MiraCosta College has presented the 2015 Student Employee of the Year award to Health Services mental health peer educator, Colt Gordon.
Nominated by Coordinator of Health Services, Marge Reyzer, Gordon is described as a leader, role model, great listener and educator. As an educator, Gordon helps raise awareness about suicide prevention and other mental health topics in the college community through classroom presentations and other weekly events.
Gordon takes the time to be in the moment with students in order to understand their situations and has a contagious energy that motivates and inspires others. Gordon also started a new club on campus called NYNS (New Year New Shoes) that provides shoes for those in need and volunteers for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The award also includes a prize basket with two tickets to Legoland, a $100 Visa gift card, and a prize basket from Buffalo Wild Wings valued at $50.
The award is sponsored annually by the Career Center and acknowledges the efforts of student workers and to celebrate their demonstration of exceptional skills. A committee of five faculty and staff members ranked the nominees based on professionalism, teamwork, attitude, customer service, and overall contribution to the college.
For more information on the award, contact the Career Center at 760.795.6772.