Meet Our Transfer Advisors

Our Transfer Advisors work as a team, based on programs of study, to provide a more holistic approach to our advising sessions. We will help you explore careers, clarify educational goals, understand degree requirements, or create a transfer plan.

Linda Jensen

Transfer Advisor, Harrison
Linda Jensen graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts in Counselor Education from CMU. She is the Transfer & Outreach Coordinator at MMCC. She enjoys working with all students and especially those interested in transfer issues either into MMCC or from MMCC to another institution. Her work also involves meeting with representatives from other institutions and creating transfer resources. You can contact Linda at (989)386-6622 ext. 524 or at

Margaret Bronder

Advisor, Harrison
Margaret Bronder has both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Administration. She worked for over 10 years as an academic advisor in the CMU Off-Campus programs. She and her husband have owned a variety of businesses for many years. After retirement, Margaret worked part-time for Michigan Opera Theatre in the Costume Shop. Her varied experiences, career and academic, give her a good base from which to work in helping students reach their academic goals. You can contact Margaret at (989) 386-6622 ext. 521 or at

Alyse Collins

Advisor, Mt. Pleasant
Alyse Collins is our Title III Full-time Academic Advisor for transfer students at the Mt. Pleasant campus. She comes to MMCC with a BA in Communication from Alma College and an MA in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University. She especially enjoys helping transfer students enter and leave MMCC, easing their transition into college life and bridging pathways to four-year institutions to continue their degree. You can contact Alyse at (989) 773-6622 ext. 231 or at Apart from advising, Alyse also teaches at Alma College in the Communication Department.

Jim Kridler

Advisor, Mt. Pleasant
After a 35 year career in Higher Education, Jim Kridler is semi- retired and works part time for MMCC as an Academic Advisor. He has worked for seven institutions and served as a Dean of Students for over 20 years at four of those colleges. He has a Master of Divinity degree from the Earlham School of Religion and further graduate work at Western Michigan University. Jim is an avid flyfisherman who also enjoys traveling, reading mysteries and spending time with his wife and their adopted greyhounds. You can contact Jim at (989) 386-6622 ext. 312 or

Erick Makela

Advisor, Mt. Pleasant
Erick Makela is a Transfer & Outreach Academic Advisor specializing in helping students navigate through MMCC and then on to their four year institution of choice. Erick earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Arts in Education Training & Development from CMU. He has served as an AmeriCorps volunteer and has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters running a school-based mentoring program called High-5. He and his family love camping in the summertime and hibernating in the winter! You may contact Erick at (989)773-6622 ext. 244 or
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