Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Notables. . .

The College of Education reports that two recent graduates of Daytona State’s Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) have been hired as teachers in Volusia County. Academic Chair Les Potter also noted that, of 11 Bachelor of Science in Education students who graduated in December 2010, one has enrolled at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, to pursue an advanced degree and nine have been hired as teachers in area public, private and charter schools. Among them are Monica Berns-Conner, who has been hired by Warner Christian Academy as an ESE educator in the school’s Discovery Program, and Alison Francis, hired to teach 3rd grade at Veteran's Park Academy for the Arts in Lee County.

Also on the education front, Daytona State’s District Board of Trustees recently authorized the college to offer tuition vouchers to Volusia and Flagler County K-12 teachers who agree to in-classroom mentoring of senior interns from the college’s BS in Education degree programs. The voucher would be good for one, three-credit hour undergraduate course that could be used by either the teacher or an immediate family member.
Daytona State’s Dental Assisting certificate and AS in Dental Hygiene programs were recently reaccredited  through 2018 by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education.
Likewise, the college’s AS in Occupational Therapy program earned 10-year reaccreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Daytona State College President Carol Eaton will kick off the fall season of WISE workshops on Sept. 12 with a presentation called Here and Now – Daytona State College. The presentation will take place from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St. in downtown Daytona Beach.  WISE is the Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education program, which is dedicated to promoting and sharing college resources with the community and providing learning opportunities in a non-credit format. Find out more about WISE and its fall lineup of presentations at

The Southeast Museum of Photography this evening will host special guest Carlos Robles, a Fulbright Scholar in Residence from Brazil, who will be teaching language, business and other courses this year at Daytona State. Tonight, Robles will provide background information and lead a post-screening discussion of Lula, the Son of Brazil, his nation's submission to the Oscars for this year's best foreign language film about Luiz Inรกcio Lula da Silvas' rise from humble beginnings to the presidency of the world's fifth largest country. The screening will take place in the Madorsky Theater inside the Mori Hosseini Center (Bldg. 1200) on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free; although, donations in support of the museum are gratefully accepted. Find out more about the film at