My name is Alex Purvis and I’m the Coordinator for Sports & Activities here at Appalachian State University, by way of my past experience as the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports at Florida Atlantic University. I’m from a town called Kingsland which is located in southern Georgia. After graduating high school, I attended Georgia Southern University to pursue a degree in Exercise Science. I’m proud to say I was one of those students who took a victory lap and obtained my degree in five years instead of four. During my time I made tremendous connections, especially through campus recreation. Campus Recreation really showed me the light by letting me experience working with amazing people all while being involved around sports which is something I did all my life. Working for campus recreation here, I began to realize that I have a passion for what I do and would love to have a career in this field. I love to help students develop in a variety of ways all while having fun. This realization has led me to the position I’m in now and I’m currently developing myself into becoming a leader in campus recreation and higher education. My interests include playing/watching sports, cooking, exercising, and occasional video games amongst other interests.