19109723_sAt Colby, we take pride in creating a place where our community, students, faculty, and staff have the best experience, whether by supporting, leading, or problem-solving.  

Delivering Excellence is thinking about the people we take care of (our customers) and how we can approach situations to make that difference.

Join us for this 1.5-hour interactive in-person training session to:

  • Learn tips and techniques on how to build confidence, improve connections, and add value for the people you take care of.
  • Learn multiple problem-solving approaches that can create successes for you, our customers (the people you are taking care of), and others.

About the facilitator(s):

Rurik Spence, Director of Personal Computing Support Services (PCSS)

rlspenceRurik L. Spence leads the team that supports people who use computing technology. His department provides or directs people to support resources whether in hand, on a desktop, or in the cloud. Their focus is on directly managing end-user security, hardware allocations, software acquisition and installation, client backups, public and teaching labs, and printing. Rurik started at Colby College in 1988 as a computer consultant, later became a systems administrator, prior to assuming his current role as director. He earned his Associates Degree in Business Administration from Thomas College in 2011. Outside of Colby, Rurik spends time with his family, is a backyard beekeeper, electric bass player, and is president of the Lawrence High School Band Boosters.


Melissa Breger, Assistant Director for Talent Development 

MelBee Melissa describes herself as outgoing, creative and thoughtful.  With over 10 years of experience in training and development, Melissa’s passion for developing and delivering learning opportunities stays at the center of her work.  She has a depth of experience in providing learning solutions with many industries covering education, healthcare, and national non-profits.  Born in Massachusetts, Melissa holds a Master of Science in Organization Development and Strategic HR from Johns Hopkins University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Additionally, she holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional, and Executive Coaching certification from Case Western University.