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(L-R): Jennifer Romero, Christi Lee, Cheri Sheets, Erin Fraunfelter, Serena McCollum, Jill Richmond, Chris Caldwell

Photo courtesy of: Classified Senate

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Meet the September 2015 Classified Employee of the Month

Great job Erin Fraunfelter!


Compass features a Q&A with the non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month. Each month, Classified Senate selects an employee to acknowledge and recognize as someone who is setting high standards for excellence and innovation. The monthly feature, titled "Great Job," provides a glimpse into the honoree's life on and off campus.


How surprised were you to win the Employee of the Month award?

I was very, very surprised and I am sure that was very noticeable by the look on my face.

What is your job title and how long have you worked it?

I am an accounting support senior specialist for the School of Nursing. I have been in this position since January 2015. I had previously worked for the NEARS Scholarship Grant in the School of Nursing since November 2013.

What are the most enjoyable things about your job?

The most enjoyable part of my job is the people I work with. The School of Nursing is staffed with amazing faculty and staff who support one another and work together as a team. I have also enjoyed learning more about the budget and accounting side of the School of Nursing and helping my co-workers understand it better.

What is your hometown and where do you live now?

I grew up in Nelsonville, Ohio, and now live in Logan, Ohio.

What are your long-term goals?

I hope to continue to grow in my position at Ohio University. After I retire, I want to volunteer locally at as many places as possible and move south for the winters!

What was the last good book you read?

I just read the book of Habakkuk in the Bible, which was very good. I like any book my 6-year old daughter reads to me.

If you weren’t in your present job, you would be working as a ______.

Social worker or counselor. I love talking to people, learning about them and their personality and trying to make a difference in their lives.

What things in life are the most important to you?

My relationship with God is the most important thing to me. I feel like if that is right, then everything else will be right. My husband, daughter, family and friends are also very important.

Where is your favorite vacation destination?

We are Disney lovers! Spending time with family and watching my daughter light up while there is priceless. We have made so many great memories while at Disney World.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy volunteering at my church, riding bikes, having dance parties with my daughter and hanging out with family and friends.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

Deep down, I really want to be a performer of some sort (dancer, singer, etc.), but I can’t do either very well.

What is your favorite TV show?

Dancing with the Stars.

Who are your favorite musicians?

I’m a huge Journey and REO Speedwagon fan. I also enjoy most contemporary Christian bands.

What is the next big event you can't wait for?

I am pretty excited about the Susan B. Komen Walk for the Cure in Athens this year. I have had the opportunity to read several of Nicole Phillips’ blogs and she is very inspiring. And, we are going to Disney Land in California for the first time this winter and I am really excited about that.

Who are your favorite celebrities?

I’ve always liked Sarah Jessica Parker, but I think only because she was born in my hometown, Nelsonville.

Who are the most annoying celebrities to you?

Most annoy me, but if I had to pick, it would probably be the Kardashians/Jenners. No one needs a $320,000 car for their 18th birthday.

What is your dream car/truck/SUV?

A small SUV of some kind that has 4-wheel drive, affordable gas mileage and heated seats.

What is your favorite saying or quote?

For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11