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 Karen Perry, Assistant Director Campus Recreation  

 

SPOTLIGHT

Hometown
Kearny, NJ

Responsibilities
Overall facility operations of Campus Recreation facilities, Aebersold Student Recreation Center, McFarland Recreational Sports Complex, and Ski Lodge/Campground, to include scheduling of classes, programs, and facility rentals and the supervision of 4 professional staff coordinators. 

Previous Experience
1999-Present: Slippery Rock University, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation
1991-1999: Manhattan Parks and Recreation, Recreation Supervisor
1985-1986: Cape Giradeau Parks and Recreation Department, Recreation Specialist
1982-1985: Department of Army Civilian Giessen West Germany, Recreation Director
1981-1982: Department of Army Civilian West Point, Youth Sports Specialist
1979-1980: Slippery Rock State College, Intramural Sports Graduate Assistant

Education
1980: Slippery Rock State College, Master of Science Degree in Community Leisure Recreation
1979: Slippery Rock State College, Bachelor Degree of Science Degree in Physical Education

Certifications
CPR/First Aid
Weight Watcher Leader

Personal Goal
Raise my kids to be independent and to offer them opportunities that I had, education, and freedom of choice.

Hobbies and Interests
Sports, coaching youth, reading, travel, and golf

Heroes
Parents; previous coaches and mentors - Sam Haggan; Tom Krulik

Quotes to live by
"Life is a trip, enjoy it"
“Progression…Not Perfection!”

Favorites
THE ROCK, Kansas State, NY Yankees, Snoopy

Karen worked in Military Recreation for four years and returned to her alma mater from Manhattan, Kansas Parks and Recreation Department.

E-mail Address:
karen.perry@sru.edu
Phone: 724.738.4895

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ARC Hours

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Upcoming Programs
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Location:
Aebersold Student
Recreation Center (ARC)
724.738.4800

ARC Academic Year Hours:
Mon-Fri: 6am - 11pm
Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sun: Noon - 11pm

Play is prohibited at the MAC (McFarland Recreational Sports Complex) when the RED FLAG is flying. The MAC will be closed from December 1-March 1.

Notice:
When the University is on a 2 hour delay due to weather, the ARC will not open up until 8:00 a.m..