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The RecLife office is located on the 3rd floor of Evans Student Center, the Bridge.  Office hours are variable due to the nature of the job.



Director of Recreational Life:

Shane Seaton
(870) 245 5268

Shane became the RecLife Director in August of 2015.  He grew up in Bethany, OK near Oklahoma City and attended Southern Nazarene University.  After college he worked several years in various camping ministries throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.  Including Compass Wilderness, where he met is wife, Hannah.  They pursued their passion for outdoor ministry by moving to HoneyRock - Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College in Northern Wisconsin.  They worked as Graduate Assistants running camp programs while they earned Graduate Degrees in Christian Formation and Ministry emphasizing in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership.  In Arkadelphia, Shane is a member of the Clark County Search and Rescue Team and the Caddo Valley Fire Department.  He spends his time climbing, kayaking, hiking, reading, and growing vegetables with his wife and their sons, Wilder and Calum.

Shane is passionate about using challenge to help people grow closer to God and learn more about themselves.  This challenge comes through experiences in Creation and competition with others and self.  He believes that the growth and life lessons learned during these challenges will make the students of Ouachita Baptist University better servants of Christ.

Certification and Training:


  • Wilderness First Responder
  • NASAR Wilderness Medicine Instructor
  • NASAR Search and Rescue Technician Level 1
  • Certified American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Rough Terrain and Mountain Rescue
  • 15+ years working in camping and recreation ministryministry
  • 1000+ total hours of climbing site management and high/low ropes facilitation
  • Commercial Driver’s License

Assistant Director of Recreational Life

Collin Battaglia
(501) 557-7737

Collin became the Assistant RecLife Director in June of 2018. He grew up just south of Little Rock in Bryant, AR where he met his wife, Jillian. He is an OBU alumnus, having graduated in 2017 with a degree in Christian Studies and Biblical Languages. Collin is currently working towards a Masters Degree from Denver Seminary and is passionate about serving in ministry and teaching. Collin also works on campus at OBU as the Resident Director of Flippen-Perrin, the freshman men’s hall. He oversees OBU’s Intramural program, and assists Shane with other programs and events as needed.


Collin enjoys reading, working out, hiking, and watching movies with Jillian. He finds fulfillment in guiding and challenging others to more deeply discover God’s truths in scripture and creation.

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