The Robbins College Pure Gold initiative is an opportunity for College faculty and staff to be celebrated for excellence in teaching, research, service, and culture building.
Recipients of the Pure Gold Award are nominated by their peers (Robbins College faculty and staff members) in recognition of special achievements in the categories of teaching, research, service, and culture. Nominations are reviewed by the Pure Gold Review Committee, and award recipients are announced monthly by email and on the Pure Gold website. At the end of the semester, award recipients will be invited to attend a special celebratory reception in their honor.
Nominate a Pure Gold colleague today!
RESEARCH: Megan Flores
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
"Since joining Baylor, Dr. Megan Flores has excelled in research. Dr. Flores has submitted numerous grants, publications, and national presentations. Dr. Flores not only collaborates with the Department of Physical Therapy, but also within Robbins College. Recently, she submitted a NIH grant with faculty from University of Tennesse exploring the language and motor development of racially/ethnically diverse infants and toddlers with Down syndrome. We are so blessed to have Dr. Flores at Baylor." —Anne Boddy
TEACHING: Kayla Collins
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
"I enthusiastically nominate Dr. Collins for her exceptional teaching, marked by inventive approaches and current best-practices in hybrid teaching. Her creative methods foster engaging learning environments, making complex concepts accessible for students. She is an inspiration and offers unwavering support to faculty, shaping a culture of excellence in education." —Bridget Scheidler
SERVICE: Amanda Singh
Admissions Manager, Department of Physical Therapy
"Amanda continually raises the bar with her performance as the DPT admissions manager. She provides a truly personalized experience for over 750 applications each year, while also doing an amazing job guiding the admissions committee. The fact that she can successfully manage this many applicants while being an integral part of our recruitment efforts, including seeking out, organizing, and carrying out new marketing events throughout the year, simply blows me away. She's the best!" —Kyle Adams
CULTURE: Victoria Willigar
Office Manager, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
"Working with Victoria has been such a joy! I have been at Baylor for many years and have witnessed changes in collegiality and working dynamics among faculty and staff. Victoria revived Bearbite, a monthly gathering for faculty, staff, and grad students. This initiative was crucial in maintaining the sense of community within HHPR. Victoria has been very willing and open to taking on new responsibilities outside of her primary function since a staff line was lost. She is worthy of this award." —Jaeho Shim