Christopher Cole, 2014
- Campus Safety Specialist
- DSC employee since 2010
Degrees and schools where awarded: I have an Associate of Arts degree, two certificates in Microcomputer Repair and Installation and in IT Technician. I also just completed my Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, with a focus in Information Systems - all through Daytona State College.
Outside interests: I take part in a lot of hobbies. Cooking, some minor video and audio editing, reading and general technological endeavors.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I worked one temporary security job at University High School and, prior to that, I worked at a small computer repair shop.
What professional projects are you working on right now? Right now I am working on maintaining my equipment test records (cameras, AEDs and other safety equipment) and getting ready for the busy fall semester that’s about to begin!
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? It would have to be the people that I’ve met. I’ve gone through several trainings, exercises and seminars with some truly extraordinary people and I’m very grateful to have made the connections that I’ve made.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? Professionally, I enjoy being met with challenges, as they give me opportunities to learn and grow. I suppose if I had to pick one goal, it would be to continue to be reasonably challenged.
In life? One goal in life would be to travel. I’ve lived here in Central Florida my entire life and I’d really like to branch out and see what there is to be seen.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: My age! I’m 24 years old as I type this.
Last book read: George Orwell’s: 1984
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Perseverance
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? I don’t think I can answer this question as it’s written. I view admirable traits in almost everyone I meet, and I constantly draw strength and inspiration from the people I am surrounded by and have been surrounded by through my entire life.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means to strive for better, even if you believe to be at your best.