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Andrew Nelson 

Andrew Nelson
Campus Recreation Coordinator

Occupational Safety & Health of America: OSHA Certified
Heartland AEA: Bloodborne Pathogens Certified
Iowa Central Community College: Coaching Authorization
American Red Cross: CPR and First Aid Certification

Andy Nelson is the Campus Recreation Coordinator for the DMACC Ankeny Campus. He began his career at DMACC as the Intramural and Facility Specialist for the Campus Recreation Department in 2005.

Andy is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. degree in Leisure, Youth & Human Services with emphases in Programming, Youth Services and Tourism. He also has his coaching authorization and is certified in CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens and OSHA.

In addition to working in the Campus Recreation Department, he is a Supervisor for the City of Ames at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena.

Carole McConnellCarole McConnell
Group Fitness Instructor

American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Group Fitness Instructor
American Red Cross: CPR and First Aid Certification

Carole McConnell discovered her love of exercise in her early 20's. In 2005 she participated in Farrell's Ultimate Body Challenge and discovered a love of kickboxing. This led her to begin teaching kickboxing classes in the fall of 2005, earning her ACE (American Council of Exercise) certification in Group Fitness in 2006. That same year she completed her YogaFit certification. She holds specialty certifications in Fusion Fitness, Kettlebells, Group Cycling and Pilates.

Carole is also an Application Support Analyst for DMACC, she loves getting to know students and staff through both positions.

Dennice Shupe – Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Kathryn Thompson - Group Fitness Instructor