AM
3rd year running, DSC places in top 10 among prestigious national universities DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2015) - Among hundreds of colleges and universities in the nation offering bachelor degree programs online, Daytona State College has again ranked in the top 10, coming in at No. 2, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, continuing its prestigious placement in the category. In the 2015 Top Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings, Daytona State stood among the best based on criteria such as the quality and experience of its faculty and instructional delivery. DSC entered its fully online bachelor’s degrees, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS), Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), for the rankings consideration. “This third year of Top-10 placement for Daytona State reaffirms our success with delivery of high-quality online bachelor’s programs, as well as our commitment to continuous improvement,” said President Carol W. Eaton. “This can only be accomplished through the shared vision and hard work of our innovative faculty, student-support teams and technical staff.” Daytona State began offering bachelor’s degrees in 2006 in response to a statewide need to increase Florida’s college-educated workforce. The college now offers 11 bachelor’s programs: the BAS, BSET, BSIT, seven BS in Education degrees and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Nearly 1,600 baccalaureate students have enrolled in DSC online courses so far this school year, which ends in May. Overall, 11,500 students took online DSC classes during the 2013-2014 academic year. “Our goal is simple: leverage digital platforms to give our online students the best learning experience possible,” said Dr. Meghan Griffin, head of DSC’s School of Management, which implemented the first bachelor’s program, the BAS. “Because we serve returning adult and working students, our students have as much to learn from one another as they do from faculty. So we’ve made our online classrooms highly interactive and team-oriented, where you’re part of a network of professionals located across the globe. You’re in a low-cost, engaging and dynamic online learning environment in a program that teaches applied learning skills immediately useful in the workplace.” Dr. Ron Eaglin, head of DSC’s College of Technology, credited his faculty and the student-support services available to online BSET students for the program’s success. “Our support services are second to none and our faculty understand that teaching online as opposed to in the classroom requires a change in pedagogy,” he said. “Being successful online requires an understanding of the different working parts necessary to develop a course and everyone working together. While we’re pleased with our ranking, there’s the old saying that it’s the company you keep that’s really important and, judging by the other schools who made the top rankings, I think we’re in great company.” For more information on the rankings, see U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Online Education Programs rankings. For more information on Daytona State bachelor’s degree programs, click here. ###
Daytona State Alumni Association seeks to grow membership Allie Ryan 4/2/2014 10:46:18 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 1, 2014) - The Daytona State College Alumni Association is looking for new members interested in reconnecting with the institution.
“Through our shared experience, the Daytona State College story can be told, benefitting future alumni, friends of Daytona State and the community at large,” said Suzette Cameron, president of the association’s Board of Directors.
The association recently kicked off its membership drive, aimed at inviting former students to join at no cost. In addition to being open to anyone who has earned a degree or certificate from the college, membership also is open to those who have taken at least one course, as well as to transfer students, non-credit and continuing education students.
By taking advantage of their free membership, alumni enjoy these benefits:
• Invitations to special “alumni and friends only” events
• Networking opportunities
• Free admission to Southeast Museum of Photography programs and a 10 percent discount on gift shop purchases
• Free use of the DSC Library
• Free use of the College Writing Center
• Free use of the DSC Career Placement Center
• Use of the Lemerand Fitness and Aquatic Centers
• Complimentary online subscription to the DSC President’s Communique
• Use of the Dental Hygiene Clinic (DeLand Campus only)
• Use of Massage Therapy (Daytona Beach Campus only)
• Use of Cosmetology services (Daytona Beach and Deltona campuses only)
• Use of Barbering services (New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus only)
• Access to quality programming delivered by WDSC TV-15
*All Benefits require a valid DSC Alumni ID card which can be obtained by completing and submitting the Alumni Association Membership form at
To become a member or for more information, visit the Alumni Association website or call (386) 506-4506.
Daytona State board approves $10,000 bachelor’s degree in education Allie Ryan 3/28/2014 4:03:50 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 27, 2014) - Earning a bachelor’s degree in education at Daytona State College will soon be more affordable than ever.
Beginning July 1, first-time-in-college students interested in pursuing one of Daytona State’s seven baccalaureate degree tracks  in education will be able to do so at a cost of $10,000, a savings of about $3,000 and less than half what it would cost at a state university.
The move is part of a challenge by the governor and Legislature for Florida’s 28 state colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees at a reduced cost.
“We’re very excited to be able to offer this affordable pathway to first-time-in-college students who have a passion to pursue teaching careers,” said Daytona State President Carol W. Eaton. “It’s a great value and opportunity, enhanced by our strong partnerships with Volusia and Flagler County schools.”
On Thursday, March 27, Daytona State’s District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan to offer the 2+2-style program leading to the education baccalaureates. The plan uses fee waivers authorized by state statute to reduce the cost of upper-division courses for in-state residents attending college for the first time. The waivers will be applied while students complete their final 30 credit hours in the program, virtually making the senior year of the program tuition free.
In addition to being their first time in college, students must have earned a minimum of nine credits through advance placement, international baccalaureate or dual enrollment courses while in high school. They must earn their associate of arts degree within 66 attempted credit hours and carry a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Students must formally apply to the Bachelor of Science in Education program and, once admitted, earn a “C” or better in all program courses.
Daytona State offers the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) in seven areas: Elementary Education (K-6), Exceptional Student Education (K-12), Secondary Mathematics Education (6-12), Secondary Biology Education (6-12), Secondary Earth/Space Science Education (6-12), Secondary Chemistry Education (6-12), and Secondary Physics Education (6-12). Each is approved by the state of Florida and fulfills the education courses, professional education competencies and practical experience required to obtain a five-year Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate.
According to Florida Education Training Placement Information Program data, 95 of 102 Daytona State BSED graduates who earned their degrees between 2010 and 2012 were working in their fields, an overall placement rate of 93.5 percent. DSC launched the BSED program in 2009.
Volusia County anticipates hiring 300 to 400 teachers during the coming school year and will host a job fair at Daytona State College’s Daytona Beach Campus on April 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Daytona State Ranks Among Top 10 U.S. Online Bachelor’s Programs Allie Ryan 1/8/2014 11:55:00 PM

2nd year running, DSC places among prestigious national universities

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2014) - Among hundreds of colleges and universities in the nation offering bachelor degree programs online, Daytona State College ranks among the top 10 according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

In the Top Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings, Daytona State once again stood out with criteria such as the quality and experience of its faculty and instructional delivery. The college entered its fully online bachelor’s degrees, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS) and its Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) programs for the rankings consideration.

“This second year of Top-10 placement for Daytona State reaffirms our success with delivery of high-quality online bachelor’s programs,” said President Carol W. Eaton. “Once again we see the stellar results of hard work by our innovative faculty and staff.”

Daytona State began offering bachelor’s degrees in 2006 in response to a state-wide need to increase its college-educated workforce. The college offers 11 bachelor’s programs: the BAS, BSET, BS in Nursing and BS in Information Technology - both new in spring 2014, and seven BS  in Education degrees. More than 1,700 baccalaureate students are enrolled in online courses at Daytona State.

“We’re grateful for the continued support of our Board of Trustees, the president, senior staff and the Instructional Resources Department that is so critical to the ongoing success of Daytona State’s online bachelor’s programs,” said Eileen Hamby, head of the College of Business Administration, who implemented the first bachelor’s program, the BAS.

“Daytona State’s talented faculty and excellence in program design continues to contribute to our status among the best in the country,” said Ron Eaglin, head of the College of Technology, which houses the BSET program. “We review and enhance our delivery and process continually,” he added, “with faculty advancing our methodology with each class.”

As noted previously by U.S. News and World Report, the economic benefits of a college degree are clear: Bachelor's degree recipients “…earn 84 percent more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma, and the unemployment rate for workers without a college education is more than double the rate for those with a four-year degree, according to reports by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.”

For more information on the rankings, see U.S. News and World Report 2014 Best Online Education Programs rankings.

For more information on Daytona State’s bachelor’s degree programs, click here.


DSC student veterans can get credit for training during time served Allie Ryan 11/18/2013 8:00:00 AM
DSC student veterans can get credit for training during time served

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2013) - Good news for military veterans attending Daytona State College: The training, experience and coursework you participated in while serving may be eligible for college credit.

During its Aug. 13 meeting, the college’s District Board of Trustees approved a policy that authorizes credit be granted to students with military training, experience or coursework that is recognized by the American Council on Education. Depending on the type of prior learning experience, credits can be applied toward a student’s general education requirements or counted as elective credit.

“This is huge,” said Trustee Brad Giles, attending his first board meeting since being appointed in July by Gov. Rick Scott. “I’m certain our servicemen and women will appreciate having their hard work recognized.”

The policy is the result of House Bill 347 passed last year by the Florida Legislature that outlines the process by which all Florida College System (FCS) institutions award academic credit to eligible members of the United States Armed Forces.

The new policy specifies the granting of credit for military training and how it can be applied toward degree program requirements. When appropriate, students will be permitted to transfer credits to another Florida college or university and the credit will be noted on the student’s transcript.

The policy adopted by the board also allows for veterans receiving GI Bill benefits and their families to receive priority course registration in some instances.

Daytona State has seen an influx of veterans enrolling in college courses since conflicts in the Middle East began winding down. In 2006-2007, less than 500 veterans were enrolled at the college. Last year, that number grew to nearly 900.

The steady growth sparked college officials last year to open a Veterans Center on the Daytona Beach Campus and staff veteran liaisons on the regional campuses to help servicemen and women with everything from filing for GI Bill benefits and other student services to referrals for other assistance both inside and outside the college.

More information for veterans attending Daytona State can be found at

Daytona State, school districts reach agreements on dual enrollment Allie Ryan 8/13/2013 4:54:27 PM
Daytona State, school districts reach agreements on dual enrollment
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2013) - As opening days for fall classes draw near, agreements in support of dual enrollment have been reached among Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler school districts.
In the spirit of partnership and a common mission for student success, the college’s District Board of Trustees on Aug. 13 approved agreements to cover the majority of the schools’ costs for services associated with dual enrollment in 2013-14. The Volusia and Flagler school boards will vote on the agreements in upcoming weeks. 
Dual enrollment provides college-credit classes on Daytona State campuses, giving college-bound students a head start on their higher education, at no cost to them.
Until this fall, Florida colleges paid for dual-enrolled tuition; this spring, the state legislature voted to shift the cost to school districts.
“We realize the districts had little time to build this cost into their budget planning for 2013-14,” said Daytona State President Carol W. Eaton. “Providing dual enrollment for our high school students at no cost to them has been a hallmark of our region and Florida education.
“School superintendents Margaret Smith and Janet Valentine and their staff have worked very hard with us to develop the new agreements,” added Eaton. “We’re pleased to be able to assist the districts as we continue this valuable service to our next generation of workforce and career leaders.”
The agreements require Daytona State to reimburse the schools for their services including counseling, testing, academic support, eligibility determination and grade monitoring. 
Some 5,000 students from 11 Volusia County and 2 Flagler County high schools earned college credits at Daytona State in the past five years through dual enrollment. This past May alone, 70 teens received their associate degree before graduating from high school, allowing them to start as juniors in baccalaureate programs.   
With fall enrollment ongoing until DSC classes start Aug. 26, to date nearly 800 Volusia and 200 Flagler teens have already dual enrolled.