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Freida Allmond, Executive Administrative Assistant in Auxiliary Services, is the Employee of the Month for June

Freida Allmond, an executive administrative assistant for ODU's auxiliary services, is the June Employee of the Month.

Allmond has been employed by the University since 2005.

Her colleagues described her as "an outstanding example of a classified staff member who has gone above and beyond her normal duties."

Allmond is an active member of Old Dominion's Hourly and Classified Employee Association (HACE). For several years, she served as the coordinator of HACE's annual food drive. Allmond streamlined the organization's process of receiving and boxing all contributions. She is recognized for her careful planning, leadership, and infectious enthusiasm, which made the event a success this year. Allmond has also made other significant contributions to the University.

"Freida has been critical in the establishment of a local area network branch of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) here at ODU," said Kathy Meredith, executive assistant to the vice president of ODU's Human Resources. "Through her efforts and commitment, a new branch of IAAP has been created, which will offer professional development opportunities to staff members at ODU."


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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