Full Name: Brenda Merritt  

Years Attended Daytona State: 6

Graduation year:
2015

Program/Degree:
Supervision and Management / BAS

Why did you choose to attend Daytona State?|
As a lifelong member of the Daytona Beach community I chose to seek my higher education in the community I served and lived.  Also as an employee of Daytona State I was offered educational opportunities which assisted me to reach my academic goals and I am proud to be a Falcon.

How has an education from Daytona State made a difference in your life?
In completing my educational journey at DSC it has not only given me an opportunity to learn more, but has provided the foundation for advancement within my chosen career field of Safety and Security.

What have you been doing since you’ve graduated?
Upon completing the BAS program in May 2015 I have taken the knowledge and skills I have learned and brought them back into the workplace to further support the college and the Campus Safety Department.  My degree has provided me with the qualifications needed to accept a promotion to design and deliver a new college program related to safety.

Career/Employment Highlights?
In October 2015 I was promoted to a Coordinator III in the Campus Safety Department to administer a Department Of Justice/Office on Violence against Women Grant.  Through this program I will be able to further strengthen the safety and security needs for all who walk the DSC campuses.

Some notable Awards & Recognition:Multilevel FEMA Certificates, NAACP Community Leader Award

Affiliations: VP of the DSC Alumni and Friends Assocation and the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

What is your favorite Daytona State memory? My favorite memory at DSC as a student has been graduation day.  I made a promise to my mom that I would work diligently on my education and on graduation day my promise came true and I know she is so proud of me.

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