Gonzalez Receives Doc Gallup Award for Service Excellence

May 07, 2024

By Jen Atwell ’11 ’20MBA

This award honors the faculty or staff member who best exemplifies and models Rollins’ Service Excellence philosophy and values in their service to others.

Christopher Gonzalez poses for a photo with President Grant Cornwell.
Photo by Scott Cook.

Christopher Gonzalez, housekeeping and transport manager, has been awarded the 2024 Doc Gallup Award for Service Excellence by the Rollins Service Excellence Team.

Gonzalez joined Rollins in 2016 as housekeeping supervisor, transitioning the following year into his current role as housekeeping and transport manager.

As one colleague notes, “during Chris’ years of service at Rollins, his peers have told stories of how he doesn’t just hand out orders blindly; instead, he takes the time to understand the needs of each person on his team and finds ways to support them while ensuring the work still gets done. He doesn’t hesitate to offer help or step up when he sees a gap in service, and he certainly isn’t afraid to take on a challenge. Chris demonstrates the philosophy of servant leadership, prioritizing the growth and well-being of his team.”

The Doc Gallup Award for Service Excellence recognizes an individual faculty or staff member who, in the judgment of the Service Excellence Team best exemplifies and models Rollins’ Service Excellence philosophy and values in their service to others. The award is named in memory of Galen “Doc” Gallup, who served as Rollins’ beloved post office supervisor from 2006 to 2016. Gallup was well known for his passion, high energy, and humor in creating memorable service experiences for those he served. Although Gallup lost his battle with cancer in early 2020, the memory of his good nature and special approach to serving others will continue to be a source of inspiration for those whose lives he touched.

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