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Sandra Peppel

Aquatic Manager | Campus Recreation

Sandra Peppel has served as the Aquatic Manager for Campus Recreation since 2001. Sandra Peppel received her bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University and moved on to receive her master’s degree at West Virginia University. She began her employment with WVU in 1991, when she worked as a graduate assistant in the School of Physical Education. She also served as a WVU clinical faculty member in the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences where she taught Water Safety Instruction, Outdoor Leisure Pursuits, History of Sport and managed numerous aquatic instructional and certification programs through Lifetime Activities Program. Sandra also served as the interim assistant director from 2015 - 2016.

Sandra has served locally on the American Red Cross Board of Directors, is a member of the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP), is certified as a National Swimming Pool Foundation Pool Operator and an American Red Cross Lifeguards Instructor Trainer. Sandra received the WVU Safety Achievement Award for her Safety Accomplishments in aquatics at West Virginia University.

Sandra’s favorite part of her job is working closely with student staff and can often be found teaching, training and mentoring student employees.

Things you wouldn’t expect about Sandra:

  • She grew up on a potato farm and drove a grain truck by age 12.

  • She whittled her lunch spoon.

  • She is skilled at seining minnows

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