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Rising Star: Justin Trombetto

rising star: Justin Trombetto

Rising Star: Justin Trombetto of Brandon, director of admissions, Everest University Online

Justin Trombetto, 34, Brandon

Job: Director of admissions, Everest University Online.

Volunteer work: Heavily involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and won its Man of the Year 2010 award for his fundraising efforts.

Education: Currently finishing his bachelor's in education management, Everest University Online.

Why are you a Rising Star?

I try to balance my personal goals with taking actions that help people who need a lot more help than I do. My goal is to surpass my father, who has won Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year three times. His actions and generosity have motivated me to want to do great things for this organization and follow in his footsteps.

What is Man of the Year?

A 10-week campaign where men and women who are nominated to be candidates compete for fundraising dollars for the society in honor of the girl and boy of the year. At the end of the 10 weeks, whoever has raised the most money will be awarded with the title. I was fortunate enough to win Tampa's Man of the Year for 2010 for the Suncoast Chapter by raising more money than the other male candidates. It was definitely a challenge worth taking on regardless of the outcome. These children and their families are extraordinary, and I could not have picked a better organization to support.

What's your favorite thing about your job?

Getting phone calls and e-mails from students. There is nothing more fulfilling than to be told by a student: "Thank you for believing in me and motivating me to better myself. I could not have done this without your support."

What's your dream job?

I would want to be a professional golfer. I truly love the game. I also like to travel, so being a professional golfer would allow me to play the game that I love and to visit many great places.

What do you do for fun?

I'm a big sports fan, so I try to attend as many Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneers games as I possibly can. I play golf at least once a week and I try to get involved in charity golf tournaments whenever I can.

What is your favorite quote?

I believe it is by Zig Ziglar: "It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude."

What are you reading?

I am reading books that are interesting but may not be considered the most exciting, about management such as Human Relations in Organizations. Before that, Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman.

Are you a rising star?

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Rising Star: Justin Trombetto of Brandon, director of admissions, Everest University Online 07/20/10 [Last modified: Monday, July 19, 2010 11:30pm]
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