Three Security Officers Receive Surprise #outofthebluethanks

October 17, 2014

Three Yale Security Officers recently got a surprise visit, gifts, balloons and thanks for their outstanding service to the community.  Judith Rivera, Johnny Oueng and Noel Cordero at their recent mini-ceremonies.  All were pleasantly surprised and Johnny even posed for a selfie with colleagues!

Three Yale Security Officers recently got a surprise visit, gifts, balloons and thanks for their outstanding service to the community.  Judith Rivera, Johnny Oueng and Noel Cordero were the latest recipients of the #outofthebluethanks staff recognition program.

These individuals went out of their way to help members of the Yale Community.  Judith assisted a woman who was dealing with ill relatives at the Health Plan.  In a letter written about Judith, the woman said, “I was greeted and helped by the most compassionate security officer.  And “it was her calm attitude and act of kindness that got me through a stressful day.”  Johnny Oueng helped a Yale staff member change a flat tire and he did this during his lunch hour! She said of his assistance “How lucky your organization is to have a man like Johnny.” Lastly, Noel Cordero helped another Yale staff member, who is disabled, cross several busy streets at night to get to his destination safely.  “He went above and beyond the call, I’m grateful and wanted someone to know.” 

This program was created to do just that, take these cards and letters one step further and have the department recognize these good works more personally.

All were pleasantly surprised when the #outoftheblue fairies showed up and Johnny even posed for a selfie with colleagues. 

Congratulations Judith, Johnny and Noel you are the best!