National School, Level II, Meets High Standards in Hilton Head
From left, Heath Powell, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Chris Muller, University of Texas (Arlington), and Jeff Witt, University of Toledo, engage in a little team- and Lego-building exercise.
A top-notch faculty and the valuable opportunity for attendees to collaborate with fellow recreational sports professionals combined to render the 2005 National School of Recreational Sports Management (NSRSM)Level II an unequivocal success. The June 7-10 event in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, drew forty-six attendees from all six NIRSA regions for a program that provided many occasions to practice, discuss, and refine the professional skills necessary for success. The 2005 NSRSM faculty presented the multi-faceted talents of the following Professional Members:
- Dr. Julia Wallace-Carr, James Madison University (chair)
- Dr. Sarah Hardin, Southeast Missouri State University
- Dr. Paul Milton, Kent State University
- Juliette Moore, University of Arizona
- Loretta Capra, Colorado State University (interim)
At the launch of the July Know, thirty-three of the attendees had confirmed in an online survey that the overall experience of the NSRSM either met or exceeded their expectations. In addition, all of the responders indicated that they would recommend the event to others. The true value of NSRSM is best summed up by the following attendee comments:
- "The NSRSM was an enlightening experience that allowed great interactions with colleagues from across the country." – Terry Dougherty, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
- "The faculty were excellent, the networking was top notch and the learning environment created was wonderful. This is must-see TV for NIRSA members looking to advance their professional career." Scott Bosler, University of North Dakota (Grand Forks)
- "NSRSM is a place that individuals can come together for education and fun. Getting to know colleagues from around the nation provides you with ongoing resources that cannot be matched by any other professional development opportunity that I have attended." – Kendra Violet, University of Cincinnati
- "Even if you have years in the field or have attended other training schools, you will learn something about yourself ... guaranteed." – Darrell Wilson, Cornell University
The 2006 NSRSM will be a Level I event next spring. Complete details will be announced soon.