Academic Affairs Office

 

HPER DEPARTMENT
FULL-TIME STAFF

DAN RYPMA
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 Muskegon Community College.  His resume also includes being a MHSAA certified official for over 20 years, reaching the state finals in both basketball and baseball.

Dan and his wife, Christine, have five children.

Classes:

HE 106 - Concepts of Health and Well-being  
PEA 103 - Weight Training
PEA 104A - Walking, Jogging and Conditioning  
PEA 118 - Cycling
PEA 155 - Basketball I 
REC 111 - Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
REC 123 - Recreation and Leisure Programming

 

  

 JESSICA GRAF
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 as 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.

Classes:
 
HE 106 - Concepts of Health and Well-Being
PEA101A - Fitness, Wellness & Nutrition
PEA104A - Walking, Jogging & Conditioning 
PEA139 - Basic Canoeing & Kayaking    

 
 

 

JODY MILLER
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!

 

2013-2014 HPER Staff