Two Yale Security Staffers Get a Surprise #outofthebluethanks

September 29, 2014

Last week Security staffers Richard Nucci and David Nevins were surprised with an #outofthebluethanks for their above and beyond assistance during the Teaching and Learning Center’s regional meeting of the AAMC.

Last week Security staffers Richard Nucci and David Nevins were surprised with an #outofthebluethanks for their above and beyond assistance during the Teaching and Learning Center’s regional meeting of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). Administration’s Lisa Maloney burst into Security Systems weekly staff meeting, just as Dave, Assistant Director of Project Management, was presenting.  He was shocked and kiddingly asked if the gift was his much longed for golf club. During the impromptu ceremony, a letter from an assistant dean at the Medical School was read.  The writer of the letter said “security personnel were extremely helpful to our guests, how Dave and Rich worked behind the scenes.  And lastly how great it is to know that we all worked as a team on this event.”  Dave was photographed with his balloon and special addition water bottle–which will come in handy on hot days on the golf course!

After a rousing round of applause from his colleagues, Dave continued his presentation and Lisa moved on to Security Operations to surprise and thank Richard Nucci–who was also recognized by the YSM for helping with the same event. Security Manager, Richard Nucci was invited to a what he thought was a last minute meeting while Lisa and HR Generalist Alexandra Leibenhaut waited with balloon, thank you card and gift in hand.  Rich was quietly stunned but happy for the praise as he shyly posed for a photo with Security Operations Director Danny Killen.

Yale Administration, of which the Security Department is a part, has implemented a new program to engage and thank staff members. This new program called #outofthebluethanks was recently launched and these are the first staff awards for Security. These mini-ceremonies are preceded by a letter or phone call complementing a staff member for a job well done.

Congratulations Dave and Rich great job and great team effort!