Student #1

Greetings Professor McNicholas, how are you? I pray all is well. Checking in with you because I watched a swimming competition today on channel five. It was so interesting to me because I knew every stroke they did. I was able to brag to my family and friends about the techniques the swimmers were using. I was so pumped. Those swimming were awesome. Thank you so much for your knowledge and wisdom. I will never forget what I learned. You Rock! Have a safe and happy holiday!

Student #2

I just wanted to inform you both that I got a call back today after my interview last week and I officially accepted the job of being the assistant manager of the #### center on ###and ####! It is a bowling alley and skating rink in one.I startThursday. When I came in for an interview the hiring manager informed me that I was the only applicant that brought a copy of my résumé and made eye contact with him the entire time. I start off training as part time and if they like me it could turn into a full time position. I just wanted to let you guys know that your training and preparation did not go in vain. I love you all and tell the remaining students that Lanesha said IT IS POSSIBLE!


Partnership #1 

Good morning Dr. Price-Shingles.  My name is Sue Cottingham with the Illinois Park and Recreation Association.  I recently had the pleasure of working together with two of your students, Rudy Esteban and Tanisha Mailey.  They volunteered at the 2016 IAPD/IPRA Soaring To New Heights Conference held this past weekend at the Chicago Hyatt Regency.  It is my job to coordinate the All-Conference Awards Luncheon for over 1500 recreation professionals, students and state legislators.  I was so fortunate to have Rudy and Tanisha working with me. They were very professional and worked tirelessly in seating those attending this year's awards luncheon.  They had to think quickly on their feet to get all of our attendees inside the ballroom prior to the luncheon's start. Their customer service skills were outstanding as they greeted each and every person that came through the doors.  I couldn't have done it without their help!  I think it is important that you know of their efforts and what a pleasure it was for me to work with them!  Thank you and have a great day. All my best, Sue

Sue Cottingham

All-Conference Awards Luncheon Coordinator