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DSC Foundation gala sells out, honors Bobby Thigpen

The Daytona State College Foundation raised a record amount at the annual gala on Sept. 17 – netting over $120,000 for scholarships, including the first fund for DSC’s new soccer teams. This year’s honored guest was Bobby Thigpen, longtime civic leader, retired vice president of Ritchey Automotive and immediate past chair of the DSC Foundation Board of Directors. 

“Bobby Thigpen has been a dedicated advocate for higher education in general and Daytona State students in particular,” said Foundation Executive Director Kay Burniston. “As a member of our board of directors, Bobby helped position the Foundation for strong growth in our scholarship fund.”

Guests attending this year’s gala enjoyed a festive international cuisine prepared by Daytona State culinary students under the guidance of their award-winning instructor and master chef, Costa Magoulas. 

Donations to DSC’s scholarships are welcome year round, but especially celebrated at the gala. To donate to the Foundation, visit


(September 22, 2015)

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