Monday, May 11, 2015

Deron Boring '01, J.D.

Deron Boring '01, J.D., is attorney at law for Deron M. Boring Law Office. He is a member of the Malone Alumni Executive Board and an adjunct professor in the School of Business.

What is your advice for working in a secular world?
"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does." 2 Corinthians 10:3

Be confident and unwavering in your faith and your convictions.  Don’t be afraid to live your life out loud as a Christian but your actions, words, your work ethic, and how you live your life should do the majority of the talking for you. While I freely talk about my faith, there are times where it may not be appropriate. How I work, how I act, how I speak, and the love and compassion that I can show towards others is never inappropriate. It’s a tough world out there, standing up for what God commanded us to do can be costly.  Be firm in your faith!

What’s the greatest thing Malone prepared you for?
How to work hard and put my best foot forward in all I do. The faculty at Malone pushed me and made me develop critical thinking skills that have served me well in my education, my career, my teaching and my life.  The administration I worked with showed me how to be a caring, compassionate and undeniably Christian leader in the world and workplace.

What’s the best advice you could give about life after graduation?
Don’t stop learning.  Embrace new opportunities.  Stay connected to Malone.  Come back and visit for Homecoming.

What skill should recent grads hone?
Make sure you know how to communicate and write effectively.  I spend all day talking to people and/or writing. Conversations either in person or via the telephone are my only chance at making a good first impression on a new client.  The most important part of that is listening! I need to listen to my clients and then be able to talk about their concerns.  I need to speak to them with clarity, confidence, and compassion for whatever they may be facing. The ability to write clearly, concisely, and without error is just as important.  Your written work is a reflection of you, your education, your work ethic, and your attention to detail.