Brandon Baumgartner-Graduate Assistant Student, Intramurals & Recreation
How was my experience as a graduate assistant at the Wellness Center?
From the first day I walked into the Wellness Center, I knew that this experience was going to be different. It all begins with the staff at the Wellness Center. When I began, I didn’t have a clue what to do and naturally I was nervous and hoping to find a few people that were friendly and willing to help, but at the Wellness Center that seemed to be everyone! It became a great experience, learning new things and teaching people things I have learned.
Working with the intramurals and recreation department taught me many things that I will take with me in the future. It has been a very enjoyable experience working with the student staff and I was lucky enough, in my opinion, to receive the opportunity to have the best graduate assistantship at this university. I’ am very happy to have been given a chance to work at this great facility with many awesome people.
Brandon Baumgartner keeps informed with campus news
What recreation means to me?
Recreation is an important part of life. Playing sports all my life, I was always active. Being given a chance to stay active throughout my life is very important to me. Whether it’s shooting hoops, playing racquetball, playing catch or playing one of the many intramural sports that the Wellness Center offers. This facility allowed me to continue playing the recreation sports I love and gave me a place to relax and take my mind off school.
Brandon Baumgartner (right) receives a toast from friends at an appreciation luncheon for student staff on May 7, 2014.
What is the importance of recreation to the NDSU?
Recreation is extremely important at NDSU. The great facility of the Wellness Center makes exercising exciting and enjoyable for all the students here. For some students the Wellness Center is like a second home. It is great place to socialize and meet friends. Our recreation and intramural programs allow our students to continue to stay active and play sports that they have played their entire life. The Wellness Center allows our students the ability to take a break from their busy life of school and activities and lets them distress by getting a workout in. I believe the Wellness Center and our recreation programs are a vital part in the overall success of NDSU.