Staff Directory

Colleen Vanderlip

Colleen Vanderlip

Director of Wellness and Recreation

Colleen joined the Wellness and Recreation team in November 2012. She received her BS in marketing and management from Siena College in 2005 and her MA in sport management from the University of San Francisco in 2007. Colleen has been actively involved in campus communities for the past eight years, providing leadership and supervision to wellness and recreational sport departments, serving on campus committees, facilitating outdoor adventure activities, and sports officiating. At Stetson University she continues to share her passion for health and fitness in her leadership position with Wellness and Recreation. Colleen enjoys outdoor activities, movies, celebrating her Irish heritage, and spending time with her family and friends.

Contact Colleen at 386-738-6680 or [email protected].

Nicole Currie

Nicole Currie

Administrative Specialist

Nicole joined Wellness and Recreation in 2012. Her responsibilities are to monitor and maintain the daily office budget of all the departments within Wellness and Recreation, coordinate the acquisitions processes, and act as liaison with the purchase office. She manages the department's student employee payroll system and the confidential appointments for BASICS Program and Student Counseling Services. She is also the administrative specialist for the Student Counseling Services and works in its office, located in Griffith Hall. In her spare time she has worked alongside a family physician in DeLand for the past 12 years as a licensed massage therapist. She enjoys watching movies, walking, spending time with my children, friends, husband and three small dogs.

Contact Nicole at 386-822-8900 or at [email protected].

Christina Kulpa

Christina Kulpa

Wellness and Recreation Associate Director (Health Promotion)

Christina joined the Wellness and Recreation team in December of 2017 and will be working directly with The WELL Team and Health Promotion initiatives. She received both her BS in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies in 2013 and her MS in Student Personnel Administration in 2015 from Springfield College. Christina enjoys long-distance running, cooking food for fuel and adventuring with her dog Murph.

Contact Christina at 386-822-7033 or [email protected]

Travis Potter

Travis Potter

Assistant Director of Wellness and Recreation

Travis joined the Wellness and Recreation team in November 2014 and works directly with the Intramural Sports and Club Sports programs. He received his BA in practical writing; film, video, and media studies in 2012 from Western Michigan University and his MA in sport management from Western Michigan University in 2014. Travis greatly enjoys working with students, faculty and staff to expand the reach of the Intramural Sports and Club Sports programs.

Contact Travis at 386-822-7003 or at [email protected].

Emily McGowan

Emily McGowan

Wellness and Recreation Graduate Assistant (Operations, Fitness, and Outdoor Rec)

Emily joined the Wellness and Recreation team in September of 2018. She earned her B.BA in Management from Stetson University in May 2020 and is currently continuing her education at Stetson in the Master of Business Administration program. Emily is a member of Stetson’s Women’s Lacrosse team and enjoys helping others live their healthiest lives. She is excited to continue working as a member of the Wellness and Recreation team!

Contact Emily at 386-822-8841 or at [email protected]tson.edu

Deana Lowry

Deana Lowry

Assistant Director of Wellness and Recreation

Deana joined the Wellness and Recreation team in May 2021. She received her BS in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo and her MA in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Penn State University. Deana has been involved in campus recreation for the past eight years, providing professional development to student employees and overseeing the operations of the facility's day to day use. Deana enjoys meeting new people, spending time with her family and friends and going on new adventures as often as possible. 

Contact Deana at 386-822-8841 or [email protected].