Kudos! – July 12, 2013

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Residence Inn wins customer service awards

The Residence Inn by Marriott Air Force Academy won three awards for customer service based entirely on customer feedback. Marriott International recognized the all-suite hotel as a Platinum Hotel. To receive this award, a hotel must receive a guest satisfaction rating within the top 5 percent of more than 620 hotels worldwide. Also, TripAdvisor recently recognized this hotel as a top-performing business. The certificate is awarded to businesses that rank in the top 10 percent worldwide for traveler feedback. The hotel also won Marriott’s staff service award, as a brand champion for customer service as rated by the guests.

Husband-wife professors get science research grant

Colorado College Assistant Professor of Biology Darrell Killian and his wife, UCCS Assistant Professor of Biology Eugenia Olesnicky Killian, received a collaborative grant for $677,091 from the National Science Foundation to support their research on how genes regulate the nervous system.

The research project is designed to involve undergraduate students. Colorado College’s signature Block Plan also figures into the work, as the husband-and-wife team envisions many small projects that are doable in a short time frame and contribute to the overall research project.

Olympic Committee announces monthly honors

Top performances throughout June earned swimmer Katie Ledecky and wheelchair tennis player David Wagner the U.S. Olympic Committee’s athlete-of-the-month recognition, while the men’s doubles team of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan received team of the month honors.