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Yogesh Sur, Senior Software Developer, is the Employee of the Month for July

Yogesh Sur, a senior software developer from Information Technology Services, is Old Dominion University's July Employee of the Month.

Sur has been employed by the University since 2013.

Sur has worked on many projects as the technical point person and is referred to by his colleagues as an "outstanding employee." Sur was recognized for demonstrating his ability to be a team player by taking on new projects, especially those that may require additional work, without hesitation. Recently, ODU launched a new landing page that is designed to increase the number of campus tours. Sur was credited for having an instrumental role in this new idea and for helping the University achieve this goal.

Sur's supervisor, Vaibhav Dani, added that Sur's ability to provide excellent service makes him an incredibly valuable member of the ITS team.

"Yogesh is one of the most dedicated professionals I've worked with - consistently focusing on project goals. He has great attention to detail and works hard to ensure that project expectations are met," Dani said. "Overall, Yogesh excels at the three C's: collaboration, communication and customer service."


The University Employee of the Month Selection Committee encourages employees to nominate their outstanding, "go the extra mile" colleagues and employees. This program is designed to acknowledge and reward employees whose accomplishments and/or demeanor exemplify excellence, quality service and commitment to ODU. Classified and AP faculty employees receive a framed certificate from the president, $175 and one day of leave. Hourly winners get $250, since they are not eligible to receive recognition leave.

Note: The selection committee needs specific examples that relate to each applicable criterion in order to select a nominee for the award. Nominations remain active for six months from date of submission and nominators may submit additional documentation to support a nominee during the active six months.

The criteria used to nominate an employee include the following:

  • An outstanding accomplishment that benefited the department/students.
  • Extraordinary service to internal and/or external customers.
  • Inspiring initiative/leadership.
  • Enthusiasm/energy given to assigned work.
  • Teamwork.
  • Exemplary efforts to nurture a climate of care, concern and civility.
  • Creative innovations to service, process or work tools.

For more information contact Tony Belk at jbelk@odu.edu or 683-3046, or visit ODU's Employee of the Month website.

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