Scott Metzger, 2012
- Learning Specialist, Academic Support Center
- DSC student employee since 1982; full-time employee since 1989.
Degrees and schools where awarded: B.A. in Liberal Studies from UCF, A.A. from DBCC.
Career/Professional honors: Served as a member of the state’s Adult Education and VPI Practitioners Task Force.
Outside interests: Reading, drawing & computer graphics; collecting comic books and action figures.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I worked as a tutor for then DBCC and UCF.
What projects are you working on right now? Maintaining the ASC webpages and helping develop an online training course for our tutors.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Working with the wide variety of students we see at DSC. There’s always something new to learn from them.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To eventually go on for my master’s degree in educational counseling or a related field.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I love horror movies, especially the old Universal monsters. I grew up on the Saturday afternoon Creature Features and glow-in-the-dark monster models. My favorites were always the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Frankenstein, followed by the Wolfman. I always tended toward the more sympathetic monsters, and feel the designs of the Creature and Franky still stand up well against even today’s computer-generated movie beasts. I’ve also always been fascinated by unexplained phenomena such as UFOs, Bigfoot and the theory of ancient astronauts.
Last book read: Jumper by Steven Gould
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Caution: May cause strange side effects.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Stan Lee, Neil Armstrong, Albert Einstein, Eric Von Daniken.
The Daytona State of mind to me is touching the lives of the next generation and leaving something lasting behind for them.