Emma Bouma ‘19 started at App State in 2015 and graduated in the Spring of 2019. Emma worked with UREC for her last two years of college serving as a Club Sports Executive Officer during that time. Emma’s brother, Karst Bouma ‘21, attended App State from Fall 2017 to Spring 2021, working at UREC for three years from 2018 to 2021. Karst started working as a Sports Supervisor and then held the leadership position of Program Manager.
Madison Neisz - Bobby L. Dunnigan Outstanding Service Award
Her nominator had this to share:
“After demonstrating her leadership potential, this student was promoted in May of 2022 to Program Manager for Member Services. Being a program manager is our highest student-employee position. In this role, this student helps train, manage, and evaluate a team of 40+ students. She has grown as a public speaker and takes initiative to create new training materials for the staff. We’ve been able to implement more announcements over the PA system, occupancy counts to be displayed online, and she continuously helps the team have a better understanding of their role in the evaluation process. Her peers look to her as a leader and resource. She is highly motivated to not only improve her own performance but to enhance the working experience of those around her.”
As part of our strategic plan, UREC aims to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to engage and thrive. We have implemented the following strategies in an effort to work on representation, outreach, education, and access.
This past year, we have continued our efforts in offering new experiences to allow all students to experience what people with different motor abilities experience. Through the grants offered through the Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee, UREC has been able to offer these opportunities:
As part of our strategic plan, UREC seeks to enhance the career readiness and leadership skills of the student employees working in the department. Within this past year, we have worked towards creating a team environment to nurture staff’s sense of belonging, empowering and supporting our student staff to focus on their development opportunities, and increase their self-awareness of transferable skills.