Yudith Day-Wygant, 2012
- IT Coordinator I (Computer Commons)
- DSC employee since June 1998
Degrees and schools where awarded:
AS Hospitality Management, Daytona State College; BAS in Supervision and Management (in progress), Daytona State College
Certificate of Completion of LDI I & LDI II, 2011-2012; Hospitality Supervision Certificate, Daytona State College; Conversational Spanish Instructor Certificate, Daytona State College
Outside interests: Travel, ballroom dancing/Zumba
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I grew up in Venezuela and worked as a medical assistant in a private clinic in Caracas. Later, I travelled to most of the states in the United States after arriving in this country with a theatre production crew, and got to experience all the aspects of creating performance arts shows (ballet, opera and classical music). I also spent a year in Seville, Spain, on a theatrical production project.
What projects are you working on right now? I am completing my bachelor’s degree, obtaining Microsoft certifications and planning a European vacation.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Helping students in their pursuit of knowledge and a better life and seeing them succeed is rewarding and inspiring. As manager of the Computer Commons I enjoy being able to interact with diverse students, faculty, staff and the general public, as well as facilitating the technological resources they need to succeed in meeting their education and careers goals.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To someday become a computer trainer in a European school.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I won a Latin dance competition and I have two wonderful grown children who make me very proud. Also, I do not know how to swim , and after a few bumps and bruises, I finally learned to ride a bicycle at the age of 35.
Last book read: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Mild salsa with a touch of sweetness
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Mother Teresa, my late mother, Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou.
The Daytona State of Mind to me is hard-working college employees, well-equipped students, a friendly atmosphere, easy access and challenging educational activities.