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2016 Homecoming


It was a time to revel in the Falcon spirit as Daytona State alumni, friends and students flocked to the Daytona Beach Campus Nov. 2 through 5 for the college’s first homecoming festival in decades.
 
The event-packed celebration featured something for everyone, including a down-home barbecue, sporting events, Mr. & Ms. Daytona State Pageant, art exhibit, car show, 5K family fun walk/run and so much more.
 
Highlights of the weekend activities featured our men’s soccer team’s thrilling Friday shootout victory over rival Eastern Florida State College as they captured the NJCAA Southeast District Championship on penalty kicks after going 2-2 through double overtime. The win earned the team a spot in the Division 1 National Tournament Nov. 14-19 in Tyler, Texas.

  • Soccer game
  • Soccer game
  • Soccer game
  • Soccer game
DSC’s nationally ranked women’s soccer team, meanwhile, joined the men on Saturday in grooming future falcon footballers during a free youth                    soccer camp.

  • Playing soccer
  • Trainers posing with local youth
  • Soccer training
  • Holding hands and running
In other sports, DSC’s men’s basketball team dropped a 77-74 nail biter to Florida Southwestern State College, while our lady Falcon hoopsters dominated ASA College (Miami) in a lopsided 82-18 victory.

  • Daytona State player driving it down the court
  • Daytona State player dribbling
  • DSC player flying for the ball
  • The DSC men's team getting ready for the game

Former student athletes also returned to their alma mater to reconnect and challenge current athletes in women’s softball and golf, and men’s baseball.

  • Driving the ball
  • Softball player throwing the ball
  • Hitting softball
  • Jumping for Golf
  • Swinging bat
  • Throwing the ball
  • Pitching the ball
  • A hard pitch
  • The Daytona State team
  • Swinging the club
  • Throwing a pitch
  • Golfers posing

Homecoming participants, from staff and faculty to students and alumni, stopped at the Faculty Senate photo booth. Can you identify the smiling faces?

  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth
  • Homecoming photo booth

Homecoming 2016 kicked off with the Mr. & Ms. Daytona State Pageant. Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services major Jeremiah Marroquin and Associate of Arts major Alyssa Gage were crowned the royal couple and will serve as leaders, college ambassadors and change agents for the academic year.

  • President Tom LoBasso and Board Chair Forough B. Hosseini congratulate Jeremiah Marroquin and Alyssa Gage
  • Contestants for Ms. Daytona State
  • Audience members awaiting the contestants
  • Contestants awaiting the results

          

 

Kids and young-at-heart adults enjoyed face painting, hayrides and games during Fall Festival. And visitors took turns ‘posing’ at the Faculty                      Senate photobooth.

  • Shooting hoops
  • Fun at the festival
  • Mr. and Ms. Daytona State College
  • Festival fun
  • Getting some candy
  • Getting some BBQ
  • Face paintings
  • DSC athletics members
  • Costume contest
  • The Center for Women and Men booth
  • College of Business, Engineering and Technology booth
  • BBQ food

David Roark and Juliana Romnes were presented with Distinguished Alumni Awards in Photography from the college’s Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. Homecoming also featured an alumni photo exhibition and guest lectures. Here, Roark and Romnes pose with DSC School of Photography           Chair Dan Biferie.

  • Juliana Romnes accepting the award
  • David Roark
  • David Roark, Dan Biferie and Juliana Romnes
  • Museum picture

Homecoming also celebrated the arts with the first Alumni Arts Exhibit held at DSC’s News-Journal Center on Beach Street. The opening reception drew a nice crowd and a diverse range of alums sharing memories. (Photos by Joe Vance, DSC Photography Dept.)

  • Art pieces
  • Art exhibit entrance
  • Art exhibit
  • Art exhibit

There was something for everyone, ranging from local honey to hand-crafted jewelry at the Holiday Bazaar hosted by DSC’s chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges.

  • Homecoming bazaar
  • Homecoming bazaar
  • Homecoming bazaar
  • Homecoming bazaar

Harriers of all shapes and sizes took part in the 5K Family Walk/Run, which earned many finishers a well-earned rubdown from DSC Massage Therapy students, who volunteered their time.

 
  • Runners for the DSC 5k run
  • Runners for the DSC 5k run
  • Runners for the DSC 5k run
  • Runners for the DSC 5k run

          

 

Classic auto enthusiasts like DSC President Tom LoBasso were revved up by the dozens of vehicles on display during Saturday’s Car Show.

  • Daytona State President Tom LoBasso showing school spirit
  • Attendees to the car show
  • Car show entrees
  • Car show entrees

Dad’s learned all about styling their daughters hair and nails during the fun-filled Daddy Daughter Hair Factory session hosted by DSC alum Philippe Morgese and the faculty and students of the college’s Cosmetology program.

  • Daddy Daughter Hair Factory session
  • Daddy Daughter Hair Factory session
  • Daddy Daughter Hair Factory session
  • Daddy Daughter Hair Factory session
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Last updated: 2016-11-09T16:21:50.861Z