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Lori Barrett, Senior Secretary in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, is the April Employee of the Month

Lori Barrett, senior secretary in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, is the Employee of the Month for April.

Barrett has been employed by the University since 2015.

Oscar Gonzalez, chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, states that Barrett, "provides stellar support to the department. She's a quick learner and has mastered the duties of her position."

Barrett is recognized for being a problem solver and her initiatives.

She has taken on several roles and tasks, which include office manager, main assistant to the department chair, marketing of the graduate programs, recruitment, admissions and manager of admitted students, as well as manager of the department's student workers. During the month of February, she was instrumental in providing support for the University's Engineer's Week.


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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