Kim Grippa, 2014
- Professor, Paralegal Studies
- DSC employee since 2009
Degrees and schools where awarded: J.D., Florida State University College of Law; B.S. Business Administration, State University of New York at Albany
Career/Professional honors: Master Faculty graduate; appointed to Judge David Beck’s Pro Se Litigant Project; recognized by the 7th Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Office for the recruitment of volunteer child advocates
Outside interests: Spending time with my kids, yoga, cooking, gardening and college football.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I practiced administrative law and was a faculty member at FSU’s College of Law.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I am serving as co-chair of the college’s Teaching & Learning Committee and Daytona State’s representative to the Law School Admission Council.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Seeing people transform from apprehensive and anxious students to confident and successful graduates.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To publish some articles that I have been working on recently.
In life? To raise my children to be happy, healthy and successful, and to have a passion for community service.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Don’t present problems without solutions.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is I used to play the flute, clarinet and saxophone. I would like to learn to play the piano.
Last book read: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? My deceased grandparents. They each had their own unique story.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means an opportunity for everyone to realize previously unimagined educational and career success.