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Aimee serves as the Associate Director of Campus Leadership & Involvement (CLIC) and is the newest team member beginning in July 2011. She is responsible for the oversight of Fraternity and Sorority Life (F/SL). Aimee serves as the faculty advisor to the Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
Prior to Denison, Aimee worked at The University of Texas at El Paso as Coordinator within the Student Development Center. She has experience in fraternity/sorority life, student organization development, leadership initiatives, women’s resource center, LGBT programming and support, and campus programming boards. Aimee received her Master of Arts in Education, Higher Education Administration from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science/Criminal Justice at Akron as well. During her time at Akron, Aimee was awarded an internship in Washington, DC with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) through the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta International Women’s Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, College Student Educators International (ACPA), the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Association for Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), as well as the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA). She is the recipient of UTEP’s Rainbow Graduation Ally of the Year Award in 2010.
Following a 25-year career in office administration with MetLife Insurance, Jeanne transitioned into higher education, first as administrative assistant in the University Learning Center, a division of student affairs at the University of North Dakota, and then as Tutor Program coordinator in the same department. In 2000, she joined Denison as an administrative secretary in the Office of Alumni Relations, and in 2003, assumed the role of alumni coordinator. She oversees the class and affinity reunion programs, assists with updating DenisonEverywhere.com, and supervises a staff of eight to ten student workers.
Steve McCarthy has been the assistant men’s soccer coach at Denison since 2012. McCarthy came to Denison after serving as a graduate assistant at Southern Polytechnic State University where he earned his master’s degree in Business Administration. During his tenure at SPSU, the Hornets captured the 2011 Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament. Last year, the Hornets finished with a 17-3-2 record and ranked sixth in the nation.
McCarthy earned a bachelor’s degree in management and leadership from Capital University in 2010. He was a four-year starter and two year captain for the Crusaders. McCarthy helped Capital win two Ohio Athletic Conference regular season titles, one OAC Tournament crown, and earn a berth in the 2009 NCAA Division III Tournament. The two-time All-American still holds the OAC and school record for career goals (69).
Makiva earned a B.A. in sociology/anthropology from Denison University in 2002. She worked in the field of community organizing for five years, where she developed professional skills in areas of fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, public relations, and grant writing. She returned to Denison in 2008 as assistant director for Reunion and Leadership Programs within the Annual Fund Office and was promoted to director of the Annual Fund in 2010. In her current role, Makiva maintains oversight of all fundraising programs and staff within the Office of the Annual Fund.
Delta Mu Delta; Gamma Delta Chapter; MVNU
Alpha Chi; National College Honor Scholarship Society; Ohio Delta Chapter; MVNU
Joyce Merrilees received a Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Clothing from The Ohio State University and has been in charge of costume realization for Denison's Theatre Department since fall of 2001. As Supervisor of the Costume Shop, Joyce guides the student staff to become proficient in the craft of sewing and makes the designs of the staff or visiting costume designer a reality on stage. She also maintains a custom sewing and tailoring business in Granville.
Jason Miller has been employed as the assistant sports information director since 2008. In his role he is involved in the daily operation of the Big Red's 23 varsity sports.
Miller serves as the Director of the Denison Sports Network, which includes hiring and evaluating on-air talent, and scheduling broadcast teams throughout the three athletic seasons. In addition to assisting in the hosting of varies North Coast Athletic Conference Championship events and three NCAA Championship events, he has helped promote numerous all-conference, all-region and All-American award winners.
Before his arrival in Granville, Miller served as a full-time sports journalist for The Daily Jeffersonian in his hometown of Cambridge, Ohio. While employed at the newspaper, he covered multiple sports spanning eight local high schools in addition to Muskingum University.
Prior to working at The Daily Jeffersonian, Miller was the Sports Information Assistant at Otterbein College. At Otterbein, Miller was directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the Cardinals' 16 Division III athletic programs. In 2006, Miller graduated from Muskingum University with a B.A. in speech communication.
Murley received a B.S. in Education from Ohio University and has worked in higher education development for the majority of her 25 year fundraising career. She joined Denison’s Institutional Advancement team as Director of Major Gifts in 2014 where she works with donors to secure support for Denison initiatives. Murley, credentialed by CFRE International, served recently as Vice President for Advancement at Ohio Dominican University and as Director of Development for The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.
Kelly received her B.A. in education from Ohio Northern University. She spent more than twenty years as a software trainer for corporate employees and college students. Kelly joined Denison's Major and Planned Giving office in 2014 as the administrative assistant.
Michael Morris was the first Executive Director of The Newark Midland Theatre Association, Inc. following the historic Midland Theatre’s renovation. He served in that position from November 1, 2001 through their opening in September 2002, continuing until January 2010, when he opened pARTnership Consulting. Mr. Morris served on the Board of Directors of The Ohio Arts Presenters Network from 2003-2009 and was Treasurer from 2007-2009. He was the recipient of that organization’s Richard Lenhart Award of Excellence in 2008. Mr. Morris has been nominated for the Governor’s Awards for the Arts – Arts Administration on two separate occasions, in 2008 and 2010. He has served as a panelist at Arts Midwest conferences, and has moderated and served as panelist on numerous Ohio Arts Council and Ohio River Border Initiative grant panels. Mr. Morris served as Interim Executive Director for the McCoy Community Center for the Arts, New Albany, Ohio, from March until December 2012.
Since 1997 Gail Murphy has built Denison women's soccer into one of the premier programs in all of NCAA Division III. A two-time NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year honoree, Murphy is one of the winningest active coaches in college soccer. Before Denison, Murphy spent four years at Southwestern University in Texas, where she took a first-year program to a top-10 regional ranking in just two seasons.
While at Southwestern, Murphy was selected as Coach of the Year by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Murphy then made the cross-country switch to Denison, leading the Big Red back to regional and national prominence. The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association has twice named Murphy its Coach of the Year (1997, 1999).
From 1983 to 1991 she coached Los Alamos (N.M.) High School, where her teams played in the finals of the state tournament five times, winning three championships. She began her college coaching career in 1991 as a graduate assistant in Massachusetts.
Murphy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of New Mexico in 1983 and her Masters of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Smith College (Mass.) in 1993. Along with her soccer coaching duties, Murphy is an assistant professor on the faculty of Denison's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.