Dr. Deb Colky 2016 Student Award

The Association for Talent Development, Chicagoland (ATDChi) recognizes an exceptional student in workplace learning and performance profession by providing the Dr. Deborah Colky Student Award annually in December. The scholarship award is $1,000 for a student who demonstrates excellent potential in the workplace learning and performance profession. 

Please consider a donation no matter how small to support a student for the workplace learning and performance profession.

If you know of a student who could benefit from this award, please have them visit our page here to learn more about the application process and deadline.

View past award winners here

Dr. Deborah Lavin Colky
Deb Colky had a long and very successful career in the workplace learning and performance profession as a consultant, business owner, and as director of Roosevelt University’s graduate program in Training and Development. Her strong passion for equipping students and her commitment to the profession as a long-time ATDChi Board Member remain an inspiration for those who share that passion for and commitment to the field. Deb passed away from a sudden illness in January 2007, and this award has been created in her memory to go to a promising student who shares the same enthusiasm and knowledge of the profession that Deb possessed.  


  • Michael Colky 
    • $250 
    • 54 mos
  • Mike Colky 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 67 mos
  • Reggie Jackson 
    • $100 
    • 67 mos
  • Mary Channon 
    • $50 
    • 70 mos
  • Mike Colky 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 75 mos
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Joseph B. Tota 
Chicago, IL
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