The Mueller Center, celebrating its 20-year anniversary in May, coordinates intramural sports including basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball connecting nearly 6,000 community members annually. Partnering with departments across campus, the Mueller Center offers graduate outdoor recreation programs and trainings to increase outdoor recreation opportunities across campus, which has over 400 participants.
Mueller has also supported the well-being of incoming students for many years. Each summer she hosts nearly 100 alumni, alumnae, and current and incoming students and their families at her home in California. The annual garden party welcomes incoming students, and gives them the opportunity to meet members of the community, and learn about the many opportunities available to students at Rensselaer.
“In honoring the memory of my late husband, Glenn M. Mueller, with the Mueller Center, thousands of members of the Rensselaer community have had the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle and commune with like-minded participants,” says Mueller. “This has hopefully fostered good will and bonding and integrated constituents in a beneficial way. Socialization and camaraderie are as important as the educational component of the Rensselaer experience in building well-rounded life skills. It thrills me every time I come to RPI for board meetings to visit and drive past the Mueller Center viewing energetic people inside ‘going good’ for themselves. Bravo!”