Lacy Powers, 2014
- International Student Advisor/Admissions Advisor
- DSC employee since October 2008
Degrees and schools where awarded: Flagler College, Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Public Relations, minors in Advertising and Psychology
Career/Professional honors: Daytona State College Customer Service Award of the Quarter, 2011; Daytona Beach News-Journal Inside Salesperson of the Year, 2006
Outside interests: Beach days, spending time with family and friends, concerts at the St. Augustine Amphitheater (just saw Jack Johnson), exploring new cities (NYC and Nantucket are favorites), baking and Kula hot yoga.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? Classified advertising sales, Daytona Beach News-Journal
What professional projects are you working on right now? Building relationships with international advisors at area colleges and universities to create best practices for our office.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Being the first point of contact in the U.S. for students who choose Daytona State College and travel thousands of miles to start their higher education journey with us. Every student has his or her own story and it really puts your own life in perspective.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To travel overseas to recruit students.
In life? To have a family and pass along the same values to my children, and to live the life God gave us to the fullest!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Always stay true to yourself.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I was classically trained in ballet from the age of 3 to21.
Last book read:The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? 100-percent natural; no artificial sweeteners.
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? My parents and grandparents for teaching me the values of education, work ethic and lifting people up when they are down.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means striving for excellence and giving back to our community.