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IMREC graduate assistants participate in regional, national events

Five graduate assistants in WKU’s Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports recently participated in regional and national events.

The five students are completing master’s degrees in Recreation and Sport Administration, which is part of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport in the College of Health and Human Services.

Ben Raemaker of Menomonie, Wis., and Darrell Shaw of Lamar, Ark., attended the 2012 AORE (Association of Outdoor Recreation Educators) National Conference Nov. 8-10 in Snowbird, Utah. Raemaker received the AORE’s Professional Climbing Instructor’s Association Base Management Scholarship and was selected to serve on the Conference Relations Committee. He also co-presented the topic “Processing: What, So What, Now What Going Beyond” with Dr. Tammie Stenger-Ramsey, associate professor of recreation. Shaw received the AORE’s Student Development Scholarship, was selected to serve on the Career Opportunities Committee and assisted with the job placement center during the national conference.

Samantha “Sam” New of Clayton, N.J., attended the 2012 MACHA (Mid-Atlantic American College Health Association) Regional Conference Nov. 8-9 in Indianapolis. She served as a co-presenter with Alissa Arnold, WKU’s coordinator of Student Wellness, on the topic “Developing Healthy Partnerships: IMREC Sports Collaboration with WKU’s Counseling, Health Services, and Alive Centers.”

Jerrode Davis of Adairsville, Ga., was selected by the ACIS (American College Intramural Sports) to serve on the Officials Development Committee during the ACIS Regional Flag Football Championships Oct. 26-28 at The Ohio State University. The members of the committee were responsible for evaluating the student officials throughout the championships and selected the top four officials to represent the region during the national championships at the University of West Florida.

Nick D’Amato of Meriden, Conn., was selected by the NIRSA (National Intramural Recreational Sports Association) to serve as an officials evaluator during the NCCS (National Campus Championship Series) Regional Flag Football Championships Oct. 26-28 at the University of Arkansas. As an evaluator, he served as a pre-tournament clinician and evaluated the performances of the student officials who officiated the games during the tournament.

Contact: Steve Rey, (270) 745-6060.

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