Daytona State College Dedicates New Forough B. Hosseini Hall
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Jan. 21, 2021) – Daytona State College proudly announces the naming of the new Forough B. Hosseini Hall on the Daytona Beach Campus in honor of the long-time member of the DSC District Board of Trustees. Forough Hosseini served on the board for 13 years, including six as chair, before stepping down in 2019.
Forough B. Hosseini Hall will serve as home to the Center for Women and Men, as well as the Veteran’s Center. The Center for Women and Men is the backbone to the College’s network of support services that are designed to aid at-risk students with a food pantry, free textbooks, free bus passes, free access to medical services, housing assistance, and more. The Veteran’s Center provides targeted services for active-duty or former members of the military and their families who wish to pursue a college degree or further their education.
The building was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 19, where Hosseini and her family were recognized for their contributions to the College. She now serves as a member of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, an appointment made by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019.
“When you consider all Forough has done to support the needs of our students, particularly those who sometimes need additional assistance, it’s easy to see why a place such as this should be named in her honor,” said DSC President Tom LoBasso. “It’s a place where Daytona State can provide the resources our students need in order to achieve their dream of a college education, even while facing some of life’s most serious challenges.”
During her time on DSC’s District Board of Trustees, Hosseini was a strong advocate for students’ needs beyond the classroom, focusing on their social and emotional needs as well. Among the initiatives that came from her leadership was a comprehensive 10-step plan to eradicate hunger and homelessness among DSC students, a plan that is now used as a model by the State Board of Education.