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 from Western Illinois University. Milly also did graduate studies in Exercise Science at Wake Forest University. She has been in Campus Recreation for 16 years, nine of which have been at Western. Milly loves having a positive impact on so many students' lives, in particular, the mentoring of the employees and Grads. In her spare time, she likes golfing and walking with her golden retriever and best pal, Reilly.

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.

 

 

Marsha Grotts

Marsha Grotts, Facility Manager
ME-Grotts@wiu.edu
Marsha has been with Campus Recreation for almost two years, but ten years total with Western Illinois University. Her hometown is North Platte, Nebraska, but she was raised in Denver, Colorado.  Marsha entered the Army in 1977, and proudly served as a medical specialist for seven years. Marsha has two sons and two grandsons; she would find it very hard to live without any of them. She enjoys working at the Spencer Student Recreation Center because it is a lively, fun place where the majority of the people come to de-stress and maintain a great positive attitude toward fitness and life.

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 started working in 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.

Kelley Popkin

Kelley Kenady, Assistant Director
Fitness Services

KA-Kenady@wiu.edu
Raised in Mendon, Illinois, Kelley earned her master’s in Wellness Promotion and Fitness Management from Western Illinois University. Kelley is the proud mother of a very active son and a beautiful daughter. She is passionate about Olympic lifting, running, and weightlifting and says she could not live without her Asics running shoes, which she puts to use on a daily basis. Kelley also enjoys reading in her spare time.

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 in 1996 and her master's degree in Instructional Design Technology in 2002. Vian has worked at WIU since 1997 in Orientation and began duties in Campus Recreation in August 2015. Vian and Joel are the proud parents of three children and nine grandchildren. In her spare time, Vian spends time with her family, sings in a praise band, and watches movies.

Julie Terstriep

Julie Terstriep, Business Manager
JL-Terstriep@wiu.edu
Julie lives on a farm near Industry, Illinois and graduated from Macomb High School. She earned her BA from Western Illinois University in 1988. 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 Van Sloten

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. 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.

 

2016-2017 Facilities Graduate Assistants

Facilities Graduate Assistant Maria Camargo

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

Facilities Graduate Assistant Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson
SJ-Johnson3@wiu.edu
Hometown: Yorkville, Illinois
Undergraduate Education: Illinois State University
Current Graduate Work: Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Facilities Graduate Assistant Nick Lampert

Nicholas (Nick) Lampert
NT-Lampert@wiu.edu
Hometown: Holdingford, MN
Undergraduate Education: Bemidji State University
Current Graduate Work: Kinesiology
Emphasis: Sport & Exercise Psychology

Facilities Graduate Assistant Jonathan Reed

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

2016-2017 Group Fitness Graduate Assistant

Ana Smith - Group Fitness Graduate Assistant

Andriana (Ana) Smith
AR-Smith8@wiu.edu
Hometown: Zion, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Kinesiology
Emphasis: Wellness and Fitness Management

2016-2017 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 Pensylvania
Current Graduate Work: Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

IM/Rec Events Graduate Assistant Perm Tinsey

Dejon (Perm) Tinsey
DC-Tinsey@wiu.edu
Hometown: Calumet City, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
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

2016-2017 Sport Clubs Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant Jesse Geer

Jesse Geer
J-Geer@wiu.edu
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: York College of Pennsylvania
Current Graduate Work: Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

2016-2017 Wellness & Fitness Management Graduate Assistant

Wellness & Fitness Mgt Graduate Assistant Dylan Hast

Dylan Hast
DT-Hast@wiu.edu
Hometown: Champaign, IL
Undergraduate Education: St. Ambrose University
Current Graduate Work: Kinesiology
Emphasis: Strength and Conditioning

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Contact Info

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

Email: C-Recreation@wiu.edu
Office: (309) 298-1228
Front Desk: (309) 298-2797
Fax Number: (309) 298-3224