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Mr. Frank Velez

Virtual and Outreach Programs Coordinator , Outreach Division

Accelerate Division

What is your educational background?

My educational background is pretty short but I graduated from Coker College (now Coker University) with a Bachelors of Arts in psychology with a minor in sociology.

When did you join GSSM?

I joined GSSM in the first week of August, 2019.

What’s the best thing about working at GSSM?

The best thing is that GSSM has such a great atmosphere.

What is your perfect pizza?

Meat lovers.

Who inspires you and why?

My father inspires me because of how hard he’s worked in life even through adversity. He never gave up even through the toughest times. I feel like his mentality rubbed off on me a little because I don’t like giving up.

What’s the best thing about Hartsville?

Definitely the small town lifestyle. When I first came here on my college visit I instantly fell in love. I knew that this was the place I could see myself living in.

What quotation tells us the most about you?

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”- Wayne Gretzky

This is a quote that was written in my high school’s wrestling room wall. This quote can be related to any situation in life because if you don’t take the opportunities given to you in life then you will fail 100% of the time. If you do shoot, then you have a chance at succeeding.

If you could invite any historical figure to dinner, who would it be, and why?

I would have to say Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because he impacted so many people’s lives.

Care to share something about yourself that others would not expect?

I have lived in 4 different states not including Puerto Rico.