SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
Daytona State College will honor nearly 200 students along with four employees, an accomplished graduate and a young alumnus during its annual outstanding student awards convocation on Wednesday, April 13, in the L. Gale Lemerand Center (Bldg. 310) on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. The awards convocation is the preceding event to the college’s 56th commencement exercises on Monday, May 16, at the Ocean Center.
All classes at the Daytona Beach Campus will be dismissed from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. for the event.
Classes at other campus locations will be dismissed from 1 until 3:45 p.m. to allow for travel time to attend the convocation.
Students will be recognized for their academic, community service and athletic achievements, including this year’s inductees into the Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and Daytona State’s own Hall of Fame – the highest honor faculty can bestow upon a student.
In addition, four employees will be recognized for outstanding service to the college, including a faculty member selected to receive the college’s prestigious Presidential Teaching Excellence Award. Presentations also include an Alumni of the Year award and a Young Alumni Excellence award.
Also to be announced, the Margaret Crumley Award for Distinguished Achievement in Science will go to an outstanding alumnus who earned an associate degree from the College of Science at Daytona State.
Mrs. Crumley, who passed away last year, established this award 15 years ago to honor her son, John, and husband, Thomas. The annual award recipient is selected by a committee of faculty from DSC’s College of Science.
The Daytona State Concert Band, conducted by Dustin Burgess, will perform for the processional and the recessional.