Advisory Board


The purpose of the RA Advisory Board is to support the goals and mission of the Recreation Administration Program in the Department of HESRM, to advise the program coordinator and department chair on matters related to enrollment, curriculum, and degrees relevant to the profession and accreditation, secure contributions for the RA Student Endowment Scholarship Funds, and to assist in awarding scholarships to qualifying students.

The University of Mississippi Recreation Administration Advisory Board is comprised of professionals from public, commercial, and not-for-profit sectors that represent the recreation and leisure service fields. Advisory Board members provide valuable input on issues pertaining to academics and the world beyond campus. The Advisory Board meets each academic semester.

A major goal during each meeting is to judge and award financial assistance to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates leadership qualities, academic excellence, and the desire to pursue a career in the field of recreation.

Opportunities to Give

Recreation Administration Endowment Scholarship levels:

Friends SocietyGift up to $99

Associates SocietyGift of $100-$249

Patron SocietyGift of $250-$499

Sponsor SocietyGift of $500-$999

Fellows SocietyGift of $1,000

Benefactor SocietyGift of $5,000

Founder SocietyGift of $10,000

Endowment SocietyGift of $25,000

Please make checks payable to The University of Mississippi Foundation and return your contribution to this address:

The University of Mississippi Foundation
P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677-0249
(800) 340-9542, (662) 915 5944


Mr. Mark Garneau
Assistant Director of Campus Recreation/Aquatics/Adjunct Instructor
University of Mississippi
214 Turner Center
University, MS 38677
Fax: 662-915-5593
Mr. Jason Shirkey
Associate Director of Campus Recreation
University of Mississippi
214 Turner Center
University, MS 38677
Fax: 662-915-5593
Ms. Sheila Dossett
Advancement Associate
Alumni Affairs
University of Mississippi
University, MS  38677
Fax: 662-915-7756
Ms. Karen Dunn
Public Relations Mgr/Grant Writer
The Baddour Center
3297 Highway 51 South
P. O. Box 97
Senatobia, MS 38668
662-562-0100 ext. 1231
Ms. Deb Helms
Consultant and Adjunct HESRM
204 Combs St.
Oxford, MS 38655.
(662) 513-7846.
Mr. Bebo Howell
Executive Director
American Red Cross No. Central MS Service Center
407 So. 11th Street
Oxford, MS 38655
Office:  662-232-1282
Ms. Anne Kelly
Manager, Hopewell Camp & Conference Center
24 CR 231
Oxford, MS 38655
Office:  234-2254 Ext. 105
Fax: 234-4150
Mr. Don Lewis
Director, Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department
655 Rutherford Road
P. O. Box 3608
Tupelo, MS 38803
Mrs. Julie Chadwick
Director, TAD Center
967 Regional Center Drive
Oxford, MS  38655
Fax: 662-234-1699
Mr. Alton Pollan   
Resources Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
29049 Hwy 315
Sardis, MS  38666
Fax: 662-563-4433
Mr. Bubba Robinson
Deputy Director
Oxford Park Commission
310 S. 15th Street
Oxford, MS 38655
Gerry Logan
PRMA President
8 PR 3151 Apartment 1
Oxford, MS 38655
Mr. Rick Jameson
Manager,  Sardis Lake Marina
30117 Blackjack Road
Sardis, MS 38666
Terry Shinall,
Director, Recreation Therapy
967 Regional Center Drive
Oxford, MS  38655
Fax: 662-234-1699