What is AFC?

The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) is the professional association for Florida's 28 public state and community colleges, their boards, employees, retirees and associates.

AFC logoAFC is the only organization in Florida that belongs to and supports us as state college employees. Its purpose is to help the Florida Legislature understand the role state colleges play in higher education, and to advocate for strong and viable state colleges in Florida.

All 28 of Florida's state and community colleges support the work of the association through institutional dues, as do more than 9,000 individual college employees and retirees through individual memberships, and the sharing of their talents, time and energy.

Daytona State College currently boasts more than 360 members in the Daytona State AFC Chapter. Many elect to pay their annual dues by payroll deduction. For as little as $1.46 per pay period you, too, can become a member and help to support our College and its mission. 

DSC AFC Chapter Beach Cleanup Event

We are excited to announce an upcoming event that presents a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community and make a positive impact on the environment. We are organizing a Beach Cleanup Day to coincide with International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 16. We would be thrilled to have you join us! This community service event is open to all DSC employees (AFC and non-AFC members).

Event Details:

  • Sun Splash Park
  • Date: September 16
  • Time: 8-11am
  • Location:  611 South Atlantic Avenue
  • Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Items to bring: gloves, water, hat, sunscreen, grocery bags for trash.

If you're interested in joining us for this meaningful initiative, please RSVP by September 13 so we know how many will participate. You can RSVP by rcontacting Miguel Riviera at Miguel.rivera@daytonastate.edu

We look forward to seeing you at the Beach Cleanup Day and appreciate your support in making this event a success!

AFC - DSC Chapter Officers (Executive Committee)

President, Gabi Booth

Vice-President/President Elect, Erika Blanken

Secretary, Michelle Goldys

Treasurer, Mercedes Clement

Membership Chair, Miguel Rivera

Immediate Past President, Charlene Latimer


Nominating Committee
Vacant, Chair

Communications Committee
Chris Thomes, Chair

Book Scholarship Information


The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist members of the Daytona State AFC Chapter with the cost of course materials associated with classes or training by reimbursing a percentage of the cost of books/materials (excluding shipping & handling and taxes).

Requirements for Application:

  • The employee must be a member in good standing in the Daytona State College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges for one year prior to submitting the scholarship application.
  • The employee must be employed at the College from the period the course begins until the scholarship reimbursement is distributed.
  • Deadlines for application submission are followed.
  • The maximum lifetime benefit is $800.

Criteria for awarding scholarships:

  • Satisfactory completion of the course (B for graduate courses, C for undergraduate courses)
  • Satisfactory completion of training as verified by certificate, letter, etc.
  • Active involvement in AFC as a volunteer is strongly encouraged (assisting in a minimum of one AFC Chapter event per semester)