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Sellers named Classified Employee of the Month

ATHENS, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2005) -- Debra Sellers was honored at the Classified Senate's December meeting as Ohio University's Classified Employee of the Month for December 2004. Sellers is an administrative coordinator in Business and Residence Services.

Sellers was nominated for the award by her supervisor, Beverly Wyatt, director of Conference Services. Wyatt praises Sellers for her strong people skills and the ability to deal with stressful issues and turn the worst situation into a positive experience.

During the past summer she assisted the tenants who were directed to vacate the Mill Street Apartment complex in a relatively short period of time. Sellers unique way of dealing with the various crises demonstrated compassion and understanding that translated to personal and caring assistance for the tenants. Sellers completed the Classified Staff Development Program last spring which enabled her to learn more about the university and how decisions are made.

Debra Sellers's photo and award information is posted on the Classified Senate Web site at http://www.ohiou.edu/csen/EOTM.HTML. His photo and award announcement will be displayed in a prominent area in his department.

This monthly award is made based on nominations submitted by members of the University community for any classified employee who is setting standards for excellence and innovation by promoting unity, community, continuity and visibility. Award winners show outstanding individual achievement, contribution, innovation and performance of their jobs. The nomination form is available on line at http://www.ohiou.edu/csen/EOTM.HTML or can be obtained by contacting Billi Jo Reeves at 593-2158 or reevesb1@ohio.edu.

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