Public Safety Honors Outstanding Community Members at Annual Ceremony

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They go above the call of duty and are vital supporters of campus safety. They are outstanding Columbia University community members and the honorees of Public Safety's 2011 Promotion, Awards & Recognition Ceremony, which was held in Low Library on February 23, 2011.

"Each person shows a deep commitment to Public Safety's principles of pride, professionalism, and service, and these awards are a testament to their hard work," says Jim McShane, vice president for Public Safety.

Kenneth Finnegan, Public Safety's director of investigations & technology projects, introduced this year's winners. They are:  


Senior Sergeant

  • Anthony Mendez
  • Lucas Pena
  • John Corbett

Administrative Coordinator

  • Franklin Espinal

Senior Technical Specialist

  • Oscar Farina


  • Daniel Ayala

Perfect Attendance Awards

1 Year

  • Daniel Condon, Lieutenant
  • Mary Dooley, Senior Administrative Coordinator
  • Joseph Feyjoo, Sergeant
  • Kenneth Finnegan, Director
  • Linval Forrest, Security Officer
  • Sarfaraz Hussain, Security Officer
  • Ricardo Morales, Manager
  • Lewis Murray, Security Officer
  • Bryan Violetto, Fire Safety Officer
  • Cameron Walker-Miller, Project Coordinator

2 Years

  • Blanche Dawson, Sergeant
  • Oscar Farina, Technical Specialist

3 Years

  • Laurie Edwards, Security Officer
  • Delano Steele, Captain

4 Years

  • Patrick Oakley, Sergeant

5 Years

  • John Murolo, Director

7 Years

  • Jaime Rodriguez, Security Officer

10 Years

  • Michael Layne, Security Officer

Recognition Awards

Exceptional Service Awards

  • Inez Ruiz, Supervisor, HR Operations, CUMC
  • Christine DeAbreu-Henriquez, Director, HR Operations, CUMC
  • Roger Stewart, Security Officer, Summit Security Services
  • Daniel Held, Director of Communications, CUF
  • Erich Ely, Director of Facilities Operations, Intercollegiate Athletics

Ricardo Morales Crime Prevention Award

  • Robert Jackson, Fire Safety Officer

Congratulations to all of the award recipients!