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

Reserve your seat at the 2016 NIRSA Honor Award Banquet and celebrate Michael “Mick” Deluca

By Alice Kersting

Every year, the NIRSA Honor Award recognizes a NIRSA professional member who has made incredible achievements in the collegiate recreation field and demonstrated exemplary service to the Association over the course of their career. The 2016 NIRSA Honor Award recipient is Michael “Mick” Deluca, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus Life at the […]

By |2016-10-28T23:57:30-07:00February 10, 2016|Categories: Conference|Tags: , |

Michael Deluca is the 2016 NIRSA Honor Award recipient

By Tom Kirch, retired Director of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University and Nazifa Islam

The NIRSA Honor Award Committee is thrilled to announce that Michael “Mick” Deluca has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 NIRSA Honor Award! The NIRSA Honor Award—the Association’s most prestigious honor—is awarded annually in celebration of a […]

By |2016-10-28T23:57:35-07:00February 4, 2016|Categories: Awards, Leadership|Tags: , |

Jeff Vessely—former president of NIRSA, recipient of the Honor Award, and beloved member for more than 40 years—has passed away

By Pam Watts, NIRSA Executive Director

It is with profound sadness that NIRSA shares the news that Dr. Jeffrey S. Vessely passed away on Monday, February 1. Jeff, affectionately known as “Dr. V.” to many of his students, retired in September 2010 after a 36-year career with Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ (IUPUI) School of Physical Education […]

By |2017-06-12T12:49:59-07:00February 3, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Member Spotlight|Tags: , , , |

Collegiate recreation leader and pioneer Hazel Varner has passed away

By Pam Watts, NIRSA Executive Director

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Hazel Varner, 2001 NIRSA Honor Award recipient, passed away on October 1; she was born Hazel Smith in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1929. Hazel joined NIRSA in 1971 soon after the Association amended its constitution to readmit women members. She […]

By |2016-10-29T00:00:40-07:00October 6, 2015|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Nominate a colleague for the 2016 NIRSA Honor Award!

By Tom Kirch and Breeana Myatt

The NIRSA Honor Award is one of our Association’s highest recognitions. It’s awarded annually to a NIRSA member of outstanding professional achievement who has demonstrated exemplary service to the Association over the course of their career and who has made significant contributions to the field of collegiate […]

By |2016-10-23T20:50:12-07:00September 30, 2015|Categories: Awards|Tags: , , |