Monday, August 22, 2011

Notables. . .

Daytona State’s Bachelor of Science in Education faculty will participate in a staff development partnership with Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange, beginning in January 2012. Spearheaded by School of Education professor, Dr. Joy Lewis, Daytona State will conduct workshops, observations and consultations that will assist Palmer faculty with implementing new classroom teaching styles and methods for student assessment.
The two institutions also recently finalized an articulation agreement that, beginning in January, will establish a dual degree program leading to a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree from Daytona State and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer.
Palmer College is the first and largest chiropractic college in the country, with three campus locations nationwide.
Dr. Nancy Thomas, program manager of Daytona State’s Health Information Management and Medical Coder/Biller programs, recently received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Florida Health Information Management Association.
During Fall Planning, four faculty were recognized for excellence in teaching and leadership in higher education. Dr. Jeffrey Zahnen, mathematics; Dr. Theresa A. Moore, BAS in Supervision and Management; Dr. L. Jane Rosati, nursing; and Dr. Michelle Lee, English, were this year’s winners of the college’s Medallion of Excellence in Teaching awards. The highest honor the college bestows upon a faculty member, the awards have been presented each year since 2007, recognizing faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the college and its mission.
Our Performance Engine Technology faculty also have passed along word that several recent graduates of the program have landed jobs in their field of study.  Scott Martin has been hired by BSI Racing, Ormond Beach, while David Chase and Matthew Goldbarth are working at Daytona Toyota.  
Congratulations to all our faculty and graduates!