It is with great sadness we share with NIRSA members the passing of beloved volunteer leader and campus recreation professional Doug Kuykendall, retired from the University of Texas-Arlington.
With deep sadness, NIRSA shares the news that NIRSA Past President and Honor Award recipient Edsel Buchanan, aged 90, passed away on September 30.
Dr. Rodney J. Grambeau passed away on Wednesday August 22, 2018. Recognized by NIRSA as a Legacy Member, he was among the professionals there at the infancy of the collegiate recreation profession.
With tremendous sadness, we share that the NIRSA family lost one of its giants on Friday, June 9. Jesse A. “Tony” Clements passed away at the age of 68 after bravely battling brain cancer.
It is with deep sadness that NIRSA shares the news that Dr. Lawrence Sierra passed away on May 6 at age 79 following complications from a stroke he suffered during the winter.
It is with great sadness that NIRSA shares that Sarah Fain, a member of the NIRSA family for 23 years, passed away on Monday, April 3 after a bold and graceful battle with colon cancer.
It is with great sadness that NIRSA shares that Bill Vendl, a member of the NIRSA family for over 50 years, passed away on Sunday, October 30 shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
It is with sadness that I share with you the recent passing of a long-time volunteer leader in the Association: NIRSA Life member Gary Colberg has passed away after a lengthy battle with myelodysplastic syndromes.
Update, May 20: This article has be updated with information regarding Steve Young’s memorial service.
It is with incredible sadness that NIRSA shares the news that Steve Young passed away on Wednesday, May 18 after a five-year battle with brain cancer. He was 59. Steve—known as “SY” to many students and colleagues—had a 32-year storied […]
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 […]