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Christina Gonzalez, Enrollment Services Specialist, is the Employee of the Month for August

Christina Gonzalez, an enrollment services specialist for ODU's Peninsula Center, is the August Employee of the Month.

Gonzalez has been employed by the University since 2005.

Gonzalez was recognized for her contributions to the Peninsula Center and exhibiting attention to detail in a variety of areas including fiscal responsibilities. Her duties include streamlining processes related to rental recovery, invoice collection and rental contract management.

According to Nakia Madry-Smith, director of ODU's Peninsula Center, " Christina is an invaluable member of the team. She is enthusiastic and committed to the center, students, faculty, staff and guests. She has made a lasting impression on all those that she comes into contact with."


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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