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Timothy Cromartie, of transportation and parking services, is the April Employee of the Month

Timothy Cromartie, currently a transportation operator with transportation and parking services, is Old Dominion University's Employee of the Month for April.

Cromartie has been employed by the University since 2008. He was recognized for displaying an extraordinary example of the ODU service standards in performing his duties in a professional, ethical, respectful, knowledgeable, responsive and collaborative manner.

"Mr. Cromartie is a true team player that shows true dedication to the department and the University." said supervisor Michael Afton. "There is no one that I have found to be more knowledgeable about Old Dominion University than Mr. Cromartie. He is always respectful, treating all employees with a wave or kind word."

In Cromartie's nomination it was noted that he adheres to University, city and state policies and procedures while showing integrity and respect to everyone. Cromartie is committed to providing timely, accurate and solution-oriented services to internal and external customers. Additionally, Cromartie is a team player who is able to work collaboratively to accomplish Old Dominion University's ultimate goal of providing the highest standard of service.


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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