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About Us

Campus Recreation and Wellness seeks to foster a campus-wide culture of recreation and wellness through a comprehensive array of programs and services that educate, empower, and engage individuals to pursue and sustain healthy, balanced lifestyles.  We shape the collegiate experience by building a university culture that invests resources and appreciates the importance of quality recreation programs, services, and facilities.

Our Values

Community - We understand building a sense of community can lead to student retention and satisfaction.  CRW commits to building community through collaboration with campus partners, team building within staff, creating a welcoming environment, and providing socialization opportunities through programming efforts.

Excellence - We recognize high quality programs and services, as well as positive customer service, can beneficially impact individual experiences.  CRW is committed to providing the best quality possible, and upholds the attitude of being an "opportunistic" problem solver while maintaining policies and procedures pertaining to safety, security, and the well-being of each individual.

Experiential Learning - We believe in our responsibility of developing the whole person, including such characteristics of integrity, leadership, respect, and responsibility. CRW strives to create opportunities, which allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and values that they can carry with them throughout their lifespan.

Inclusiveness - We strive to be as inclusive as possible by taking a universal approach that is student-oriented and focuses on providing a diverse array of programs and services. CRW is cognizant of the importance of diversity and aware of our role as a leader in co-curricular learning.

Stewardship - We understand we have an obligation to our community to protect valued resources.  CRW practices stewardship through the responsible planning, management, and use of economic, environmental, and intellectual resources.

Meet our staff.

Brandon MacCallum

 

Education:
Western Carolina Unversity 2010 M.S. Sport Management
Western Kentucky Unversity 2012 M.S. Recreation and Sport Administration
UNC-Wilmington 2022 M.B.A Business Adminstration

Areas of Responsibility: Assessment Reporting and Budgeting, Memberships, Overall Department Administration

Email: bmmaccallum@wcu.edu

Education:

Areas of Responsibility: CRC and Reid Pool Operations and Maintenance, Health and Safety Courses, Informal Recreation, Catamount Climb Half Marathon and 5K

Email:


Mike Birch

 

Education:
University of Connecticut 2010 B.S. Kinesiology - Strength and Conditioning
Adelphi University 2012 M.S. Sport Management

Areas of Responsibility:
Club Sports, Intramural Recreational Sports, Dance Marathon

Email: mbirch@wcu.edu

Jeremiah Haas

 

Education:
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities 2004 B.S. Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies
Appalachian State University 2011 M.A. College Student Development

Areas of Responsibility: Base Camp Cullowhee–Land Based Activities, WCU Trail System, Outdoor Guide Development Program, First Ascent

Email: jhaas@wcu.edu

Kelsey Jones Picture

 

Education:
University of Central Florida 2015 B.S. English Language Arts Education
University of Florida 2017 M.ED. Student Personnel in Higher Education

Area of Responsibility: Intramural Recreational Sports

Email: kjones@wcu.edu

Education:
Purdue University 2017 B.S. Physical Education & Health Education
University of Central Florida 2019 M.S. Sport & Exercise Science

Area of Responsibility: Group Exercise, Personal Training, Wellness, Fitness Floor Staff

Email: alingenfelter@wcu.edu

Education:

Areas of Responsibility: Base Camp Cullowhee –Water Based Activities, Adventure Shop, Tuck River Cleanup

Email: cbfenton1@catamount.wcu.edu

amy smith

 

Education:
Southwestern Community College, 2012

Areas of Responsibility: Administration for CRW, Memberships, Purchasing and Budgets

Email: amysmith@wcu.edu

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