Carl Horlitz, 2015
Learning Specialist Academic Support Center
DSC employee since July 2012
Degrees and schools where awarded: Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn.
Career/Professional honors: Helping implement the “Don’t Cram for the Exam” events on all campuses. This event offers a relaxation time for students and reinforces that the Learning Commons (Academic Support Center, Library and the Writing Center) is here to help foster student success.
Outside interests: I am a fan of the New York Yankees and have been to numerous games in their ballpark. Also, I am a fan of the New York Giants. I love cooking and grilling, going to beach at night, traveling, movies, plays, music, amusement parks and being involved in my community.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I worked as tax intern for an accounting accompany to satisfy my last requirement to receive my degree from the University of Hartford in May 2012.
What professional projects are you working on right now? Maximizing the use of the Deltona Academic Support Center staff and student tutors and developing concepts that allow students to optimize academic resources for their individual success. I am also an active member of several Learning Commons committees.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? All the relationships I have built and all the different projects/committees my department allows me to take part in.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I’m in my mid-20s, so there are many goals. Two possibilities are to have a job that I love or to own a company that pays me a great deal of money, where I can use that money to offer opportunities to citizens in my community.
In life? I would like to have a family and do as much as I can in my life. My bucket list has already been started.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? There is no shortcut to any place worth going and “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I moved and drove from Connecticut to Florida in June 2012 with my newly acquired college degree and no guarantee of employment or family connections. Any time I tell people how I moved to Florida, they tell me I have a lot of guts.
Last book read: “The 5 Levels of Leadership” by John Maxwell
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Genuine
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? I would say my Dad, Nana (Italian great-grandmother), Eminem and Nelson Mandela. All these people have faced great adversity and overcome it, which makes them great role models to me.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means collaborating together to achieve the main goal: student success and employee fulfillment.