HPER Staff



Department Chair
Office:  801 – Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0678
Fax:  (231) 777-0437
Email:  dan.rypma@muskegoncc.edu

Dan received a BA and MS from Grand Valley State University.  He has been employed by Muskegon Community College since 2002 and is the current department chair.  Dan teaches in all three disciplines:  Health, Physical Education and Recreation.  Dan taught full-time at Michigan Tech University and Grand Valley State University before arriving at MCC.  His resume also includes being a MHSAA certified official for over 20 years, reaching the state finals in both basketball and baseball.

HE 106 – Concepts of Health and Well-being
PEA 103 – Weight Training
PEA 118 – Cycling
PEA 201 – Aerobic Movement for Fitness
PEP 203 – Fundamentals of Coaching
REC 111 – Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
REC 123 – Recreation and Leisure Programming



Office:  804 – Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0525
Fax:  (231) 777-0437
Email:  jessica.graf@muskegoncc.edu

Jessica Graf joined the faculty at Muskegon community College in the fall of 2010.  Prior to her appointment at MCC, Jessica was a Fitness Specialist for Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial at Tamarac:  The Center for Health and Well-Being in Fremont, Michigan.  Previously, she served as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania where she was responsible for intramurals, outdoor programs, and club sports as well as management and oversight of the David V. Wise Sport and Fitness Center.  Jessica obtained her BS in Health and Physical Education and MS in Sport Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She was also a member of the IUP cross country and track teams.  Jessica also enjoys exploring Michigan on skis and snowshoes, in her kayak, and hunting for birds with her husband Eric and their black lab Wini.

CSS 100 – College Success Seminar
HE 106 – Concepts of Health and Well-Being
PEA 101A – Fitness, Wellness & Nutrition
PEA 104A – Walking, Jogging & Conditioning
PEA 139 – Basic Canoeing & Kayking



Department Secretary
Office:  801 – Gymnasium
Phone:  (231) 777-0385
Fax:  (231) 777-0437
Email:  jody.miller@muskegoncc.edu

Jody Miller joined the MCC staff in August of 2010 as the HPER Department Secretary.  Before coming to MCC, Jody was a paraprofessional at Reeths-Puffer High School.  She also served as an Administrative Assistant at Spring Arbor University. Jody received her Associates of Arts Degree in Executive Secretarial from Lake Superior State College.  Jody and her husband Jay have 4 “children”, Katrina, Luke, Allix and Jesse, and a much loved dog, Penny. She is proud to be a Yooper native but loves living in West Michigan.  In addition to being a secretary, Jody loves to read, spend time with her family and friends, the beach and chocolate!



2014-15 HPER Staff