Alumni Spotlight

Full Name:  Carly Renee Meek 

Years Attended Daytona State: 1999-2002

Graduation year: 2002

Program/Degree: Associate of Arts

Why did you choose to attend Daytona State? I worked full-time and went to school at night to obtain my degrees.  Daytona State was the perfect fit for me to begin to my law journey since it offered a wide array of evening classes. 

How has an education from Daytona State made a difference in your life? With the flexibility Daytona Stated offered, I was able to obtain my AA degree which was a stepping stone for my ability to obtain my law degree and become a practicing attorney. 

What have you been doing since you have graduated? I went on to attend the University of Central Florida and Florida Coastal School of Law. 

I am currently a practicing attorney. I have also entered the fashion field after being blessed to win Mrs. Maryland United States 2018 and Mrs. Florida United States 2019. I travel to New York to be in fashion shows and have been featured in magazines distributed at Barnes & Noble.

Career/Employment Highlights? Being a Staff Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit and an Assistant City Attorney for Ormond Beach.  The Seventh Judicial Circuit has the best judges and Ormond Beach’s City Attorney truly is an asset to the community.  It was an honor to learn from them.   

Some notable Awards & Recognition:Mayor Blaine O’Neal Community Service Award; Most Photogenic, and Gladys Magazine’s Top 100 Most Inspiring People. 

Affiliations: Healthy Start of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Volusia County Bar Association, and Dunn-Blount Inns of Court.

What is your favorite Daytona State memory?  Dancing with Kevin Vega.  I was part of the dance company.  We had a show every semester in the auditorium and even performed in the Volusia Mall!

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