Entrepreneurial scholarships available

Up to three promising students interested in entrepreneurship will each earn a $1,000 L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship.

The Small Business Development Center and Daytona State College will announced the scholarship winners at the speaker series lecture at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

Since 2007, scholarships have been awarded to 50 prospective entrepreneurs.

DSC students, DSC Adult Education students and Volusia or Flagler County high school students who plan to attend DSC can apply. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23. Visit DaytonaState.edu/scholarships to apply.

The featured speaker for the fall presentation will be Suneera Madhani, the CEO of Fattmerchant, which in five years has gone from start-up to processing over $5 billion in payments for business owners.

Pineapple Anchor Ball

The Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management at Bethune-Cookman University will host a welcome reception for President Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite, and the launch of the school's Pineapple Anchor Ball.

The reception will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Hilton Room of the Wendell P. Holmes building at B-CU.

Reservations are required.

For more information, call (386) 481-2873 or email wilkersonc@cookman.edu or smithr@cookman.edu.

Pineapple Anchor Ball will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Hard Rock Hotel, 918 N Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

A keynote speaker, B-CU Orchesis Dance Ensemble, and additional entertainment will present during the program. Students are expecting strong support from industry partners, alumni, and elected officials for the awaited ball.

For ticket purchasing and sponsorship, visit PineappleAnchorBall.cookman.edu.

Stetson's Prince program kicks off Fall Seminar Series

Stetson University School of Business Administration will continue its Entrepreneurship Thursdays, a seminar series featuring nationally recognized speakers, pitch competitions and start-up advice, at 6 p.m. Sept 19 in Rinker Auditorium in the Lynn Business Center at 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

As seen on Shark Tank, Desiree Haller will present the concept of SubSafe, the ultimate cooler sub sandwich protector.

Volusia begins superintendent search

The Volusia County School Board has begun searching for a new superintendent.

The campaign will solicit input from students and their families, VCS alumni, employees, educators in higher education, decision-makers and service providers in public, private and nonprofit sectors, employers, advocates, residents, and others interested.

Community Forums will be conducted throughout the district in September to help find out what qualities, experience and skills are needed for the superintendent.

For more information, visit vcsedu.org/superintendent-search.

The forums are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on:

•Sept. 16, DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave.

•Sept. 19, Deltona City Hall 2345 Providence Blvd.

•Sept. 23, Holly Hill School 1500 Center Ave.

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