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Kudos from DPS for John McBride and the entire Building Services Team

From Mike Michalski, Patrol Sergeant, Public Safety

John,

Thanks again for the tour today.   We learned a lot!

On August 20, 2022, officers from Public Safety went to Yeh College and New West College to do a self-guided tour.  When we arrived, we met with John…

Tue Aug 23, 2022

Aug. 23, 2022

From Mike Michalski, Patrol Sergeant, Public Safety

John,

Thanks again for the tour today.   We learned a lot!

On August 20, 2022, officers from Public Safety went to Yeh College and New West College to do a self-guided tour.  When we arrived, we met with John McBride, supervisor for Building Services, and his crew of custodians.  We learned that they have been working for weeks preparing the buildings for the arrival of students.  John has spent six months studying the layout, both exterior and interior, of both colleges.  He offered to guide our tour, which we graciously accepted. 

The tour lasted about 90 minutes, and we learned a lot about the building.  We learned about the construction process as well as the preparation done by Building Services to enhance the interior and exterior features, as well as making it move-in ready. 

John took the time out of his busy day (he’s been working 7 days a week for over 5 weeks now) to answer all our questions and give us a thorough tour of the complex.  John’s knowledge and professionalism were exceptional.  He said his crew are the ones who have made the new colleges ready for occupancy and they have tremendous pride in the work they have accomplished.  He wanted to make sure they were recognized for their hard work.   

The crews that have been involved with the success of this project are:

John McBride’s crew

Serge Brioche’s crew

Mike Carson’s Crew

Gary Mykietyn’s crew

Al Chiarello’s crew

Greg Hill’s crew

Alexandria Pollard’s crew

Robert Bradshaw’s crew

Miroslav Lechman’s crew

John and his crew got a chance to meet the B squad evening and dayshift officers and we all got to learn about our respective jobs beyond what most people think we all do.  This was a great meeting between two campus departments who are here 24/7.  Meetings like this only strengthen relationships and remind us how lucky we are to work for such an elite university. 

Thank you John and crew!

Mike Michalski