Campus Recreation

About Us

The Department of Campus Recreation inspires healthy lifestyles with inclusive recreation, innovative programming and sustainable facilities, while embracing technology and fostering leadership development.

The mission of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide quality recreational experiences and facilities thus enhancing the overall educational experience of the campus community.

This goal is accomplished by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, conducting educational workshops and providing professional training. The Department of Campus Recreation, Division of Student Affairs, provides a multi-faceted program that includes: Group Fitness/Fitness Programs, Intramural Sports, Aquatics, Adventure Recreation Programs, and Sport Clubs. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a "something for everyone" approach to programming.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is an Institutional Member of NIRSA, Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. NIRSA comprises and supports leaders in collegiate recreation.  As college and university students develop into future leaders, NIRSA members support their learning and growth by fostering lifelong habits of wellbeing. Leadership, teamwork, dedication, and respect are among the many skills exercised by inclusive competition, fitness, and recreation.

Campus Recreation Administration

Admin Professionals
Tim McNeilly

Tim McNeilly, Director

(910) 962-7443
mcneillyt@uncw.edu

Tim oversees a multi-faceted recreation program that includes Aquatic Programs, Competitive Sports, Adventure Recreation, Special Events and Fitness Programming, as well as the management of the Student Recreation Center for UNCW. Tim also oversees all administrative and business functions of the Department of Campus Recreation and its facilities.

David Parker

David Parker, Associate Director

(910) 962-7443
parkerd@uncw.edu

David oversees the planning and operations of Competitive Sports and Adventure Recreation. Additional responsibilities include departmental risk management, management and development of all outdoor recreational sports facilities and graduate student development.

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Tim Lewis, Associate Director

(910) 962-7393
lewist@uncw.edu

Tim supervises the facility and business operations team. He oversees the operational functions of the Student Recreation Center, including facility management, development, maintenance and repairs, housekeeping and all departmental business operations. Additional responsibilities include departmental assessment.

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Jessica Blasioli, Associate Director

(910) 962-7443
blasiolij@uncw.edu

Jessica oversees the planning and operations of Aquatic and Fitness programming. Additional responsibilities include collaborative wellness and well-being programming, departmental assessment and special event programming.

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Amanda Wiggins, Recreation Program Coordinator

(910) 962-3555

wigginsa@uncw.edu

Amanda is responsible for the overall coordination of all marketing/promotional materials for the department.  She is responsible for planning, designing, and supervising the department's website and all web-based projects and will manage department presentations for university related events

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Tammi Emeka, Coordinator of Business Operations

(910) 962-2344
emekat@uncw.edu

Tammi is responsible for all of the business needs of the department. Her primary responsibilities include all budget items, requisitions, purchase orders, internal/external invoices, check requests, PACS card reconciliation, fuel card reconciliation and travel processing.

Susan Smith - Office Manager

Susan Smith, Office Manager

(910) 962-4110 
smithsg@uncw.edu

Susan is responsible for the management of all membership services for the SRC, daily office operations and payroll for the department. She manages all administrative aspects of a multi-faceted office that includes supervision and development of student office staff. Susan also oversees the Kudos program which is our student recognition incentive program.

Adventure Recreation

Seahawk Adventure Staff
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Thomas Bartolotta, Assistant Director

(910) 962-3007
bartolottat@uncw.edu

Thomas is responsible for the planning, assessment, and facilitation of Seahawk Adventures, which include adventure trips, the Challenge Course, climbing wall, equipment rentals, workshops and clinics, leadership development, risk management and the Resource Center. He also supervises and trains all staff that facilitate the operation of the climbing wall and equipment rental programs.

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Ali Scott, Coordinator

(910) 962-2070
scottan@uncw.edu

Ali is responsible for the daily operation and management, associated with the Challenge Course. Additionally, she develops customized programs in the areas of leadership development, teamwork and group initiatives. She also works with staff development and trip leadership for the Adventure Recreation Program.

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Gina DeMattei, Coordinator

(910) 962-2629
dematteig@uncw.edu

Gina is responsible for the planning and management of the Adventure Trips Program. Additional responsibilities include the planning and development of the clinic and workshop schedule, staff development, and she assists with Challenge Course programs.

Aquatics / Fitness

Aquatics and Fitness Staff
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Holly Smith, Assistant Director

(910) 962-2037
smithhs@uncw.edu

Holly is responsible for the planning, development, facilitation and assessment of aquatic and fitness programming, including instructional programs, fitness consultations, special events and well-being related programs. She is the primary aquatic pool operator managing both the indoor and outdoor pools at the SRC. Additional responsibilities include staff development, fitness center management, serving as the Safety Coordinator advising the Leadership Team on risk management issues, and coordinating the employee certification program.

Vacant, Coordinator

(910) 962-2382

The coordinator is responsible for planning, assessment, and coordination of the fitness program including group fitness and personal training, and assists in the development of related staff.  This position oversees the operations of the Fitness Center and plans, assesses, and coordinates assigned special events and well-being programs.

Walt Lynch, Aquatics Manager

(910) 962-2043
lynchw@uncw.edu

Walt is responsible for management of the Student Recreation Center Indoor and Outdoor Pools. He is directly responsible for lifeguard staff development and programming. Additional responsibilities include leading private swim lessons, teaching health and safety classes, training lifeguards, and completing maintenance related tasks.

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports Staff
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Zach Gilbert, Assistant Director

(910) 962-4116
gilbertz@uncw.edu

Zach is responsible for the planning, assessment and facilitation of the Competitive Sports Program, including the Sports Official's Training and Development Program, team sport activities, individual/dual activities and sport club programming. Additional responsibilities include staff training, mentoring selected sport clubs, special event programming and outdoor recreational facility management.

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Daniel Turner, Coordinator

(910) 962-7758
turnerdt@uncw.edu

Daniel is responsible for advising the Sports Club Council, facilitation of the Sport Club Management Series, Sport Club Officer development and mentoring assigned sport clubs. He is also responsible for all individual and dual sports activities. Additional responsibilities include assisting with outdoor recreational facility maintenance and special event programming.

Andrew Rampe

Andy Rampe, Coordinator

(910) 962-3318
rampea@uncw.edu

Andy is responsible for the management of the Sports Official's Training and Development Program. He provides assistance with the planning, assessment and facilitation of team sport activities. Additional responsibilities include mentoring assigned sport clubs, assisting with outdoor recreational facility maintenance and special event programming.

Informal Recreation

Informal Recreation Staff
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Grace Grindstaff, Assistant Director

(910) 962-3669

grindstaffs@uncw.edu

Grace oversees planning, assessment and coordination of the student development experience for the department. She manages informal programming, related services and staff for the Student Recreation Center.  Supervision includes: undergrad, graduate assistants and maintenance staff for the Student Recreation Center (SRC).

Maintenance & Operations

Maintenance and Operations Staff
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Dudley Sparks, Maintenance Technician

(910) 962-2623

sparksd@uncw.edu

Dudley's primary responsibility is to provide direct maintenance in the Student Recreation Center including daily maintenance and water quality testing in both indoor and outdoor pools, and general upkeep and repairs of the Student Recreation Center.

Vacant, Maintenance Technician

(910) 962-4110

This position's primary responsibility is to provide direct maintenance to the Recreational and Gazebo Field Complexes.

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants
Tyler Coe, Fitness
(910) 962-2382
Tara Fitzpatrick, Marketing 
(910) 962-2272
Ryan Himes, Competitive Sports 
(910) 962-2272
Vacant, Student Development
(910) 962-2272
Vacant, Facility Operations
(910) 962-2272
Vacant, Seahawk Adventures
(910) 962-2272