WNZF and KIX Country news shared the ribbon-cutting event before and after the event. TV-13 and TV-9 news also ran the story.
Hundreds turned out on Thursday, Aug. 14, as Daytona State College celebrated the opening of a new 24,000-square-foot classroom and student center building on its Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, a milestone for the college's northernmost regional instructional site that will offer area residents new educational opportunities for years to come.
Loaded with high-tech features that include dynamic instructional spaces built in collaboration with Daytona State faculty, Wi-Fi capability throughout, interactive whiteboards and mobile device-ready classrooms, the $7.6 million facility nearly doubles the capacity of the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus.
"This entire environment focuses on learning," said Daytona State President Carol W. Eaton in welcoming area residents, local dignitaries and business owners to Thursday's ribbon-cutting and facility tours. "We will continue our commitment to providing a high-tech, high-touch environment that is so critical to our students' success."
The building also features a 70-seat lecture hall, a bookstore, student lounge, conference room and offices. In addition, 300 new parking spaces have been added to the campus.