Adam Grimm

Adam Grimm (center), poses with members of Classified Senate after being presented with the Employee of the Month Award.

Photo courtesy of: Classified Senate

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Meet Adam Grimm, August 2018 Classified Employee of the Month

Great job Adam!


The purpose of the Non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month award is to acknowledge and recognize those who are setting the standards for excellence and innovation at Ohio University.

This recognition is Classified Senate’s way of awarding those employees who have shown outstanding individual achievement and performance of their jobs, while inspiring and supporting the achievement of others. Criteria include:

  • Positive attitude and serving as a role model
  • Productivity and commitment to quality
  • Initiative and taking on additional responsibilities.

The August 2018 recipient is Adam Grimm, a financial support specialist, who was nominated by Ruth Blickle, an administrative associate for Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC. These are her comments about Grimm:

  • "Adam’s patience, understanding, and most of all, humor has helped me through the new OBI process as well as the new Affordability and Efficiency process."
  • "To Adam’s chagrin, he usually gets the luck of the draw when I call. He is always pleasant and has a smile on his face. Not once has he lost his patience or made me feel like I was bothering him."
  • "As a “casual user,” I call more than I would like for clarification of policies and/or procedures. I’ve found that if Adam doesn’t know the answer to my question or have a solution to my problem, he will talk to others until he can give me the correct answer or advice."
  • "He is truly a great representative of Finance customer care, the Finance Department and Ohio University."

Grimm’s supervisor Jennifer Campbell added, “Adam is a very dedicated, hardworking and valued employee. He provides exceptional customer service and has received multiple kudos from internal and external customers. This is a well-deserved award.”


These are Grimm’s answers to some get-to-know-you questions:

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

Very! I was not expecting this at all.

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

I am a financial support specialist and have worked at the University for more than two years

What are the most enjoyable things about your job?

Interacting with various campus customers and solving various issues that arise throughout the day.

What is your hometown and where do you live now?

Athens, Ohio, born and raised.

What was the last good book you read?

“Kindness is Contagious” by Nicole J. Phillips. A must read for all.

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

Teacher. I like to share my knowledge with others.

Where is your favorite vacation destination?

I like going to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for the beautiful scenery and the locals are nice.

What are your hobbies?

Watching football, westerns and hanging out with family.

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

I am a very funny and witty person.

What are your favorite TV shows?

“Bar Rescue,” “MasterChef” and “Hotel Hell”

Who are your favorite musicians?

Guns N’ Roses, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line

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

My birthday. One year older, one year wiser.

Who are your favorite celebrities?

Gordon Ramsey since he is awesome.

Who are the most annoying celebrities to you?

The Kardashians. Enough said.

What is your dream car/truck/SUV?

My 2003 Toyota Tundra.

What is your favorite saying or quote?

"If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires." – Malcolm Gladwell.