In the October 2021 issue of Athletic Business Magazine, writer Michael Popke catches up with three NIRSA members and volunteer leaders to explore what’s behind the profession’s emphasis on mentorship.

Veronica Ballinger, Aquatics Program and Risk Management Coordinator for RecSports at the University of Notre Dame, Kevin Martin Sr., Director of Recreational Sports at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi—both recipients of a 2021 NIRSA Horace Moody Award—and Scott George, Manager of University Engagement for Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® shared their insights with Michael about the give and take involved in transformative mentorship.

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About NIRSA’s Mentor Match program

There is no substitute for an experienced mentor who can challenge, nurture, and encourage your career path with information tailored for you. NIRSA’s Mentor Match program has recently been revamped to get members connected with a NIRSA professional in their area of interest.

Whether you’re a student just entering the field of campus recreation, an emerging professional wanting to broaden your network, or even an established professional who wants to learn more about the experience of a younger generation of colleagues, NIRSA Mentor Match will give you the tools you need to create and foster worthwhile relationships in the profession.

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Also in this issue

In the fall of 2020, NIRSA and Athletic Business teamed up for the “Next Generation of Campus Rec” writing contest, sponsored by Mondo.

A senior at Purdue University in 2020, majoring in organizational leadership and supervision with a minor in design and innovation, Lauren Bontrager was selected as a finalist in this contest for students working in campus rec. Check out her essay, “Rec-Work Epiphany Changes Student’s Path” which debuted in the October 2021 issue.

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Athletic Business is the preferred media partner of NIRSA

Athletic Business has been associate member of NIRSA since 1997. More than 40,000 subscribers turn to the Athletic Business print publication and tens of thousands more turn to the AB website for award-winning editorial content, as well as to view products and services offered by leading companies. Athletic Business is a Preferred Media Partner of the Association.

  • For more information, contact NIRSA Director of Communications, Simon Bravo.