Outstanding Student Award
Class of 2023
Major: Pre-Nursing BSN
Hobbies: Reading and frequenting the beach
“Service-learning allows for students to step out of their comfort zone and to grow and communicate with others they typically wouldn't socialize with.”
- Dayon Brisco
"I have taught a service-learning course every year for the past 11 years, and while I have had a number of students who worked extremely hard on their service-learning projects each year, I have never had one who went so far above and beyond the requirements and my expectations as Dayon. At the beginning of the semester, when I first explained the service-learning component of the course, Dayon immediately began to investigate ways he could partner with another organization in our community. He spoke with the leaders of the Brunswick Job Corps, who were very supportive, and he proceeded to plan a program that would incorporate the book selected for the Big Read this year. In addition, he also incorporated into his project ways to encourage the students at Job Corp to pursue a college degree. Dayon also was the leader of our class project, a presentation for the college and the community entitled “Sealore.” He was the M.C. of this event held in the Stembler Theatre with over 35 people in attendance. Because of his organizational skills and commitment to this presentation, it was great success!
Dayon Bisco is the type of student that we, as service-learning professors, love to have in our classes. He displayed the initiative to come up on his own an outstanding project that culminated in acquiring a new partner for our annual Big Read program, and he was dependable in working hard to reach his goals for each of these projects. I knew from the start that I could rely on him to carry through with his ideas, and he was going to be successful, which was a very good feeling!”
- Rebecca Sharpe, Ed.D.