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

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.

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) and daughter-in-law Ashley Sisk Terstriep (WIU '17). 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
BM-Thomas2@wiu.edu
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.

Spring 2019 Facility Management Graduate Assistants

Kiersten Deutsch, GA

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

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Ashley Dumler
AA-Dumler@wiu.edu
Hometown: Dike, IA
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Isaiah

Isaiah “Zeek” Duncan
IN-Duncan@wiu.edu
Hometown: Peoria, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

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Lanier "L" Mays, Jr.
L-Mays@wiu.edu
Hometown: Lansing, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Travis Walker, GA

Travis Walker
TD-Walker2@wiu.edu
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Health Sciences - Public Health

Spring 2019 Fitness Services Intern

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Spring 2019 Intramural Sports & Rec Events Graduate Assistants

Brock Bugaj , GA

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

Monserrat "Monse" Figueroa
M-Figueroa@wiu.edu
Hometown: Rock Valley, IA
Undergraduate Education: Northwestern College
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Chester Griffith, GA

Chester Griffith
CM-Griffith@wiu.edu
Hometown: Washington, IL
Undergraduate Education:
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Spring 2019 Sport Clubs Graduate Assistant

Anyssa Hining, GA

Anyssa Hining
AM-Hining@wiu.edu
Hometown: Quincy, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: College Student Personnel

Spring 2019 Wellness & Rec Events

Brittany Cordero , GA

Brittany Cordero
BA-Cordero@wiu.edu
Hometown: Huntley, IL
Undergraduate Education: Western Illinois University
Current Graduate Work: Health Sciences - School Health

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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