The Administrative & Professional Collaborative (APC) is the representative voice for the Administrative & Professional employees of FSCJ.
In an effort to build cohesiveness, awareness and collegiality, each month we put a “spotlight” on one of our members.
January’s Administrative and Professional Collaborative (APC) Spotlight shines on Maggy Dartiguenave, College ombudsman.
At the age of nine, with her doll in hand and a piece of gum to keep her ears from popping, Maggy Dartiguenave boarded a plane from Haiti to America. She has lived a colorful life since that day. In 2004 Maggy began working for FSCJ as the assistant to the South Campus president. Since that time she has used this James Adams quote as part of her signature line: “There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” Taking this mantra to heart is one reason she began teaching Student Life Skills (SLS) as an adjunct in 2010.
In 2011, Maggy became the early college program coordinator at South Campus, a role she performed with passion and a mother hen mentality. As of July 2015, she serves in the role of the College’s ombudsman.
Maggy holds an associate in arts (A.A.) in paralegal studies, a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in nonprofit management and leadership. She proudly served as an Army active duty soldier for four and a half years and has also worked at the American Heart Association and in risk management at a major hospital.
In 2011 she created and currently runs a children’s early literacy book club, Mahalia & Friends’ Amazing Book Club, named after her own youngest daughter. The organization’s mission is to spark the love of reading in children ages six and younger and to ensure that children have a robust home library. She is also the proud mother of a son and daughter, Dante and Maya, both seniors at the University of North Florida. In her words, “What gives me ‘life’ are my children and being a servant leader.”
Our spotlight shines on each campus/center at least once a year. Nominations for the spotlight may be directed to your campus representative or any officer.