Julie Rocco, 2013
- Administrative Assistant - School of Behavioral & Social Sciences
- DSC employee since 2000
Degrees and schools where awarded: A.S. and A.A., Daytona State College
Outside interests: Cooking, baking, decorating, dancing, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and wildlife rescue and rehab.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I had the hardest, but most enjoyable job of all. I was a stay-at-home mom.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I’ve been transposing the hardcopy Course Adoption Forms into electronic format in order to reduce paper and prepare for the commencement of the new online book ordering process.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Watching our students grow and succeed. Helping the students has been the highlight in all my positions held here at DSC, from tutoring them in Sign Language and helping them form clubs to now guiding themeducationally.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To own an animal sanctuary/rehab facility/petting zoo.
In life? My husband and I would like to adopt a sibling group from the Foster Care System and give them a forever family.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Habakkuk 2:3
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I am a 50-year-old grandmother of three.
Last book read: The Holy Bible and Daily Devotional
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Pairs well with dark chocolate and dry red wine.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Jesus; my late sister, Gayle; my late grandmother; and Michael Buble. If I could add a fifth person, I would love to invite my husband, Joe, so he could meet them as well. Joe is my best friend … we do everything together. I wouldn’t enjoy that dinner without him.
"The Daytona State of Mind" to me means helping students become successful members of our community.