Lisa Wise, 2014
- Student Disability Services Advisor
- DSC employee since September 2005
Degrees and schools where awarded: B.S. in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.A. in Counselor Education from University of Central Florida.
Career/Professional honors: Above and Beyond Recognition, Certificate of Appreciation for contributions to Student Development, Certificate of Appreciation for dedication to Student Disability Services and organizing Disability Awareness Day, Certificate of Appreciation-DSC Project Speak Program.
Outside interests: Golf, gardening, travel, spending time with friends and family, taking classes in the DSC Paralegal Studies Program.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I worked at Eastern Florida State College (then Brevard Community College).
What professional projects are you working on right now? I am continuing to learn new ways of providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities that will enhance their educational experience and promote their success.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? I am grateful for the opportunity to coordinate the Project SPEAK (Suicide Prevention Education and Knowledge) suicide prevention grant in its final stages.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I would like to become a certified mediator.
In life? I would like to collaborate with my friend, Dr. Helen Stewart-Dunham, to write a book about her battle with Guillain-Barre syndrome (which is she winning).
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? There is power in forgiveness.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: Until the late 1990’s, I had a phobic fear of public speaking. I finally conquered it during graduate school, and now I really enjoy speaking in front of groups.
Last book read: Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida by Benjamin Brotemarkle
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Outside the box.
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? Jesus Christ, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, John Walsh (host of America’s Most Wanted).
The Daytona State of Mind to me means a caring and inclusive environment that inspires all individuals to achieve their goals.