The Mid Michigan College Foundation leverages gifts made by generous donors to provide financial assistance to its students, support educational and cultural program development, encourage academic excellence and faculty enrichment, and assist with continued improvements to college facilities. The foundation is governed by a 16-member board of directors, who volunteer their time to guide decisions that shape the future of Mid through the funding of initiatives and College-wide efforts.
“Many board members have served for some time, and we’re grateful for their generosity with their time and effort as they serve the foundation,” noted Tom Olver, associate vice president of the Mid Foundation. “We’re excited to welcome three new board members and look forward to their input.”
2021 New Foundation Board Members
J.E.B. Allen, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Isabella County, Lake Isabella
J.E.B. Allen graduated from Chippewa Hills High School in 2009, and briefly attended Mid Michigan College before serving in the Marine Corps. Allen returned to Mount Pleasant in 2014, attended Central Michigan University, graduated from Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School, and became an assistant prosecutor for Isabella County in 2019.
“I have always felt that the semester I spent at Mid put me on the right track,” said Allen. “My experiences at Mid taught me to take my education seriously and it helped me develop strong study habits.”
Stephanie Allen, Jay’s Sporting Goods, Clare
Stephanie Allen has worked for Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare for 33 years. The daughter of Jeff and Kathy Poet, Stephanie settled down in her hometown with her husband and they have raised their two children in mid-Michigan. Allen is an alumnus of Mid Michigan College, and is involved in various community activities including the CASA Scholarship Committee, Clare Sports Boosters, Clare Winter Bash, Vernon Township governance, and leads Jay’s internal United Way annual campaign.
“I am excited to be a part of making Mid a great place to learn,” said Allen.
Wendy Oswald, Office Manager C&R Electric, Shepherd
Wendy Oswald attended Mid Michigan College, and has been employed for nearly 20 years at C&R Electric in Shepherd, Michigan, as the office manager. Oswald enjoys being involved in the community and has served as president of the Isabella County Friends of Mid-Michigan Community Pathways and was a member of the board for the Shepherd Soccer Club.
“I’m excited to serve the Foundation at Mid Michigan College because I see the value that community colleges can bring to the local community,” said Oswald. “I hope to see the accessibility of an affordable college education expand for current and future students in the mid-Michigan region.”
For more information about the Mid Michigan College Foundation or to donate, visit midmich.edu/foundation.