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Giving Spotlight - Nancy Thomas

Nancy Thomas

Nancy Thomas, 2013

  • Assistant Chair, School of Health Careers; Program Manager, Health Information Technology, Coder/Biller, and one-year Medical Transcription certificate   
  • DSC employee since 1981 

Why do you think it’s important to give back, to make a gift to the Foundation each year? I give because no one should be denied an education due to financial reasons.

Degrees or certificates and schools where awarded:

  • B.A., Luther College, Decorah, Iowa         
  • B.S., Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • M.Ed., University of Central Florida
  • Ed.D., Nova Southeastern

Career/Professional  honors: 1994 Alumni Association Faculty Hall of Fame; 1996 Senior Professor; 2002 Faculty Senate Student Advocacy Award; 2011 Florida Health Information Management Educator of the Year Award

Outside interests: Traveling/photography, attending DSC athletic events, reading

What did you do before joining Daytona State College? I taught at a community college in Iowa for several years 

What professional projects are you working on right now? Making sure the program is all set to go when I retire after the next school year!

What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Seeing students walk across the stage at graduation and then seeing them at professional meetings as valued members of a health-care team.

What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? Survive one more year! 

In life?  Have a long, long travel-filled retirement. Travel to Antarctica, my last of seven continents.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Don’t worry about things you can’t change!

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I can talk like Donald Duck. 

Last book read: "Did you miss me?" by Karen Rose

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Loyal

If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: I'd have to invite five: my grandparents and father. I didn't appreciate their stories when I was younger.  I'd give anything to hear them one more time. 

“The Daytona State of mind to me is: Faculty and staff dedicated to helping people reach their dreams.

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Last updated: 2014-10-24T20:55:32.197Z