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Ghislain Racicot, Financial Analyst for Foundations, is November Employee of the Month

Ghislain Racicot, a financial analyst for Foundations, University Advancement, is Old Dominion University's November Employee of the Month.

Racicot has worked for the university since June of 2013. Since then, he has made every effort to go above and beyond for his colleagues and anyone who needed his assistance. Racicot has played a major part in the full understanding of scholarships and endowments in the Foundation.

According to colleagues, "Ghislain exemplifies the excellence of employees who give so much to the success of the Educational Foundation and Old Dominion University. He is the type of employee who brings a high degree of commitment to his teammates and job."

Racicot also won the Employee of the Month for University Advancement in January 2016.


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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