Two years ago Cris was hired to help develop the Community Relations Specialist position at our Rochester campus. Cris soon took the position of uncertainty and turned it in a full-time position. Cris has been a champion in this position and has done numerous trainings with new Community Relations Specialists in our organization. Over the past 18 months, Cris has helped facilitate over 800 community events with over 4800 hours of service. Some examples of the events Cris has helped facilitate are below:
1) National Night Out – We had more than 1000 participants and received the civic award from the city of Rochester.
2) GI Jolly Night – Cris is a past member of our military service and has done great things with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and local guard and reserve units.
3) Channel One Food Shelf –In past years, TV personalities have been asked to host the Channel One Food Shelf event; however, Cris has emceed the event for the past two years.
In addition to developing a culture of community engagement at the Rochester campus, Cris also volunteers with the Special Olympics and Channel One.