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UREC Professional Staff Awards and Leadership

National Awards / National LeadershipRegional & State Awards / Regional & State LeadershipJMU Awards / JMU Leadership

National Awards

  • 2015 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) David J Webb Program Excellence Award: Guy deBrun
  • 2013 NIRSA Legacy Contributors: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr and Eric Nickel
  • 2012 NIRSA National Service Award: Steve Bobbitt
  • 2009 The National Intramural Associations President’s Award for Outstanding Writing for "Todd, M., Czyszczon, J., Wallace Carr, J. & Pratt, C. (2009). Comparison of health and academic indices between university recreation facility users and non users. Recreational Sports Journal, 33(1), 43-53."
  • 2009 American Red Cross Certificate of Recognition for Extraordinary Personal Action: Sue Lowley and Erin Erford
  • 2007 NIRSA National Service Award: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2007 NIRSA Horace Moody Award: Lorie Miller
  • 2005 NIRSA Horace Moody Award: Dave Frock
  • 2004 NIRSA Creative Excellence Award for Media- Audio/Visual: John Woody

National Leadership

  • 2015 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Board of Directors President: Guy deBrun
  • 2014-15 NIRSA Education Task Force - Co-Chair of Learning Outcome Subcommittee: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2013 NIRSA Creative Excellence Award Judge: Kristin Gibson
  • 2012 Chair of the NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors: Eric Nickel
  • 2011 NIRSA National School of Recreational Sport Management Chair: Steve Bobbitt
  • 2008 NIRSA Student Learning and Assessment Pre-Conference Workshop Chair: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2007-08 NIRSA Standards Work Team: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2007 NIRSA Knowledge Community on Student Learning Chair: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2005-06 NIRSA Recreation Sport Management School Faculty Chair: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2003-04 NIRSA Recreation Sport Management School Faculty: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 1998 NIRSA National Facility Symposium Host Committee: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 1998-2000 NIRSA Task Force for Committee Review: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 1997-99 NIRSA Instructional Programs Committee: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr

Regional & State Awards

  • 2010 NIRSA Regional Award of Merit: Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2007 NIRSA Regional Award of Merit: Eric Nickel
  • 2007 VRSA Professional Award of Merit: Lorie Miller
  • 2007 Harrisonburg-Rockingham Red Cross Extraordinary Personal Action Award: Chris Jones, Hilary Bride, Jeremy Tipton
  • 2006 Award for Experimental Education Mid-Atlantic Region Practitioner of the Year: Steve Bobbitt
  • 2006 NIRSA Award of Merit: Lorie Miller

Regional & State Leadership

  • 2014 Region II Work Team for Contingency Fund Allocation: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2012-13 VRSA Assistant Director: Hilary Bride
  • 2011, 2013-15 NIRSA Region II Merit Award Selection Committee: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2010 NIRSA Region II Merit Award Selection Committee Chair: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2008-15 WVU Visiting Committee (Chair 2014-15): Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2006 VA NIRSA State Conference Planning Committee: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2006 VA NIRSA State Conference Programming Committee Co-Chair: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 1999 VA NIRSA State Director: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 1998 VA NIRSA Assistant State Director: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 1997 VA NIRSA State Conference Planning Committee: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr

James Madison University Awards

  • 2015 Veteran Civic Learning Volunteer of the Year: Donnie Mix
  • 2013 Student Affairs and University Planning Program of the Year: Madipalooza (Steve Bobbitt)
  • 2013 Career and Academic Planning "Make Your Next Move:" Holly Bailey
  • 2011 JMU All Together One: Eric Nickel
  • 2009 JMU All Together One: Donnie Mix
  • 2008 Madison Award for Innovation: Richard Orebaugh
  • 2006 JMU Women’s' Resource Center Woman of Distinction: Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2006 JMU All Together One: Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2005 Student Life Recognition for Excellence: Carolyn Wallace, Lorie Miller, Steve Bobbitt
  • 2005 Student Life Recognition for Collaboration: Jill Zagora
  • 2005 Advisor of the Year: Rick Orebaugh

James Madison University Leadership

  • Cluster 5 General Education Committee: Dr. Julie Wallace Carr
  • 2013-15 Compensation Advisory Council: Kristin Gibson
  • 2013-15 University Planning Team: Kristin Gibson
  • 2012-13 Madison Future Commission Faculty/Staff Success Committee: Kristin Gibson
  • 2012-13 Compensation Task Force: Kristin Gibson
  • 2011-16 Employee Advisory Committee (Chair 2013-15): Kristin Gibson