Hal Schwartz of YPPS Gets Thanks from Yale’s Emergency Management

October 17, 2014

Hal Schwartz, Print Production Coordinator at YPPS and Director Jeff Gworek all smiles after an #outoftheblue surprise.

Since 2 009 Hal Schwartz has worked on multiple print projects with Emergency Management Director Maria Bouffard. Upon hearing about Administration’s #outofthebluethanks recognition program, Maria wrote a lovely letter about her collaboration with Hal a Print & Production Coordinator at YPPS.  She felt strongly that he should be publicly thanked for all his help and support over the years and she tells us why.  “Quite simply because of his great customer service.  I know that Hal is busy but I never feel like he doesn’t have time to support the printing needs of Emergency Management.”  Maria and Hal’s working relationship started with the hand-washing campaign on campus that was started after a H1N1 flu outbreak 5 years ago.  A series of posters were printed and posted throughout campus and as usual this had to be done quickly and cost effectively.  Hal was right there to assist get pricing, design assistance and the printed final product. 

Hal’s support of Emergency Management’s needs earned him not only a gift, balloon and thanks, but he was asked to be a volunteer member of the Yale Emergency Operations Team.  Maria says of his new volunteer status, “he is a great addition to the EOT and I wanted you to know how much I appreciate his contribution to Emergency Management.”

During his ceremony Hal was also thanked by Jeff Gworek, Director of YPPS, Maria McLellan, Associate Director and several other colleagues.  Hal said later that in addition to enjoying the work he does with Maria, being a member of the EOT is “fascinating and eye opening.”

Congratulations Hal for all you do for Emergency Management and many other Yale Departments.