Updates and resources related to the effect of COVID-19 on NIRSA and campus recreation

Where Are They Now? Yvette Kell

By Nazifa Islam

When Yvette Kell began working in collegiate recreation her freshman year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she’d already worked for the local park district in her home town, so the Intramural Physical Education (IMPE) building seemed like a logical place for her to look for an on-campus job. It was […]

Where Are They Now? Jeff Ryder

By Nazifa Islam

Jeff Ryder began working in collegiate recreation his freshman year at Rutgers University where his very first job as an undergraduate student was as an intramural floor hockey official. “I love hockey,” he says, “so I thought I would give it a try.” Fortunately, he ended up really enjoying his first season […]

Where Are They Now? John Washo

John Washo has been working in recreation centers since he was just 12 years old. He started out as a scorekeeper for men’s league games and an official for third grade soccer and basketball games at his community recreation facility. His work in recreation continued throughout high school—he worked just about every position at the […]

Where Are They Now? Mary Kate Sullivan

“I cannot imagine working in any other setting than on a college campus,” says Mary Kate Sullivan, Assistant Director of Intramural Sports at the University of Maryland and 2006 NIRSA Foundation scholarship recipient. “I thrive in the cyclical nature of the academic setting—every year you get the chance to do things better, to learn from […]