Jake Myers is a College Persistence Officer with Delaware College Scholars. He maintains regular contact with all scholars in college - celebrating their accomplishments, helping to troubleshoot obstacles and documenting their progress on the way to successful graduation. We asked Jake eleven questions to learn more about him and his role with DCS.
Q: What brought you to Delaware College Scholars?
A: Having a relationship with Tony when I was in high school. Tony was my coach, mentor, and eventually my friend. Later I worked with him at Project SSOAR (Study Skills in Organization, Arithmetic and Reading) for middle school students in Delaware.
Q: What keeps you at Delaware College Scholars?
A: When I learned about the students and compared their experience with how fortunate I was to attend St. Andrew's, it inspired me to counsel as many of them as possible about college. In my role now, it's not about just getting to college, it's about graduating and creating a better life for yourself.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: Being the first in my family to graduate college.
Q: What's your favorite 90's jam?
A: Late NSYNC or anything by Britney Spears.
Q: What were you like in high school?
A: I was a jock…and an average hardworking student. I wasn't a great writer, I was OK at math and academics were a struggle.
Q: What ONE piece of advice would you give Delaware College Scholars?
A: If you're in college, make relationships with your professors. You never know what doors they might open for you. If you're in the program, rely on your student advisors as they've been in your shoes.
Q: What are you known for?
A: My beard.
Q: What do you work toward in your free time?
A: Fantasy football - 4 leagues, ten years, two championships.
Q: What was the last good book you read?
A: “Those Guys Have All the Fun, Inside the World of ESPN”
Q: What was the last good movie you saw?
A: I don't watch movies.
Q: What is your favorite word?