Our Students - Daytona State College

A total of 127 students have participated in an internship/coop within the School of
Computer Science, Summer 2010 - Fall 2011.
57 employer internship placement sites since summer 2010
Some of the placement sites include:
Flagler County Clerk of the Courts
Volusia Council of Governments
Florida Department of Transportation
International Speedway Corp.
Center for Business Excellence
Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Ormond
Florida Hospital Orange City
Halifax Medical Center
Southeast Volusia Chamber
City of New Smyrna Beach
Orthopedic Clinic of Daytona Beach
City of Daytona
Palm Coast Data
Bright House Networks
KVAR Energy Savings
MBA Marketing
Flight Safety International
Infini Sys Electronic Architects
Best Buy
Pevonia International
Florida District 7 State Attorney’s Office
City of Deltona
Sparton Defense and Security
Frontier Communications
City of Port Orange
DME Holdings
Daniel Cancel -Media Tech
Electronic Engineering Technology
Student Intern
Daniel Rawdon
Florida Hospital Ormond Beach
Derek Lucchese
Network Services Technology
Michael LaCombe
Network Services Technology
Fall 2011 – Student Intern
Derek is all smiles just hired by Florida Hospital
Memorial Division as a PC In User Computer
Michael, completed internship, Florida Hospital –
Orange City – Summer 2011. Just offered
position with Sparton Defense and Security as a
PC Support Technician
Michelle BenitezIntern – City of Deltona IT Department
Student Interns
Christopher Kocher- Intern
Miriah Quinn-
International Speedway Corporation
City of Daytona
IT Intern - Phillip Lawrence
Daytona Beach Police Department
Keith Carmack
Florida Department of Transportation
Student Interns
Carl Delesdernier
Intern – Wyo-Tech College
Carl has been offered IT position
with Wyo Tech Starting January
William Beam
Student Interns
John Tanner
Orthopedic Clinic of Daytona Beach
Michael Ray
DSC – IT Department
Steven Mattera - PosiMotion
Cherrelle Herring - DSC Graduate
Network Magic
Brenda DornFlorida
Department of
Graduate: Forrest McFaddin I am a Desktop Support
Specialist at Concord
Management, a property
management corporation.
Most of my job is to be apart
of a small group that supports
over 150 apartment complex
offices, as well as the
corporate office - Well over
500 computers and laptops,
and over 1000 users. The
offices are located all
throughout Florida, as well as
different states such as
Georgia, Michigan, and New
York. Troubleshooting greatly
varies between many
hardware to software issues.
I've been here since the end
of November, 2010 and
have felt well
established since I've started.
Student Testimonial:
I was recently hired by Microsoft Corporation as a System
Engineer down here in Ft. Lauderdale. Been going through a 3
month training program. They will also be putting us through
a boot camp style training to get all the new Certifications.
Its going to be a bumpy ride but I'm really enjoying it. Just
wanted to share that with you, so tell potential students that
DSC credits looks good on a resume. :)
Thank you for all your assistance.
Nick Donatone
Student Testimonial
This is William ( I go by Shawn). I graduated last year from your program
with a wide array of degrees and certificates. You can see my picture on
the front of my site http://www.shawnwilkerson.com/
Early last month, Packt Publishing contacted me and asked me to write a
book for them in areas of my expertise. The contract should be here by
the end of the week, and I have already finished the first chapter. Even
though I am currently taking 15 semester hours and running a business I
expect the book to be finished by the end of the year -- five full months
ahead of schedule. It will be up to the reviewers and editors at that point.
I thought you might want to pass on to the department on what one of the
Alumni are doing.
Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to attend classes and to
integrate the program materials into my tool set.
W. Shawn Wilkerson
Former Students
Hi Cheryl,
My time through the ATC and BAS
program has provided me with a
I just want to say thank you for
great understanding that there
your help two years ago. You
are talented students looking for
helped me to find a job at Pevonia
opportunities to grow in this
International LLC. Yesterday, I
sluggish economy, I am hoping for
celebrated my two year
your assistance in locating such
anniversary with Pevonia!
talent. Should thereMybe
time through the ATC and BAS program has provided me with a great understanding that there are talented students looki
opportunities for me
to assist the
students academic pursuits, I am
Bálint Farkas
happy to assist and if there are
Pevonia International LLC
any ways the College can assist
my growing business, I do
300 Fentress Blvd, Daytona
appreciate the input of ideas.
Beach, FL 32114
Lance Hoskins
Team Logic IT of Flagler Co
Ph: 386-254-1967 x314 Fax: 386254-0641
[email protected] www.pevoni
Student Testimonial – Liliana Durkee
CRG Global
My name is Liliana Durkee and I graduated from Daytona State College with an
Associate Degree in computer programming in May 2010.
Before I graduated, I was required to do an internship. I did not know what to
expect in the process of preparing for this class. Cheryl Miller, our Work
Experience Coordinator at DSC, helped me greatly in this process. After several
conversations with her I sent my resume to the State Attorney’s Office where I
was accepted for the internship.
In the few weeks that I worked there, I had the opportunity to experience a
solid, well-built program. I also learned how the company that created this
program is continuously involved in the process of improving, maintaining and
most of all, teaching the user how to use the program at its maximum potential.
I came back from this COOP class with a completely different perspective.
It was a great experience, which improved my vision of my future job.
Upon my graduation a year later, I confronted the job research process within
an unfavorable market. After I had sent online applications to all possible
companies that I thought could use my skills, I was very disappointed to see
that I did not get any response, (not even a negative one.)
Help arrived for the second time, from our work experience coordinator Cheryl
Miller, after a year of researching online by myself. She informed me of a full
time position with an employer in Ormond Beach.
After two interviews, I was hired. I have been there for 6 months now, and
hope for further advancement within this company.
My advice now is to never underestimate our school employees, work
coordinators, teachers and advisors. Their help and guidance cannot be
They exist to help all of us and they are doing a great job.
I wish you all good luck and a successful career.
Many thanks to Cheryl Miller and last and not least many thanks to my student
advisor TK Rock who had a major role in my career as well.
Stefano Hoffman
Stefano has been an outstanding
addition to our Sim Support
Group here, with the timeline of
his progress exceeding our
expectations. Obviously the
investment he made in his
education and training at DSC is
paying off for both Stefano and
FlightSafety. DSC is at the top of
our list for new-hire candidates
for Simtech positions, we will
keep you posted on any
Vincent A. Guzman
Manager, Flight Training Devices
Flight Safety International
Orlando Learning Center
4105 Bear Road • Orlando, FL 32827
School of Computer Science Advisory Committee Meeting
Justin Sorg
Florida Department of
Steven Anderson
Bright House Networks
Student Placements
Jonathan Kyer – Best Buy
Dane Sargent – Lockheed Martin
Former duel-enrolled high school student
Completed internship with International Speedway Corp.
Glen Huckins - Raydon Corporation
DSC Graduate
A Robotics and Simulation Technology major, Mr.
Huckins was able to attend Daytona State
through the National Science Foundation’s SSTEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics) program. During
his studies, he also did an internship with the city
of Daytona Beach, which was followed by
temporary employment at Halifax Medical Center.
He graduated May 2011 with his associate of
science and associate of arts degree (high
honors) and has secured his first permanent
position as a military simulator support
technician with Raydon Corp.
“This is a job that I never thought possible,” he
said. “It all has come to fruition with the
assistance and backing of the Daytona State
College Computer Science Department and their
great staff.”
Student Interns
Six International Computer
Information Technology students were
placed in Internships Summer 2011
International Student Alfredo Mendonca
Exit Realty
John & Cheryl
I just wanted to extend my appreciation in delivering an
excellent student intern. We will let you know how things
progress over the next few months and will be sure to
provide Daytona State College credit at each opportunity.
Thanks again
Aswin & Robert
Owner Exit Realty of Daytona
Internship sites included – Exit Realty,
PosiMotion and Daytona State College IT
School of Computer Science
Some of Our Current Student & Graduate Job Position Placements
Ceasar Zambrano - Adverticalmedia.Com
Steven Bradt – Q Public
Alex Marshall - Teledyne, Inc.
Duncan Nesbitt - Lockheed Martin
Angel Ignacio - DME Holdings
Christopher Radivonyk – City of Port Orange
Cornell Johnson – Bright House Networks
Patrick Harding – Vol. Co. Sheriff Dept.
Dustin Berube -
Paul Layer - Palm Coast Data
Lance Hoskins – Team Logic IT
Rose Dorph -Convergys
Dane Sargent- Lockheed Martin
Stefano Hoffman - Flight Safety International
Christopher Kocher – International Speedway
Steven Dorries - Network Plus
Susan Signer - Volusia Council of Governments
Farkas Balint - Pervonia International LLC
Arthur F Ahr III - Netapp at the Lake Mary, FL.
Convergys location
Jonathan Kyer – Best Buy
Tammy Monti - Halifax Health
George Borchik - Florida Department of
Fredrick Weston – Ladies Professional Golf
Steven Mattera – PosiMotion, LLC
Raquel Schnoor – Florida District 7 State
Attorney's Office
Glen Huckins - Raydon Corporation
Cherrelle Herring – Network Magic
Jeremy Taylor -
Liliana Durkee – CRG Global, Inc.
Angela Czupta – Innovative Health Applications
Jeffrey Rundall – CRG Global, Inc.
Joel Finigan – Frontier Communications
Brenda Dorn – Florida Department of
James Combee - Daytona Heart Group
Nick Donatone - Microsoft Corporation
John Peron - Alternate Images
Louis Dambro - Century Link
Jeremy Scherder – InfiniSys Electronic
Michael Walsh - AAA Fence Co.
Christopher Flake – International Speedway Corp.
Michael LaCombe - Sparton Defense Corp.
Edwin Hope – Tel -Tron
Derek Lucchese - Florida Hospital Memorial
Keith Gontz – CitiBank
Nickalas Sparks – Palm Coast Data
William Eckenrode – AT&T
Joseph Liberatore – Cruisin’ Concepts
MacKeniize Meyer – Work Smart MD
Flagler County Clerk of Courts
MERGE Health Care
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