Daytona State College foreign-languages chair receives honor

Daytona State College foreign language instructor Ray Cornelius honored / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Ray Cornelius of Daytona State College has been recognized for his foreign language skills.

DAYTONA BEACH -- The chair of the School of World Languages and Speech at Daytona State College, has been named the 2013 College and University Instructor of the Year by Florida Foreign Language Instructors in Colleges and Universities, a member of the Florida Foreign Language Association.

Ray Cornelius received the award at FFLA’s annual business meeting Nov. 22, held in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention in Orlando.

In presenting the award, FFLICU President Fernando Mayoral cited Cornelius’ "focus on student-centered teaching and his innovative work in online instruction."

In presenting the award, FFLICU President Fernando Mayoral cited Cornelius’ "focus on student-centered teaching and his innovative work in online instruction."

Daytona State offers foreign language courses in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as American Sign Language. Students may complete eight college credits in the same language in order to meet the core requirements of the associate of arts (AA) degree, or complete up to 16 credit hours as part of an AA degree - foreign language focus.

Students enrolled in Daytona State’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management program also may take up to 18 credit hours of foreign language courses to satisfy the occupational/technical component of the degree requirement. Courses are available in class or online.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.