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Members on the Move

Greg Avakian, formerly Director – Recreational Sports at Cal Poly, is now Director – Parks & Recreation at City of San Luis Obispo.

Jordan Barrett, formerly Assistant Director of Recreational Sports and Athletic Facilities at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, is now Assistant Director of Campus Intramurals and Recreational Sports at Fort Hays State University.

Dan Bennett, formerly Associate Director of Campus Recreation Facilities & Operations at Princeton University, is now Associate Director of Campus Recreation, Facilities & Operations at Princeton University.

Meagan Bircher, formerly Recreation Programs Supervisor at Plymouth State University, is now Recreation Programs Supervisor at Merrimack College.

William Bobbitt, formerly Informal Recreation Manager at James Madison University, is now Operation Supervisor at James Madison University.

Krista Bonikowske, formerly Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness at University of Cincinnati, is now Group Fitness Coordinator at The Ohio State University.

Alyssa Breaux, formerly at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is now Informal Recreation Graduate Assistant at Sam Houston State University.

Lawrence Brown, formerly Graduate Assistant of Facilities and Operations at East Tennessee State University, is now Coordinator, Member Services at Boise State University.

Benjamin Burnham, formerly Assistant Director – Facilities and Aquatics at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, is now Associate Director, Facilities & Operations at Boise State University.

Laura Casella, formerly Director of the Recreation and Wellness Center at Gannon University, is now General Manager at Iron Oxygen Fitness Center.

Jeremy Chance, formerly Senior Coordinator for Facilities at University of Kansas, is now Senior Coordinator of Operations at University of Kansas.

William Currie, formerly Competitive Sports Intern at Florida Gulf Coast University, is now Sports Program Intern at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lauren Dalton, formerly Coordinator, Group Exercise at Drexel University, is now Assistant Program Director Fitness and Wellness at University of Connecticut.

Katherine Dalton, formerly Group Fitness GA at University of Arkansas, is now Fitness/Wellness GA at University of Arkansas.

Jeff Dertinger, formerly Assistant Director – Communications, Recreation & Membership at North Dakota State University, is now Associate Director at North Dakota State University.

Domonique Dunn, formerly Coordinator, Competitive Sports at The University of Alabama, is now Coordinator, Competitive Sports at The Ohio State University.

Lilian Eighmie, formerly Fitness Consultant at Florida State University, is now ACSM-CPT; Fitness Supervisor at Florida State University.

Ray Ellington, formerly Director of Campus Recreation at Washington and Lee University, is now Director of Operations at Horizons Edge Sports Campus.

Delaydia Frink, formerly Student at University of North Carolina at Asheville, is now Student at Merrimack College.

Andrew Funari, formerly Event Reservations Coordinator at University of Illinois At Urbana- Champaign, is now Competitive Sports Assistant Director at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Kaleigh Gabriel, formerly Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of North Carolina Greensboro, Department of Kinesiology, is now Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Estelle Gyimah, formerly Graduate Assistant Fitness at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is now Assistant Fitness Director at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mary Healey, formerly Coordinator of Group Exercise at James Madison University, is now Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness at Old Dominion University.

Theron Henderson, formerly Graduate Assistant, Fitness Center & Rental Services at University of Utah, is now Coordinator of Operations at University of Oregon.

Emilee Howard, formerly Intramural Manager, Sport Club Manager at The University of Tennessee, is now Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports at University of Georgia.

Matthew Innocenti, formerly Recreation Specialist at Clemson University, is now Facility Operations Manager at Clemson University.

Chelsea Jones, formerly Student Sport Club Coordinator at University of Regina, is now Advancement and Assessment Intern at Oregon State University.

Emma Kirker, formerly Club Sports Operations Manager at University of California-Irvine, is now Coordinator of Competitive Sports and Special Events at University of California-Irvine.

Thomas Koller, formerly Graduate Assistant for Aquatics at Virginia Commonwealth University, is now Aquatics Facility Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Anthony Kreitzer, formerly Assistant Manager at Wallace Creek Fitness Center, United States Marine Corp, is now Teacher at Northside High School, NC.

Megan Krone, formerly Assistant Director of Club Sports, Special Events, and Team Challenge at CENTERS, LLC At DePaul University, is now Executive Director of Academic Coaching and Editing at Heartful Editor.

Zachary Kula, formerly at University of North Georgia, is now at The University of West Florida.

Beesanne Kurzum, formerly at SUNY College at Cortland, is now Coordinator, Special Programmatic Initiatives at University of Connecticut.

Dustin LaMont, formerly Program Manager – Intramurals & Club Sports at Utah Valley University, is now Program Director – Intramurals & Club Sports at Utah Valley University.

Nicholas Lampert, formerly Operations Coordinator at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is now Guest Services Coordinator at University of Colorado Boulder.

Mike Leavitt, formerly Director of Recreation, Intramurals, and Club Sports at College of the Holy Cross, is now Director of Campus Recreation at College of the Holy Cross.

Jackie Lebeau, formerly Assistant Director – Fitness at Johns Hopkins University, is now Senior Director – Fitness & Instruction at University of Virginia.

Jason Lee, formerly Marketing Communications Assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University, is now Graduate Coordinator, Marketing & Member Services at Rowan University.

Shelbi Long, formerly Associate Director of Recreation at California State Polytechnic University- Pomona, is now Director of Campus Recreation at Sonoma State University.

Anna Longaker, formerly Fitness and Wellness Intern at Clemson University, is now Fitness and Group Exercise Programs Graduate Assistant at James Madison University.

Stephen Lynam, formerly Graduate Fellow at Merrimack College, is now Assistant Director of Campus Rec & Wellness: Sport Activities at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Maki, formerly Director, Campus Recreation at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, is now Director, Campus Recreation at Texas Tech University.

Natalie Marcotte, formerly at University of Ottawa, is now Program Services Administrator at National Dental Examining Board of Canada.

Austin Marks, formerly at The University of Akron, is now Graduate Assistant of Facilities at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Amber Mateer, formerly Program Assistant & Supervisor, Competitive Sports at University of California-Santa Cruz, is now Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports at University of the Pacific.

Erin Maurno, formerly Outdoor Recreation/Fitness at Stony Brook University, is now Group Exercise Coordinator at Syracuse University.

Aliza McAndrew, formerly Graduate Coordinator, Marketing & Member Services at Rowan University, is now Member Services & Facility Coordinator at American University.

Sara McDaniel, formerly at Texas A & M University-College Station, is now Coordinator for Aquatics at University of Georgia.

Deborah McElroy, formerly Facility Manager at Virginia Tech, is now Program Support Technician at Virginia Tech.

Devin Miller, formerly at University of Florida, is now Competitive Sports Intern at University of Denver.

Adam Minnick, formerly at University of North Georgia, is now at The University of Maine.

Savanna Moeller, formerly Operations and Aquatics at East Tennessee State University, is now Coordinator of Operations and Aquatics at East Tennessee State University.

Anna Mollett, formerly Facility Supervisor at Northern Kentucky University, is now Facility Manager at Northern Kentucky University.

Carolyn Monette, formerly at University of Georgia, is now Coordinator, Aquatics at University of Connecticut.

Matthew Moran, formerly at Rider University, is now at Towson University.

Troy Morris, formerly Assistant Director, Fitness at University of Central Florida, is now Assistant Director, Fitness at Emory University.

Mamie Murphy, formerly Coordinator of Intramural Sports/Late Night at Bucknell University, is now Wellness Center Coordinator at Palm Beach State College.

Graham Musson, formerly Graduate Intern at Southern Connecticut State University, is now Assistant Director, Intramurals at SUNY at Binghamton.

Jacob Myers, formerly Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs Graduate Assistant at University of Utah, is now Manager, Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs at University of Utah.

Mitch Nettesheim, formerly Sr. Associate Director-Facilities and Operations at Purdue University, is now Director of Campus Recreation at University of South Carolina-Columbia.

A’Naja Newsome, formerly Assistant Director, Fitness at University of South Florida, is now Assistant Director, Fitness & Wellness at University of South Florida.

Sarah Ortiz, formerly at University of South Florida, is now at Georgia Southern University.

Michael Ostman, formerly Director of Student Activities at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is now Director of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Nyssa Owen, formerly Assistant Director Recreation Services at University of Miami, is now Assistant Director Facilities at University of Miami.

Taylor Payne, formerly at Towson University, is now Coordinator – Marketing & Membership at Mylan Park.

T.J. Peele, formerly Director of University Recreation at University of West Georgia, is now Director of Business Development at Health Fitness Corporation.

Erica Perkins, formerly Associate Director, Programs & Administration at University of Virginia, is now Project Manager, UFirst at University of Virginia.

Chris Porras, formerly Member Service Coordinator at Fox Valley Park District, is now Operation Graduate Assistant at University of Houston.

Valerie Reed, formerly Fitness Coordinator at University of Central Florida, is now Fitness Analyst at Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Reno, formerly Assistant Director, Sport Clubs and Marketing at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, is now Associate Director, Business Operations and Sport Clubs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Nicholas Rodriguez, formerly Coordinator, Facility Operations at University of Florida, is now Assistant Director, Facility Operations at University of Florida.

Noah Rogers, formerly Aquatics Student Director at Florida State University, is now Aquatic Graduate Administrator at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Talyn Sands, formerly Interim Assistant Director at Mercer University, is now Coordinator, Intramurals & Camps at Stephen F Austin State University.

Caitlin Shanahan, formerly at Montclair State University, is now at Saint Peter’s University.

Scott Sharp, formerly Coordinator- Facility Operations at The University of Alabama, is now Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations at University of Colorado Denver.

Mary Shelley, formerly Assistant Director at San Jacinto Community College, is now Recreation Center Specialist at City of La Porte TX Parks & Recreation.

Courtney Sherwood, formerly Program Assistant of Aquatics at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, is now Graduate Assistant for Aquatics & Risk Management at University of Nebraska.

Dexter Shorter, formerly Coordinator of Competitive Sports at The Ohio State University, is now Associate Director for Competitive Sports & Tennis at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

Spencer Sorensen, formerly Club Sports, Intramurals, Lifeguards and Camps at Montana State University, is now Associate Director at Montana State University.

Jay Souza, formerly Director of Recreation and Wellness at Stony Brook University, is now Director of Recreation and Wellness at University of South Florida.

Cindy Strine, formerly Director of University Recreation at Winston-Salem State University, is now Director of Campus Recreation at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Courtney Styfurak, formerly at The University of Akron, is now at University of Central Florida.

Anaelle Sure, formerly Student at James Madison University, is now Student at Texas A & M University- Commerce.

Natalie Szocs, formerly Fitness Coordinator at University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus, is now Fitness Coordinator at Butler University.

Shane Tatum, formerly Director of Health & Wellness at Troy University, is now Director of Campus Recreation at Troy University.

Jacob Tessier, formerly at Virginia Tech, is now at The University of Tennessee.

Katherine Totten, formerly Operations Manager at University of Oregon, is now Facilities Graduate Assistant at The University of Tennessee.

Meg Tully, formerly Sport Club Intern at University of California-Berkeley, is now Assistant Director of Sport Clubs at University of California-Berkeley.

Jill Urkoski, formerly Associate Director Fitness/Staff Development at University of Kansas, is now Associate Director Programs/Staff Development at University of Kansas.

Christopher Vigliotta, formerly Member Services at University of Central Florida, is now Graduate Assistant for Facilities at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Daniel Vollert, formerly Director at University of Mount Olive, is now Assistant Director of Fitness at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Kevin Vuong, formerly Recreation Intern at Plymouth State University, is now Recreation Intern at Merrimack College.

Shelbi Waller, formerly Graduate Assistant for Aquatics and Facilities at Angelo State University, is now Aquatics and Safety Coordinator at Stephen F Austin State University.

Brian Walsh, formerly Manager, Recreational Facilities at Boston College, is now Associate Technology Consultant, IT Support Services at Boston College.

Abby Whaley, formerly Assistant Director RPAC Operations at The Ohio State University, is now Senior Associate Director Facilities & Operations at Purdue University.

Haley Wharton, formerly Building Manager at University of Central Florida, is now Graduate Assistant at Georgia State University.

Katherine Wilson, formerly Facility Manager at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is now Graduate Assistant, Operations at Clemson University.

Taylor Zelinski, formerly Aquatics Coordinator at Lafayette College, is now Aquatics Director at YMCA of Greater Brandywine.

Students Advancing to Professional Membership

Kaulin Andric, Texas A & M University-College Station.

Joseph Arledge, Florida Gulf Coast University.

Montrell Cade, University of Maryland-College Park.

Leah Callovini, University of Arizona.

Matthew Collum, Boston College.

Allison Einhouse, University of Arizona.

Nathan Ferdinand, Ohio University.

Turner Goa, Appalachian State University.

Theron Henderson, University of Oregon.

Daniel Hill, University of Mississippi.

Thomas Koller, Florida Gulf Coast University.

Beesanne Kurzum, University of Connecticut.

Demitri Lahanas, Arizona State University.

Kristin Lane, Texas Southern University.

Stephen Lynam, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Mackenzie McIntyre, Xavier University.

Carolyn Monette, University of Connecticut.

Brittany Mueller, Florida State University.

Graham Musson, SUNY at Binghamton.

Elisabeth Pagliuca, Stony Brook University.

Kyle Pearson, University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Alexander Pettola, Mercer University.

Courtney Rorex, University of Houston.

Dillon Thompson, University of Pennsylvania.

Retiring Members

Melissa Buchheit, Georgia State University.

Susan Brown Foster, Saint Leo University.

New & Renewing RCRSP Members

Jobey Lichtblau, Wellness Center Director at North Dakota State University, has met the professional requirements to be accepted into the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals.

Cassandra Para, Campus Recreation Coordinator at SUNY College at Oswego, has successfully met the professional requirements to renew their membership in the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals.

NIRSA Membership Services Coordinator at | NIRSA Profile

Megan Granholm is currently the Membership Services Coordinator at NIRSA. You can reach her by emailing megan.granholm@nirsa.org.