John Banker, 2015
- Field Supervisor, Campus Safety
- DSC employee since May 2000
Degrees and schools where awarded: HS Diploma, SUNY Albany, New York
Career/Professional honors: DSC Presidential Sterling Award, 2009
Outside interests: golf, music, American history, politics and current events
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I worked in corporate security at Charles Schwab’s regional service center in Maitland, Fla.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I have recently completed the Professional Development Series of online courses offered by FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. Currently, I am studying to improve my knowledge of continuity of operations.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Being one of the original candidates selected for the Campus Safety Department, I have been able to watch it grow and evolve, and I have been fortunate enough to have grown and evolved along with it, both personally and professionally.
What is the one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I believe I have found my niche with Daytona State. Upon my retirement, I would simply like to be remembered as having served the college faithfully and with integrity.
In life? Play one round of golf at Pebble Beach.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Identify your resources, and do not hesitate to use them.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: Several years ago, I auditioned for a TV game show (Jeopardy! ) and actually made the list of potential contestants for that year.
Last book read: “Without a Badge: Undercover in the World’s Most Dangerous Criminal Organization” by Jerry Speziale, and “Arguing with Idiots” by Glenn Beck.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? SURPRISE INSIDE!
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy. Each of them had to make decisions that changed the world forever. How I would love to sit down with them and pick their brains.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means teamwork. Administrators, faculty and staff all work together to give our students every opportunity to succeed.