Daytona State’s first-ever Falcon Victory Flag champions were honored this morning for their exemplary work on behalf of the college.
During simultaneous ceremonies that took place at each campus location, President Carol Eaton, leading the Daytona Beach Campus victory flag unfurling in front of the Wetherell Building, congratulated all honorees, as well as departments, groups and teams that were nominated for the first round of what will be a quarterly award. “Great things are happening at Daytona State College,” she said. “Thank you all for the wonderful job you do each and every day.”
The first Victory Flag Champions are:
- The School of Emergency Services, Criminal Justice Training, which recently received a perfect audit by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Auditors examined more than 1,500 documents involving student skills demonstrations, financial records, policies, attendance and instructor licensure. The audit report also commended the daily operations of the school.
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, which has increased overall enrollment nearly 30 percent since last year. Dr. Eaton lauded the leadership of campus advisors, student officers and the Co-Curricular Activities office for nurturing the growth of Daytona State’s chapter of the prestigious student organization. “PTK is the only nationally recognized honor society in the U.S. and requires a 3.5 GPA to become a member,” Dr. Eaton said. “So, increasing student participation in PTK encourages continued growth in academic quality and integrity at Daytona State College.”
- A third victory flag went to the Daytona State Veterans Center, which opened this fall semester. The center currently assists nearly 725 student veterans attending the college, helping them with registration, advising, financial aid, counseling and more.
- The last victory flag recognition was awarded to the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Topic Selection Committee and the “College at Large” for what Dr. Eaton called a “unique, broad based process achieved in selecting the QEP topic” SOAR (Students Optimizing Academic Resources). Daytona State has received regional recognition for its topic selection process and has been asked to present at an upcoming SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) conference.
Each campus will display the Falcon Victory Flag quarterly for five days to celebrate the accomplishments of the respective award recipients. Winners will receive a certificate to commemorate the honor, and will be presented a Falcon Victory Flag facsimile to post for a period of time.