Darryl "Doc" Scriven
Doc Scriven is an example of what hard work, faith, and vision can produce.
Born in Jacksonville, FL to a single mom in a neighborhood situated between two housing projects, Doc saw drugs and violence ruin the lives of many of his peers. Determined that his life would be different, Doc became one of the top baseball players in the city and earned a full academic scholarship to Florida A&M University. Yet during finals week of his sophomore year, his mother had a stroke. The next semester, Doc moved his mother and 12-year-old sister to Tallahassee with him and graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Mathematics, Philosophy and Religion two years later. Doc went on to earn Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in Philosophy which he also completed in record time.
Doc has been a Professor of Philosophy at Wilberforce University, Southern University, & Tuskegee University. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Morocco & Tunisia and achieved the rank of tenured, full-professor at 32. Doc delivers dozens of lectures each year and continues to be active in the Academic Community. He has been invited to speak to audiences in Africa, Europe, Hawaii, Australia, and North America.
Beyond his academic accomplishments, Doc is a Motivator, Public Intellectual, Entrepreneur, and is a Business Developer with Urey Companies, a multi-million dollar construction firm in the Greater Atlanta area. He has 10 books, 2 documentaries, owns 5 businesses, and has a daily YouTube broadcast called "Doc Scriven's "Everyday I'm Hustling" that encourages people to work hard to succeed in school, business, and life. Doc is a real-life rags to riches success story who did it through Education and Business and is one of the best at reaching people with his message.
In his keynotes, seminars, and workshops, Doc teaches that it does not matter where you start out in life, you can have and do whatever you dream of doing. All you have to do is work hard, stay relentless, and keep a great attitude. Because the only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude... and attitude is everything!