I am nominating: Patricia Duran
Years of Service at Cal Poly: 6
Department: Career Center, Career Center
Position: Lead Counselor
Why are you nominating this person? Why do you think he/she deserves the award?: Patricia has been tireless in providing leadership to the counseling team, managing a reduction of resources in the past year, training and leading graduate interns, peer counselors and working effectively with her team of counselors. Patricia consistently maintains a positive and supportive attitude and facilitates practical solutions to challenges that arise. She is an excellent role model for students and interns and reaches out to the campus community through a number of committee and advisory positions. Patricia is an outstanding professional and merits recognition for her contribution to the Career Center and the Cal Poly Pomona Community.
Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies: Student-Centered Philosophy, Integrity, Interconnectedness
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1: Patricia demonstrates her genuine interest in students and the commitment to facilitate their development through her daily one-on-one career counseling sessions, time spent on drop-in with, time training and supervising the peer advisors and her expressed enthusiasm and interest regarding her encounters with student. Patricia takes the initiative to lead and develop students above and beyond the requirements of her position, as exemplified by her taking on the role of advisor to the Kappa Delta sorority this year.
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2: Patricia is a model of integrity for her staff and for students. There is great congruence between her philosophy of educational development and student services management, and the way she conducts herself in her interaction with the campus community in the completion of her professional responsibilities. Patricia has also lead professional ethics presentations with her staff.
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3: Patricia has served on numerous committees, and taken the initiative to be an active contributor to a number of groups on campus. She is serves as the President of the Latino Faculty Student Staff Association, serves on the University Advising Task Force, serves as advisor to the Kappa Delta Sorority, is an active member of Staff Council, has served as a faculty member with the Re-integration Academy, has served as a teaching partner with the FYE program, has volunteered her time with the Upward Bound program, and has made a positive impact on the campus community in a number of ways.
In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?: Patricia contributes to the Cal Poly Campus Community in all of the aforementioned ways as a very engaged professional both in her department and in partnership with many organizations and initiatives in the Cal Poly Community.