Developing Talent

At Campus Recreation & Intramurals, the training and development of our Graduate Assistants is our number one goal.

Our graduate assistant development program is centered around providing graduate students with a developmental learning environment that is collaborative and experiential. Through applied learning, managed challenges, assigned task, professional development and personal growth, we provide exemplary learning experiences that serve as a solid foundation for obtaining their career aspirations. Our success rate in placing our graduate assistants in relevant full-time positions is 100%.


Some examples of our past graduate assistants and their current positions:

Ellen Whitney Kinsey: Coordinator, Indian Creek Recreation Area at Georgia State University
Jim Baker: Intramural Coordinator at Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Chris Butler: Director of Digital Marketing at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Adam Sardinha: Marketing and Communications Specialist at NC State University Recreation
Matt McBride: Race Director at Pink Gorilla Events LLC, a running events company co-founded by Jason Bakewell (CRI graduate assistant 2004-2006)
Eddie Simmons: was a GA at Southern 1991-1993. Currently Associate Director of University Recreation at Appalachian State University
Kurt Frederick: Communications Specialist, College of Arts & Sciences at University of Nebraska at Omaha
Megan Maransani: Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness at Kansas State University
Alicia Day: Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Education in Littleton, MA
Kelly Danison: State Programs Manager, Council of Development Finance Agenices, Columbus, OH
Sean Stake: Director of Marketing – Special Olympics Tennessee in Nashville
Keegan Ashbee: Coordinator of Competitive Sports – University of Florida

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