DSC proposes holding tuition steady for 2018-19

For the 2018-2019 academic year that begins in August, Daytona State College plans to hold the line on tuition for its 27,000 students, if approved by the District Board of Trustees June 19.

Also, the college has assessed adjustments to fees, where necessary, due to costs associated with changes in curriculum, lab or clinical-experience requirements; also pending board approval.

For the 2018-19 academic year, the majority of fees would remain unchanged. Fees will increase for 46 specific courses based on a higher cost of materials required to teach them. Also, 23 new fees will be assessed for new courses and 24 fees will decline or go away. The costs for lab fees are itemized on the Lab Fee Approval Form, including the justification for the increases and decreases.

Volusia graduation schedule announced

Graduation ceremonies for area public high schools began May 31 and will end June 3.

Admission will be $3 per person. Parking will be $5 for ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Tickets will be pre-sold at each of the high schools.

New this year is a bag policy for guests attending the graduation ceremonies at the Ocean Center and Edmunds Center: Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse.

Graduation Schedule

•Atlantic High School: Sunday, June 3, 3:30 p.m.,

•DeLand High School: Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m.

•Deltona High School: Sunday, June 3, noon

•Mainland High School: Friday, June 1, 4 p.m.

•New Smyrna Beach High School: Saturday, June 2, 4 p.m.,

•Pine Ridge High School: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.

•Seabreeze High School: Friday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.

•Spruce Creek High School: Saturday, June 2, 12:30 p.m.

•Taylor High School, Thursday, May 31, Edmunds Center

•University High School: Sunday, June 3, 7 p.m.

Excellence in Education to draw grand prize winner

The awards banquet for the Excellence in Education Challenge for the 2017-18 school year will be Thursday, June 7, at LPGA International.

The program is sponsored by Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM FIAT, Spectrum, Jeep Beach Inc. and LPGA International as well as people and businesses in Volusia and Flagler counties.

The program began in 2009 and is designed to provide incentives and rewards to high school juniors and seniors during the school year. Since its inception, 10 students have received the grand prize of a new vehicle.

Stetson names executive director of graduate programs

Giovanni Fernandez, Ph.D., has been appointed executive director of Graduate Programs in Stetson University’s School of Business Administration.

Dr. Fernandez came to Stetson in 2012 from Florida International University in Miami where he was born and raised. He was drawn to Stetson because of the university's tradition, reputation and low faculty-to-student ratio. His love of finance began at a young age, as his father taught finance for 36 years and is also a financial adviser, both areas in which Dr. Fernandez has chosen to follow.

B-CU alumnus appointed to the state council

Edward Tucker, a 2016 B-CU alumnus, was recently appointed to the Florida Council for the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.

The council focuses on engaging, educating, equipping and encouraging all black men and boys to successfully achieve their full potential. It has concentrated its efforts on developing programs and services based on sound practices that will improve the lives of black males.

A native of Belle Glade, Mr. Tucker earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and a minor in public administration. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Mr. Tucker is a graphic designer in the university’s Office of Institutional Advancement where he creates the "visual voice" for B-CU's signature events.

Racing industry members donate business clothing

International Speedway Corp., Daytona International Speedway, IMSA and NASCAR recently donated the results of a clothing drive to the Daytona State College Center for Women and Men.

In April, employees donated 524 professional clothing items worth an estimated $4,351.

For information on contributing to the center, call (386) 506-3110 or email donate.daytonastate.edu.

Superintendent’s Summer Academic Challenge

The Superintendent’s Summer Academic Challenge is returning May 31. It ends Aug. 13.

Elementary students can register to take the literacy challenge, the math challenge or both. Middle school students can register for the literacy challenge and the secondary math challenge, and high school students have the option to register for the secondary math and the SAT Challenge. The winner of each category will receive an iPad.

For more information, visit myvolusiaschools.org.

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