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Wakefield, Gary, 1944-2013



Gary Wakefield (1944-2013) taught in the Parks and Recreation Department from 1974 to 1988. During his time at Slippery Rock, Wakefield established a working relationship with Camp Whitewood to provide counselor experience to students. He also began the Wilderness Workshop in Colorado, which provided students with a weeklong field experience.

Wakefield developed a cross country ski trail on the campus grounds, which hosted a major race for the U.S. Ski Team. In 1980 Wakefield was a referee for the Winter Olympics.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

ROCKvoices: The Oral History Project of Slippery Rock University

Identifier: 120-15
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of interviews with current and former SRU faculty, staff, presidents, and alumni.

Dates: 2008 - 2022