Weekly presentations provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities
to senior members of the community
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (January 31, 2023) – The Daytona State College Foundation has announced the 2023 program lineup for its
Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) talks, beginning February 7 with a discussion on
foreign involvement in the American Civil War.
The WISE program promotes and shares the College’s academic resources with our senior
community, providing learning opportunities in an enjoyable format. WISE is open to
adults 50 and older and has a low annual membership fee. All sessions are held at
Daytona State’s Advanced Technology Campus except for the February 28 program which will
be hosted at the Southeast Museum of Photography located in the Hosseini Center on
the Daytona Beach Campus.
Schedule of Presentations
Tuesday, February 7 - 2 p.m.
Topic: Foreign Involvement in the American Civil War, Part II
Speaker: Nancy Duke, DSC Faculty - History,
School of Social Science & World Languages
Tuesday, February 14 - 2 p.m.
Topic: THE TRAIN IS COMING!
Speakers: Glenda Coursen and Larry Powers
Members of the Port Orange Historical Museum
Get the lowdown on the history of trains in Port Orange and the upcoming addition
of a caboose to the Port Orange Train Station located on Herbert Street in Port Orange.
Also learn about the start of Port Orange and how it grew into the city it is today!
Tuesday, February 21 - 2 p.m.
Topic: Hands HOLD the Torah
Speaker: Dr. Barry Altman, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth-El, Ormond Beach, FL
Tuesday, February 28 - 2 p.m.
Topic: The Role of Museums in the Community
Speaker: Whitney Broadaway, Museum Director, Southeast Museum of Photography
This session will take place at the Southeast Museum of Photography in the Hosseini
Center, Daytona Beach Campus.
Tuesday, March 7 - 2 p.m.
Topic: The Rich History of Ormond Beach & Florida featuring “The Loop,” a film presentation
Speaker: Joyce Benedict, Ormond Beach Historical Society
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Topic: Exploring Wonderful State Parks in Volusia County
Speaker: David Jones, Park Services Specialist
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Topic: Safe Computing for Seniors
Speakers: Dr. Ron Eaglin, Chair, and Patrick Vilkinofsky, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
A review of how to be safe on all your electronic devices, phones, and computers.
From phishing to spear-phishing and direct hacking attempts, we will review everything
you need to know to stay safe and what to do if you think you’ve been victimized.
Tuesday, April 4 - 2 p.m.
Topic: “Unfolding the Universe”: The James Webb Space Telescope—A spectacular view
that unlocks the vast mysteries of deep space
Speaker: Seth Mayo, Curator of Science at the Museum of Arts & Sciences
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Topic: How local law enforcement is handling the population explosion in Volusia County
Speaker: Michael Chitwood, Volusia County Sheriff
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Topic: How Participating in Performing Arts helps College Students Succeed
Speaker: Samantha Stern, DSC Faculty – Theater, Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment &
Meet Daytona State College theater students who will talk about their experiences
in the arts and perform several musical theatre songs for your enjoyment!
Programs will be hosted in Room 109 at the Advanced Technology College, located at
1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information on the WISE program, contact
Judy Haydt with the Daytona State College Foundation at 386-506-3110 or visit DaytonaState.edu/wise.