Ray F. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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Position: Sports Program Supervisor and Intramural Official

Year/Major: Senior political science major and economics and cinema minor

Hometown: Onawa, Iowa

How long have you worked for us?: 4 years

What have you learned from working here?: Two of the best skills that I have learned, especially as a referee, have been conflict management and quick problem solving. However, arguably the most important skill that I have acquired is the ability to always be on time and punctual. If you're early, you're on time. If you're on time, you're late. And being late is unacceptable.

What is something interesting about yourself?: I once caught a home run ball at Wrigley Field. It was hit by the Marlins, so I had to throw the ball back. I was 12.

What do yo like to do in your spare time?: I like eating as much pizza as humanly possible. I also enjoy playing sports such as football, soccer, and volleyball with my friends. I have to work off the pizza somehow.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about working in your position?: We all act like one big family. I always find it amazing how to close the intramural family gets every year. 

Do you have any plans for after graduation?: Nope. Getting a big person job sounds rad though

If you could eat any food every day for the rest of your life without any health consequences, what would it be?: Definitely pizza. And yes, pineapple is allowed on pizza. Hawaiian pizza reigns supreme.

What Ray's supervisor has to say about him: "Ray is a leader among our staff who demonstrates enthusiasm in his work. He coaches our officials to make them better and is an ambassador who recruits others to participate" -Mike Valentine, Assistant Director of Sports Programs


*Ray was nominated for Faces of RecServ in Fall 2017