Showcasing Dedication to Safety at the Campus Peace Officers Award Ceremony

Dedication to the College community was clearly evident on the faces of nearly 100 proud people attending the College of Staten Island’s Campus Peace Officer Award and Recognition Ceremony held last week.

Hosted by Milton Santiago, Vice President for Finance and Administration, with Paul Murtha, Director of Public Safety, serving as the Master of Ceremonies, guest speakers included Michael Daniels, Acting Vice President of Student Affairs at CSI, as well as William Barry, Director of Public Safety at The City University of New York (CUNY) and Michael Lederhandler, Assistant Director of Public Safety at CUNY.

“Public Safety Officers are an integral component of college and campus life,” commented Santiago, “and I am proud to preside over the first of many award ceremonies that highlight the professionalism, dedication, and mission of the force.”

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Officers Donna Rosendorf, Eleanor Robertson, Michael Santos, Brady Tweed, Rosalind Leung, Robert Vinci, and Sergeant Donald Girard were awarded the University Public Safety Service Commendation Medal for their highly commendable accomplishments in apprehending a violent burglar.

Sergeants Charles Carlino, Kevin Myers, and Jeffrey Tellerman, along with Officers Gregory Rodriguez, Edward Silva, and Lori Staples were awarded the prestigious University Public Safety Service Unit Citation Medal for their actions in dealing with an emotionally distressed student.

Sergeant Adewole Canton, and Officers Henry Choe, Laura Devine, Gregory Rodriguez, Donna Rosendorf, and Brady Tweed were awarded the prestigious University Public Safety Service Unit Citation Medal for their actions as Emergency Medical Technicians.

Sergeant Joseph Morton, Corporal Robert Bjornhom, and Officers Michael Guzzone, Harold Thomas, Jeffrey Jacob, and Benjamin Barrios were awarded University Public Safety Service Commendation Medals.

Building and Grounds employees Kenneth Treats, John Petrai, Lucy Tirado, Kevin Walton, and George Francis were awarded the “Public Safety Civilian Service Award” for their highly commendable actions in assisting the Public Safety Department in accomplishing its mission of providing a safe and secure learning environment on campus.

Officer Barbara Brancaccio received the University’s Public Safety Meritorious Duty Medal for her quick and decisive actions taken when she observed smoke coming from a fluorescent light fixture.

Burns Officers Keith Lindsey, Michael Bogdanowicz, James Jones, Oronzo Delisa, Anna Perez, Margaret Galvin, Floyd Stokes, Andrew Accardo, and Charles Agar were awarded the College of Staten Island Public Safety Outstanding Service Award for their highly professional performance as Contract Public Safety Officers.

Officers Gregory Rodriguez and Jonathan Lombardi received the University Public Safety Service Meritorious Medal for their highly commendable accomplishments as CSI’s Patrol Bicycle Coordinators.

Corporal Ralph Rosado, and Officers Carmalita Moore, Donna Rosendorf, and Orville Blake received the University Public Safety Service Excellent Duty Medals for the example that they have set, year in and year out, of dedication to duty, and professional and courteous service to the campus community.

Sergeant Joseph Morton received the University Public Safety Service Excellent Duty Medal for his efforts in conducting lighting surveys on campus.

Officer John Garcia received the University Public Safety Service Meritorious Duty Medal for his efforts in assisting a student who was a victim of a crime while off campus.

“Today we acknowledge your heroic efforts, and your commitment to the highest degree of integrity,” concluded Paul Murtha. “On behalf of the entire College community, I thank you for a job well done.”

CSI’s Campus Peace Officer Award and Recognition Ceremony recognized dedication to safety on campus.

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