Public Safety Awards Ceremony Underscores Community Role in Campus Safety

On February 29, 2012, the Columbia University Department of Public Safety held its annual Promotion, Awards & Recognition Ceremony at Low Library. Along with several promotions, 23 awards were given out for perfect attendance, highlighted by Security Officer Michael Layne, who has not missed a day of work for 11 years and counting! Sergeant David Alvarez received the Ricardo Morales Crime Prevention Award. Recognition awards were given to Associate General Counsel Donna Fenn and Randy Torres for their exceptional service to the department, and students Terranisha Hiley and Akshat Pathak were recognized for their efforts helping Public Safety catch criminals, underscoring how we work as a community to keep the campus safe. University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis, Senior Executive Vice President Robert Kasdin, Executive Vice President of Facilities Joe Ienuso and Vice President of Public Safety all spoke at the event and acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the public safety team who keep our campus safe every day.