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August 14, 2014 : VIDEO: Walters Named August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager


Lancaster – Merry Lee Walters is one of the first people many come into contact with at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus.  As the associate dean’s administrative associate, Walters helps students, faculty, staff and adjunct faculty find out what they need to know to succeed in the academic world.  Now, Walters is being honored for her hard work and dedication.  Walters was named the Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month.
“I’m really honored to get this award,” said Walters. “But, I couldn’t have done my work without the help of all the people on the Lancaster Campus.  It really takes everyone.”
Walters was nominated for the award by OUL Executive Assistant to the Dean Carolyn Bateson. In her nomination letter, Bateson pointed out the numerous positions and responsibilities Walters has held during her 27 years on campus. 
“Merry Lee is a dedicated employee and goes out of her way to make sure the job gets done every day,” said Interim Associate Dean Janet Becker. “She is so deserving of this award.  I am pleased she was recognized for her efforts and hard work.”
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 which has the greatest impact on the University by promoting unity, community, continuity, and visibility. The award celebrates those employees who show outstanding individual achievement, contribution, innovation, and performance of their jobs and other related duties that have considerable impact within and beyond their own offices and whose efforts have inspired and supported the achievement of others.walters reception
A celebration reception was held for Walters after
she received her certificate and awards. 
Many former and current Ohio University Lancaster Campus employees attended the celebration to congratulate Walters and thank her for the hard work and dedication she has shown over the years. It was held on Wednesday in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Brasee Hall.