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Born in Galloway Township in New Jersey, James Sherman and his parents relocated to South Daytona when he was six years old, and he lived there until moving to Port Orange in 2002. James graduated from Spruce Creek High School in 2004 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served until 2008. Stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina, James served as a Personnel Administrator, where he was responsible for handling income and entitlements.
James moved back home to Florida after receiving his honorable discharge and attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security, James remained at Embry-Riddle working as an Academic Evaluator and Advisor. He took advantage of the benefits of his academic setting and continued with his studies as well, earning a Master of Science in Aeronautics in 2016.
In 2016, James and his wife traded one tropical location for another, moving to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he worked for Hawaii Pacific University. He was quickly promoted from Veterans Coordinator to Assistant Director of the Military Veteran Center and then again to the Director of the Military Veteran Center. In his various roles, James worked personally with veterans, helping them realize their full educational benefits while keeping the university compliant with the Department of Veteran Affairs.
May of 2019 found James and his family returning home to Florida, this time landing in Flagler Beach. Working first as an Academic Evaluator and then in his current role as the Assistant Registrar in the Admissions Office for Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus, James manages the team that oversees all of the admissions transfer evaluations for the immensely popular Worldwide Campus.