EastErn Michigan UnivErsity
WhErE WE’rE locatEd
Eastern Michigan University is located in historic Ypsilanti, seven miles east of Ann Arbor, 40 miles
west of Detroit and just 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is an area rich in academic,
research, technological and recreational resources. The University also has sites in Livonia, Jackson,
Traverse City, Flint, Detroit and Monroe.
EMU’s 800 plus-acre main campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways
and jogging trails and has 122 buildings throughout the academic and athletic campuses. Eagle
Crest – Eastern Michigan’s conference center, golf course and resort – is located on the banks of
nearby Ford Lake.
Recently named “A Cool City,” by Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm, Ypsilanti plays a leading
role in industry and education. The city and the University have forged close ties that have lasted
What makEs Us UniqUE
In 1849, with the passage of Act No. 138, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State
of Michigan formally paved the way for the establishment of Michigan State Normal School, with the
exclusive purposes of instructing persons in the art of teaching; providing a good common school
education; and giving instruction in the mechanic arts, husbandry, agricultural chemistry and the
laws of the United States.
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as
a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over
the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the
The University currently serves nearly 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate,
specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than
200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and
Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school.
Eastern Michigan’s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses;
a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars
and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of
EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment
to applied education.
With nearly 23,000 students, EMU provides a facUlty/staff EmU’s Economic imPact
rich learning environment for the campus commu- Eastern Michigan University employs about Since its founding in 1849, Eastern Michigan
nity. The University currently has approximately 689 full-time faculty and 1,100 staff members. has provided quality services to the residents
17,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate Ninety-four percent of EMU professors have doc- of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, the State of
students. Our students represent 45 states and toral degrees or terminal degrees in their field. Michigan and other states and nations.
93 foreign countries. The student to faculty ratio is 19:1. EMU’s total impact on the Michigan economy
Of undergraduate students, 69 percent are full Faculty work closely with students, and many of an estimated $3 billion annually reflects a
time and 60 percent are women. The most popu- involve students in their research. In 2008, the return of more than $30 for each dollar received
lar majors are education, business, social sciences University celebrated its 28th annual Under- from the state. The University’s total impact on
and history, science and engineering, English, and graduate Symposium; a benchmark program for the Michigan economy results in a contribution
the health professions. EMU’s population is ap- undergraduate research. of $115 million in state tax revenue. Thus,
proximately 70 percent white; 16 percent black; EMU’s impact on state government tax revenue
3 percent international; 6 percent undeclared; is $1.25 in taxes for each dollar received from
2.5 percent Asian-American; 2 percent Hispanic commUnity oUtrEach
Eastern Michigan is making an impact nation- the state.
and 0.5 percent Native-American.
Eastern Michigan offers a number of special ally by channeling its academic research as a
academic programs to help students succeed. means of solving real-world problems. EMU
These include the Honors College; the Holman currently has 14 research institutes and centers
Learning Center; distance learning; accelerated that focus on community building and civic
format programs; online, weekend and evening engagement, quality, community and regional
programs and courses; American Humanics certi- development, small business development, geo-
fication; the World College Study Abroad Tours; a spatial education, textiles, export assistance and
specialized master’s degree program for corpora- product development.
tions offered on site; a double master’s degree; EMU is well known for merging theory and
online technologies for education and training practice for the benefit of the community. Applied
through the Centers for Corporate Training; and research leads to new knowledge, new jobs and
EMU Worldwide. new business. Annually, the university receives
With more than 200 academic and social about $15 million in revenues for sponsored
organizations, an extensive intramural sports research and community service activities.
program, 21 NCAA Division I-A sports and numer-
ous cultural activities from which to choose, EMU thE alUmni association
students have diverse opportunities to become Representing more than 120,000 alumni and
involved in campus life. Students’ on-campus friends, the Alumni Association sponsors social
housing choices range from traditional dormitory- and service-related programs for more than 20
style rooms to apartments and include living/ geographically-based and special-interest alumni
learning center options. chapters.
EastErn Michigan UnivErsity
fast facts mission statEmEnt
Founded: 1849 - Michigan State Normal School
Eastern Michigan University is committed
to excellence in teaching through traditional
Enrollment: Fifth-largest state institution in Michigan
and innovative approaches, the extension
of knowledge through basic and applied
Graduates: 4,830 research, and creative and artistic expres-
Undergraduates: 60 percent female; 40 percent male Building on a proud tradition of national
Graduates: 65 percent female; 35 percent male leadership in the preparation of teachers,
Michigan residents: 91 percent we maximize educational opportunities and
President: Susan Martin personal and professional growth for stu-
dents from diverse backgrounds through an
Board of Regents: Eight-member board,
array of baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral
appointed by governor
Faculty: 689 full time We strive to provide a student-focused
Faculty holding Ph.D.: 93 percent learning environment that enhances the lives of students and positively impacts the community.
Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1 We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through
New Freshmen Average GPA: 3.1 service initiatives, and public and private partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional,
New Freshmen Average ACT: 21 national and international opportunities and challenges.
New Freshmen Average SAT: 1014
Academic programs: 423 majors, minors and
concentrations, plus 167 graduate degrees and Founded in 1849, when the state of Michigan was just 12 years old, Michigan State Normal
certificate programs School was designated by the state legislature as the first institution to educate teachers to serve
Doctoral programs: 2 - Educational Leadership; the public schools. The University thus began, somewhat humbly, as the sixth teacher education
Clinical Psychology institution in the nation. A campus that today comprises more than 800 acres was once a four-acre
Campus Buildings: 122 plot with one building and two programs of study – a classical course and an English Course.
Campus Size: 880 acres The school’s name has changed several times – to Michigan State Normal College in 1899;
Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division I-A
to Eastern Michigan College in 1956; and finally to Eastern Michigan University in 1959. During
its first 100 years, the institution certified thousands of teachers and developed the broad-based
NCAA Conference: Mid-American Conference
curricula that ultimately prepared it for university status.
Within that new university, three colleges emerged: Education, Arts and Sciences and the
Colors: Green and White Graduate School. The University has since expanded three more times; adding the College of Busi-
ness in 1964, the College of Health and Human Services in 1975 and the College of Technology in
2008-09 Tuition and Fees* 1980. More recently Eastern Michigan has developed Extended Programs that include Continuing
In-state and Ohio, 30 credit hours: $7,490 Education, the Centers for Corporate Training, the World College and numerous community-focused
Out-of-State, 30 credit hours: $19,924 institutes.
Room and Board, 20 meals weekly: $6,874 The University has enhanced its learning environment through structural initiatives during
the past several years. Recent construction includes the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility
*subject to change
(1998), the Convocation Center (1998), the Bruce T. Halle Library (1998), the John W. Porter Col-
lege of Education Building (1999), the Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services
Building (2000), the Village residence hall (2001), University House (2003), and new Student
March 28, 1849: State Legislature passed Act No. 138 1915: MSNC is the first U.S. teacher’s college to establish Sept. 9, 1994: The mascot “Swoop” is officially ad-
entitled “An Act to Establish a State Normal School.” training for teachers of the disabled. opted.
Oct. 5, 1852: Official dedication of Michigan State Oct. 24, 1929: Athletic teams are named the Hurons. Nov. 28, 1995: Groundbreaking for the Bruce T. Halle
Normal School. July 1, 1956: Michigan State Normal College becomes Library is held.
March 29, 1853: Michigan State Normal School opens, Eastern Michigan College. Oct. 30, 1996: President Bill Clinton visits EMU to present
offering two programs of study, a “classical course” and July 6, 1956: The student newspaper is renamed The a speech on women in the business community.
an “English course.” Eastern Echo, a weekly publication. Sept. 20, 1997: A “beaming ceremony” is hosted to
1854: Michigan State Normal School holds first com- June 1, 1959: Eastern Michigan College is renamed celebrate construction of the new Convocation Center.
mencement, with three graduates. Eastern Michigan University. June 1, 1998: The official opening of the $41-million
Sept. 1881: The student newspaper, The Normal News, 1959: The College of Education is established. Bruce T. Halle Library is held.
is founded as a monthly. Oct. 9, 1998: Official dedication of the Bruce T. Halle
1959: The College of Arts and Sciences is established.
1890: MSNS is the first Michigan institution to establish Library takes place.
a department of geography. Oct. 13, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy visits Eastern
Michigan University Jan. 1, 1999: Eastern Michigan University begins a
Oct. 22, 1896: Theodore Roosevelt visits Michigan State year-long celebration of its sesquicentennial.
Normal School. 1964: The College of Business is established.
May 2000: President Bill Clinton delivers the com-
Sept. 15, 1897: The student newspaper is renamed The 1975: The College of Health and Human Services is mencement address at Eastern Michigan University’s
Normal College News, published twice a month. established. Convocation Center.
1897: MSNS is the first U.S. teacher’s college to become 1980: The College of Technology is established. Sept. 21, 2004: A ground breaking Ceremony is held for
a four-year institution. 1990: Eastern Michigan University begins the first phase the New $37.5-million EMU Student Center.
April 28, 1899: Michigan State Normal School is renamed of a $213-million investment in campus renovations. May 14, 2008: Dr. Susan Martin is appointed the 22nd
Michigan State Normal College. Jan. 30, 1991: The Board of Regents approve changing president of EMU by a unanimous vote of the EMU
1900: Student athletes unofficially adopt the nickname the Huron name and logo. Board of Regents.
Normalites. Athletes could wear either a “Y” for Ypsilanti May 22, 1991: Board of Regents approve new EMU logo July 7, 2008: Dr. Susan Martin begins her role as EMU
or an “N” for Normal. and nickname - the Eagles. President.
EastErn Michigan UnivErsity
Our 803-acre campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways and jog-
ging trails, and has 128 buildings, the Lake House and Rynearson Stadium located on the south
side of Huron River. Eagle Crest – our conference center, golf course and resort – is located on the
banks of nearby Ford Lake. Most recent additions include the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility
(1998); the Convocation Center (1998); the Bruce T. Halle Library (1998); the John W. Porter Build-
ing, housing the College of Education (1999); the environmentally sustainable Everett L. Marshall
Building, housing the College of Health and Human Services (2000); the renovation of Boone Hall
(2000), housing our Extended Programs offices; and The Village (2001), a spacious, apartment-style
residence facility. There are currently 13 residence halls and three apartment complexes with 583
units housing more than 4,000 students. The new EMU Student Center also opened in November
College of arts and sCienCe
everett l. MarsHall
College of HealtH and HuMan
thE BrUcE t. hallE liBrary
The $41-million Bruce T. Halle Library represents the latest technological trends in libraries,
integrating traditional print with emerging electronic sources. The 218,000-square-foot facility has
520 computer workstations; 300,000 volumes of open-shelf books; 800,000 volumes in an auto-
mated retrieval collection; 3,000 network connection ports; a 100-seat auditorium with seats wired
for laptop computers; a 70-seat teleconferencing room; a 130-station computing commons with six
learning labs (electronic classrooms); a distance learning lab; a television studio; the Paradox Cafe;
individual and group study areas and self-direction stations.
JoHn W. Porter
College of eduCation
gary M. oWen College of Business
eMu student Center College of teCHnology
EastErn Michigan UnivErsity
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Alumni Relations 487.0250
Arts and Sciences 487.4344
Health & Human Services 487.0077
Continuing Education 487.0407
EMU Foundation 484.1322
Financial Aid Office 487.0455
Housing & Dining 487.1300
President’s Office 487.2211
Public Safety 487.0892
University Communications 487.4400
University Relations 487.2420
EMU PrEsidEnt sUsan W. Martin
professor of account- the Bureau of Local Government
ing and taxation. Mar- Services for Michigan from June
tin served as director 1981-June 1984. She also was
of the master of taxa- the commissioner of revenue for
tion program, director the state of Michigan from 1985-
of international busi- 1988.
ness programs, and Martin is chair of the State of
chair of the account- Michigan Hospital Finance Au-
ing and taxation de- thority, originally appointed by
partment. former Gov. Blanchard and then
In June 2001, reappointed by Governors En-
Martin joined the gler and Jennifer Granholm. She
GVSU provost’s office also was appointed by Gov. Gra-
and served in roles as nholm to serve as her ex-officio
assistant, associate, representative on The Detroit
and executive associ- Medical Center Financial Emer-
ate vice president of gency Task Force in 2003-2004.
academic affairs. One Martin received her doctor-
of her major duties in ate in accounting from Michigan
that office was to help State University in 1988 and her
manage the $154 mil- master’s degree in accounting
lion budget for the from MSU in 1976. She earned
Dr. Susan W. Martin Academic Affairs Divi- her bachelor’s degree from Cen-
EMU President sion. tral Michigan University in 1971.
Before GVSU, Mar- Martin is married and has three
Dr. Susan Martin was named tin was deputy state treasurer for children.
the 22nd president of Eastern
Michigan University May 14,
2008. She is the first female
president in EMU’s 160-year his-
Martin officially took office July
“I am thrilled to be chosen for
the honor of leading this great
University, which has a strong
history of excellent education
and a bright future,” said Mar-
Before coming to EMU, Martin
was the provost and vice-chan-
cellor of academic affairs at the
University of Michigan-Dear-
The majority of Martin’s higher
education career was at Grand
Valley State University, where
she taught and published as a
EMU Board of rEgEnts
The Board of Regents is the governing body of Eastern
Michigan University. Its current format was created when Thomas W. Sidlik
the State of Michigan ratified a new constitution, Jan. 6,
1964. The Board comprises eight regents who are ap- Chair
pointed to eight-year terms by the governor.The current Thomas W. Sidlik was appointed by Governor Granholm
EMU Regents are Thomas W. Sidlik, chair; Roy Wil- in December 2004 to replace Michael Morris with a term
banks, vice chair; Floyd Clack; Gary D. Hawks; Philip
expiring December 2012. Sidlik was a member of the
A. Incarnati; Mohamed Okdie; Francine Parker; and
James F. Stapleton. Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG from De-
“Other institutions of higher education established by law having authority Chair cember 1998 through August 2007, and was responsible
to grant baccalaureate degrees shall each be governed by a board of control for Global Procurement and Supply from 2003 through
which shall be a body corporate. The board shall have general supervision August 2007. Sidlik was Vice-Chairman of the National Minority Supplier De-
of the institution and the control and direction of all expenditures from the velopment Council and Chairman of the Council’s Executive Committee. He
institution’s funds. It shall, as often as necessary, elect a president of the in- is Executive Sponsor of the Automobile Industry Action Group and Member
stitution under its supervision. He shall be the principal executive officer of the
of the Board of Overseers, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York
institution and be ex-officio a member of the board without the right to vote.
The board may elect one of its members or may designate the president to University. Mr. Sidlik is a resident of Ann Arbor.
preside at board meetings. Each board of control shall consist of eight mem-
Roy E. Wilbanks
bers who shall hold office for terms of eight years, not more than two of which
shall expire in the same year, and who shall be appointed by the governor by
and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Vacancies shall be filled in like
manner.” Vice Chair
Floyd Clack Roy E. Wilbanks was appointed to the Board of Re-
gents by Governor Granholm in December 2004 to fill
Floyd Clack was appointed by Governor Granholm in the seat vacated by Dr. Rosalind E. Griffin for a term
June 2005 to fill the seat vacated by Steven G. Gordon, ending in December 2012. Wilbanks was employed
and then reappointed to a full term in January of 2007. Roy E. Wilbanks
by Eastern Michigan University in various roles such
Clack was a member of the Genesee County Board of
as: Assistant to the President for Government and
Commissioners (District 2) from 1996-2004 and is a
former state representative, serving seven terms from Community Relations, Vice President for University Relations and
Floyd Clack 1982 – 1996. He also served as a member of the Flint Secretary to the Board of Regents, Executive Vice President, Interim
City Council from 1979 – 1982 and was a guidance counselor and teacher Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer
in the Flint Community Schools. He is a former president of the Flint of the Eastern Michigan Foundation. In 2004, he was inducted into
NAACP. Mr. Clack received a master’s degree in counseling from EMU in the Ypsilanti High School Athletic Hall of Fame and, in 2003, he was
1972. He lives in Flint. awarded the John W. Porter Distinguished Service Award. Wilbanks
earned a Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Wil-
Gary D. Hawks banks serves as chair of the Athletic Affairs Committee and is a resi-
dent of Ypsilanti.
Gary D. Hawks was appointed by Governor Granholm in
January 2007 to replace Sharon Rothwell, who resigned.
He is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2010. He
was vice president for Community Development at
Mohamed Okdie was appointed by Governor
Davenport University from 1993-1998. From 1987-92,
Granholm in December 2007 to replace Ismael
Hawks served in the Michigan Department of Education
Gary D. Hawks where he held the position of Deputy Superintendent of
Ahmed, who resigned. Okdie is a school social
Public Instruction and served as Interim State Super- worker for Detroit Public School System. He is ap-
intendent of Public InInstruction from 1987-88 and again from 1991-92. pointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2008. Prior
From 1964-81, he held various positions at EMU, including Director of Mohamed Okdie to working for the Detroit Public School System,
Personnel (1964-70), Executive Director, University Relations (1970-72) Okdie was a psychiatric social worker at Detroit
and Vice President of University Relations and Secretary to the Board of Receiving Hospital and was a community liaison for Congressman
Regents (1972-81). He has been involved in numerous community orga- John Conyers.
nizations such as the Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, the Ypsilanti Area
Kiwanis, and the Boy Scouts of America. Hawks holds a bachelor’s degree
in business administration from Michigan State University and a Master’s Francine Parker
Degree in Higher Education from EMU and an Honoray Doctorate of Hu- Francine Parker was appointed by Governor Gra-
manities from Madonna University. nholm in January 2007 to replace Joseph Antonini,
whose term expired in December 2006. In 2008,
Philip A. Incarnati Parker retired as president and CEO of Health Al-
Philip A. Incarnati was appointed to the board by Gov- liance Plan She is appointed for a term expiring
ernor John Engler in February, 1992, to fill the seat left Dec. 31, 2014.
vacant by John Burton. He was reappointed in 1994 for a
term ending December, 2002. In December 2002, Gover-
nor Engler reappointed him for a term ending December
2010. Incarnati is president and chief executive officer
for the McLaren Health Care Corporation in Flint, Michi-
James F. Stapleton
James Stapleton was appointed by Governor Gra-
Incarnati gan. He is a member of the following boards: Michigan
Health and Hospital Association, Genesee Area Focus
nholm in January 2007 to replace Karen Valvo,
Council, Healthcare Council of MidMichigan, Genesee County Medical Con- who resigned. Stapleton is president and CEO
trol Authority, Flint Cultural Center, Greater Flint Health Coalition, Flint Area of B&R Consultants. Stapleton is appointed for a
Medical Education Corporation, The One Hundred Club of Flint, Inc., HBO term expiring Dec. 31, 2008.
& Company and the Detroit Area CEO Exchange. Incarnati is an Eastern James D.
Michigan University alumnus with a bachelor of business administration de- Stapleton
gree in 1976 and a masters of business administration in 1982. He served
as chair of the Board from 1995 to 2005. He is a resident of Clarkston.
EMU dirEctor of athlEtics dr. dErrick gragg
Arkansas, Gragg was involved in various Vanderbilt. During his time as a Commo-
areas including: athletic administration, dore athletic administrator, he coordinated
sport program oversight, marketing, student life and support programs as well
sports information, recruitment, budget, as supervising the academic counseling
student-athlete support, compliance, programs for student-athletes. In 1995,
facilities and game management, fund- Gragg was named director of compliance
raising and research. & operations at the University of Missouri.
During his career, the 38-year-old During his two years in Columbia, he was
Gragg has published several articles and the game event manager for 10 Olympic
editorials on intercollegiate athletics as sports programs and served on the Big 12
well as a nationwide study on sports- Compliance Coordinators Group during his
related gambling. He is a former member last year as compliance coordinator at the
of the NCAA’s Minority Opportunities & university.
Interests Committee, having served as Named assistant athletic director for
co-chair of the committee in 2004-05. compliance at Michigan in 1997, Gragg
Gragg also served as a member of the spent three years with oversight of the
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Ar- UM compliance department. While serv-
kansas Board of Directors and as a mem- ing in Ann Arbor, Gragg also earned his
ber of the American Heart Association, master’s degree in sports administration
Dr. Derrick Gragg Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors. from Wayne State University. He also
Athletics Director He currently serves as a member of the served on the faculty at WSU, teaching
The mark of an exceptional athletics NCAA’s Academic/Eligibility/Compliance intercollegiate sport administration and
program is the progress that is made each Cabinet and is a member of the NACDA sports marketing classes. He earned his
year. Division IA Athletic Directors Scholar- doctorate in higher education administra-
And under the leadership of athletics ship Ad Hoc Steering Committee. Gragg tion from the U of A in May of 2004 and
director Dr. Derrick Gragg, the Eastern also serves as cochair of the MAC track also taught two undergraduate courses
Michigan University department of athlet- coaches group. during his tenure there as an athletic
ics has turned in back-to-back successes A former collegiate wide receiver, Gragg administrator.
in his first two years at the helm. lettered four years at Vanderbilt while Gragg is a proud member of Kappa
During Gragg’s first year at EMU in earning his degree. He graduated with a Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is also a
2006-07, the department set a school bachelor’s in human development in 1992 member of the National Association of
and Mid-American Conference record by and was a member of the Southeastern Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
capturing a remarkable eight team confer- Conference Academic Honor Roll during and the Black Coaches and Administrators
ence titles, adding a league post-season his senior year. Gragg served from 1993 (BCA).
crown and recording two runner-up fin- to 1995 as an academic counselor at his Gragg and his wife, Sanya, have a
ishes. alma mater before adding the title of daughter, DeSha, 14, and two sons, Avery,
The MAC-record eight team champion- director of student life in his final year at 11, and Phillip-Raymond, 7.
ships eclipsed the mark of six held jointly
by Central Michigan (2003-04) and West-
THE DERRICK GRAGG FILE
Name: Derrick Lamont Gragg
ern Michigan (1984-85).
Born: 11-19-69 in Huntsville, Ala.
In 2007-08, Gragg’s second season
High School: Lee H.S. (Graduated in 1988)
as athletics director, EMU followed up College: Vanderbilt University
the record-breaking eight champion- (Graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in human development)
ships in 2006-07 with four league Wayne State University
regular-season titles and one MAC (Graduated in 1999 with a master’s degree in sports administration)
Tournament crown and the Eagles University of Arkansas
secured the Reese Trophy which is (Earned his doctorate in higher education administration in 2004)
awarded annually to the top overall men’s Family: Wife: Sanya (Whittaker);
athletics program in the league. Eastern Daughter: DeSha (14); Sons: Avery (11) and Phillip-Raymond (7)
had won the prestigious Reese Trophy
three previous times (1987-88, 1990-91 Intercollegiate Athletics Experience
and 1995-96). Year School Position
Gragg was named EMU’s 11th athletic 2006-Pre. Eastern Michigan University Director of Athletics
director, Feb. 21, 2006, after spending 2000-2006 University of Arkansas
the previous six years at the University 2003-06 Senior Associate Athletics Director
of Arkansas. He first joined the U of A 2000-03 Associate Athletics Director/Compliance
in 2000 as an associate athletic director 1997-2000 University of Michigan Director of Compliance
and was promoted to senior associate 1995-97 University of Missouri Director of Compliance and operations
athletic director in 2003 and then to 1993-95 Vanderbilt University Academic Counselor for two years;
deputy athletic director. In his tenure at Director of Student Life for his final year
EMU athlEtic dEPartMEnt staff
Faculty Athletics Representative General Manager Director of Student-Athlete
Liz Broughton Nelligan Sports Marketing Support Services
Kevin Bryant Erin Burdis
Dr. Elizabeth Ann (Liz) Broughton, a Kevin Bryant is in his second year Erin Burdis is in her seventh year as a
professor in leadership and counseling as the Nelligan Sports Marketing rep- full-time member of the Eastern Michigan
at Eastern Michigan University, was resentative for the Eastern Michigan University athletics department.
named faculty athletics representative University athletics department. Burdis joined the EMU staff as a part-time
academic counselor in 2001-02 and was
at EMU in January 2007. Bryant joined the NSM team in June
elevated to full-time academic counselor
As the faculty athletics representative, 2007 with an extensive background and assistant to the director of compliance,
Broughton is responsible for reviewing in radio and sales experience. The in October 2002 and in the spring of 2004
policies and procedures concerning stu- 38-year-old Bryant had spent the six she took over leadership of the program.
dent-athlete welfare, academic integrity previous years as an account executive/ As the director of the Student-Athlete
and rules compliance. She also serves sports marketing specialist for Clear Support Services (SASS), Burdis has
on the Mid-American Conference’s FAR Channel Radio and Cumulus Radio in developed a comprehensive learning
Infractions Committee. Ann Arbor, Mich. assistance program which has led to a very
Broughton has been an EMU profes- The Ann Arbor native has more than successful departmental GPA and increased
sor in leadership and counseling in the 10 years of advertising sales experience graduation rates. Currently the department
has a cumulative GPA of 3.074.
College of Education since August 1997. in the Southern Michigan region. He has
The 32-year-old Burdis joined the EMU
Her duties include instruction of gradu- also sold display advertising for the Ann athletics staff at the start of the 2001
ate level courses at EMU and serving on Arbor News. academic year after serving as a graduate
the EMU Faculty Council. Bryant also interned with Detroit NBC assistant in the University of Kentucky
The 54-year-old Broughton is a na- affiliate WDIV for Sports Final Edition, Athletics Department during 2000-01. She
tive of Morristown, N.J. She went on a weekly sports show. was a support desk coordinator at Booth
to complete her bachelor’s degree in Additionally, Bryant served as the pub- Newspapers in Ann Arbor from 1997-2000
1976 at Rollins (Fla.) College where lic address announcer for the Eastern and prior to that was an intern in the
she was a varsity tennis and basketball Michigan University men’s basketball athletics department and assistant girls
player. She earned her master’s degree team during the 2006-07 campaign. varsity basketball coach at Taylor Light and
Life Christian High School in Taylor, Mich. in
in counseling at the University of Florida A 1988 graduate of Ann Arbor Huron
in 1985 and completed her Doctor of High School, Bryant played both football
A native of Frankenmuth, Mich., Burdis
Education degree at the University of and basketball for the River Rats, was an all-state softball player and played
Florida in 1996. earning third-team All-City honors on state championships in softball and
Broughton played professional ten- in football from The Detroit News in basketball at Frankenmuth High School
nis from 1976-77 before taking over 1988. He also garnered Washtenaw before graduating in 1994.
as head women’s tennis coach at the Country Offensive Player of the Year Burdis then went on to Concordia
University of Florida from 1978-81. accolades. University in Ann Arbor and was an
Bryant spent two years as an honorable mention All-American shortstop
undergraduate at EMU before earning as a senior and the co-captain of the softball
team her final two years. She helped lead
his degree from Specs Howard School
Concordia to the National Christian College
of Broadcast Arts in 2002.
Athletic Association National Championship
Bryant and his son, Jovon, reside in in both 1998 and 1999. In addition, the
Ann Arbor. softball team won the Wolverine-Hoosier
Conference title in 1997 and 1999 and
Burdis was named All-League shortstop and
was an All-League All-Academic pick three
times (1997, 1998, 1999).
EMU athlEtic dEPartMEnt staff
Associate Athletics Director/ Associate Athletics Director/ Associate Athletics Director/
Chief of Staff Development External Relations/SWA
Doug Dowdy Craig Fink Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenberg
Doug Dowdy is in his second year as an Craig Fink is in his third year as the as- Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenberg is in her
associate athletic director/chief of staff for sociate athletic director for development and third year as the associate athletic director
the Eastern Michigan University athletics executive director of the EMU Athletic Club for external relations for the Eastern Michi-
department. for the Eastern Michigan University athletics gan University athletics department.
He joined the EMU athletics staff after department. Harvey-Vandenberg oversees athletics-
spending two years as an associate athletics The 36-year-old Fink joined the EMU marketing, promotions, corporate sales and
director at Delaware State University. athletics department staff from the Brown Nelligan Sports Marketing. She also serves
At Delaware State, Dowdy was the lead University Sports Foundation where he as the senior women’s administrator with
athletics administrator for six varsity ath- managed the annual fund raising programs sports oversight responsibilities for women’s
letics programs, was the project manager from 2001-2006. Under his guidance, the soccer, softball, volleyball and women’s
on all athletic construction projects, and annual programs raised nearly half of the basketball.
directed event operations. Foundation’s average yearly fund-raising Harvey-Vandenberg has a wealth of
The 52-year-old Dowdy is a native of Flint, total of $6 million from 5,600 donors. As experience in the athletic marketing and
Mich. and graduated from Michigan State senior associate director, Fink was part of promotions field, spending the past 10 years
University with a bachelor’s degree in 1978 the senior management team that helped working in the professional and intercolle-
and completed his master’s degree at MSU develop the strategy and early fund-raising giate ranks.
in 1984. efforts for achieving a goal of $80+ million Harvey-Vandenberg joined the EMU
Prior to joining the Delaware State staff, for athletics as part of Boldly Brown, the athletics department after spending the
Dowdy was a member of the athletics ad- $1.4 billion Campaign for Academic Enrich- previous two years as the manager of the
ministration at Illinois State University from ment, which launched publicly in the fall of telemarketing division of Hilton Grand Va-
1999-2005, serving in several areas. From 2005. From July-November 2005 Fink also cations Company in Orlando, Fla. Prior to
1999-2002 he was the assistant director served as interim executive director. that she was the director of marketing and
of athletics for facilities and operations at Fink earned his bachelor’s degree in community affairs for the North Charleston
ISU and from 2002-04 he was the assistant sports management at the University of Lowgators of the NBA Development League
director of athletics for internal operations. Massachusetts-Amherst in 1994 and later from 2001-03; served as director of com-
Dowdy was appointed as a special assistant completed his MBA at the Eugene M. Isen- munity relations/promotions at Western
to the ISU president from 2004-05. berg School of Management at UMass in Michigan University from 1998-2000; was
Dowdy began his athletics administration 2000. the assistant commissioner for marketing
career at Grand Valley State University in After completing his undergraduate de- at the Southwestern Athletic Conference in
Allendale, Mich. where he was a visiting in- gree, Fink served as the assistant sports 1998 and was the assistant executive direc-
structor and assistant wrestling coach from information director and assistant baseball tor of the Black Coaches Association from
1985-86. He then moved on to Morrisville coach and then the sports information direc- 1996-98. In addition she was an athletics
College in Morrisville, N.Y. from 1986-87 tor at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy promotions assistant at the University of
where he was the acting director of develop- from 1994-1996. He then worked at the Notre Dame from 1995-96 and served in-
ment and recreation before accepting the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ternships with the PGA Tour and the NBA.
position of assistant director of athletics and in Springfield, Mass., from 1996-2000 where A native of Benton Harbor, Mich., Harvey-
intramurals at Alfred University in Alfred, he held a variety of roles, including direct- Vandenberg graduated from Benton Harbor
N.Y. from 1987-89. ing the annual induction ceremonies as the H.S. and went on to earn her undergraduate
From there it was on to Bard College in manager of events and group programs. and graduate degrees at Grambling State
Annadale-on-Hudson, N.Y. from 1989-90 From there, he became the Northeast area University, completing her bachelor’s degree
where he was the assistant director of ath- sales manager for zUniversity.com from in communication in 1992 and her M.A. in
letics from 1989-90. 2000-2001 before joining Brown Univer- sports administration in 1995.
Dowdy returned to Michigan in 1990 and sity. Harvey-Vandenberg and her husband,
served as the director of athletics and physi- A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Fink graduated Kyle Vandenberg, reside in Ypsilanti Town-
cal education as well as the head women’s from Midwood High School. He and his wife, ship.
basketball coach at Kellogg Community Kimberly, reside in Ypsilanti Township with
College. He left Kellogg C. C. in 1996 to their two sons, Jack (8) and Alex (6).
become the director of athletics at Lakeland
Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. His
stint at Illinois State followed.
EMU athlEtic dEPartMEnt staff
Facilities Supervisor Associate Athletics Director Director of Sports Medicine
Erich Keil Mike Malach Steve Nordwall
Erich Keil is entering his second year Mike Malach is in his 11th year as a Steve Nordwall is in his seventh year
as a part of the Eastern Michigan Uni- member of the Eastern Michigan Univer- as the director of sports medicine for
versity facilities department. sity athletics department and his third the Eastern Michigan University athletic
Keil joined the EMU athletics depart- as the director of internal affairs. department.
ment in December 2007 after serving The 40-year-old Malach (12-24-67) Nordwall joined the EMU staff after
as a facilities supervisor in the Uni- joined the EMU staff in September 1998 spending the previous five years as
versity of Michigan department of after a two-year stint as athletics busi- an assistant trainer for the Kent State
athletics. ness manager at Southeast Missouri University athletic program.
Keil was responsible for the mainte- State University. He was responsible At Kent State, Nordwall worked with
nance of the U-M baseball field that was for the development and control of the the entire intercollegiate sports pro-
voted the best college baseball field in entire athletics budget at Southeast gram and held direct responsibilities
the nation by Turface in 1997. Missouri and he assumed the same with the football and men’s basketball
In addition to his work as the EMU responsibilities at Eastern. teams. He also served as a certified
director of athletic facilities, Keil also A 1990 graduate of Carroll University clinical instructor in the athletic training
owns his own business, Landshark in Waukesha, Wisc., Malach went on to education program.
Lawn Services. earn a master’s degree from Eastern A native of Minnetonka, Minn., Nord-
Kentucky University in 1992. After com- wall graduated from Minnehaha Acad-
pleting his M.A., he joined the University emy in 1986. He went on to complete
of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as an assis- his undergraduate degree at North Park
tant athletics director from 1992-95. College in Chicago, Ill. in 1990, and fol-
Malach then became a systems engi- lowed that with his master’s degree at
neer with Office Technology Company Western Michigan University in 1996.
in March 1995 before moving to Cape From 1991-94 Nordwall was the head
Girardeau, Mo., as a member of the athletic trainer at Triton College in River
Southeast Missouri staff in January Grove, Ill. He then moved on to West-
1996. ern Michigan University as a graduate
A native of Denmark, Wisc., Malach assistant athletic trainer from 1994-96,
attended Denmark High School and was followed by a position at the University
a member of the 1985 boys basketball of Notre Dame as an assistant athletic
team that won the Class B state champi- trainer during the 1996-97 season. He
onship. He also participated in baseball joined the Kent State University staff
and football as a prep. in 1997 as an assistant athletic trainer
Malach lives in Milan, Mich. with his and remained there until accepting the
wife, Joan, and their son, Brevin (10) EMU position.
and daughter, Elaina (2). The 40-year-old Nordwall is a certified
athletic trainer and a member of the
National Athletic Trainers Association
and the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers
EMU athlEtic dEPartMEnt staff
Faculty Compliance Associate Academic Counselor Associate Athletics Director/
Michael Paciorek Ann Pierson Compliance and Special Projects
Dr. Melody Reifel Werner
Michael Paciorek, a professor of physical educa- Ann Pierson is in her sixth year as Melody Reifel Werner is in her 13th year
tion in the Eastern Michigan University College of as a member of the Eastern Michigan
an academic counselor for the athlet-
Health and Human Services joined the Office of
Compliance in January 2006 as Faculty Compli- ics department at Eastern Michigan University staff.
ance Associate. University. She previously served as the associate
Paciorek is a 1975 graduate of St. Bonaventure Pierson joined the SASS staff after athletics director/senior woman admin-
University where he received a B.S. in physical istrator after spending two years as the
spending six years as an assistant coach
education. He received a Master’s degree in
for the EMU softball team. assistant athletics director for compli-
adapted physical education from The George
Washington University in 1977 and a Ph.D. from Pierson earned a bachelor’s degree ance and four years as the coordinator
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1981. in recreation and parks managements of athletics rules compliance.
He taught adapted physical education in the
with an emphasis in therapeutic recre- The 51-year-old Reifel Werner has
Norfolk, VA City Schools from 1976-1979, and earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doc-
holds national certification in adapted physical ation from Central Michigan University
education. Paciorek is known for his work in the in 1987. toral degrees with honors from Eastern
field of disability sport having been on the Board While an undergrad at CMU, Pierson Michigan University. She completed her
of Directors for Special Olympics Michigan for 12
helped CMU win two Mid-American Con- bachelor’s degree in marketing and com-
years. He was a member of the United States munications in 1979 and her master’s in
Disabled Sports Team that competed in the ference softball championship (1983
and 1986) and one league basketball organizational communications in 1998.
1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain and
She was awarded her doctoral degree in
worked in classification at the 1996 Paralympic title (1982-83). She played on CMU
Games in Atlanta. He was on the evaluation team educational leadership at EMU in 2006.
softball teams that qualified for three
for the 1995 Special Olympic World Games and Reifel Werner is the author of the book
was Co-Coordinator for disabled athlete participa- NCAA regional appearances.
Protecting University Integrity: Managing
tion at the 1990 and 1991 U.S. Olympic Festivals A native of Ann Arbor, the 44-year-old
Risks in Intercollegiate Athletics.
in Minneapolis and Los Angeles respectively. Ad- Pierson lettered in basketball and soft-
ditionally, he spent 14 years in the United States Reifel Werner joined Eastern in 1994
ball at Gabriel Richard High School. She
Army Reserves rising to the rank of Major. to develop and implement a training pro-
Paciorek has written extensively in profes- helped the softball team win the state
gram for faculty and staff on the online
sional journals and his book “Disability Sports & of Michigan Class D championship as a student information computer system.
Recreation is in its Third Edition. Since arriving freshman and senior and was named Reifel Werner previously worked as a
at Eastern Michigan in 1981 Paciorek was the
All-State as a senior. A two-time Class D training consultant for The Pace Group.
Physical Education Program Coordinator while
teaching classes in adapted physical education, All-State selection in basketball, Pierson Prior to Reifel’s work as a training
motor learning and development and disability led the team to the Class D state cham- consultant, she worked as an accounts
sport. In 1999, he served as the President of the pionship game in her final season. manager and sales trainer for GTE in
Michigan Association for Health, Physical Educa-
Pierson and her son, Brian (14) reside both Muskegon, Mich., and Ft. Wayne,
tion, Recreation and Dance (MAHPER&D). While
at EMU he has received the Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti. Ind.
University Distinguished Faculty Award for Service She is a member of the executive
in 2000 and the EMU Alumni Association Distin-
committee of the National Association
guished Teaching Award in 1994. Professionally,
he has received the MAHPER&D Distinguished of Athletics Compliance (NAAC) and a
Honor Award in 2005; the National Consortium member of the education committee
on Physical Education and Recreation for Individu- of the National Association of Women
als with Disabilities Outstanding Service Award Athletic Administrators (NACWAA). Reifel
in 1999; and the American Alliance for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation & Dance; Adapted
Werner also serves as a member of the
Physical Activity Council Professional Recognition NCAA Research Committee.
Award in 1999. Reifel Werner is married to Thomas
Paciorek and his wife Karen, a professor of early Werner and has two grown sons: Thomas
childhood education at EMU have two sons: Clark
Joseph and Anthony John.
(23) and Clay (19).
EMU athlEtic dEPartMEnt staff
Director of Marketing Assistant Athletics Trainer Acting Equipment Manager
Scott Schultz Megan Snow Jay Sofen
Scott Schultz is in his third year at Megan Snow is in her second year Jay Sofen is in his second year as
Eastern Michigan University and his first as an assistant athletics trainer at the assistant equipment manager for
as the director of marketing. Eastern Michigan University. the Eastern Michigan University athlet-
He previously served as EMU’s mar- She will serve as the primary athlet- ics department. He is currently serving
keting and promotions coordinator from ics trainer for the women’s basketball, as the acting equipment manager while
2005-07 as well as spending the 2004 tennis and volleyball teams, while as- a search for a full-time replacement is
year as a marketing intern. sisting in game-day help with nearly found.
The 26-year-old Schultz earned his all sports. A 2006 graduate of Eastern Michigan
bachelor’s degree in management from University, Sofen worked for two years
The 29-year-old Snow joined the
Michigan State University in 2004. He in the sports information office before
EMU staff after spending the 2006-
completed his master’s degree in sports joining the equipment staff for the
07 year as an athletics training intern
management from the University of 2005-06 campaign.
Michigan in 2006. at Michigan State University. She The 25-year-old Sofen is responsible
During his undergraduate years at also served as a graduate assistant for the equipment needs of the men’s
MSU, Schultz was a customer service athletics trainer at Central Michigan and women’s basketball, volleyball and
and sales representative for the ath- University from 2004-06. EMU’s Olympic sports teams. He also
letic department. He was responsible A native of Holland, Mich., Snow assists with the day-to-day operations
for ticket sales and helped coordinate graduated from Grand Valley State of the EMU football program.
the Spartan football priority seating University in 2003 with a bachelor’s A native of Plymouth, Mich., Sofen
program. degree in movement science. She completed his bachelor’s degree in
A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., went on to complete her master’s Public Relations at EMU in 2006. As an
Schultz graduated from Saline (Mich.) degree in sport administration at undergraduate he served as an opera-
High School in 2000 where he partici- Central Michigan University in 2007. tions volunteer at the 2004 and 2005
pated in soccer, basketball and baseball. Mid-American Conference Football
He was captain of the baseball team Championship games. He also served
his senior year. as an operations volunteer at the 2005
U.S. Open Golf Championship in Pine-
Sofen is a certified member of the
Athletic Equipment Managers Associa-
EMU athlEtic dEPartMEnt staff
Assistant Sports Information Director Associate Athletics Director Head Strength and
Greg Steiner Media Relations Conditioning Coach
Jim Streeter Mike Szerszen
Greg Steiner is in his eighth year with Jim Streeter is in his 35th year with Mike Szerszen is in his second year as
the Eastern Michigan University Sports the Eastern Michigan University Sports head strength and conditioning coach
Information Office and his fifth as the Information Office, 34 of them as the at Eastern Michigan University. He was
assistant sports information director. director. named to the position in April 2007.
He will serve as the primary contact The 60-year-old Streeter earned a Prior to his appointment to head
for the women’s basketball, volleyball bachelor’s degree from EMU in De- coach, Szerszen was the assistant
and golf teams, while aiding in game- cember 1973, with a major in physical strength and conditioning coach at EMU
day help with nearly all sports. education and minors in journalism for four years.
The 27-year-old Steiner worked as a and history. He was sports editor of the Before joining the EMU staff, Sz-
student sports information director at student newspaper, The Eastern Echo, erszen was an assistant strength and
Eastern Michigan University for three for two years. conditioning coach at the U.S. Military
years. A 2003 graduate of EMU, he After serving a two-year stint as a Academy (Army) the previous year.
graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s sportswriter for The Ypsilanti Press, The 29-year-old Szerszen earned
degree in marketing. Streeter joined EMU as an assistant his undergraduate degree in sports
During his tenure as a student sports information director in 1974. He medicine in 2001 from the University
assistant for the EMU sports information was named SID in August 1975. of Charleston.
office, Steiner was responsible for the Streeter is a member of the College of He was a volunteer strength and
design and development of the athletics Sports Information Directors of America conditioning coach at West Virginia
department Web site, as well as most (CoSIDA) and was a member of the University from May 2000 to May 2001
of the office’s publications. publications committee for four years. before earning his master’s degree in
Steiner worked four years (2001- He was the secretary of the Detroit athletic coaching education in August
2005) for WOHL television in Lima, Sports Broadcasters and Writers As- 2002.
Ohio, as co-host of the Friday Night sociation (DSBWA) from 1990-94 after While working on his master’s,
Frenzy and The Ottawa Oil Pre-Game serving as vice president for one year. Szerszen was a graduate assistant
Show, a local high school sports show. Additionally, in 2007 he received the strength and conditioning coach at WVU
He completed an internship at Bluffton honor of “Best of the Best” from the from May 2001 to July 2002.
University during the summer of 2002, DSBWA. Szerszen then moved on to Army in
where he assisted with the day-to-day Streeter was selected as one of nine July 2002, as an assistant strength and
operations of the sports information Media Marshals for the 2004 Ryder Cup conditioning coach where he super-
office. Golf competition at Oakland Hills Coun- vised and oversaw the operation of a
A native of Bluffton, Ohio, Steiner try Club. He was also inducted into the 6,000-square foot weight room.
graduated from Bluffton High School in EMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. A native of Wheeling, W.Va., Szerszen
1999. He is a member of the College A native of Albion, Mich., Streeter lettered in baseball at Wheeling Central
Sports Information Directors of America graduated from Albion High School in High School.
(CoSIDA) and the MAC News Media As- 1966. He earned two varsity letters
sociation (MNMA). in baseball and two in basketball at
Albion High. He served as president
of the Varsity Club his senior year and
vice-president of the junior and senior
Streeter and his wife, Mary, live in
Ypsilanti and have three sons: Andrew
(31), twins Michael and David (29), two
granddaughters, Isabel (9) and Annal-
iese (5) and one grandson, Avery (2).
EMU athlEtic dEPartMEnt staff
Assistant Athletic Trainer Associate Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Strength and
Masayasu Takaiwa Bill Tuscany Conditioning Coach
Masayasu Takaiwa is in his fifth year Bill Tuscany is in his 23rd year as a Andy Williams is in his first year as
as a staff athletics trainer at Eastern member of the Eastern Michigan Univer- the assistant strength and conditioning
Michigan University. sity sports medicine staff, having been coach at Eastern Michigan University.
Takaiwa joined the EMU athletic train- promoted to associate head athletic Williams joined the EMU staff in the
ing staff in the fall of 2003 after spend- trainer in September 2001. In addition, fall of 2008 after spending the 2007
ing the previous year at Lake Superior Tuscany serves as a lecturer and clinical season as a director of strength and
State University. instructor in EMU’s accredited athletic conditioning in player development for
The 36-year-old Takaiwa has also training curriculum. the New York Yankees baseball team.
served as a graduate assistant athletics A 1973 Eastern Michigan University Prior to joining the Yankees organiza-
trainer at Kent State University (Aug. graduate, Tuscany earned his master’s tion, Williams held a series of strength
2000-May 2002), and was an athletics degree from EMU in 1976. and conditioning jobs, including a
training student intern at Niagara Uni- Before joining the EMU athletics three-year stint at Cal-State Fullerton
versity (2001). During his undergradu- department, Tuscany was the head from 2004-07, working with the Mon-
ate years at the University of Nebraska athletics trainer at Lewis University in treal Alouettes of the Canadian Football
at Omaha, Takaiwa was an athletics Romeoville, Ill., from 1976-86. In addi- League as a scout in 2005, serving as
training student (Aug. 1997-May 2000). tion to his training duties at Lewis, Tus- the head strength and conditioning
He also served as an athletics training cany was the director of the Emergency coach at Tennessee State University
student at Dodge City Community Col- Medical Service, an associate professor from 2000-02, and in the same posi-
lege (Aug. 1996-May 1997). in physical education and from 1981-86 tion with the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL
Takaiwa attended the Goto College of he was the chairman of the physical Europe in 1999, and serving as an as-
Medical Arts and Sciences in Kanagawa, education department. sistant strength and conditioning coach
Japan, from 1991-94, before attending Tuscany is a member of the National with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs from
the University of Nebraska at Omaha Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). 1996-98.
from 1994-96, Dodge City Community The 57-year-old Tuscany and his wife, The 34-year-old Williams is a native
College from 1996-97 and completing Carol, have a daughter, Sarah (26). of Sedalia, Mo. and went on to earn his
his bachelor’s degree in physical edu- bachelor’s degree at Missouri Western
cation at the University of Nebraska at State College in 1996. He was a varsity
Omaha in 2000. He added his master football player at Missouri Western be-
of arts in sport and recreation at Kent fore suffering a career-ending shoulder
State Univeristy in May 2002. injury after two seasons.
Takaiwa is certified with the National
Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Michi-
gan Athletics Trainers’ Society and the
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Associa-
EMU hEad coachEs
Jay Alexander Karen Baird Kim Berrington Bruce Cunningham Derek DelPorto
Baseball Softball Volleyball Men’s Golf Wrestling
Brad Fairchild Jeff Genyk AnnMarie Gilbert John Goodridge Scott Hall
Men’s Track Football Women’s Basketball Men’s Cross Country Women’s Soccer
Brad Holdren Peter Linn Sue Parks Charles E. Ramsey Ryan Ray
Rowing Men’s and Women’s Women’s Track & Men’s Basketball Tennis
Swimming Cross Country
Buck Smith Sandy Wagner Steve Wilce
Diving Women’s Golf Gymnastics
EMU sPorts MEdicinE
At Eastern Michigan University, the
philosophy of the Sports Medicine staff
is two-fold: to provide a high standard
of medical care through effective pre-
ventive and management programs,
and to facilitate an effective post-injury
rehabilitation process for a safe return
to competition. In all cases, the ultimate
well-being of each student-athlete is
considered our number one priority,
not only while they compete at Eastern Head Athletic Trainer Megan Snow
Michigan University, but during their Steve Nordwall, Staff Athletic Trainer
lifetime as well. MS, ATC
The Sports Medicine staff operates
out of three campus athletic training
facilities in the Convocation Center,
Bowen Field House and the Rynearson
Stadium team building.
Each of the athletic training facilities
contain taping and practice prepara-
tion areas, treatment and rehabilita-
tive equipment, and physician exam
areas that allow for daily, on-campus
physician care for athletic injuries and Masayasu Takaiwa Team Physician
illnesses. Our facilities provide an ap- Staff Athletic Trainer Zoe Foster, M.D.
propriate environment for the care of
our student-athletes and serves as a
proper clinical education venue for our
athletic training students
In the fall of 1997, the Athletic Educa-
tion Training Program became accred-
ited by the Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs.
Students who are accepted into the
The Eastern Michigan University Sports education program must demonstrate not
Medicine Department has a long history only excellence in the athletic training room,
and reputation for excellence in the health Team Physician Team Physician
but in the classroom as well. Tara Master-Hunter, M.D. David Alvarez, D.O.
care of student-athletes and the education The academic workload of the education
of athletic training students. Founding prac- program is based heavily in the sciences and
titioners Gary Strickland, Ron Venis and Dr. includes courses in human anatomy, physi-
Wally Roeser envisioned a goal of first-class ology, physics, chemistry, biomechanics,
prevention, management and rehabilitation kinesiology and exercise physiology. Aca-
of athletic injuries for all student-athletes. demic and clinical instructors monitor the
Although the department continues to grow, athletic training students as they progress
its primary mission remains the same. through the required course work which
More than 500 student-athletes participat- includes five clinical experience courses. In
ing in intercollegiate athletics receive com- their final semester each athletic training
prehensive health care from an expansive student completes a 15-week internship at
sports medicine team. an affiliated internship site. Upon comple-
The Eastern Michigan University Sports Orthopedic Head Orthopedic
tion of the program, all athletic training Team Physician Team Physician
Medicine staff is led by Dr. Tara Master- students must pass the national certification
Hunter, Dr. Zoe Foster, Dr. David Alvarez, Dr. Bruce Miller, M.D. Wally Roeser, M.D.
examination prior to advancing into their
George Pujalte, Dr. Wally Roeser, Dr. Bruce careers or continuing on in their education
Miller, Dr. Don Wurtzel and head athletic as an athletic trainer.
trainer Steve Nordwall. Additionally, the It is our ongoing mission to constantly
staff consists of two primary care sports re-evaluate the roles and responsibilities
medicine fellows, three full-time staff ath- of our program in order to best exceed
letic trainers, two full-time athletic training the expectations and needs of our student
clinical educators, five graduate assistant population. The interaction between the
athletic trainers and the team dentist. Our sports medicine staff, the student-athletes
sports medicine staff works in conjunction and the athletic training education program
with various medical professionals within the creates a productive atmosphere which
community who provide nutritional, dental, enhances both the student-athlete experi- Sports Medicine Fellow
vision and other specialized services for our ence and athletic training students’ clinical Jennifer Weibel, D.O.
Don Wurtzel, D.D.S.
EMU strEngth and conditioning
An eagle by definition is a large bird of yards, position specific conditioning, gassers
prey noted for its strength, size, keenness of and half gassers, and 300-yard shuttle and
vision and powers of flight. These are skills ladder runs. All conditioning runs have goal
that can only develop in the right setting and times that the student-athletes must meet.
environment. goal setting and evaluation
At Eastern Michigan University, it is the job Student-athletes will set individual goals
of head strength and conditioning coach Mike for the end of winter conditioning, summer
Szerszen to guide student-athletes down the conditioning and the post-season. Each athlete
path that will help them develop those and has his own personal goal booklet to monitor
other skills that will allow them to excel in eventual goal of all athletes is to be successful gains. The goals are used as a method of
competition. on the Mid-American Conference and national monitoring the student-athlete and providing
The main focus of the EMU strength and level. Through our hard work and commitment them with a target to attain in training to
conditioning program is to develop the to excellence, we believe we can achieve that help improve their performance on the field.
complete student-athlete. This is achieved goal.” Student-athletes will be tested three times
through a program that is not based solely a year. These tests help our staff evaluate
on weight training, but rather on the develop- their strengths and weaknesses. Testing will
ment of all aspects of athletic performance. strengtH training
This is the foundation of all of our training. include the following at various points in the
Everything that is incorporated into the train- year: bench press, squat, hang clean, vertical
ing program is geared towards enhancing Improvements in all areas begin here. We use
systematic periodic planning when developing jump, 1.5-mile run, 16 x 110 yard sprints, 15
success on the playing field. Areas of focus second bag jumps, 20-yard shuttle, 10-yard
include speed, agility, strength, quickness, our strength program. We use many compound
movements and isolate muscle groups with sprint, 225-lb bench press reps max, body fat
flexibility, explosive power, sports nutrition percentage, sit and reach flexibility, height and
and mental toughness. machines and specific dumbbell exercises. We
focus on working many different joint angles. weight.
One major area of focus is the development
of running speed and quickness. Great focus We use as many different training variables
is placed on strength development, flexibility and a mix of training philosophies to attain
and proper running mechanics. The goal is to our goals. By training in this manner we can
produce strong physical athletes who improve avoid being one-dimensional which will help
their foot speed and quickness. us eliminate plateaus and staleness in training.
While every athletic program lifts during the Core lifts include: bench press, squat and hang
year, EMU student-athletes will also participate clean. Many injury prevention exercises are
in year-round conditioning. The strength and implemented as well.
conditioning staff push the student-athletes
to excel throughout a continually physical and sPeed and agility
mentally demanding program. We believe speed and agility drills should be
“We believe highly competitive athletes utilized every time we work out. We incorporate
should never get out-of-shape,” Szerszen some form of speed or agility drills into every
said. “Our workouts are intense and designed workout. The reason for this philosophy is to
to challenge our student-athletes to surpass provide constant reinforcement so that we
levels they have not yet achieved. Because can achieve maximum speed and quickness.
of this aggressive training we help develop Speed and agility is separated into long and
not only a physically tougher athlete, but short distances. Several examples of speed
also a mentally tougher one who excels in drills include resistant runs with harnesses
competition. Our goal is simple ... to be the and chutes, stance and start drills, running
best conditioned and physically toughest team mechanics, form running and competitive
in the country.” sprints. Some of our agility drills include: cone
Physically developing student-athletes is drills, speed ladders, dot and t-drills, 20-yard
a year-round endeavor. During the season, shuttles, ladder runs, reactive drills, jump rope
football players at EMU will spend as much and quick feet drills.
time with the strength and conditioning
coaches as they do on the field with their EMU Strength
position coaches. Conditioning Training Philosophy
“A highly motivated athlete is a program’s We believe that great student-athletes
greatest asset,” Szerszen said. “We strive for should never get out-of-shape and because of
excellence both mentally and physically. We that we condition year-round. Of course, the “The philosophy here at EMU
have individual goal meetings prior to each intensity of the conditioning will be dictated is to train the student-athlete
segment of our training. Short and long-term by what we are doing during that period of in an organized and systematic
goals are set and we work diligently to achieve training or at that point in the season. During
them. the season, conditioning will be short and brief manner to develop all elements of
“Our athletes at EMU are second to none in as it will be during the winter conditioning athletic performance. Training
terms of their hard work and effort,” Szerszen period. During the summer preseason training is performed in a highly intense
added. “We work hard, but have fun in the period, conditioning will be very intense as we
process. The camaraderie and work ethic prepare for the season and as we acclimate manner which develops a high level
they develop in the weight room carries over for the heat of two-a-day practices during of mental toughness and pride to
directly to their success in competition.” August. Forms of conditioning include: 1.5
be the best.”
Strength and conditioning at EMU is a full- mile run, 110-yard sprints, step down sprints
time commitment. There is no such thing as ranging in distances from 100 yards to 10 – Mike Szerszen
being a part-time champion. At EMU, the
EMU stUdEnt-athlEtE sUPPort
While success on the Faculty members also provide
field is important, assistance to student-athletes
success in the class- through advising in course
room is the number selection and providing addi-
one priority. Student tional help with courses when
Athlete Support requested.
Services (SASS) is
dedicated to the aca- aCadeMiC suCCess
demic success of the Entering the 2008-2009 aca-
Eagles. Led by Erin demic year, Eastern Michigan
Burdis and her staff University student-athletes
of counselors, SASS continue to excel on the play-
strives to make sure ing field and in the class-
every student-athlete finds academic success at room.
Eastern. The athletics department
Our philosophy is to offer an academic sup- cumulative GPA is currently at
port program, integrated with the University, 3.053 after the 2008 winter Student-athletes from the men’s and women’s basketball teams joined
that will assist all student-athletes with their semester. The baseball team forces for the third annual EMU Pride Day in the summer of 2008.
transition into college. This all-encompassing leads the men’s teams with a
support continues throughout each student- 3.036, while the women’s ten-
athlete’s collegiate career, until the day he or nis team leads the women’s
she receives a diploma, lands a job or enters side with a 3.557. student-atHlete advisory CounCil
graduate school. “We feel that academic achievement is the Tying together all of the varsity sports at EMU
Being proactive rather than reactive, our staff cornerstone of the student-athlete experi- is the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
does not wait for an academic crisis to occur. ence,” EMU director of athletics Derrick Gragg Each varsity team is required to have at least one
We gather important background information explained. “We are very proud of our student- representative, while the larger teams normally
and build an academic profile on each student- athletes’ work in the classroom and will continue volunteer several. This group of student-athletes
athlete, assessing his or her needs in advance. to support them as they move forward to reach meets monthly to discuss ways to better the
Services provided through SASS include the the ultimate goal of graduating.” student-athlete experience at EMU.
following: programs that focus on student- “Obviously, our staff and student-athletes It is the goal of SAAC to be the student-athlete
athletes’ special needs, monitoring academic work closely to make sure that a major emphasis voice to the athletic administration; provide a
performance, providing learning assistance, is put on the academic success for our teams bridge between the student-athlete and the
assisting with registration procedures, assisting and this 2008 winter report is the proof that all EMU community; undertake Student-Athlete
in monitoring athletic eligibility, providing priority of that hard work is paying off,” said Erin Bur- Advisory Board projects, which will benefit
registration and making sure that athletes are dis, EMU’s Director of Student-Athlete Support student-athletes and the community; and to
advised about current NCAA, MAC and University Services (SASS). “We are very happy with the represent Eastern Michigan University student-
rules and regulations. results from this past semester and we expect athletes and what they represent.
Freshmen and transfer student-athletes that success to continue into the future.” SAAC normally undertakes a few projects
encounter a major transition when making the Other highlights for the winter semester a year that benefit the surrounding commu-
switch from high school or community college to include: nity of Ypsilanti. “Reading Eagles” takes place
a university. These students, while adjusting to • 22 student-athletes with a 4.0 semester at elementary schools in the area, sending
their new routines, receive extra attention and GPA student-athletes to schools to talk and read to
support. • 245 student-athletes (54.9%) have a 3.0 the children. The annual canned food drive
College is not easy, but with hard work and or higher semester GPA run by SAAC takes place in the fall, providing
dedication from both the student-athlete and • 12 teams have a 3.0 or higher GPA competition between teams, all with the goal of
the support staff, the student-athlete can have • 9 teams increased their cumulative GPA helping the community.
a successful college experience. from winter 2007 to winter 2008 The trademark of SAAC is the annual lip-
The success of Eastern’s student-athletes synching and dance competition that is held
hinges on their willingness to seek assistance every March.
from SASS as “Jock Jamz” pits varsity teams against each
well as other Uni- other, in a competition to see who can perform
versity student a better routine. Always a hit with the athletic
services. SASS and campus community, Jock Jamz has been
staff members a successful fund raiser, donating its proceeds
continually refer to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Washtenaw
to the admis- While SAAC does what it can to help support
sions office, Ac- the community, it puts the student-athletes
ademic Advising at EMU first. SAAC constantly looks for ways
Center, Career to increase student attendance at games, as
Services Center, well as provide better communication between
health services, professors and student-athletes who have to
the records of- miss class for competition. Directed by student-
fice, financial aid athletes who understand the issues that they
and The Holman face and want to make a difference, SAAC has
Learning Center. become a very successful organization.
Some of EMU’s athletes were recognized for their achievements in the classroom during the
Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Marriott Hotel at Eagle Crest, April 14, 2008.
7 Important Questions for Prospective Student-Athletes from
Melody Reifel Werner, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance
WHen do i BeCoMe a ProsPeCt? WHat are evaluations?
You become a “prospective student-athlete” (PSA) An evaluation is any off-campus activity used to assess
when you start ninth-grade classes. You become a your academic qualifications or athletics ability, which
“recruited prospective student-athlete” at a particular includes visiting your high school (during which no
college if any coach approaches you (or any member contact occurs) or watching you practice or compete
of your family) about enrolling and participating in at any site. Currently in all sports other than football
athletics at that college. Activities by coaches that and basketball, a college coach is limited to seven
cause you to become a recruited prospective student- opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined)
athlete are: (1) providing you with an official visit to to recruit you and not more than three of the seven
campus; (2) placing more than one telephone call to opportunities may be off-campus contacts. Once you
you or any other member of your family; or (3) visiting sign a National Letter of Intent, you may be evaluated
you or any other member of your family anywhere an unlimited number of times by a college coach from
other than the college campus. the college with which you have signed.
WHen Can CoaCHes talk to Me and WatCH Me Play? WHen Can a CoaCH send Me letters and eMails?
There are many specific NCAA rules which dictate when In sports other than men’s basketball, a member
a coach may talk to you or watch you play. These rules institution may not provide recruiting materials to a
vary depending on the sport and the time of year. prospect (including general correspondence related
Often, calls are limited to a certain month or to certain to athletics) until Sept. 1 at the beginning of the
times during the month. To get more information on prospect’s junior year in high school. In the sport
what these rules are and which ones apply to you, of men’s basketball, an institution may not provide
please visit ncaa.org or contact Melody Reifel Werner recruiting materials to a prospect (including general
at 734.487.2327. correspondence related to athletics) until June 15 at
the conclusion of the prospect’s sophomore year in
WHat aBout CoaCHes ContaCting Me? high school.
A contact is any face-to-face meeting between a
university coach and you or your parents. Also, any are tHere rules for Boosters?
such face-to-face meeting that is prearranged or In addition to general recruiting regulations, no alumni,
that takes place on your campus, at an organized boosters or representatives of a college’s athletics
competition or at a practice involving you or your interests can be involved in your recruitment. There
high school, prep school, two-year college or all-star may be no phone calls or letters from boosters. If
team shall be considered a contact, regardless of the an EMU booster is contacting you, please call the
conversation. Currently in all sports other than football, EMU Office of Compliance as soon as possible at
college coaches may contact you off the college 734.487.2327.
campus no more than three times. However, a college
coach may visit your high school (with the approval of i Have otHer questions tHat are not ansWered Here.
your high school principal) only once a week during a Can you HelP Me?
contact period. Sure! If you have any questions, please contact Melody
Reifel Werner via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck and GO EAGLES!
thE EMU convocation cEntEr
tale of tHe taPe
tHe ConvoCation Center
Cost - $29.6 million
Square Feet - 204,316
Seating Capacity (Basketball) - 8,824
Seating Capacity (Other Events) -
Building Time Frame -
Construction Started: 1996
Dedication: December 12, 1998
Design/Build Team -
Rossetti Associates of Birmingham/
The Argos Group
The Eastern meets on the arena floor.
Michigan Uni- The Convocation Center has also served
versity Convo- as the site for three Mid-American Confer-
cation Center, ence Championships. EMU hosted the 2000
in its 10th and 2007 MAC Gymnastics Championship
season as the and the 2002 MAC Wrestling Championship.
crown jewel of The arena has been the host site for four
EMU athletics, first-round MAC Women’s Basketball Tourna-
opened up a ment games, four first-round MAC Volleyball
new era of ex- Tournament games and one first-round
citement on the game for the men’s basketball squad.
west campus of EMU in the fall of 1998. The Convocation Center also played host
The state-of-the-art, $29-million facil- to the 2008 WNBA’s Eastern Conference
ity is the result of a decade-long effort to Finals and the WNBA Championship, as the on the office level, along with offices for the
improve and upgrade University facilities Detroit Shock utilized the facility for the EMU football, men’s and women’s basketball
and followed closely the opening of the playoffs. and volleyball coaching staffs. The EMU
$41-million Bruce T. Halle Library on the Along with their commitment to EMU Sports Information Office, as well as offices
main campus. Athletics, the Convocation Center staff has for the Convocation Center staff, are located
Construction of the Convocation Center brought some of the finest entertainers in on the office level.
began in the spring of 1997 and culminated the world to Ypsilanti. The Convo has hosted The main athletic training room and of-
with its dedication game, Dec. 9, 1998, concerts by the Black Crowes, Indigo Girls, fice space for EMU’s sports medicine staff
with a men’s basketball game against the Godsmack, Smashmouth, Ludacris, Toby is located on the arena level as are strength
University of Michigan in front of a crowd Keith, Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, and conditioning facilities and equipment
of 7,647. Dave Chapelle and John Mayer. The Convo- rooms.
Since its opening, the Convocation Center cation Center is also the site for EMU’s spring There is no doubt that the Convocation
has served as home court for the Eagles’ and winter commencement ceremonies. Center has become a special place for
men’s and women’s basketball and volley- Among other events that have taken place athletic events, but there is a warm spot
ball teams. The EMU wrestling team and include numerous youth sporting competi- in the hearts of Eastern Michigan fans for
women’s gymnastics team have held several tions, high school commencements, trade Bowen Field House, the home for men’s and
shows, job fairs, conventions, charity and women’s basketball games for 43 years.
community awareness events as well as a Bowen was built in 1955 at a cost of $1.25
circus. million. The facility has 79,529 square feet
The 204,316-square-foot facility features of floor space and includes an eight-laps-to-
three user-friendly levels — arena, con- the-mile indoor track. An additional 9,394
course and office — and three seating con- square feet, along with new permanent
figurations to maximize crowd capacity and seating, a new court and upgrading of the
space usage. The largest seating capacity facility was completed in 1982 at a cost of
is for center-stage entertainment activities, $506,938.
with 9,500 seats available. The capacity for Bowen still serves as home to EMU’s track
basketball games is approximately 8,800. teams and also serves as a practice facility
EMU’s athletic administration is located for many of Eastern’s varsity squads.
thE EMU convocation cEntEr
EMU’s women’s basketball locker rooms includes a big screen television, stereo, couches, chairs, a
study area with computer and other amenities.
EMU’s full-court practice gym is adjacent to the main court EMU’s weight room in the Convocation Center is just off the
and has a full-sized wood court. full-court practice gym.
EMU athlEtic clUB
Supporting EMU Student-
Athletes Since 1994
The EMU Athletic Club provides vital financial
support to more than 550 student-athletes at Eastern
Michigan University as they strive for excellence on
MeMBersHiP levels and Benefits:
the court and in the classroom. Nearly 1,000 donors Hall of Fame -- $5,000 and up
generously supported our outstanding scholar-athletes • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ...
last year. • Receive first-level priority on the purchase of football/basketball season
Established in 1994, the EMU Athletic Club raises funds tickets, see (B) below
in three key areas for EMU’s 21 varsity athletic teams: • Purchase rights to 10 luxury football box seats
annual-use operating funds, endowment, and facility • Opportunity to travel to a road game with a team of your choice
related projects. • Specially designed EMU Athletic Club gift
Today, annual-use giving is the most critical area of sup-
port needed by the Athletic Department. These contribu- Olympian -- $2,500 - $4,999
• All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ...
tions directly support the operating budgets of our teams • Purchase rights to five luxury football box seats
and help provide the most basic needs to our coaches • Invitation to dinner with Athletic Director with other Olympian and higher members
and student-athletes, including comprehensive national
recruiting efforts, out of region travel to maintain nation- All-American -- $1,000 - $2,499
ally competitive schedules, equipment such as uniforms, • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ...
balls, nets, bats, and much more. • Football/basketball reserved parking (season ticket holders only)
Gifts to any of our teams, or to the Eagles for Excellence • Purchase rights to two luxury football box seats
Fund (which will be used for the most urgent needs of • EMU Athletic Club Leader recognition pin
the athletic department), are an investment in the future
All-Conference -- $500 - $999
leaders of the state of Michigan. Join the EMU Athletic • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ...
Club today and make a difference for EMU Athletics. • Media guides upon request
• Postseason ticket priority
How to Make a Gift • Purchase rights to two chair back seats for football
• Invitation to annual social event with EMU head coaches and administrators
Online: www.emuathleticclub.com Captain -- $250 - $499
By Phone: 734.487.8236 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ...
• Access to the E-Club Room (must show membership card)
By Mail: 799 N. Hewitt Road • Exclusive access to the “Eagles Nest.” Located in the Convocation Stadium
Room 309C Club, this hospitality area will be available for select home men’s & women’s
basketball conference games and will feature a variety of refreshments and
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 pre-game “chalk talks” from members of the coaching staffs. (C)
Join the EMU Athletc Club Varsity -- $50 - $249
• Tax deduction, see (A) below
For more information or to join the EMU Athletic • Invitation to special events
Club, please contact: • Discounts at Eagle Crest Golf Club, Eagle Crest Conference Center and
the Ypsilanti Marriott (must show membership card)
• Membership card
Craig Fink - Associate Athletic Director/ • All members of the EMU Athletic Club will have their names listed in the
Executive Director of the EMU Athletic Club annual report
Office Phone - 734.487.8236
(A) Material value of benefit provided will reduce tax deduction by value of benefit.
E-mail: email@example.com (B) Current football/basketball season ticket holders retain their current seats.
(C) Must also purchase season tickets or single game tickets to access this area.
thE EMU idEntity
Since the 1991 season, Eastern Michigan
University athletic teams have gone by the eastern eagles figHt song
nickname “Eagles.” a look Back at EmU’s logos
The Eagles name was officially adopted “Eastern Eagles, hats off to you!
on May 22, 1991, when the EMU Board of Fight, fight, fight for ole EMU.
Regents voted to replace the existing Huron Look to the sky, the Eagles will fly,
nickname and logo with the new one. the bravest we’ll defy.
EMU originally went by the nicknames 1929-1991
... Rah,rah, rah!”
“Normalites,” “Men from Ypsi” and vari-
ous other titles through the years before
“Hurons” was adopted in 1929. “Hold that line for ole Green and White.
The “Hurons” first came into being as the Sons and daughters show your might.
result of a contest sponsored by the Men’s So, FIGHT, FIGHT! for ole EMU
Union in 1929. On Oct. 31 of that year, a and vic-tor-y!”
three-person committee, composed of Dr.
Clyde Ford, Dr. Elmer Lyman and Professor 1991-1994 eMu alMa Mater
Bert Peet, selected the name “Hurons” from
the many entries in the contest. Eastern, sacred Alma Mater to your
The name was submitted by two stu- name we shall be true.
dents, Gretchen Borst and George Han- Ever marching on to victory, we’ll
ner. stand by to see you through,
Hanner was working at the Huron Hotel
Softly floating on the breeze,
at the time of the contest and was no doubt
as much influenced by his place of employ-
1995-2001 verdant green with white of snow,
ment as by the Huron Indian tribe. This our banner we will carry in our
The runner-up name in that contest was hearts whe’er we go.
EMU began investigating the appropri- go green
ateness of its Huron Indian logo after the
Michigan Department of Civil Rights issued Go Green, roll up the score.
a report in October 1988 suggesting that Go Green, let’s get some more.
all schools using such logos drop them. Raise a cheer for old Green and White.
The report indicated that the use of Na-
Let’s show them we came here to fight.
tive American names, logos and mascots Go Green, vic’try we’ll claim.
for athletic teams promoted racial stereo- Go Green, let’s win this game.
types. At that time, four colleges, 62 high
We’ll always fight for old EMU.
schools and 33 junior high/middle schools
Come on and let’s go Green!
in Michigan used Indian logos or names.
The EMU Board of Regents voted to
replace the Huron name with Eagles, 2003-Present
taken from three recommendations from
a committee charged with supplying a new
nickname. The other two final names sub-
mitted were Green Hornets and Express.
Some of emU’S Prominent AlUmni
• Charlie Batch, Lional Dalton, Jason Jones, • Bruce T. Halle -- Founder and CEO of Discount Tire Co. • Rodney Slater -- former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
L. J. Shelton, Barry Stokes, Kevin Walter
– professional football players • John Heffron -- Winner of NBC’s Last Comic • Shirley Spork -- co-founder of the LPGA
Standing in 2004
• Ron Campbell – President, Tampa Bay Lightning • Bob Welch -- Cy Young Award winner
• Greg Mathis –Judge and later TV personality
• Fred Cofield, Earle Higgins, Harvey Marlatt,
George Gervin, Grant Long, Derrick Dial, • Lloyd Olds - designed the zebra shirt worn by referees
Earl Boykins, Carl Thomas, Charles Thomas
– professional basketball players • Dean Rockwell – Olympic team wrestling coach in 1964
• General John G. Coburn -- one of eight four-star • Rocky Roe -- Major League Baseball umpire
generals in the United States
• Jack Roush -- CEO and owner of Roush Racing
• Hayes Jones -- Olympic gold medalist
E-clUB hall of faME
The Eastern Michigan University alumni varsity letterwinners club, E-Club, sponsors the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony for the Class of 2008 will be held in conjunction with an EMU basketball game during the 2008-
09 season. The class of 2008 includes: Charlie Batch (football), Joy Inness (women’s track), Jerry Keller (baseball),
Sharon McNie (women’s gymnastics), Lindell Reason (men’s basketball), Jeff Reaume (men’s golf), Sarah Willis
(women’s soccer) and Chuck Wilson (men’s track).
A G Hamilton Morningside, 2005 Sara Seegers, 2005
Ron Adams, 1999 Jon Gates, 2001 Dick Moseley, 1985 Wayne Seiler, 2000
Delmar Allman, 1981 Oswald Gaynier, 1993 George Muellich, 1979 Edwin Shadford, 1976
Sherry Anderson, 2003 George Gervin, 1993 Roxanne Munch, 2004 Pat Sheridan, 1998
Jim Applegate, 1996 Ralph Gilden, 1983 Paul Shoemaker, 1977
Roger Arnett, 1983 Cleon Gilliam, 1992 N Chuck Shonta, 1982
Rha Arnold, 1981 Wardell Gilliam, 1984 Jim Nelson, 2000 Kenneth “Red” Simmons, 1978
Tommy Asinga, 2005 Garry Grady, 2003 Ferris Newman, 1980 Harold Simons, 2005
Jim Grant, 1991 Dr. Bob Sims, 1994
B Glenn Gulliver, 1997 O Jean Siterlet, 1985
Norb Badar, 1988 Ron Gulyas, 1989 Harry Ockerman, 1977 Rodney Slater, 2001
John Banaszak, 1985 Ron Oestrike, 1979 Mark Smith, 1999
William Barrett, 1984 H Lloyd W. Olds, 1976 Mary Smith, 2002
Gary Bastien, 1989 Charles Hanneman, 1977 Andrea (Bowman) Osika, 1996 Tom Smith, 1998
Charlie Batch, 2008 Jim Harkema, 1999 Bernard Otto, 1984 Claude Snarey, 1991
Louis Batterson, 1979 Gussie Harris, 1983 Bob Owchinko, 1989 Shirley Spork, 1981
Charles Eugene Beatty, 1976 Ken Hawk, 1983 Clemens “C.P.” Steimle, 1994
James Bell, 1984 Kelly Hebler, 1999 P Col. Bill Stephens, 1987
James Bibbs, 1979 Merrill Hershey, 1979 Chuck Paige, 1985 Raymond L. Stites, 1976
Dan Boisture, 2005 Earle Higgins, 1997 Lucy Parker, 1995 Jim Streeter, 2004
Ruth Boughner, 1980 Charles “Whitey” Hlad, 1977 Bob Parks, 1980 Mike Strickland, 1992
Wilbur P. Bowen, 2000 Chris Hoiles, 2000 Sue Parks, 1992 Nikki Stubbs, 2006
Leighton Boyd, 1980 Greg Howe, 2006 Jeff Peck, 1996
Santee Brockman, 1983 Bruce Howell, 1986 Al Pingel, 1982 T
Jim Brodie, 1991 Carole Huston, 2006 Leroy Potter, 1999 Eugene Thomas, 1997
Joe Brodie, 1993 Jeff Huxley, 1991 Dave Pureifory, 1981 Bill Tipton, 1986
James M. “Bingo” Brown, 1976 Nanette Push, 1998 Fred Trosko, 1982
Dr. Walter Gerald Brown, 1997 I Leo Turner, 1992
Ken Bruchanski, 1990 Joy Inness, 2008 Q Gary Tyson, 2006
Jack Brusewitz, 2000 Thomas Quinn, 1978
Laurie Byrd, 1993 J V
Al Jagutis, 2007 R Andrew Vanyo, 1978
C Bob Jennings, 2001 Larry Radcliff, 1995 Stan Vinson, 2007
Sharon (Brown) Calhoun, 2003 Marv Johnson, 1987 Jerry Raymond, 1986
Garion Campbell, 1982 Ron Johnson, 1986 Lindell Reason, 2008 W
Bill Cave, 1989 Earl Jones, 2002 Jeff Reaume, 2008 Arthur Walker, 1979
Clarence Chapman, 1988 Hayes Jones, 1977 Frank Reaume, 1990 Neville “Tex” Walker, 1983
Jean Cione, 1986 Jay Jones, 1992 Ron Rice, 2002 James Walsh, 1978
John Clay, 1995 Mike Jones, 1985 Earl Riskey, 1982 Jeff Washington, 1999
William “Audie” Cole, 2002 Maury Jormakka, 2001 Dean Rockwell, 1977 Claudia Wasik, 1997
Sherm Collins, 1988 Dazel Jules, 2006 John “Rocky” Roe, 2001 Frank “Buck” Weeber, 1979
Terry Collins, 1994 Waldomar Roeser, 2005 Jack Weiss, 1987
Roger Coryell, 2004 K Jenny Romatowski, 2000 Bob Welch, 1988
Doug Cossey, 1985 Denise Kaercher, 2000 Col. Duane Root, 1997 George Wendt, 1983
Rena Cox, 2002 Kerry Keating, 1995 Abe Rosenkrantz, 1981 Harry Werbin, 1989
Clifford Crane, 1982 Jerry Keller, 2008 James Ross, 1991 Doug Willer, 2007
Hasely Crawford, 1985 Marci Kelley, 2007 Bob Rowland, 1987 Sarah Willis, 2008
William Crouch, 1978 David Kieft, 1999 Elton J. Rynearson, Sr., 1976 Chuck Wilson, 2008
Bob Crosby, 1995 Daniel Webster Kirksey, 1978 Virgil Windom, 1990
Marsha (Barker) Crosby, 2003 S
C. Dale Curtiss, 1977 L Clarence Sabbath, 1981 Z
Charles Lappeus, 1983 Olin Sanders, 1977 Duane Zemper, 1990
D Mark Leonard, 2007 Mireille Sankatsing, 2004 William Zepp, 1978
Mark Dailey, 2004 Peter Linn, 2006 Ron Saunders, 1998
Dottie Davis, 1990 Bob Lints, 2006 Dan Schmitz, 2005
Glenn Davis, 1987 Ann (Meachum) Lohner, 1989
Jeff Dils, 1990 Grant Long, 1998
Marc Dingman, 1998
Earl Dixon, 2004 M
Donna Donakowski, 1994 Nick Manych, 1993
Melissa Drouillard, 2004 Harvey Marlatt, 1979
Jim Dutcher, 2003 George Marshall, 1976
Jim Martin, 1981
E Kenneth “Beef” Matheson, 1980
Clare Ebersole, 1988 Dr. James Matthews, 1995
Dave Ellis, 1986 Stan McConnor, 1988
Ed Engle, 1997 Tamyka McCord, 2007
Kennedy McIntosh, 1996
F Paul McMullen, 2003
Tom Fagan, 1991 Sharon McNie, 2008
F.L. “Frosty” Ferzacca, 1994 George Mead, 2001
Angie Fielder, 2001 Robert Middlekauff, 1978
Charles Forsythe, 1981 Kevin Miller, 1994
John C. Fountain, 1996 Lanny Mills, 2002
William Foy, 1976 Randy Mills, 1996 The newest group of Hall of Famers celebrate following a halftime induction at
Gordon Minty, 1984 the Convocation Center. The Class of 2007 included: Al Jagutis, Marci Kelley,
Marv Mittlestat, 1982 Mark Leonard, Tamyka McCord, Stan Vinson and Doug Willer.
Loita “Blink” Molineaux, 1998
J.E. Morcombe, 2002