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Selena Frelix, Dispatcher for ODU Police, is the Employee of the Month for February

Selena Frelix, a police dispatcher for the University's Police Department, is the Employee of the Month for February.

Frelix has been employed by the University since 2017.

Frelix's co-worker, dispatcher Ashley Buie, describes her as showing "extraordinary professionalism" during emergency calls. Frelix is being recognized for exhibiting a profound ability to be a team player. She has worked an extended amount of time over her scheduled hours to assist with emergencies.

Dispatcher Buie also adds that Frelix has "proven to be a valuable asset to the ODU communications center. She shows professionalism in all of her interactions while on duty and she truly cares about the well-being of the students and faculty."


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 and;
  • 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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