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Erika Marsillac Honored as Distinguished Alumna by Alma Mater

Erika Marsillac, assistant professor of Information Technology and Decision Sciences in Old Dominion's Strome College of Business, was recently honored as a Distinguished Alumna of her alma mater, Goldey-Beacom College in Delaware.

Marsillac, who has been at Old Dominion since 2010, was inducted into the college's Distinguished Alumni Gallery at a ceremony in September.

The Distinguished Alumni Gallery recognizes Goldey-Beacom College alumni for extraordinary life accomplishment. Founded in 1982, the gallery boasts 210 graduates of Goldey-Beacom.

"I am incredibly privileged to be selected for this honor. My experience at Goldey-Beacom College helped lay the foundation for where I am today," Marsillac said.

Marsillac earned an M.B.A. from Goldey-Beacom in 2000, and a second M.B.A. with a specialization in Information Technology in 2002.

"At the time, I was just looking to improve my business skills so I could do a better job and qualify for a promotion. But my professors at Goldey-Beacom challenged me to set higher goals and consider other options," she said. "Their feedback and support inspired me to pursue another degree, and then another, and eventually led to a new career in higher education at Old Dominion University."

Marsillac was also recently recognized with the 2014-2015 Teaching Award for the Strome College of Business. She has published 10 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and several book chapters and case studies in her time at Old Dominion.

"Here at ODU, I try to follow in the esteemed footsteps of my professors by providing students the skills and knowledge to achieve their best, and exposing them to professional opportunities they might never have considered. You never know what you can accomplish until you try," Marsillac said.

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