Director of Web and Creative Services Hired
Millersville University (MU) alum John Cheek ‘00 came back to his alma mater and joined the University Communications & Marketing (UCM) team as Director of Web and Creative Services on Dec. 10, 2018. His office is located in Duncan Alumni House at 205 N George St, Millersville, PA. Cheek’s responsibilities include overseeing the creative production operation for UCM and servicing the entire University’s marketing needs with a focus on undergraduate and graduate admissions, advancement and the president’s office. Cheek provides creative direction over all graphic design, digital design, video and photography projects in consultation with colleagues to develop creative solutions. Along with the support of his team, he also oversees the design aspects of the University’s website.
Before joining MU, Cheek was creative director of Schiffer Publishing where he actively served as a member of the senior leadership team in determining strategic direction and vision for the company’s future. Cheek earned his Bachelors of Arts in Art/Graphic Design from MU in 2000. He lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.
Dr. Ankur Nandedkar, Department of Management & Marketing, conducted a teaching workshop titled “Teaching with Factile: A Classroom Gaming Tool” at the 33rd annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 30th, 2019. The session participants included faculty members from various universities across the east coast.
Wimer Receives 2019 Service Award
Dr. Jeffrey Wimer, Wellness & Sport Sciences has been selected to receive the 2019 Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). This national award recognizes outstanding dedication to the athletic training profession, as demonstrated by exceptional service, volunteerism and advocacy.
Candidates for the award must have held the certified athletic trainer (ATC) credential, conferred by the Board of Certification (BOC), and have been a NATA member for at least 20 years. Wimer is 1 of only 23 athletic trainers (ATs) in the U.S. selected to receive the award in 2019. Currently, there are more than 45,000 members in the NATA organization.
Wimer joined the Millersville University faculty in 2002, and served as founding Coordinator of the Dual-Degree program (BS in Biology/Pre-Athletic Training Millersville University, and BS in Athletic Training West Chester University). The joint program was one of the first at Millersville to use two-way, real-time, interactive television (ITV) in the delivery of undergraduate major courses. Modifications to the AT educational requirements nationally resulted in the dual degree program being phased-out in 2016, and new 3+2 articulation agreements for Millersville students being established at Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Slippery Rock Universities as routes of entry into the AT profession.
Currently, Wimer serves on the board of directors at Compass Mark. Its mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building and community mobilization. Wimer previously served at COBYS Family Services where he taught evidence-based curriculum programs that facilitate recovery for individuals and families impacted by alcohol and other drug dependence. His research interests include the role of mental health and wellness in substance use and misuse among student-athletes, and improving access to higher education for underrepresented populations.