Recognizing Dedication to Campus Safety

On February 26, 2015, the Columbia University Department of Public Safety held its annual Promotion, Awards & Recognition Ceremony at Low Library.

Director Monte Long welcomed attendees and introduced the outstanding team members whose dedication and service help make Columbia's campus safe. Long was joined by representatives from the local NYPD precincts as well as senior administrative officers from across the University, including Senior Executive Vice President Robert Kasdin, who acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the public safety team who keep our campus safe every day.

Along with several promotions, 32 awards were given out for perfect attendance, highlighted by Security Officers Jamie Rodriguez, who has not missed a day of work for 11 years, and Michael Layne, who has not missed a day of work for 14 years!

CAD Systems Manager received the coveted Ricardo Morales Crime Prevention Award for his vision and reach beyond the limits of his primary duties as well as his work in the community.

Recognition awards were given to:

-School of Continuing Education Administrative Assistant Donna McEachron for notifying Public Safety after recognizing a criminal from a crime alert, culminating in the arrest of a suspect wanted for larceny. 

-Law School Building Services and Operations Director Anthony Pallone for his continuous efforts to improve public safety across campus.

-Assistant Vice President of Facilities Operations Don Schlosser for his progressive thinking and constant support in helping deliver public safety services.

-Associate Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety Dr. Kathleen Crowley for her invaluable partnership in creating and maintaining a safe working and learning environment on campus.

-Associate Vice President of Columbia Health Dr. Samuel Seward for his leadership and advocacy of health, wellness and preparedness at the University.

"Today's awardees personify Public Safety's principles of pride, professionalism, and service and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make our campus safer," said Vice President of Public Safety Jim McShane.

Congratulations to all!