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Posted: 2013 Apr 12 - 06:03

Campbell (Centipedes) Class of 1963 celebrates 50 years

The Campbell Senior High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th historical reunion with numerous activities.

Alumni of classes from 1939 to 1970, when the high school was desegregated, will be honored.

The celebration will kick-off with a banquet on April 20 at the Daytona Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

The keynote speaker is U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., alumnus of the Class of 1963.

Congressman Scott, serving his sixth term, is the represents the 13th Congressional District of Georgia, including portions of six counties: Cobb, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, and Henry. He sits on a number of influential committees, including House Financial Services Committee, House Agricultural Committee, and NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Congressman Scott is married to the former Alfredia Aaron and has two adult children.

Following a 6 p.m. reception, dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

Cost is $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10.

"We want all Centipedes (class members), administrators, teachers, family and friends to support this event," said Hortense Fordham Geter, reunion coordinator.

For more information about activities or to purchase tickets, call (386) 307-0619.

Air Force generals will conclude speaker series

Embry-Riddle President's Speaker series concludes spring 2013 with two events.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward and retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Daniel Woodward will talk about their experience as aviators, commanders, leaders and followers on April 15. The Woodwards are both Embry-Riddle graduates who made history as the first married couple to hold the rank of brigadier general at the same time. They will participate the next day, April 16, in the university's annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

Syndicated columnist Diana West will talk about the successes and failures of the left and the right, which are covered in her upcoming book, "American Betrayal" on April 23.

Both events, which are free and open to the public, are at 7 p.m. in the Willie Mille Instructional Center Auditorium at the Daytona Beach campus at 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.

For more information, call (386) 226-7285.

Daytona State Foundation encourages students to apply for scholarships

While federal financial aid is available to eligible students, scholarships are often overlooked as a funding source and, in some cases, can make the difference in a student's ability to pursue a college education.

Financial Aid Services at Daytona State College provides many resources to help students with their scholarship search. In addition to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, new and returning students should also plan to apply for Daytona State College Foundation donor scholarships online at www.DaytonaState.edu/scholarships.

For summer classes starting May 20 and July 1, scholarship applications are available now through April 12. Students will be notified in May if they have received a scholarship. For fall scholarships, students should check the college's website for beginning dates for scholarship applications, expected mid-May.

For information, visit DaytonaState.edu/finaid.

Daytona State brings grant coordinator onboard for new job training programs

Daytona State College is advancing its work as part of the U.S. Department of Labor's Training Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training initiative with the hiring of a project coordinator.

Randall M. White, who has 18 years of project-management experience, has come onboard to implement DSC's role in a consortium of 12 Florida colleges awarded a $15 million grant by the labor department to develop advanced workforce training programs.

DSC is receiving $850,000 over the four-year grant project.

Mr. White, who holds a master's degree in strategic leadership, most recently served as executive director for Mountain State University's campus in Altamonte Springs.

This past fall, the federal training initiative launched with $500 million dedicated to community colleges and universities across the country to develop and expand innovative training programs. The Florida consortium is called Florida TRADE -- Transforming Resources for Accelerated Degrees and Employment.

Daytona State will use its portion of the award to create a multi-step training process focused on the region's workers and industry needs.

Daytona State also will establish an advisory board of local employers to provide internships and jobs for program participants, who would be recruited into engineering technology-related certificates, associate of science and bachelor's degrees offered by the college.

The program will target veterans returning from overseas and clients of the Volusia/Flagler Center for Business Excellence.

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