Campus Recreation

Mission

The mission of Campus Recreation provides life-enhancing, recreational opportunities through the promotion of active lifestyle, personal growth, and experiential learning. We provide life balance with recreation.

Meet the Campus Recreation Professional Staff

Milly MacDonell

Milly MacDonell, Director
MB-MacDonell@wiu.edu
Milly is from Atlantic Beach, Florida. She earned her BS in Biology from Mississippi University for Women, and her MS in Sports Management ('00) from Western Illinois University. Milly also did graduate studies in Exercise Science at Wake Forest University. She has served as the Director of Campus Recreation for Western since 2005. Milly loves having a positive impact on so many students' lives, in particular, the mentoring of the employees and graduate assistants. In her spare time, she likes golfing and walking.

Alan Arvin

Alan Arvin, Manager of Sports Facilities
AE-Arvin@wiu.edu
Alan began working at Campus Recreation in July 2012. He had been the Intercollegiate Athletic Equipment Specialist for Leatherneck football since 2007. Alan has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Technology from Southeastern Community College.

Nick Knowles

Nick Knowles, Assistant Director
Facility Management , Aquatics, and Sport Clubs

NS-Knowles@wiu.edu
Nick is a Macomb native. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1994 until 1998. He is a WIU alumnus and earned his bachelor’s degree in RPTA in 2002 and his master’s in RPTA in 2007. Nick began working at Campus Recreation in 2007. Nick enjoys working in a fun environment and learning from student employees and student leaders. Next to spending time with his wife, Liz, (WIU ’03), daughter, Reagan, and son, Jack, Nick likes to golf, lift weights, and watch WWE Raw.

Vian Neally

Vian Neally, Assistant Director
Marketing

VS-Neally@wiu.edu
Vian lives in Carthage with her husband, Joel. She earned her bachelor's degree in Communication and Human Resource Management minor in 1996 and her master's degree in Instructional Design Technology in 2002. Vian has worked at WIU since 1997 and began duties in Campus Recreation in August 2015. Vian and Joel are the proud parents/grandparents of three children/grandchildren and DQ Grill & Chill / Orange Julius entrepreneurs in Carthage. In her spare time, Vian enjoys singing with her praise band and sharing her love for LipSense as an Independent Distributor by SeneGence International.

Julie Terstriep

Julie Terstriep, Business Manager
JL-Terstriep@wiu.edu
Julie lives on a farm near Industry, Illinois. She earned her BA from Western Illinois University in 1988 and after working in Campus Recreation for 17 years, Julie earned an MS in RPTA in 2013. Julie and her husband, Steve (WIU ’78), have a son, Erik (WIU ’07) and daughter, Leigh (WIU ’10) and son-in-law Scott Bickerman (WIU '09). When she is not working with students, Julie is an IHSA Certified Volleyball Official and Clinician. Julie became a grandma to Jordan Bickerman in 2016.

Dustin VanSloten

Dustin Van Sloten, Assistant Director
Intramural Sports and Student Development

DR-VanSloten@wiu.edu
Dustin received his BS in Recreation and Leisure Services from the University of Northern Iowa, and his MS from WIU in Sports Management ('01). Dustin lives in Macomb with his wife, Katie, their three cats and two dogs. Dustin enjoys working for Campus Recreation because he is passionate about helping the students learn and grow through participating and working in our programs.

2017-2018 Facilities Graduate Assistants

Matt Collum, GA

Matthew Collum
MW-@wiu.edu
Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Undergraduate Education: Montclair State University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Nathan Knuffman

Nathan Knuffman
NR-Knuffman2@wiu.edu
Hometown: Coatsburg, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Kinesiology - Wellness & Fitness Management

Facilities Graduate Assistant Nick Lampert

Nicholas (Nick) Lampert
NT-Lampert@wiu.edu
Hometown: Holdingford, MN
Undergraduate Education: Bemidji State University
Current Graduate Work: Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Bryce Miller, GA

Bryce Miller
BA-Miller4@wiu.edu
Hometown: Waverly, IA
Undergraduate Education: University of Iowa
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Facilities Graduate Assistant Jonathan Reed

Jonathan (Jon) Reed
JD-Reed@wiu.edu
Hometown: Hattiesburg, MS
Undergraduate Education: University of Southern Mississippi
Current Graduate Work: Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

2017-2018 Fitness Services Graduate Assistant: Fitness Management & Wellness

Zachary (Zach) Jones, GA

Zachary Jones
ZS-Jones@wiu.edu
Hometown: McKinney, TX
Undergraduate Education: Oklahoma State University
Current Graduate Work: Kinesiology - Sport & Exercise Psychology

2017-2018 Fitness Services Graduate Assistant: Group Fitness

Kiersten Deutsch, GA

Kiersten Deutsch
KA-Deutsch2@wiu.edu
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Undergraduate Education: James Madison University
Current Graduate Work: Law Enforcement & Justice Administration

2017-2018 Intramural Sports & Rec Events Graduate Assistants

IM/Rec Events Graduate Assistant Crystall Dooley

Crystal Dooley
CT-Dooley@wiu.edu
Hometown: Lombard, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Facilities Graduate Assistant Carmello Rizzo

Carmello (CJ) Rizzo
CJ-Rizzo@wiu.edu
Hometown: Massapequa, NY
Undergraduate Education: York College of Pennsylvania
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

IM/Rec Events Graduate Assistant Eric Vaughn

Eric Vaughn
EF-Vaughn@wiu.edu
Hometown: Harvard, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

2017-2018 Sport Clubs Graduate Assistant

Facilities Graduate Assistant Maria Camargo

Maria Camargo
ME-Camargo@wiu.edu
Hometown: Darnestown, MD
Undergraduate Education: James Madison University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

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Contact Info

Campus Recreation
Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, 200A
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Office: (309) 298-1228
Front Desk: (309) 298-2797
Fax Number: (309) 298-3224