Re-energized Alumni Association seeks to grow membership and serve college

(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) March 4, 2014 - The Daytona State College Alumni Association celebrated its reorganization on Tuesday, March 4, by introducing its new Board of Directors to more than 60 college employees who were once DSC students.

During a continental breakfast held in the Hosseini Center, President Carol W. Eaton noted the different pathways that brought many in attendance to enroll in classes: some who started right out of high school, others who started classes after becoming employees, and still others who took advantage of Daytona State baccalaureate degree offerings.

“If you think about those three pathways, they remind me of the paths that many of our students choose,” Eaton said.  “I like to say you’ve come full circle, helping that next generation of students who are coming to class. So not only are you representing (our graduates), you’re representing all of our students whose lives you touch every day.”

She encouraged attendees to stay involved with the association and other college initiatives, and to take advantage of professional development opportunities.

Alumni Board President Suzette Cameron, a 1988 graduate of the college’s law enforcement program who is now director of campus services at the Deltona Campus, introduced fellow board members and noted their first quarterly meeting will be on Thursday, April 17, to begin planning association activities and strategies for growing membership.

Board members include:

  • Vice President - Miguel Rivera (Director of Student Disabilities and Counseling Services)
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Brenda Merritt-Smith (Emergency Prep. Tech., Campus Safety)
  • Social Media/PR Specialist - Alison Ryan (Marketing Office Manager)
  • Technology Specialist - David Tatum (Coordinator IT Resources)
  • Jennifer Kranz (Associate Director of the Writing Center)
  • Debra Manning (Career Services Advisor)
  • Kathleen Mathen (Financial Aid Specialist, Flagler/Palm Coast Campus)
  • Joshua Poniatowski (Academic Advisor)
  • Dr. Andrea Reese (Chair of Online Studies & Associate Professor, School of Mathematics)
  • Lisa Severson (Financial Aid Specialist, NSB)
  • Jacqui Van Kirk (Coordinator for Interactive Media)

Membership in the Alumni Association (also known as Alumni & Friends) is open to anyone who has graduated from the college with a degree or certificate, as well as non-graduates who have taken at least one course, transfer students and non-credit and continuing education students.

For information or to become a member, visit the Alumni Association website or call (386) 506-3014.


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