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CVM Staff Member Named
MU Service Champion

Bobby Colley, gross anatomy teaching support specialist at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the September 2013 MU Service Champion by the MU Staff Advisory Council. The monthly campuswide award honors staff members who possess an exceptional work ethic and attitude.

Colley oversees the anatomy lab’s day-to-day operations, which vary from cleaning the lab to preparing specimens for class. He said his favorite aspects of his job are working with a great group of faculty on a daily basis and interacting with students.

Brian L. Frappier, DVM, PhD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, nominated Colley for the award. In his nomination, Frappier praised Colley’s initiative and his contributions to the anatomy faculty and courses.

“Quite simply, our teaching mission is enhanced tremendously by his efforts,” Frappier wrote. “I don’t know what I would do without him.”

Frappier said Colley deserves part of the credit for the more than 15 teaching awards anatomy faculty members have won since he was hired.

In addition to embodying the University’s four core values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence, Colley is humble.

“It’s always nice when people notice the work you do, but to be honest, hardly a day goes by around here that I don’t see someone that I feel deserves this award,” he said. “When things run smoothly, it’s easy to forget the people who are responsible.”

The Staff Advisory Council consists of 16 members elected by MU staff. Its mission is to advise the chancellor on matters of mutual interest to MU staff; provide an appropriate and effective channel for bringing staff concerns and interests to campus administration; act as liaison for staff and administration on matters initiated by staff or by the council; and strive to heighten awareness of contributions made by staff members.

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Last Update: February 29, 2012