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Awards / Honors

Everyday Hero - Scott Johnson

May 25, 2011

Scott Johnson, the latest Everyday Hero, joins Greg Killingsworth in a recognition of their efforts to help an injured bicycle rider.

Scott Johnson, Equipment Operator I, Facilities Management

After having worked for the Coloradoan as a printing press operator for several years, Scott came to CSU, beginning his service here five-and-a-half years ago in the print shop. He has been in Recycling & Integrated Solid Waste for a little over a year.

Scott was nominated along with Greg Killingsworth for being of service to an injured student. They were working around the academic buildings on the Oval when they saw a student crash her bike. She wasn’t wearing a helmet and hit her head along with being banged up. Scott and Greg had just renewed their CPR/first-aid certifications and immediately put their skills to use to administer aid until the paramedics arrived.

“I am very proud of them for taking the time to administer first aid to someone in need,” says Sheela Backen, staff member in Facilities Management, who nominated Scott for an Everyday Hero Award.

Scott enjoys his work in Facilities and hopes to acquire a commercial driver’s license in the future to be able to operate different equipment. Scott wants fellow employees to know that he is dependable and can be counted on.

In his free time, Scott enjoys camping, ATV riding and spending time working on his model railroad. When asked about being nominated an Everyday Hero, he said it was nice to be recognized. “I’m just doing what anyone else would have done,” he adds.

Want to recognize a colleague?

Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition, a co-worker who makes the workplace better or someone who just “made your day?”

Everyday Hero is a special recognition program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council  for recognizing outstanding employees within the CSU community.

All Colorado State University state classified staff, administrative professionals, and faculty members are eligible to receive the award.


Contact: Sarah Barrett
Phone: 491-3719