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The L. Gale Lemerand Center for Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Daytona State College, thanks in part to an endowment by L. Gale Lemerand, one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Through the Center for Entrepreneurship that bears his name, a valuable resource is available, not only for Daytona State students, but also for anyone in our community who wants to learn what it takes to start a business from the ground up.

The Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

At heart of The L. Gale Lemerand Center for Entrepreneurship is the prestigious Entrepreneurial Speaker Series, which features advice and inspiration from some of the nation’s leading business owners.

Tuesday, October 24, 9:30 a.m.
Daytona State College, Hosseini Center
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach

Free and open to the public To reserve a seat call (386) 506-4723 or email

 Dr. Delicia Haynes

Dr. Delicia Haynes - CEO and founder of Daytona Beach's Family First Health Center

Dr. Delicia Haynes is the CEO and founder of Daytona Beach's Family First Health Center, the first direct primary care clinic serving Volusia and Flagler counties as an integrative membership-based family medicine clinic. She also is president of the Volusia County Medical Society, and is the youngest and first African-American physician to hold the post in the organization's history. Haynes also is the first doctor in Volusia County to obtain board certification in obesity medicine.

Last year, Haynes' Family First Health Center earned Small Business of the Year honors from the Volusia County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and she was named a Top Doctor in Volusia-Flagler by the Daytona Beach News-Journal.


Up to three promising students interested in entrepreneurship will each earn a $1,000 L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship.  DSC students, DSC Adult Education students and Volusia or Flagler County high school students who plan to attend DSC are encouraged to apply. To submit scholarship applications, visit The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Oct. 16.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a demonstrated financial need, academic performance and an interest in entrepreneurship. L. Gale Lemerand will announce the awards during the Oct. 24 Entrepreneurial Speaker Series event.


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