July 2016 YP of the Month: Garry Moise
Name: Garry Moise
Hometown: Fermathe, Haiti
Education: A.A.S. in Quality Management from Fox Valley Technical College; B.S.B.A in Marketing and Management from Marian University; M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Quality from Marian University
Where do you work, what is your current position and what do you like most about it?
I currently work at Marian University as the director of the Upward Bound Math and Science Program; a college readiness program serving local students enrolled at Fond du Lac and Horace Mann high schools. What I like the most about it is the fact it allows me to advocate for students and make connections for them throughout the local community. I also enjoy seeing the growth students experience over the years in preparation for a post-secondary education.
What has YPF done for your personal and/or professional development?
YPF has allowed be to be more involved in the greater Fond du Lac community and understanding it a bit better. The organization allows me to interact and network with local professionals from various industries, which in turn helps me establish some very beneficial connections in my line of work. YPF has allowed me to serve the Fond du Lac community and to be served in ways that I did not even know were possible.
Who or what is your source of professional inspiration?
My parents are definitely my initial source of inspiration. They have strong work ethics. Everything my mother does is always with a high level of care. My father always displays a high level of dedication in everything he is involved in. In addition to my parents, many of my former professors as well as colleagues and supervisors in higher education have inspired me in many ways throughout the years.
What are some of the professional and volunteer groups you participate in?
In Fond du Lac I serve on the board of YPF and also as a member of the Marketing Committee. Additionally, I currently serve as the president of the Wisconsin Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (WAEOPP). I am also a board member of the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA), which is a Midwest regional association of higher education professionals. I am also an Elder at my local Church.
What is your favorite thing to do in the Fond du Lac area?
My favorite things to do in the Fond du Lac area include but are not limited to watching the sunset from any of the ledges or hills surrounding the city, driving on country roads just for fun, eating at local restaurants with my family, and being at Lakeside Park particularly on 4th of July.
Where do you see the Fond du Lac area in 5 years?
In 5 years, I envision the Fond du Lac area as a place 1) where local and newly-established professionals will have opportunities to grow and flourish, 2) where various types of new businesses are welcomed, 3) where businesses continue to invest in educational advancement for local children, 4) where people of all backgrounds contribute to make this area an enjoyable place all.
What words of wisdom do you have for other young professionals working in Fond du Lac?
I encourage local young professionals to get involved in initiatives and activities that will allow them to positively shape the future of Fond du Lac. I also encourage them to activate their leadership skills by combining what they have learned from senior professionals with their own innovative thinking.
Garry Moise represents Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI.