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Evan Tumblin, Security Officer for Transportation and Parking Services, is the February Employee of the Month

Evan Tumblin, a security officer in the Department of Transportation and Parking Services, is Old Dominion's Employee of the Month for February.

Tumblin has been employed by the University since 2016.

Tumblin, who is also a graduate of ODU, was recognized for his willingness to serve and provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

According Tumblin's supervisor Michael Frizzell, "Mr. Evan Tumblin is our "Iron Eagle" for the parking enforcement unit. We call him this because of his sharp vision like an eagle. He can easily identify items out of place. Overall, his efforts beyond the call of duty help promote campus safety and help customers find lost property."

Tumblin's former supervisor, Johnnie Mae Hendrickson, added that Tumblin is an inspiration to other employees and serves as an ambassador for the University.

"Evan is dependable, efficient and punctual," Hendrickson said. "He is known for his helpful and friendly attitude, dedication to his fellow employees and his outstanding work ethic."


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.


Exemplary efforts to nurture a climate of care, concern and civility.

Creative innovations to service, process or work tools.

For more information contact Jerry Dye at jedye@odu.edu or 683-3046, or visit ODU's Employee of the Month website.

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