Daytona State honored 175 students along with three employees and an accomplished alumnus during its annual outstanding student awards convocation held April 8. Interim President Tom LoBasso opened the ceremony reflecting on the diversity of those being honored. “Success is not a function of how we look or what kind of background we come from. I expect we will hear more about many of today’s honorees as they continue their education and move into their respective careers.”
The three employees recognized are:
The Presidential Teaching Excellence Award went to Dr. Michelle Lee, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and a published poet and editor. Chad Smith, manager of DSC’s News-Journal Center, and Lead Receiving Clerk Grady Babbs received Employee Excellence awards.
The college also announced the Margaret Crumley Award for Distinguished Achievement in Science recipient – area dentist Dr. Barry Cates.
(April 9, 2015)