Valerie Lee, 2012
- Library Media Technician
- DSC employee since January 2007
Degrees and schools where awarded: Daytona State College AA/AS Business Administration, 2008; Daytona State College BAS Supervision and Management, 2010
Career/Professional honors: Career Employees Association (CEA) President 2012-13; Leadership Development I, II, III; DECA member and national competition participant, 2005.
Last book read: “Fatal Distractions: Conquering Destructive Temptations”by David Lawson, Kay Arthur and B. J. Lawson
Outside interests: I am highly involved in my church and its mission trips; Girl Scouts; American Cancer Society Relay for Life; Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; and American Heart Association – 3rd year DSC team captain.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I began attending college and worked at the WIC only food store. I also spent as much time as possible with my granddaughters.
What are you working on right now? As the CEA president, I hope to encourage career employees and the college as a whole to become interested and active in their constituent groups as we come together to support our students.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Working in the Library, I have the opportunity to meet and assist many students, faculty and staff. Knowing that I have done all I can to meet their needs has been very rewarding. Many students often return to say hello or share their successes. To be a part of that is very gratifying.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I hope to advance my education and continue making new connections with students and employees. That is the part of this job that I love the most.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts of America in 1911, as she began building girls of courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place; Mary Brennan Karl, because of her educational vision; my mother, because of who I am today; and my granddaughter, Chellsey, for who she will be in the future.
The Daytona State of Mind to me is: Cooperative, collaborative and inclusive.