Professional Staff

 

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Cindy Horn, Director

Email:
hornc@ferris.edu

Phone:
231-591-5309

Hometown:
Pontiac, MI

Joined the UREC Team:
December 15, 2007

Prior to UREC, I served as the Director of
Student Leadership and Activities

Education:
Bachelor of Science
Recreation Leadership & Management
Ferris State University

Responsibilities:
Directly responsible for all University
Recreation programs, facilities and staff

Interests/Hobbies:
Laughing, gardening, cooking and reading

Famous Quote or Own Quote:
"I'd rather be sorry for something I've done
than for something that I didn't do." - Ray Price

"Argue for your limitations and they will be yours." - Richard Bach

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens
can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

 

 

 

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Cindy Vander Sloot
Assistant Director

Email:
vandersc@ferris.edu

Phone: 231-591-2624

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, MI

Joined the UREC Team:
May 2009

Education:
Bachelor of Science
English Education
Ferris State University

Master of Education
Curriculum Development and Instruction
Ferris State University

Responsibilities:
Group fitness programming; oversee fitness and weight training areas; and Aquatics programming.

Interest/Hobbies:
Teaching

Famous Quote/Own Quote:
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." ~Malcolm Forbes

 

 

Val Wells
Student Service Representative IV

Email: Val
wellsv4@ferris.edu


Phone:

231-591-2677


Hometown:
Paris, MI


Joined the UREC Team:
January 2015


Responsibilities:
Facility reservations, Payroll management, Cash handling, Memberships, and anything else we throw at her!


Interest/Hobbies:
Hiking, Traveling, going to movies, and reading a good book.


Famous Quote/Own Quote:
"Life is not the amount of breath you take, it's the moments that take your breath away." 

 

 

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Fernando Labra 
Assistant Director
Intramural &
Club Sports 


Email:
labraf@ferris.edu

Phone:
231-591-2678

Hometown:
Temple, TX

Joined the UREC Team:
December 6, 2010

Education:
Bachelor of Science
Exercise Sports Science
Texas State University

Responsibilities:
Intramural and Club Sports Programs,
IM Officials Training Program, UREC web maintenance, UREC Social Media, and
SRC Building Management.

Interests/Hobbies:
Intramural and Club Sports! Football!, I enjoy coaching flag football,
drawing, going to movies, history, and having good times with my
family and friends

Famous Quote or Own Quote:
"The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't."

"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."

"Do or Do Not, there is no try." - Yoda

"Make each day your masterpiece." - John Wooden

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

 

 

 

 

Jayna Wekenman 
Adventure Coordinator 

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Email:
jaynawekenman@ferris.edu

Phone: 
231-591-5308

Hometown:
Big Rapids, MI

Joined the UREC Team:
March 2015

Education:
Bachelor of Science
Recreation Leadership and Management
Ferris State University

Master of Arts
Equine Assisted Experiential Learning
Prescott College


Responsibilities:
Coordinating groups on the Challenge Course, rock wall, and adventure based experiential learning programs.

Interests/Hobbies:
Outdoors, horses, burros, traveling, beekeeping, collaboration, personal and professional development. 

Famous Quote or Own Quote:
"Begin Anywhere" - Bruce Mau's