The Volusia County Council this morning declared today Frank Lombardo Day to honor the longtime Daytona State faculty member, vice president and interim president upon his retirement. In a unanimously approved resolution, the Council noted Lombardo’s generosity, leadership and dedication to the college. The resolution cited his efforts to build bridges in the community during his service as interim president and paving the way for a smooth transition upon the arrival in August of President Carol Eaton. Dr. Eaton also formally introduced herself to councilmembers just prior to today’s meeting.
John Connor, professor in the School of Education, has had a book accepted by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. The project is entitled: Revelation Theory of Learning: A Workbook. It is expected to be published in spring 2012. Connor also is working with a group a professors and authors to produce a multimedia eBook on Educational Psychology that would be open source and available online for free.
Carlos Robles has joined Daytona State as a Fulbright Scholar in Residence. Hailing from Brazil, Robles is wearing several hats during his yearlong stay, teaching Portuguese, tutoring, and conducting international and cultural workshops and seminars. An expert on international student exchange programs, Robles this week was to have presented at the 11th annual strategy workshop of the Florida Consortium for International Education’s Internationalizing the Curriculum & Study Abroad in Higher Education Conference in Orlando. For more on the conference, visit www.fcie.com.