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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.

Crw staff directory


shauna sage, director of CRW

Shauna Sage


Kalamazoo College 2003 B.A. Economics/Business
Western Michigan University 2005 M.A. Sport Administration
Western Carolina University 2016 Ed.D. Educational Leadership

Areas of Responsibility: Marketing, Assessment Reporting and Budgeting, Memberships, WCU Dance Team, Overall Department Administration


brandon maccallum, associate Director of crw

Brandon MacCallum


Western Carolina University 2010 B.S. Sport Management
Western Kentucky University 2012 M.S. Recreation & Sport Administration

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



Mike Birch, associate director of intramural recreational and club sports

Mike Birch


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


jeremiah haas, Associate director of outdoor programs

Jeremiah Haas


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


KELSEY JONES, assistant director of intramural recreational sports

Kelsey Jones Picture


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



AMy Lingenfelter, assistant director of fitness & wellness

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


kay tufts, assistant director of outdoor programs

Kay Tufts


Radford University 2011 B.S. Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Ohio University 2013 M.S. Recreation and Sport Sciences

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


Jana Kent, Business Services Coordinator

University of South Florida 1992 B.S. Accounting
Areas of Responsibility: Administration for CRW, Memberships, Purchasing and Budgets


Thomas cook, Graduate assistant for Outdoor programs

Young Harris College 2017 B.S. Outdoor Leadership

Areas of Responsibility: Outdoor Programs

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