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Fernando Diaz

Fall 2011


I am nominating: Fernando Diaz

Years of Service at Cal Poly: 3

Department: Student Health Services

Position: Health Educator

Why are you nominating this person?  Why do you think he/she deserves the award?:

Fernando Diaz demonstrates a high level of commitment to Cal Poly Pomona and the Division of Student Affairs.  He displays a spirit of determination in promoting health and wellness in our community. He maintains fresh enthusiasm and fosters a motivating environment for students and staff. He goes beyond what is expected. This fall he assumed a high-profile role as co-chair of BroncoFusion in addition to increased workload of his current position. He develops enduring professional relationships that support student success and is totally committed to achieving excellence.

Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies: Student-Centered Philosophy, Interconnectedness, Quality

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1:

As a Cal Poly Alumni, Fernando recognizes firsthand the power of a student-centered philosophy. He models this in all of his work including: one-on-one patient education; academic support through class room presentations and the “Wellness Card” assignment; and health promotion disease prevention programs provided across campus. You will often find Fernando delivering these services when students request them – late into the evening and on weekends. He goes above and beyond to ensure students have the tools needed to succeed. He mentors Peer Health Educators and interns at the SHS Wellness Center and fosters leadership through advising student groups including the Men Against Violence.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2:

Fernando’s creates, fosters, and sustains relationships across campus by being involved and visible to students and staff. He maximizes individual resources and energies to advance collaboration, improve communication, and connect student on campus. His involvement in BroncoFusion as the lead for the clubs and organizations fair (2010) and as co-chair (2011) has created sustained partnerships. In addition, he makes the most of his guest lecturing opportunities to encourage collaboration and share resources.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3:

Commitment to quality guides his work, as he contributes 110% to all aspects of his work assignments including BroncoFusion 2011. He places the highest priority on the organization’s reputation and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to providing exemplary educational programs and services that enable students to play active roles in achieving, protecting, and sustain health and wellness. 

In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?:

Fernando Diaz exemplifies the mission, vision and values of the Division of Student Affairs.  He has demonstrated superior performance in his job responsibilities to provide educational programming, services and resources that will enable students to play active roles in achieving, protecting, and sustaining health and wellness. He is loyal in supporting the organization’s community activities and he takes great pride in contributing to the success of the Student Health Services Wellness Center, the  Division of Student Affairs, and the Cal Poly Pomona University.