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Annual Adam Valdez Excellence in Facilities Services Award 2017


This award recognizes a Facilities Services employee who for the past 5 years has demonstrated the Facilities core values of accountability, excellence, respect, versatility and social responsibility as well as meeting or exceeding one or more of the following criteria:

  • Communicates in a manner which is fair, straightforward, honorable and open.
  • Demonstrates extraordinary commitment by continuously providing excellent customer service.
  • Sets a high standard of integrity by leading through example and maintains high personal standards. Demonstrates professional leadership skills, including diplomacy, knowledge, and skill. Respected for integrity.
  • Displays and practices exemplary behavior at all times.
  • Always available to assist, values team success.
  • Motivates and inspires the people around them to accomplish more than they would have normally. Inspirational role model.
  • Implements solution based ideas that have a positive impact on the organization to include cost savings, efficiencies gained and process improvement.
  • Consistently exceeds expectations, takes initiative to get things done and puts in extra effort.
  • Initiates and maintains sustainable, collaborative partnerships within the Colorado College community and other organizations.
  • Takes positive steps to create a culture and climate of respect and inclusion for diversity in the workplace.
  • Demonstrates an exceptional proficiency and quality in their work.


Who can nominate:

  • Any member of the Colorado College Community can nominate a Facilities Services employee.
  • The nominee must be a current full or part time employee of Facilities Services, exempt or non-exempt, working at Facilities for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Recipients must be on Colorado College payroll at the time of the award ceremony.
  • A recipient cannot receive the award again in a five year period.

Who is not eligible?

  • Director of Facilities
  • Deputy Director of Facilities
  • Campus Planner
  • Campus Operations and Plant Manager


Nominations must be sent to  by noon on December 1, 2017.

Winners will be announced at the Annual Facilities Holiday Party, December 20, 2017.

Contact Information

Facilities Services
1125 Glen Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Phone: (719) 389-6568
Fax: (719) 389-6981

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