Campus Recreation

University of Mississippi

Meet the Campus Recreation Staff

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PeterPeter Tulchinsky, Ed.D.

Director
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662-915-5591

Peter hails from South Bend, Indiana, where he grew up in the shadow of the Golden Dome. He received a B.A. in English from his hometown school, the University of Notre Dame, and began his path in collegiate recreation as an intramural official. Peter served as the graduate assistant for intramural sports at the University of Tennessee, where he earned his M.S. in Sport Administration. After serving for one year as the assistant director, Peter was hired as the director of campus recreation at Elon University, a position he held for 15 years before transitioning to his current role at the University of Mississippi. Peter has placed significant emphasis throughout his career on team-building and helping students enhance their professional competencies. Peter is focused on the continued development of the university’s recreation and wellness initiatives, including the construction of a new recreation center. Peter resides in Oxford with his wife and three children, where they can often be seen at university events or local recreational activities.


JasonJason Shirkey

Associate Director – Facility Operations
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662-915-5579

Jason was born and raised an Indiana Hoosier! He attended Indiana University before landing an internship at Ball State University, which then lead him to the NIRSA National Conference where his path directed him south to Ole Miss for graduate school. He received a B.S. in Sport Management from Indiana University and his Masters degree here at Ole Miss. Jason enjoys working with students and helping them with their personal leadership journey as well as serving the university community as part of Staff Council. When not at work, Jason can be found at FNC Park coaching soccer, travel baseball, flag football, basketball and any other activity his two kids enjoy.  He and his wife Amy enjoy spending time with family and friends, serving at First Baptist church, and attending Ole Miss sporting events!


AmandaAmanda Alpert

Associate Director – Programs
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662-915-7746

Amanda is originally from Michigan and moved to Mississippi in 2014, now calling Oxford home. She received a B.S. in Secondary Education majoring in Physical Education and minoring in School Health as well as received a M.A. in Sport Administration both from Central Michigan University. Fire Up Chips! She is currently an active member in NIRSA attending and presenting at conferences/workshops, serving on the NIRSA Championship Series Basketball Work Team, and enjoys traveling and volunteering at NCS Tournaments. Amanda strives to provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to be active and build lasting relationships through sport. Her professional goal is to continue to offer inclusive programming and assist with integrating Unified Sports into campus recreation programs across the nation. When Amanda is not at work, she enjoys exploring Mississippi, getting outside and playing all types of sports, or having a relaxing Netflix night snuggled up with her two kitties.


ShannonShannon Richardson, Ph.D.

Assistant Director – Outdoors
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662-915-6736

Shannon was born in South Carolina, raised in Georgia, then moved west in 2004 – and she has called Oxford, Mississippi her home ever since.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Shannon began working for her alma mater in the recreational sports program, and soon realized her passion for health promotion and working with university students.  She holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of North Georgia, an M.P.A. in Public Administration and Finance from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Mississippi.  Shannon loves the great outdoors and helping others “get out and live.” Shannon’s professional focuses are programming, instruction, assessment, marketing, and student development. Outside of work, she is involved with several ministries at her church, and she enjoys trail running, coaching 6U soccer, and spending time with family and friends. Shannon is married to Hunter, who also works on campus, and they have two active children who keep them on their toes!


MarkMark Garneau

Assistant Director – Facility Operations
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662-915-3472

Mark originally hails from Boston, and during his undergrad experience, his mentor helped him understand the career opportunities within collegiate recreation. Mark joined the University of Mississippi in 2004,  and he holds a B.A. in Legal Studies and History from the University of Lowell and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from William and Mary.  Mark has been a recreational and competitive swimmer his entire life, and he enjoys sharing that passion with others. When Mark is not competing in the 400 IM or 1650, he enjoys spending time with his family. Mark is married to Stephanie and they have five (yes five!) wonderful children.


ErinErin Murphy-Cromeans

Assistant Director – Wellness Education
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662-915-5055

Erin Cromeans is a Mississippi native.   She received a B.A. in Exercise Science at the University of Mississippi where she found her passion for health and wellness and solidified her love for Ole Miss. She then went on to receive two Master’s Degrees, Health Promotion and followed by Nutrition, where she had opportunities to teach academically,  develop and facilitate a substance abuse education program for Ole Miss students, and provide diet and physical activity guidance to families in the Mississippi Delta.  It was through these experiences that she found her passion for college students, specifically reducing their risk around substance use, and fostering an environment for students to navigate college life in sobriety.  Erin is currently ABD in her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Health and Kinesiology with a focus in Health Behavior from the University of Mississippi.  She currently oversees the William Magee Center for Wellness Education.  Erin’s primary focus is harm reduction, prevention, and recovery for substance use populations. She is excited to blend experiential learning and recreation into her substance use prevention work!  Erin and her husband, John, have two beautiful children and can be found at many local sporting events, or depending on the time of year, duck hunting in the Mississippi Delta. Hotty Toddy!


CareyCarey Greenwood

Assistant Director – Fitness
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662-915-1131

Carey is originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina, located in Western NC. She completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Recreation Management. Her love for the beach took her to Wilmington, NC, to complete her undergraduate degree at UNC Wilmington. Post undergrad, family connections lead her to Oxford to attain her master’s degree at Ole Miss. This is where she had her first experience in Campus Recreation, as an intern with Ole Miss Campus Recreation. Upon completing her master’s, she returned to NC and worked with the City of Hickory as a Senior Recreation Programmer for Fitness and Wellness. Missing the university recreation setting, Carey transitioned back into campus recreation as Fitness Coordinator at UNCW. Wanting to return to Oxford to be closer to family, the opportunity to move into the role of Assistant Director for Fitness worked out perfectly! During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, her family and friends, going shopping and being outdoors with her dog, Georgia. She enjoys trying new forms of exercise and learning creative ways to stay active. She also has a passion for teaching cycle, yoga and functional training classes and working with clients to help others reach their fitness and wellness goals. The only bad workout you can have is the one you never do!


Gabby Sokol

Assistant Director – Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs
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662-915-7799

Gabby was born and raised in Indiana, later attending Indiana University and receiving a B.A. degree in Psychology. She began working as a student in collegiate recreation after being recruited at a job fair at IU. Once realizing her passion for recreation she moved down to Oxford, MS to work as the graduate assistant for intramural sports and sport clubs, and pursue her M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel. After graduating she accepted the position of coordinator for intramural sports & club sports at Oakland University, serving in the position for 3.5 years before migrating back to Oxford, MS for her current position. Gabby is passionate about developing students to be the leaders of tomorrow. When she is not working, Gabby enjoys playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, or trying out food at a new local hotspot.


Mackenzie Humberger

Coordinator of Marketing and Member Services 
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662-915-2991

Mackenzie is originally from Newton Falls, Ohio.  She attended Kent State University where she received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and her M. Ed. in Higher Education and Student Personnel.  While perusing her undergraduate degree, Mackenzie received her first job on campus at Kent State’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center.  She became a Member and Guest Services Supervisor until she transitioned to graduate school.  During her time in graduate school, she held positions working with Destination Kent State College of the Arts as a Graduate Academic Advisor, University Registrar as a Graduate Assistant, and Youngstown State University Campus Recreation as an academic intern.  Mackenzie looks forward to exploring Oxford and the south, as well as finding all the spots to listen to live music.


DanielDaniel Hill

Coordinator of Aquatics
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662-915-1897

Daniel is no stranger to North Mississippi. Raised in Booneville, MS, Daniel spent two years at Northeast Mississippi Community College before transferring to The Flagship – the University of Mississippi. He has a B.A. in history, and is somewhat of a history buff. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters in Higher Education/Student Personnel. Additionally, Daniel is an active NIRSA member and currently serves as the State Student Leader for Mississippi. He has two older brothers, whose footsteps he followed to come to Ole Miss, and a younger sister/best friend who is currently attending the university as well. An avid sports fan, Daniel can be found at almost any sports event on campus. When Daniel is not at work or in the library studying, he can be found enjoying a good book, scouring the internet, playing video games or hanging with family and friends. He loves meeting new people and making new friends, so strike up a conversation with him (he loves “dad jokes” and trivia questions).


JamaalJamaal Rhodes

Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs
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662-915-7799

Jamaal was born and raised in Chatom, Alabama.  He attended the University of South Alabama where he received his B.S. in Business Administration- General Management and his M.S. in Sports Management.  While pursuing his Masters degree, Jamaal served as the graduate assistant for USA’s Intramural and Sport Clubs, interned with USA’s football operations and equipment departments, and interned with the Reese’s Senior Bowl.  When Jamaal is not at work, he enjoys playing and watching different sports, spending time with family, and enjoying life to the fullest.


YvonneYvonne Moody

Operations Supervisor
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662-915-1128

Yvonne was born and raised in Mississippi and has considered Oxford home for over 25 years. After attending Oxford High School, she graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2004 with a B.A. in Psychology from the school of Liberal Arts.  When not working, she enjoys reading, watching her children play sports, and attending Ole Miss sporting events. Joining our staff in 2017, Yvonne looks forward to working with students and promoting our vision of The Flagship legacy at Campus Recreation. A fun fact about Yvonne, she lives in a house full of boys- her husband, 2 sons, and 3 cats!


RhondaRhonda Tompkins

Operations Supervisor
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662-915-6543

Rhonda is a native of Oxford, Mississippi and a graduate of Oxford High School. Rhonda received her bachelor’s degree from Delta State University in 1995. Rhonda started her Ole Miss career in 2005 working with Employee Health. She was asked to join the Office of Health Promotion a year later.  They say home is where the heart is and Rhonda’s is in Oxford, home of the Ole Miss Rebels – HOTTY TODDY!  Rhonda enjoys Ole Miss sports, especially football and baseball season. When she is not working she spends time with her beautiful daughter and her very close-knit circle of family and friends.


David Swearingen

Graduate Assistant – Aquatics 
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662-915-7946

Growing up near Lake Michigan, at a young age David found swimming to be almost second nature to him. In middle school, he found a new home at the local swim club, and soon after the high school swim team. This began his passion for aquatics. Around the same time, he also started his career as a lifeguard at the local YMCA and took these skills with him to college. Originally attending University of Dayton, he transferred to Indiana University his sophomore year to pursue Astronomy. David graduated from Indiana University only three short years later, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Taking his talents to Ole Miss, David has decided to go after a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Personnel. He is still an avid swimmer and occasionally will glance up at the stars, too.


DylanDylan Dobbs

Graduate Assistant – Facility Operations 
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662-915-5575

Dylan was raised in Titusville, Florida, and went to spend a portion of his life in the Great Smoky Mountains. Dylan received his Associate Degree from Cleveland State Community College before transferring to the University of Tennessee. It was on Rocky Top that he would find his passion for campus recreation, and go on to receive a B.S. in Recreation and Sport Management. When it came time to pursue a higher education, he decided to stay in the SEC. While at Ole Miss, Dylan will be pursuing his M.S. in Sport and Recreation Administration. He is a proud dog dad, an avid snowboarder (despite the lack of mountains in Mississippi), and a passionate soccer fan.


Megan Fish

Graduate Assistant – Facility Operations 
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662-915-5575

Megan was born and raised in a small town in Northwest Ohio. She then attended Ohio University, where she received her B.S. in Exercise Physiology. During her time in Athens, Ohio, she expanded her involvement from Physical Therapy clinics to Campus Recreation in the Facilities and Member Services Departments. During her time there she fell in love with the world that is Campus Recreation and knew it was where she belonged. After graduating from OU, Megan decided to travel south and attend the University of Mississippi and pursue her Master’s in Health Promotion. Megan loves to travel, try new foods, workout, and watch New Girl.


MeganMegan Brady

Graduate Assistant – Facility Operations & Sport Clubs
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662-915-5597

Megan was born and raised in Olney, Maryland, a town an hour outside of Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Kinesiology. While there, Megan was involved in a lot of different things, but her love for Campus Recreation outweighed them all by serving as a President of Women’s Club Volleyball and a Program Assistant for Intramural Sports. While taking some time off after graduation, she discovered her love of coaching and working at her local high school as an assistant to the Athletic Director. Eventually she realized she missed Campus Recreation too much and made her way down south to Ole Miss to pursue a Master’s in Recreation Administration. When Megan is not at work she can be found baking with roommates, playing with Olivia Dyer’s dog, watching Netflix, or out playing volleyball. Even though she will miss her family, friends, and dog back up north she looks forward to diving into new experiences working for a department at a new school… and no, unfortunately Megan is not related to Tom Brady.


LeAnne Davis

Graduate Assistant – Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs
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662-915-7799

LeAnne was born and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia which is just north of Atlanta. She attended the University of North Georgia and received her B.S in Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology. She found her love for campus recreation after serving as a Supervisor for Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs as an undergraduate. After graduation, she moved to Mississippi to earn a M.S in Higher Education and Student Personnel. LeAnne loves to try and learn new things, any sort of competitive activity, and to attend sporting events.


BaileyBailey Kenney

Graduate Assistant – Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs
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Bailey comes to Ole Miss Campus Recreation from the West Coast; he was born and raised in Simi Valley, California. Bailey earned his B.S. in Community Sports Management from Arizona State University, which is where he found a passion for officiating intramural sports as well as student development. Upon completion of his degree, he moved on to the University of Denver Club Sports & Intramural program where he spent the year serving as an intern. During his time at Ole Miss, Bailey will be pursuing his masters degree in Recreation Administration. Bailey considers himself to be a lifetime learner and is always ready to read a good book or to meet someone new. When Bailey is not at work you, can find him camping, rooting for his Sun Devils, officiating high school basketball or playing on just about any sports team.


CheyanneCheyanne Clouse

Graduate Assistant – Fitness
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662-915-7572

Cheyanne was born and raised in Bloomingburg, New York, a small town in the heart of the Hudson Valley.  Her journey down south began with a stop in North Carolina where she attending Wingate University, to pursue collegiate swimming and obtain her B.S in Exercise Science.  When her time with swimming came to an end, Cheyanne dove head first into Campus Recreation to fill the void that competitive swimming had left.   She became a certified Personal Trainer in 2014, CrossFit Coach in 2014, USAW Sports Performance Coach in 2016, and a Group Fitness Instructor in 2017. Her journey down south has brought Cheyanne to Ole Miss where she will be pursing her Masters in Health Promotion with dreams of remaining in the field of Campus Recreation. She enjoys all things coffee, cats and has really embraced the south through her new found love for crawfish. Cheyanne loves getting to know people, so if you ever see her around, make sure to say hello. Hotty Toddy!


Paige Perkins

Graduate Assistant – Fitness 
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662-915-7572

Paige was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois; a city about an hour west of Chicago. She fell in love with sports early on and felt that working in the field of health and fitness was a perfect fit. Next, she moved to Ames, Iowa where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State, and then chose to travel south to Oxford to pursue a masters in Exercise Science. Her journey in campus recreation began in group fitness where she found her passion for fitness and helping others learn to love to exercise. She began working as a fitness program assistant and from there, chose to continue working in campus recreation. Outside of the gym, you can find Paige exploring anything outdoors, food, coffee, or sports. Paige is always looking for a challenge or to try something new so don’t be shy!


Jonathan Almond

Graduate Assistant – Fitness 
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662-915-7572

Jonathan was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. He received a B.S. in Exercise Science from Wingate University and began his journey in Campus Recreation as a student. Jonathan was first a group fitness instructor followed by becoming a personal trainer. He is now a second year Graduate student pursuing a M.S. in Exercise Science. Fitness and weight lifting has always been a huge part of his personal life and now he hopes to share it with others as a Fitness Graduate Assistant. Outside of the gym, he enjoys learning about and tinkering with sports cars and he dreams of owning an Italian super-car one day down the road. He also enjoys relaxing while playing PlayStation games with friends and is always looking for new games and teammates, so feel free to come chat! Jonathan has come to love the town of Oxford, but hopes to one day return to the Blue Ridge Mountains!


CourtneyCourtney Terilli

Graduate Assistant – Outdoors
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662-915-5597

Courtney is a true Georgia Peach, born and raised. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology from the University of North Georgia. After completing her undergraduate degree, Courtney moved to Mississippi to earn her M.S. in Recreation Administration from Ole Miss. During her undergrad career, she discovered her passion within the challenge course industry and has since focused her career goals around the profession. She holds her Level 2 ACCT certification and is actively pursuing higher certifications and involvements within the field. When she is not working in the trees, you can find Courtney rock climbing, paddleboarding, or otherwise adventuring through life, encouraging those around her to go, lead, and explore! Courtney’s dream career after graduation remains in the trees as an Adventure Therapist helping people of all abilities experience all that life has to offer.


DavisDavis Preston

Graduate Assistant – Outdoors
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Davis calls the bluegrass of Lexington his old Kentucky home. When it was time to pursue a higher education, Davis decided to move twenty minutes south to attend Eastern Kentucky University and pursue a Bachelors degree in Recreation and Park Administration. It was there he discovered his dislike for being inside and love of heights, and as a result you can often find Davis rock climbing around the southeast when he has a free weekend. After spending the the first twenty-two years of his life surrounded by thoroughbreds and wildcats, Davis made the decision to come to Ole Miss for his master’s degree in Recreation Administration and find out what it really means to be a Rebel.


Rachael Zelmanski

Graduate Assistant- Wellness Education
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662-915-3459

Rachael was born and raised in Troy, Michigan; 30 minutes outside of the the Motor City, Detroit. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Health and Wellness Promotion from Oakland University. While at Oakland, Rachael worked as a member services program assistant and also joined her former head coach in high school as his assistant for the girls varsity basketball team. While coaching, Rachael learned how she could take her experiences from working in the recreation field to her future career goals of being a school counselor and basketball coach. Rachael made her way down to Ole Miss to pursue her masters in School Counseling while adding the skills of Wellness Education. When Rachael is not at work, you can find her playing with her dogs honey and pork chop, watching food videos, and yes, since she’s from the Midwest she knows how to play Euchre. Although Rachael will miss her life back home, she’s ready to embrace Oxford. Hotty Toddy!


Madeline Scales

Graduate Assistant – Wellness Education 
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662-915-1887

Maddie grew up in Franklin, Tennessee a town just south of Nashville. Right before high school, her family relocated to Indiana. After becoming a Hoosier, she wasn’t ready to leave just yet. She went on to Indiana University where she was involved with group exercise, personal training,  workplace wellness, and more. She graduated in May of 2019 with a B.S. in Public Health, focused in Fitness & Wellness. The second she saw the posting for her GA position at Ole Miss, she immediately knew it was the perfect fit. Through her endeavors, Maddie has gained a holistic approach to health and behavior change. She strives to educate everyone on all dimensions of wellness. During her time at Ole Miss she will be pursuing her Masters in Health Promotion. In her free time Maddie enjoys doing yoga, weightlifting, cooking, hanging with her pup Marley, and being outdoors.


Robin Minyard

Graduate Assistant – Wellness Education, Collegiate Recovery Community 
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662-915-2778

Robin obtained her undergraduate degree at Eastern New Mexico University, and her Juris Doctor at Ole Miss. She retired from the practice of law after 26 years, and now is pursuing her Master of Social Work. Robin’s primary emphases will be in Substance Use Disorders and Crisis Counseling. Robin is deeply committed to providing students in recovery with the resources and environment they need to successfully achieve their academic and personal goals while at Ole Miss.