Dr. Gregory Diggs is remembered as a community leader, an advocate for racial justice, a trusted voice in podcasting, and a beloved friend and former colleague of National Research Center, Inc. (NRC).
Following his passing in February of 2018 at age 55, NRC staff say Diggs made a lasting impact during his time as a survey researcher from 2003 to 2005. “Always even, thoughtful, smart and easy, Greg was a colleague that everyone loved. He mentored younger staff on both work and life,” said NRC President Tom Miller. “He was a real voice of reason and empathy.”
“Greg was one of the kindest souls I knew and was always looking to do good for others,” said Senior Research Associate Laurie Urban.
“Greg was the person I would go to when I was stressed out about a work project,” said Vice President Michelle Kobayashi. “He would remind me to focus on the big picture. He was a true sage.”
Director of Research Erin Caldwell recalls the dedication Diggs showed his local government clients. “Greg brought a sense of joy to work, and a commitment to his clients and the people they served. He had a wonderful way of building connections,” she said.
Diggs has left a legacy, both at NRC and in the greater Colorado community. “Greg was not only a great teacher on issues of race, culture and inclusivity, he was a great teacher on life. He was kind, passionate, creative and diplomatic,” Kobayashi added.
Gregory Diggs is survived by his children, Langston and Clarke, and their mother Alyson Shupe (also a former NRC colleague). In this time of remembrance, our thoughts are with them.