Carole Luby, 2013
- DSC employee since 2002
Why do you think it’s important to give back, to make a gift to the Foundation each year? I give to the Foundation because our students benefit directly from every dollar.
Degrees or certificates and schools where awarded: Ed.D. Higher Ed, University of Florida; M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Stetson University; M.A. School Psychology, University of South Florida; B. A. Psychology, Florida Southern College
Career/Professional honors: Daytona StateLeadership Development Institute, Service Award; Faculty Advocacy Award, DSC Faculty Senate; Coos Award for Doctoral Research, Psychological Empowerment Dissertation, Honorable Mention, University of Florida
Outside interests: I like to savor country living with my husband, travel with family and friends, create story books for my grandchildren and be involved in things that support a healthy, sustainable lifestyle (energy, agriculture and community).
What did you do before joining Daytona State College? I was the supervisor of Counseling and Educational Planning at Seminole State College.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I am working to develop a support network for therapists in Volusia and Flagler counties.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Being a part of empowering students to successfully achieve their goals.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I would love to see a thriving mental health/social support system for our students to promote their well-being while they are enrolled, and to establish a foundation for positive life choices as they move forward.
In life? I hope to be a positive presence in the lives of my five children and seven grandchildren who are spread from one end of this country to the other.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Forgive as you have been forgiven.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I enjoy brewing beer.
Last book read: Handmaking America by Bill Ivey & Dyadic Resourcing by Philip Manfield
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Warning: Catalyst. Use care when opening, and be prepared for change.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Jesus, Paul (my husband), Lois (my mother) and Frank (my father).
The Daytona State of mind to me is: Readiness to do whatever you can to help others achieve their full potential.