Max David Morgan, 2013
- Student Services Advisor
- DSC employee since 2011
Degrees and schools where awarded: B.A. in history, University of Texas at Austin
Career/Professional honors: I wrote for a newspaper in Texas, and getting published was a huge honor.
Outside interests: Skateboarding, cooking, writing, sporting events with my dad, playing drums, and I love a Sunday drive.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I worked as an area coordinator for Group Excellence Mentoring and Tutoring. I facilitated after-school tutoring programs for at-risk students at high schools and middle schools in Austin, Waco and Killeen, TX.
What professional projects are you working on right now?I am steadily working to promote the in-person BAS courses offered at the Deltona Campus, which started last semester and have started to pick up steam. I’m also developing a “West Volusia Student Welcome” event where Daytona State hosts incoming students from the high schools so they can meet their peers and instructors, and game plan for things like car-pooling and study groups.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Working with potential students who have a desire to go to college or prepare for a career,putting in the time to make sure they’re admitted and ready to start classes, and then seeing them in the Daytona State classroom where their goals become very real.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To see the people of Deltona achieve a college graduation rate higher than the state average. And maybe run for Governor of Florida.
In life? Grow Florida oranges.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I collect limited-release shoes, but nothing expensive because I ruin them skateboarding.
Tell us about your upcoming lead role in Dracula: I think I just had the most pronounced widow’s peak of anyone who auditioned. I’ve known the director for a while and she’s wanted to do this show for years. We’re in good hands with her and the Museum of Florida Art has a nice theater. I’m thankful to be a part of it and more thankful that I have the fewest lines of anyone.
Last book read: “It Can’t Happen Here” by Sinclair Lewis, and now I’m reading “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? “Happy to Help”
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Serena Williams (my date), Roy Orbison (entertainment), Lawton Chiles (transportation) and A. Max Brewer (guest of honor).
The Daytona State of Mind to me is training and supporting a creative, honorable and intelligent community.
Editor’s note: Max will play the legendary Count in upcoming performances of ‘Dracula’ at the Museum of Florida Art in DeLand, right across the street from Stetson University, Feb. 13 through 17. Showtime is 7 p.m., except for a Sunday matinee at 2:30. But be warned, the Count says this show looks to be very gory. If you have questions about tickets, content or age-appropriateness, please contact him at (386) 789-3710 ext. 7329.