|A Culture of Appreciation|
Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership award winner Roberto Colon sat with his supervisor Eva Bradshaw, who nominated him for the honor.
Roberto Colon, winner of the 2010 Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award, has built a successful career by anticipating the latest technological advancements in his field. Yet he can still be surprised.
“My supervisor Eva Bradshaw made it clear to everybody that they had to be at the all-staff meeting where they announced the award,” said Colon, associate director for learning environments. “I had no suspicions. I had never won an award in my life other than some concert tickets.”
In April, Colon was announced as the Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award winner in front of more than 100 of his colleagues. This award, named for longtime Fisher staff member Cindy Coykendale, goes to the staff member who best exhibits the Fisher values of excellence, innovation, integrity, passion, and teamwork.
“To get noticed like that was a great experience—professionally and personally,” said Colon, who was nominated for the award by Bradshaw, director of educational technologies.
Colon oversees the design and technological enhancement of learning spaces at Fisher.
“I like to think that, in my 37 years of working at Fisher, I contributed to the education of students…‘staff’ is a little one-syllable word, but it makes a big difference.”
Cindy Coykendale, retired administrative assistant
Coykendale provided 25 years of dedicated service to Fisher, making her one of the college’s longest serving staff members.