Sharon Ielfield, 2013
- Administrative Assistant, Judicial Affairs/Student Development
- DSC employee since 1983
Why do you think it’s important to give back, to make a gift to the Foundation each
year? I give because . . . in a small way, it makes a big impact on the lives of others. Consider
making a donation through payroll deduction - it’s an effortless way to give. Support
Degrees or certificates and schools where awarded:
Certified DACUM Facilitator
Certified Leadership Facilitator ( Achieve Global)
ABWA- Women of the Year Award-NSB, Charter member
Career Employee of the Quarter
Unsung Hero Award- Region III- AFC
Florida Hospital-Leadership/Sponsorship Award
Outside interests: Right now 2-year-old Riley has taken precedence over my other interests, but I enjoy music, gardening, cooking and jewelry design.
What did you do before joining Daytona State College? I was an underwriter for Aetna Insurance in Syracuse, N.Y. and National Grange Insurance in Keene, N.H.
What professional projects are you working on right now? As the newly elected president of the DSC Chapter of AFC, my goal is to increase DSC’s membership and involvement in this outstanding organization.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Building a wonderful cadre of friends that have lasted for many years, and the satisfaction of helping our students. It is very rewarding to meet them in the community and have them express their gratitude for something you may have done that impacted their future.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To retire from the college, work part-time within my community of New Smyrna Beach as a volunteer and pursue my jewelry business.
In life? To continue to demonstrate a loving set of values to my family and friends.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? From a large family of six children, my Mom always said, “Pull up your boot straps and get on with it.” So, when things look bleak, I do just that.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I was in Santa Maria, Calif. facilitating a DACUM with the officers from Vandenberg AFB for the development of a collaborative curriculum involving several educational institutions. Upon arriving, only one officer was present; unbeknownst to us an emergency had taken place. It was the morning of 9/11. Jerry Lancio and I were stranded there for several days before being able to return to Florida.
Last book read: I guess Elmo’s New Fire Engine and Dora’s New Friend don’t count. Actually, I’m an avid reader and my taste is very eclectic, but right now I’m spending my time collecting books for my granddaughter. I just read the book 100 of the Best Books for Children; it brought back some great memories.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Caution: contagious laughter enclosed.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: My parents and grandparents. You don’t realize until after someone is gone how many questions you have unanswered.
The Daytona Stateof mind me is a progressive educational institution, which still values individualized attention and service to our students.