Working for Recreation is much more than convenient on-campus employment! You acquire specific job training, develop skills, meet new people, and feel good about helping to build a healthy Rutgers Community. Most of all, as a Recreation student employee, we will encourage you to Do What Moves U!

Other benefits:

  • Certifications and training programs
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Transferable skills you can apply post-graduation

Recreation works with other campus partners including Career Services and Leadership & Experiential Learning to provide you with co-curricular experiences including workshops, programs and conference opportunities that can provide you with the necessary competencies to succeed both at Rutgers and post-graduation.

We Salute the 2021 Graduating Seniors!

Name Unit Major (minor if applicable)
Bahnasy, Nancy Fitness Political Science   Minors: Critical Intelligence Studies/Military Science
Cain, Sarah Aquatics Food Science (Microbiology, Psychology)
Calvache, Tiffany Fitness Instructor Biological Sciences Minor: Public Health
Cantatore, Michael Fitness Biomedical Engineering & Psychology
Carey, Delaney Aquatics Industrial & Systems Engineering
Catanzrite, James Sport Clubs College Student Affairs, Masters of Education
Collazo, Keira Fitness Communication, Minor: Digital Communication, Information and Media
Dande, Nanette Member Services Human Resource Management, Health Administration
Dixon, MaeKenzi Fitness Exercise Science Minor: Psychology
Dobbs, Kate Fitness History Minors: American Studies and Education
Espin, Vanessa Member Services Exercise Science , double minor Public Health and Psychology
Foti, Julia Fitness Dance & Psychology
Holick, Sarah Intramural Sports Nutritinal Sciences- Dietetic Option, Minor in Psychology
Jones, Kate Fitness and Wellness Elementary and Special Education
Jones, Kate Fitness & Wellness Elementary & Special Education
Jordan, Macey Fitness Public Health
King, Morgan Fitness Exercise science
Kommireddi, Shivani Fitness Supply Chain and Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT)
Li, Li Fitness Master of Supply Chain Analytics
Liaquat, Rimsha Member Services & Fitness Human Resource Management
Lin, Jerry Member services Supply chain management, business analytics information technology
Michal, Jessica Fitness Dance
Muench, Ryan IM Sports BAIT and B.A. Economics
Pagan, Seiry Member Services Labor Studies and Relations, Psychology
Ragulan, Surabi Fitness Nursing
Ranauto, Shana IM Sports Global Sports Business
Root, Anna Fitness Biological Sciences, Spanish minor
Rose, Dylan Member services Finance with a concentration in global business
Rudawski, Matthew Aquatics Aerospace Engineering g
Suazo, Katherine Member Services Cognitive Science & Psychology
Tapia, Jorge Fitness Chemical Engineering
Timura Daria Member Services (supervisor) Mechanical engineering
Tormey, Arianna IM Sports Psychology and Women & Gender Studies
Veasey, Sarah Fitness Dance
Xeinis, Anna Fitness Marketing and French
Zou Yuming Marketing team Computer Science Major /Digital Communication and Information Minor

Staff Recognition Awards

Fall 2020 Staff Recognition Awards

Excellence Award 


Sebastian Chiaramonte (Member Services) 

MaeKenzi Dixon (Fitness & Wellness) 

Keira Collazo (Fitness & Wellness)  

Scottie Germain (Fitness & Wellness) 

Samaa Elbanna (Fitness & Wellness) 

Clarissa Glassen (Aquatics) 

Patrick Rudawski (Aquatics) 

Matthew Rudawski (Aquatics) 


Team Rec Impact Award 


Moustafa Ibrahim (Aquatics) 

Rachel Henry (Member Services) 


Do What Moves U Award 


Kate Jones (Fitness & Wellness)

Shivani Kommireddi (Fitness & Wellness) 

Jess Michal (Fitness & Wellness)

Macey Jordon (Fitness & Wellness)

Telema Briggs (Fitness & Wellness)

Candace Longoria (Fitness & Wellness)


The Rising Star Award 


Mildred Mullings (Fitness & Wellness)

Sagar Singal (Fitness & Wellness)

Shawkia Arrington (Member Services) 

Spring 2021 Staff Recognition Awards

Energizer Bunny Award– Most likely to bring energy to work

Izzedine Ayesh, Mosutafa Ibrahim, Leonard Castillo


Superhero Award– Most Likely to Cover Your Shift

Sebastian Chiaramonte, Aoife Kinnucane, Jamar Sims


Lightbulb Award– Most likely to Brighten up your day

MaeKenzie Dixon, Tehyla McLeod, Kathy Suazo


Funny Bone Award– Most Likely to Make You Laugh

Jalen Cabrera, Michelle Hong, Iman Iqbal


Playground Award– Most Likely to Make Work Fun

Raul Acosta, Telema Briggs, Christine Desomma


Mind-Blowing Award- Most Likely to Generate Creative Ideas

Sarah Cain, Scottie Germain, Jessie Yeung


Olympian Award– Most Likely to be Working Out

Keira Collazo, Patrick Rudawski, Carlos Izaguirre


Rockstar Rookie Award– New Hire Most Likley to Go Above and Beyond

Julia Gmahle, Mildred Mullings, Anna Mackinnon


Cool Under Pressure Award– Most Likely to Stay Level-headed No Matter What’s Happening

Matthew Rudawski (A), Anneury Familia (Fit), Dasha Timura (M)


Best DJ Award- Most Likely to Have the Best Playlists

Anna Root, Laine Klimek, Charington Robinson

The department will host trainings, workshops and other relevant professional development opportunities throughout the year.  Opportunities and registration information is communicated via the department list serve, the recreation newsletter and your direct professional staff supervisor.

Rutgers Recreation is fortunate to have numerous alumni willing to invest back into the program that helped them develop during their time on the banks!  Alumni lead workshops, participate in our special events and serve as mentors to our current student employees.  If you are an alumnus of our program and would like to give back to TeamRec please contact Paul Fischbach, 848-445-0466 for more information.