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Volusia School News
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Posted: 2012 Oct 26 - 00:02

Embry-Riddle hosts grand opening for Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center

Construction activity at Embry-Riddle's rapidly expanding Daytona Beach campus has become the norm, but the grand opening of the Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center on Oct. 26 will be special - it marks the return to campus of senior leadership displaced by a 2006 tornado that destroyed the previous administration building.

The $13 million, 37,000-square-foot structure holds office and meeting spaces for Dr. Johnson, the cabinet and the board of trustees. It is named for Embry-Riddle board chairman Jim Henderson, the chairman and CEO of Assured Partners Inc. in Lake Mary.

The public is invited to attend the Henderson Center grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. The building is at the main entrance to campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Daytona State awarded second scholarship grant from Mexican government

The Mexican government has awarded $6,000 to Daytona State College to provide scholarships and financial assistance to low-income Mexican-American and international students from Mexico enrolled in its college-credit and adult-education programs.

This is the second year that Daytona State received an IME grant. A check-presentation ceremony was held at the Mexican Consulate in Orlando.

Provided by the Institute for Mexicans Abroad, the scholarship grant will help up to 50 students at Daytona State in Adult Education ABE/GED Preparatory and ESOL programs pay for classes and expenses such as testing fees, educational supplies and textbooks. In addition, the program will assist up to three students enrolled in college-level credit courses.

Daytona State serves more than 3,500 Hispanic students each year, including those of Mexican descent, which make up the vast majority enrolled in the college's School of Adult Education. All U.S. citizens of Mexican descent and international students from Mexico are eligible for the IME scholarship.

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