Campus Recreation


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
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
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
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
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/ten 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
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.

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas, Assistant Director
Fitness Services

Brian earned his BS in Exercise Science ('11) and MS in Kinesiology ('13) from Western Illinois University. Before coming to Campus Recreation in January 2018, he worked as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at the YMCA of McDonough County. He lives in Macomb with his fiance, Brandi, son, Sawyer, and daughter, Sydni. Brian loves being in an environment where people work collectively toward the shared vision of providing the best possible services and programs for our students. He particularly enjoys teaching, mentoring, and helping student workers to learn, grow, and excel. When he is not working or spending time with his family, Brian enjoys working out, listening to music of all kinds, and spending time outdoors whenever possible.

Dustin VanSloten

Dustin Van Sloten, Assistant Director
Intramural Sports and Student Development

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.

Fall 2018 Facility Management Graduate Assistants

Matthew (Matt) Collum, GA

Matthew Collum
Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Undergraduate Education: Montclair State University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Kiersten Deutsch, GA

Kiersten Deutsch
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Undergraduate Education: James Madison University
Current Graduate Work: Law Enforcement & Justice Administration


Isaiah “Zeek” Duncan
Hometown: Peoria, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Bryce Miller, GA

Bryce Miller
Hometown: Waverly, IA
Undergraduate Education: University of Iowa
Current Graduate Work: Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Travis Walker, GA

Travis Walker
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Health Sciences - Public Health

Fall 2018 Fitness Services Graduate Assistant

Zachary (Zach) Jones, GA

Zachary Jones
Hometown: McKinney, TX
Undergraduate Education: Oklahoma State University
Current Graduate Work: Kinesiology - Strength & Conditioning

Spring 2018 Intramural Sports & Rec Events Graduate Assistants

Jamie Ali , GA

Jamie Ali
Hometown: South Holland, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Brock Bugaj , GA

Brock Bugaj
Hometown: Round Lake Park, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Kinesiology - Wellness & Fitness Management

Chester Griffith, GA

Chester Griffith
Hometown: Washington, IL
Undergraduate Education:
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Fall 2018 Sport Clubs Graduate Assistant

Anyssa Hining, GA

Anyssa Hining
Hometown: Quincy, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: College Student Personnel

Fall 2018 Wellness & Rec Events

Brittany Cordero , GA

Brittany Cordero
Hometown: Huntley, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Health Sciences - School Health


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