13 Sep Member Spotlight: Courtney Roy
The focus of being career oriented began in more recent years based on the commitment of raising five children as well as the added responsibility of being the primary caretaker for my grandparents. During this time, I did manage to begin classes at what was Pasco Hernando Community College although I was unsure of what career or profession to pursue. Fortunately, I had many individuals encouraging me to become a student worker while taking classes, which led to becoming a college employee along with continuing my education.
Initially, I received the AS in Human Services, which allowed the further knowledge of need for community involvement. During this time, I was involved in a teaching video that would prepare individuals for the field of grief care, as well as being able to facilitate addiction recovery groups, volunteering for events with the Homeless Coalition, and the Hernando County ARC. Continuing on my educational path I received a Bachelor of Psychology Degree at Saint Leo University, Masters in Human Services with a specialization in Executive Leadership from Liberty University and more recently a Masters in Psychology from American Public University. A future goal is to pursue a Doctorate in Psychology and teach in this area as well as continue to move up in the college environment.
In a related manner, I initially worked at the Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) West Campus Admissions & Records Department until beginning a new venture at the East Campus College Store. After two years I was able to move back to the West Campus and eventually into a supervisory position at the College Store along with a new connection to the business office. Most recently, I accepted a new position as the North Campus College Store Manager and I am eager to make a positive impact in the new location. Furthermore, I absolutely enjoy working at the college to encourage others through my beginning experiences as a student, which involved being under-confident and not having any expectations to even finish the initial two-year degree. I like to tell people if I can do it, anyone can.
Outside of work and educational pursuits, I have one child left at home who is age of 13. Weekends may include going to Disney, spending time with family and friends, attending workout classes, 5k events, and occasionally relaxing at home. In the future, I look forward to becoming more involved with BPW events, meetings, as well as encouraging the group’s mission and goals to other women in the community. Additionally, I am truly grateful for Linda McCabe encouraging me to attend BPW meetings, which led to becoming a member of BPW/Hernando.