November 18, 2008

Recreational Sports-Services honors Happ

by Christi Mathis

dane happ 

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Dane Anthony Happ is the Leadership team member at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services (RSS) for the month of October.

Happ, a senior majoring in forestry, is a three-year RSS employee working in aquatics and as a CPR and first aid instructor. The DeKalb native is the son of Dirk and Rachel Happ.

“Dane has been a valuable member of the aquatics staff for three years,” said Jeff Goelz, assistant director of aquatics and sports clubs for RSS. “He has excelled as a youth swimming teacher, lifeguard and Red Cross CPR and first aid instructor. He is an inspiration to his co-workers and worthy of this award.”

Happ plans to obtain his paramedic license and also continue firefighter training. His goal is to become a full-time firefighter.

By vote from team nominations, RSS full-time staff chooses the winner of the monthly Leadership Team Award. The team includes full-time staff, graduate assistants and some student employees. They pick the winner on the basis of leadership and teamwork displayed.