Meet Your NACCU Volunteers: John Ealy
This is the latest installment of the NACCU series highlighting our association volunteers. NACCU provides programs and services to our members, many which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteer leaders. Volunteers, whether they are a committee member, a Board member, or an onsite volunteer at a conference, are all important in making NACCU volunteer-driven programs an exceptional experience for our card industry peers.
Campus Card Information:
Name: John Ealy
School: University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Professional Role: Director of the i-card Programs Office
Volunteer Role: Member, Membership Committee
What is your role at your institution?
I serve as the Director of the i-card Programs Office.
Where was the first NACCU conference you attended?
My first NACCU conference was in Orlando in 2005.
What is your favo(u)rite thing about volunteering with your NACCU committee?
I like getting to know and work with other peers across the country.
What show are you binge-watching right now?
I have been going back and re-watching Season 2 of Great News.
What is your go-to coffee / tea order?
I order "Ginger Dragon" at the local coffee place.
What is your favo(u)rite memory from your own student days?
I just really enjoyed the whole undergrad experience, so maybe that is why I chose to work in higher education.
What is one thing that would surprise people about you?
I love to play basketball!
What was your favo(u)rite thing about this year's NACCU conference?
Seeing so many first-time attendees was great (also, the food!)