Kinesiology

Class of 2012

Joseph Campagna Joseph Campagna
Hometown: Elmwood Park, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Lake Forest College
Undergraduate Major: Liberal Arts with focus in Biology 
Current Employment: Western Illinois University Men’s and Women’s Tennis Graduate Assistant
Previous Experience: Tennis Professional   
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: Public Relations

 

 

 

 


Rick Droski Richard (Rick) Droski
Hometown: Sparta, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Central Michigan
Undergraduate Major: Sport Management
Undergraduate Minor: Professional Sales and Marketing
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant for Tickets
Previous Experience: Central Michigan Ticket Office - Sales Association; Michigan Whitecaps - Operations Intern (Single A Affiliate of Detroit Tigers
Anticipated Internship Date: Spring 2013
Desired Area of Work: College or Professional Ticket Operations or Sales






No Photo Available Doug Eisenman
Hometown: Grundy Center, Iowa
Undergraduate Institution: Central College
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science 
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant WIU Men’s Basketball
Previous Experience: Assistant varsity high school baseball coach, Central College Athletic Department, GA WIU Men’s Basketball
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: Collegiate or High School coaching, Athletic Department at Collegiate level






Josh Gregory Joshua Gregory
Hometown: Loveland, CO
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Athletic Training
Current Employment: Western Illinois University Swimming & Diving Graduate Assistant
Previous Experience: Managed swim teams from Western Illinois University and the McDonough County YMCA
Anticipated
Internship Date: Summer 2012

Desired Area of Work: Athletic Director, Athletic Trainer, Facility Manager, Marketing Manager

 

 

 


Dan Haverkamp Dan Haverkamp
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Undergraduate Institution: St. Ambrose University
Undergraduate Major: Radio/TV, Journalism, Sports Management  
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant for Facilities and Event Management
Previous Experience: Internships with Quad Cities River Bandits and Quad City Mallards
Anticipated Internship Date: May 2012
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate Athletics Administration

 

 

 

 


Jason Haynes Jason Haynes
Hometown: Monmouth, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: Illinois College
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Undergraduate Minor: Philosophy
Current Employment: Assistant Track & Field and Cross Country Coach at Knox College 
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: College Coaching

 

 

 

 
Naomi Hillsman Naomi Hillsman
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Undergraduate Institution: Coe College
Undergraduate Major: Sport Management
Undergraduate Minor: Spanish
Current Employment: WIU Athletic Ticket Office
Previous Experience: Assistant to Summer Event Coordinator
Anticipated Internship Date: Spring 2012
Desired Area of Work: Event Management





Ben Hunter Ben Hunter
Hometown: Biggsville, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Monmouth College 
Undergraduate Major: History
Current Employment: WIU Research Assistant
Previous Experience: High School Coach Football and Basketball, Monmouth College Assistant Football Coach
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: College Coaching




Michael Jones Michael Jones
Hometown: LaHarpe, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Monmouth College 
Undergraduate Major: Communication
Undergraduate Minor: Business Administration
Current Employment: Director of Development for Libraries, the Centennial Honors College and the School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach at WIU
Previous Experience: Assistant Alumni Director at WIU; Sports/Marketing Director at Prestige Communications in Macomb
Anticipated Internship Date: Completed in Summer 2011 with WIU Athletics
Desired Area of Work: Development



Stephanie Lovingood Stephanie Lovingood
Hometown: Peoria, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Fashion Merchandising
Undergraduate Minor: Management
Current Employment: St. Louis Rams
Previous Experience: Chicago Sky WNBA, Peoria Rivermen Hockey
Anticipated Internship Date: January 2012
Desired Area of Work: Community Outreach & Event Management




Quintin Parker Quintin Parker
Hometown: Macomb, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Broadcast Journalism
Undergraduate Minor: Music Business
Current Employment: Instructional Technology Systems Manager (WIU-University Television)
Previous Experience: Music Producer/DJ for 6 years and a Coach for 4 years. Program Assistant for 2 years, teaching K-3 grade computers and as a Network Technology Assistant for Macomb School District No. 185.
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012 (Burlington Bees Baseball Club)
Desired Area of Work: Audiovisual Production and Personal Coaching

 


Eddie Zurcher Cooper Stewart
Hometown: Sterling, Ill.
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: History
Undergraduate Minor: Chemistry
Current Employment: Baseball Coach at Western Illinois University
Previous Experience: Baseball Coach, Player at Western Illinois University
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: Facility Management




Nick Schmidt Nick Schmidt
Hometown: Heyworth, IL
Undergraduate Institution: MacMurray College
Undergraduate Major: Sport Management
Current Employment: Athletic department volunteer/ intern. (Marketing and promotions for men’s and women’s basketball)
Previous Experience: Marketing and Sales for Gold’s Gym. Game day operations- MacMurray College/ WIU
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate athletics

 

 

 

Brad Taylor Brad Taylor
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: Northern Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Media Studies  
Current Employment: WIU Athletics Media Services Graduate Assistant
Previous Experience: Chicago Bears Marketing, Advertising, and Events Intern; NIU Athletics Sports Information and Media Relations
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: Sports Information, Marketing, or Operations in Intercollegiate Athletics or Professional Sports

 

 

 


No Photo Available Katie Thomas
Hometown: Camp Point, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Culver-Stockton College
Undergraduate Major: Applied Sports Science & Mathematics
Campus Recreation: Intramural Sports
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: Intramural Sports

 

 

 

 


Cameron Weidenthaler Cameron Weidenthaler
Hometown: Panora, Iowa
Undergraduate Institution: Upper Iowa University
Undergraduate Major: Sports Communication
Current Employment: WIU Media Services Graduate Assistant
Previous Experience: Five years of sports information work, interned at KCCI-TV with the sports department in Des Moines, Iowa
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: Sports Information/Media Services





Matt Wittig Matt Wittig
Hometown: Astoria, Illinois
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: Management   
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Promotions
Previous Experience: Graduate Assistant  to the Vice President of Student Services, Volunteer in WIU Athletics, WIU Campus Recreation, High School and Junior High Football Coach
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate Athletics

 

 

 

Elizabeth Wohrley Elizabeth Wohrley
Hometown: Dixon, Illinois    
Undergraduate Institution: Western Illinois University    
Undergraduate Major: Kinesiology, emphasis in Athletic Training
Undergraduate Minor: Family and Consumer Sciences
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Macomb High School
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012
Desired Area of Work: High School Athletic Trainer, High School Athletic Director




Eddie Zurcher Eddie Zurcher  
Hometown: Orion, IL 
Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Undergraduate Major: Kinesiology 
Current Employment: Graduate Assistant for WIU Men’s Soccer Team 
Previous Experience: University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
Anticipated Internship Date: Summer 2012 
Desired Area of Work: Intercollegiate Athletics or Professional Sport