Daphne Carter

Daphne Carter

Employment and education:

Daphne is a financial advisor for Edward Jones where she was awarded the Zeke McIntyre Pioneer Award in 2013. Daphne graduated from LLCC in 2011 with her Associates in General Education. Daphne is involved with business and civic affairs in Springfield and she also volunteers with the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation.

How has Lincoln Land Community College impacted your life?

LLCC allowed me to move my career to the “next level.”  LLCC helped ME be a better ME!

What have been some obstacles you have had to overcome in pursuit of your educational and/or career goals?

I started a family early in life. For years I was a single mom. At the time, working to put food on the table was a priority over education.

What is your greatest accomplishment(s)?

As of right now, my greatest professional accomplishment, hands down, is opening a new Edward Jones office in the community, from scratch “the old fashion way”.

Was there a professor, advisor, staff member or fellow student who made an impression on you or helped you when you were here at LLCC?

I want to say everyone (professors, advisors, staff members and fellow students alike) made an impression on me in a positive manner. That being said, Professor Marty Morris, left an imprint on my soul!

Who or what has served as a source of inspiration for you?

My children inspire me to get up every time I get knocked down.

What advice do you have for current or future LLCC students?

Always want to be a better YOU!

What did you like about LLCC or what is your favorite LLCC memory?

I love the lifetime friendships that I made. I hope my daughter will be able to experience LLCC some day too!