12/9/2022: I am incredibly honored to carve a stone for the soon to be Dr. Shoy Colbourne. Shoy and I started at the Office of School Wellness Programs together and during these 7 years, he never wavered from his mission of education equity. He has earned his master's degree and SBA license from Fordham University and soon to be Doctorate Degree from St. Peters University.
I wanted to carve Shoy something that he can have in his future office, or on his office door, but it had to be special. After consulting with my teammates, we decided on taking the carving and gilding a name stone with 24kt gold leaf. It was my first-time gilding, but I knew I could do it, just like Shoy knew he could finish his Doctorate while being the Director of Implementation, Bronx, and a new father for the third time.
The result is a stunning nameplate, whose gold shines in any light source, bright and beautiful. Congratulations Dr. Colbourne, as your hard work has paid off and our NYC scholars are so lucky to have you supporting them.