Fatima Gilbert, 2013
- Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
- DSC employee since: Started part-time January 2001; became full-time August 2010.
Degrees and schools where awarded: Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Kerman University; MBA, University of Central Florida.
Career/Professional honors: Employee of the Year award at the Australian Embassy.
Outside interests: Sports, cooking and spending time with friends.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I worked as an accountant and substitute teacher for Volusia County Schools.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I am currently in LDI 2 and, as a part of the team, am working on SACS Corner.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? My reward is working with dedicated faculty and SI leaders who want the best for our students. It is gratifying when the statistics show that we are working hard and accomplishing our goal of a higher success rate among our students.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I hope to continue to grow in ways that allow me to “think smarter” about ways to improve our program. I aspire to be an integral part of the Academic Support Center’s success and support of our institution.
In life? I hope to have a satisfying and rewarding career here at Daytona State College, and to make a measureable difference to our students. Beyond that, I hope to continue to enjoy time with my family and friends, and to travel around the world.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? This is from my mother: Having a nice family is a joy and blessing; work hard at it. Work hard and strive for excellence.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I love the big city, the outdoors and hiking.
Last book read: Probably a recipe book! I am not really a book reader, but I do read three newspapers; Orlando Sentinel, Daytona Beach News-Journal and International Iran Times/Day.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Someone who wants to help anyone!
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Mom, Dad, Ronald Reagan and Bjorn Borg/Novak Djokovic.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means every student who graduates has the confidence in his/her career future and is successful.