Since his first day at the Health Science Center, Patrick Reyes has truly lived Our Values, particularly in serving others first, collaboration and being visionary, his nominator says. He not only brings fresh ideas from past experiences, but also shares them in a productive way that fits into the larger picture.
“That’s not my job” isn’t in his vocabulary, says his nominator. Anyone who works with Reyes knows that collaborating is one of his own core values, and he thrives in an environment that allows him the opportunity to do so.
“On several occasions, I have needed to ask Patrick to assist with a task outside his typical role,” his nominator says. “Without prompting, he takes the initiative to anticipate my needs and overall goal, taking my idea one step further and bringing my vision to life, saving me time and effort.”
Whether it’s designing a solicitation letter to alumni, welcoming guests at a presentation or sharing feedback about needed improvements to a communication plan, Reyes is a dependable team player and contributes to his department’s overall goals.
“Although he may not be the overall manager of the specific project he’s working on,” says his nominator, “he takes ownership of projects he’s assigned and approaches his piece of the project with enthusiasm, passion, expertise and openness to accomplish the project’s goal.”
Nominator: Patrice Buffkin