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Beloved collegiate recreation leader Steve Young has passed away

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 […]

By |2016-10-28T23:54:40-07:00May 19, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Member Spotlight|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: , , , |

Emerging collegiate recreation professional Zach Wood was killed in a tragic accident

By Pam Watts, NIRSA Executive Director

It is with great sadness that I share with NIRSA members the news that Zach Wood, a 26-year-old PhD candidate in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University, died on the evening of November 14 after being struck by a motorist while riding his bicycle. Zach had been a member […]

By |2016-10-28T23:59:26-07:00November 18, 2015|Categories: Member Spotlight|Tags: |