Patty Dyke, 2013
- Coordinator, College of Technology and ATC
- DSC employee since 1985
Degrees and schools where awarded: A.S. Certificate, Executive Secretary (1985), A.S., Office Systems Technology (1994), A.A., Associate of Arts (2008), and B.A.,Supervision and Management (2009), all from Daytona State College
- DSC Presidential Sterling/Award for Professional Excellence (2008)
- Member of Critical Incident Management Team
- Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee Member
- Professional Council Representative
Outside interests: Spending qualify time with my family and friends. My favorite place is the beach because for me it is a place of peace, hope, comfort and fun. I also enjoy being active (i.e. street skating, Zumba, step, surfing, etc.)
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? Most of my career has been here at DSC. I started out as a student employee before becoming a full-time career employee. However, while I was a student, I also worked retail at May Cohen’s (now known as Dillard’s) and at California Street Skates where I did promotions, special events, repair of street skates and skateboards, and did retail at two stores that were located on beachside.
What professional projects are you working on right now? My main focus has been to assist with successfully transferring public service programs from the Daytona Beach Campus to the ATC, relocating offices and classes, and ensuring that ATC facility space is used to its maximum capacity, that there are no double bookings, and that information is being coordinated efficiently, effectively and promptly with appropriate departments for state reporting. Along with this I coordinate facility operations and the College of Technology, and provide support for student services, administration and co-workers.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? I have the opportunity to work with a diverse population every day. This includes students from all walks of life. At the ATC, we offer vocational certificates, A.S. degrees and bachelor’s degrees.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I have an on-going goal of wanting to help a diverse group of students succeed in their education goals and find gainful employment in what they love to do. You have to love what you do to do it well. I don’t think I will ever have just “one” goal.
In life? Still the best kept secret because I don’t even know. My life is continuously changing and I alter my life and mind to live for the moment and appreciate the greatest discoveries that lie ahead of me. However, my main priority is my husband and twins, and ensuring their continued success and happiness.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I am a mom of twins (Rebecca and Ryan)
Last book read: The Pilgrim, by Seth I. Friedman
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? “Trouble”
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: We’d have to set an additional spot at the table. My husband, John, my twins, Rebecca and Ryan and my deceased parents.
The Daytona State of Mind to me is: A united team interested and invested in our students as we work together to help them achieve their career goals in a growing and ever-changing community.