Daytona State College expands its 'Vets Create' program

Daytona State expands its 'Vets Create' program to include more art programs and 10 new scholarships.

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  • | 4:00 p.m. October 24, 2023
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Daytona State College has expanded its scholarship-supported Vets Create program to include more art classes. 

Veterans and their family members can sign up for ceramics, painting, drawing, design, photography, dance, theater and music courses during the upcoming spring and summer 2024 semesters. 

“I have witnessed first-hand the therapeutic qualities of the arts, the camaraderie created in a communal studio and the physical and mental benefits of the ceramic medium," said Trent Berning, chair of the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art, School of Humanities, and associate professor of ceramics. "I am excited to expand our offerings as part of the Vets Create programs to include all of our studio arts classes for our veterans and their families.”

Designated as a Military Friendly institution, Daytona State enrolls more than 1,100 veterans each year.

Funding for the program is provided via a grant from The Margaret McCartney & R. Parks Williams Foundation, which was established in 2001 with funding priorities centered on education, veteran rehabilitative services, and the prevention of cruelty to children.

Veterans interested in being part of the program must submit a paper detailing their interest to Trent[email protected] and must qualify for in-state tuition.



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