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University Card Center Manager Named February Employee of the Month

Margaret Pollard-Brown, the Monarch Card Center Manager, has been named Old Dominion University's February Employee of the Month.

Pollard-Brown joined ODU in 2012. A nomination for the award noted that she not only contributes to the University Card Center itself, but goes above and beyond to help others throughout the University.

According to Latishua Lewis, assistant director of Student Transition and Family Programs, Pollard-Brown demonstrates leadership, initiative and ingenuity to help others achieve their goals.

"Mrs. Pollard-Brown's remarkable organizational and communication skills assisted in making what some considered a daunting task a manageable undertaking," she said.

When the issue of offering students the opportunity to obtain their identification cards during Preview was brought up, Margaret showed her remarkable organizational, communication, and collaboration skills, Lewis added. She not only gave multiple suggestions on ways to change the daunting task, but followed up with how the changes would benefit students and make the process more seamless.

"Every suggestion that she made was followed up with how the change would benefit students and make the process more seamless," Lewis said. "Thanks to Margaret's wide array of skills, Preview Day at the Card Center was a success."


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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