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About Us

Mission Statement
The Department of Wellness and Recreation serves as an important and integral part of everyday life on the campus of Northwestern State University. We offer comprehensive, quality programs and services that enhance and promote healthy lifestyles, competition, and leisurely activities. We support the University’s mission and strive to promote the recruitment and retention of students as well as enhance the quality of student life on our campus through meeting the various needs of a diverse campus community. Through recreation, sports competition, instruction, fitness, and wellness activities, we provide a safe environment while promoting sportsmanship, team building, leadership, and quality of life for NSU students, faculty/staff, alumni and the Natchitoches community.

Vision Statement

We will collaborate as a department to provide and sustain a meaningful student and patron experience and opportunity to live healthy lifestyles through quality programming, competition, activities and services.

Patric DuBoisDirector of Wellness & Recreation/Assistant Athletics Director

Julie PowellAssistant Director: WRAC-Facility Operations & Club Sports

Jason StellyAssistant Director of IM Sports/Fun and Fitness Camp & Crew Coach

Freddy GomezAssistant Director for Fitness/Head Tennis Coach

Sarah PrudhommeAdministrative Coordinator 3

Lantz VercherMassage Therapist

Antonie GodinGraduate Assistant WRAC

Jonathan RiveraGraduate Assistant Fitness & Wellness

Cody WagerGraduate Assistant Intramurals

Dontavius ChambersWRAC Personal Trainer

Meghan KnightWRAC Personal Trainer

Dan NguyenWRAC Personal Trainer

Rhonda McCrayCustodial Engineer

Jerry WashingtonCustodial Engineer