Karen Reynolds, Director of Recreational Sports & Wellness

Karen has been working in the Mercer Atlanta Rec Sports and Wellness Department for 18 years; the last 13 years as the head of the department.  Karen has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years with a background in health and fitness and health club management.  She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and holds national certifications through the American Council of Exercise and The Aquatic Exercise well as several specialty fitness certifications.  After having three children, Karen worked at a health club in Atlanta where she worked in all areas of the facility and was in the position of Assistant Manager before coming to Mercer. Since working at Mercer her family has grown with a total of six beautiful and active grandchildren. 

Karen supervises all the aspects of the Rec Sports and Wellness Department but her focus is the fitness program, facilities management, and staffing of all employees.  Karen’s passion is teaching fitness classes and personal training on land and in the water. 

Margie Bowen, Assistant Director  

Margie is in her 15th year working on the Atlanta Campus in Rec Sports and Wellness. Overlapping her career at Mercer, Margie taught Health and Physical Education in DeKalb County School for 42 years. She was a successful head coach of gymnastics, soccer and volleyball during her career, as well as assistant coach in many other sports. In addition to coaching, Margie was the director of Northlake Volleyball Club in metro Atlanta.  Receiving her M.Ed from the University of Georgia, Margie has always been involved in teaching others to have fun through fitness and sports. She is married to her high school sweetheart, has 2 married daughters, and 6 wonderful grandchildren. 

In addition to her responsibilities in organizing rec and wellness activities for students and staff, Margie schedules the usage of the rec facilities for those inside and outside of the University.