The New York Medical College community filled the tent as a collective gesture of appreciation for the years of service provided by their colleagues. The 30th Annual Employee Recognition Breakfast, hosted by the Office of Human Resources, celebrated those employees who were marking five-year work milestones, from five through 50-years of service. Kicking things off, Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., left, chancellor and chief executive officer, spoke of one vision and mission to educate the next generation of health care professionals, saying this shared passion becomes the ties that bind all New York Medical College employees together, turning individuals into one cohesive community.
Borrowing from Shakespeare’s Richard II, Dr. Halperin called the College a blessed plot and fortress, saying, “This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, this other Eden, demi-paradise, this fortress built by Nature for herself, against infection and the hand of war, this happy breed of men…This blessed plot, this earth.”
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., second from right, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, and Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., right, dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences read the names of more than 100 honorees being recognized for their dedication and service. Among them was one of the longest standing employees, Vicki Adams, second from left, who was celebrating her 50th year anniversary working for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
“I’ve been here this long because of all those I have had the pleasure of working with—from faculty and staff, to residents and students! I have found their passion for education and good medical care admirable,” Ms. Adams explained, “I have always enjoyed working here.”