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Falcon Spotlight - Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown, 2014

  • Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and Management Program
  • DSC employee since February 2011

Degrees and schools where awarded:

  • Doctorate in Business Administration emphasizing Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University (to be conferred May, 2014) 
  • Master of Science in Transformative Leadership emphasizing Organizational Leadership, Bethune–Cookman University
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Business Administration Management, Bethune-Cookman University
  • Took coursework at Daytona State College

Career/Professional honors:

  • Served as an instructor for the inaugural Customer Relations Certificate Program at Daytona State College
  • Graduate of LDI I and II
  • Current member of LDI III and Master Faculty I
  • Former member of Career Employees Association
  • Member of Faculty Senate
  • Served as the retention and recruitment chair for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, which hosted the largest amount of participants to date with nearly 12,000
  • Served as a member of the Fundraising Team for American Cancer Society, raising over $200,000
  • Served on the LDI II team that created the SACS Corner
  • Club advisor for the BAS in Supervision and Management Program
  • Professional tutor
  • Advisor for BAS in Supervision and Management Program
  • Coordinator of retention/recruitment for the BAS in Supervision and Management Program
  • Established a seamless entry for online BAS students to become oriented with program’s entry.

Outside interests: Spending time with family and friends.

What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I was a Principal for A+ Tutoring Inc. This job required me to facilitate, coordinate and retain tutoring services for students throughout the Volusia County School Systems.  My responsibilities ranged from elementary students to high school. 

What professional projects are you working on right now? I am working to establish a faculty-led student retention program that “thinks outside of the box” to keep students enrolled in the program and encourage completion.

What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? My experience here has permitted me to meet the most amazing people; each has planted seeds within me that have changed my life.  I am so inspired by my mentor, Dr. Hamby, and my entire family here at the college. 

What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? My unachieved goal is to learn more from my colleagues at the college.  I have learned that there is so much brilliance that surrounds me each day. 

In life? I just want to encourage someone who may have lost their way. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some lessons are painful, some are painless, but all are priceless.

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I’m the youth and young adult sub-pastor (class leader) at my church.

Last book read: Currently, I am reading several books and thousands of journals on college fundraising and emotional intelligence for my dissertation.

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Humbled and grateful.

Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? I admire Jesus, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Ruth Simmons, and my mom.

The Daytona State of Mind to me means believing in those who may have lost their way and giving them a chance.

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Last updated: 2014-09-11T15:32:42.606Z