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Ben BlodgettBen Blodgett

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University
Undergraduate Major: Sport Management
Undergraduate Minor: Communications
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant - WIU Intramurals/Facilities
Previous Experience: Intramural Supervisor - Florida State University
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Campus Recreation-Intramurals or Facilities

Michelle BrueggemanMichelle Brueggeman

Hometown: Quincy, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Broadcast Journalism
Undergraduate Minor: Sociology
Previous Experience: WIU Athletic Department volunteer
Anticipated Internship Date: Spring 2013
Desired Area of Work: Community Relations

No Photo AvailableAllison Dynes

Hometown: Annawan, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA)
Undergraduate Major: Journalism and Mass Communications
Undergraduate Minor: Recreation and Leisure; Coaching
Current Employment: Unemployed currently
Previous Experience: Experience coaching multiple age levels
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Ultimately I'd like to be a D1/Pro Women's Basketball Coach and work to empower women through sport.

Travis HornikTravis Hornik

Hometown: Wausau, WI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Undergraduate Minor: Strength and Conditioning
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant for Facilities and Game Day Operations
Previous Experience: Strength and Conditioning Intern at Texas-Christian University
Anticipated Internship Date: Spring 2013
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate Athletics

Stacey Howe Stacey Howe  
Hometown: Roscoe, Ill.
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University  
Undergraduate Major: Graphic Communications
Undergraduate Minor: Journalism
Current Employment: Human Resources Graduate Assistant
Previous Experience: Rockford Thunder marketing/public relations intern
Anticipated Internship Date: Spring 2013
Desired Area of Work: Media Services, Marketing or Public Relations in Intercollegiate Athletics or Professional Sports

 

 

Aaron Kastner Aaron Kastner  
Hometown: West Bend, WI
Undergraduate Institution: Ripon College (Wis.)
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science – concentration in Sports Management
Undergraduate Minor: Business Management
Current Employment: WIU Athletics Leatherneck Club/Development Intern
Previous Experience: Western Illinois Athletics Marketing Intern, Midwest Conference Intern, Ripon College Admission Office Intern
Anticipated Internship Date: Spring 2013
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate Development & Marketing



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Chris Kellermann
Hometown: O’Fallon, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Central Michigan University
Undergraduate Major: Sport Studies
Undergraduate Minor: Marketing
Current Employment: Sport Marketing intern at WIU
Previous Experience: Professional basketball player (Luxembourg, Europe)
Anticipated Internship Date: Fall 2012
Desired Area of Work: Marketing for a professional sports team

 

 

 

Bryndon Paulsen Bryndon Paulsen
Hometown: Addison, Ill.
Undergraduate Institution: Clarke University
Undergraduate Major: Physical Education
Undergraduate Minor: Sport Management
Current Employment: WIU Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Collegiate Coaching

 

 

 

 

No Photo Available Denisha Price
Hometown: Evergreen Park, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Law Enforcement & Justice Administration
Undergraduate Minor: Security Management
Current Employment: Wendy's
Previous Experience: Played basketball on D1 Level at a Junior College
Anticipated Internship Date: Fall 2013
Desired Area of Work: Professional Recruiter (NBA), Sports Agent, of GM of a Professional Sports Franchise

 

 

Jil Price Jil Price
Hometown: Huntertown, Ind.
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne
Undergraduate Major: Communication
Undergraduate Minor: Journalism/Media & Public Relations
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant - WIU Athletic Media Services
Previous Experience: Internship in IPFW Sports Information Office
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Sports Information Director for college or professional sports team

 

 

 


Alan Savage Alan Savage
Hometown: Nauvoo, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Graceland University
Undergraduate Major: Communications
Undergraduate Minor: Church Leadership
Current Employment: Teaching Assistant - WIU Kineasiology Department
Previous Experience: Graceland University Intramural Board and Intramural Director
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate Athletics or Recreational Services

 

 

 

 

Gabrielle Shaw Gabrielle Shaw
Hometown: Boynton Beach, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Undergraduate Major: Business Management with Sport Management concentration
Current Employment: Western Illinois Graduate Assistant Diving Coach
Previous Experience: Assisted with AAU National Diving Championships using DiveMeet software, Operations Assistant for Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate)
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: United States Olympic Committee, USA Diving

 

 

 

Claire Smalzer Claire Smalzer
Hometown: Palos Heights, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University
Undergraduate Major: Biological Anthropology & Anatomy
Undergraduate Minor: Education
Current Employment: Athletic-Academic Advisor/Life Skills Coordinator
Previous Experience: GA for Athletic-Academic Services
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Athletic-Academic Services at the Division I level
 







Mason Tangen Mason Tangen
Hometown: Blue Grass, Iowa
Undergraduate Institution: St. Ambrose University
Undergraduate Major: Marketing, Sports Management
Current Employment: Volunteer GA Western Illinois University Athletics
Previous Experience: Intern St. Ambrose University Track and Field Strength Coach, Volunteer Track and Field Coach High School, Junior High Football/Wrestling Coach, Intern Assistant High School Athletic Director
Anticipated Internship Date: Spring 2013
Desired Area of Work: Collegiate Athletic Department

 

 

 

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Ryan Thornton
Hometown: Chillicothe Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Springfield
Undergraduate Major: History
Previous Experience: Coached boys basketball at Macomb High School, Worked at multiple country clubs in the golf shop.
Anticipated Internship Date: December 2012
Desired Area of Work: Sales or Marketing with a Golf Company

 

 

 


Julio Vinciguerra Julio Vinciguerra  
Hometown: Macomb, IL (born in Caracas, Venezuela)
Undergraduate Institution: Universidad Metropolitana (Caracas, Venezuela)
Undergraduate Major: Business Administration
Undergraduate Minor: Marketing
Anticipated
Internship Date: Spring 2013

Desired Area of Work: Professional Sport Marketing

 

 

 

 

Dustin Vissering Dustin Vissering 
Hometown: East Peoria, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Illinois State University
Undergraduate Major: Athletic Training
Current Employment: Western Illinois University Athletic Training Graduate Assistant 
Previous Experience: Peoria Chiefs Intern & Undergraduate Clinical Experience    
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate Athletics

 

 

 

Lindsay Wandrey Lindsay Wandrey  
Hometown: Pewaukee, WI
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Business Management
Current Employment: Harry Mussatto Golf Course, WIU Assistant Women’s Golf Coach
Previous Experience: Instructor for The First Tee Program, Assistant Golf Coach
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Coaching and Intercollegiate Athletics

 

 

 

No Photo Available Nick Waterman

Hometown: Monmouth, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Management
Undergraduate Minor: Economics
Current Employment: Marketing & Multimedia Graduate Assistant at Spencer Student Recreation Center
Previous Experience: LEAD Supervisor at Spencer Student Recreation Center
Anticipated Internship Date: May 2013
Desired Area of Work: Professional Sports

 

 

Justin Wilson Justin Wilson  
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri-Columbia
Undergraduate Major: Personal Financial Management
Current Employment: WIU Athletic Ticket Office
Previous Experience: Junior High School Basketball Official
Anticipated Internship Date: Spring 2013
Desired Area of Work: Professional Athletics

 

 

 

 

No Photo Available Ben Winterrowd
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Broadcasting
Undergraduate Minor: Political Science
Current Employment: Prestige Communications (Macomb High football and basketball broadcasts)
Previous Experience: Sideline reporter for WIU football on the Leatherneck Sports Network
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: High School athletics, Collegiate athletics, Professional Sports

 

 

 

Chris Wlezien Chris Wlezien
Hometown: Plainfield, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Upper Iowa University
Undergraduate Major: Sports Administration
Current Employment: Compliance Assistant at Western Illinois University
Previous Experience: Facility Management & Game Operations Intern and Volunteered in Compliance Department at Upper Iowa
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2013
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate Athletics Administration