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Putting Students First

Mid Mentors Provide Personalized Assistance to Students

We really care about your success and about you as an individual. That’s why we are committed to a personalized approach that provides you with an ally and advocate for your success from application through graduation. As soon as you apply to Mid, you are connected with one of our Mid Mentors. As your single-point-of-contact, your mentor can assist you with everything from financial aid to registering for classes. Your mentor will provide you with answers or with resources that get you answers.

Meet the Mid Mentors

Schedule a virtual or on-campus appointment with a Mid Mentor today!
For assistance without an appointment, you can drop-in to our virtual waiting room 9am-3:30pm Monday through Friday.

Judy Crawford

Judy Crawford

Mid Mentor

Judy works with students age 22 and younger from the following counties who are new to college.

Central & Northern Michigan Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmett, Genesee, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Hillsdale, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Iron, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Keweenaw, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Menominee, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Shiawassee, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wexford

Email jdcrawford@midmich.edu
Phone (989) 317-9207

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Learn More about Judy

What is your favorite place on our campuses & why?

My favorite place on the Mt. Pleasant campus is the Science Center. There are many cool study aids, students gather there to study and support one another, and our Supplemental Instructors really make a difference in students’ lives. In Harrison, I love visiting Books and Beans because of the staff. They always have a smile and a kind word!

What is your favorite memory at Mid?

My favorite memories at Mid are when students introduce me to their families. It is a real privilege to meet students’ children, parents, spouses and significant others. I feel very honored when students choose to introduce me.

What is the best part about being a Laker?

The best part about being a Laker is meeting so many different people. We have students from all over Michigan and from other countries as well. I really love the diversity of Mid. We all have so much to share and learn from one another.

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?

Reading. I read 1-3 books each week. I was shocked to find out that 33% of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives! For the record, I do not think its nerdy, but life sustaining. It is my absolute favorite thing to do.

What, or who, are you a “closet” fan of?

I love Internet Celebrity Cats! My favorites include Lil Bub, Chemistry Cat, Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Business Cat, Hover Cat, Maru, Keyboard Cat, and Princess Monster Truck. And you know what? I do not even own a cat – my husband is allergic to them! Wait, maybe this is the nerdiest thing I do in my spare time?!!!

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose & why?

Time travel! Not so much traveling into the future but mostly back in time – to see historical events firsthand, experience life in different time periods and different locales, to meet people, and to really feel and exist in an alternate place.


Tena Diamond

Tena Diamond

Mid Mentor

Tena works with first time freshmen & returning students age 22 years and older.

Email tdiamond@midmich.edu
Phone (989) 317-9208

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Learn More about Tena

What is your favorite place on our campuses & why?

My favorite place on Harrison Campus is Acorn Park. There is a campfire pit, picnic tables, and the atmosphere is peaceful. My favorite place on the Mt. Pleasant Campus is the Atrium. The space is open and has an abundance of sunlight. There are always students interacting—it is a great place to meet other people.

What is your favorite memory at Mid?

I have many favorite memories at Mid, but if I had to choose, the memory would be having a student come and get me from my desk to meet her parents. She was the first in her family to attend college, had finished her program, and was picking up her cap and gown for commencement. She introduced me to her parents as the person who assisted her with her education by keeping her from walking out the door her first day. Knowing that I helped her achieve her educational goals meant the world to me.

What is the best part about being a Laker?

The best part of being a Laker is the Mid community. I have enjoyed Mid as a student who graduated and as an employee. I appreciate being part of an organization that assists student in overcoming obstacles, making the most of their college experience, and achieving their goals.

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

I did not have toys, my siblings and I made memories together. We had fun playing in the sprinkler, with a blanket over the clothes line for a tent, making forts, spying on each other, going to the park, riding bikes, or sitting and talking to each other.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would go on a motorcycle trip across the Mackinaw Bridge and the International Bridge through Canada, back down through Washington State and across the United States to Maine. Visiting our children who live across the country in Colorado, Oklahoma, Indiana, Florida, and Georgia.

What is your favorite family vacation?

My favorite family vacation was going camping. We loaded up all of the camping gear and took several additional trips for the bikes and canoes. In the past all six of our own children and at least that many more of their friends enjoyed many camping trips to Trout Lake in Gladwin.



Lindsay Golden

Lindsay Golden

Mid Mentor

Lindsay works with dual-enrolled high school students from the following counties.

Central & Southwest Michigan Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Van Buren

Email lgolden@midmich.edu
Phone (989) 317-9217

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Learn More about Lindsay

What is your favorite place on our campuses & why?

My favorite place on campus is the 3rd floor hallway in the Center for Liberal Arts & Business in Mt. Pleasant because it is so open and has floor to ceiling windows which allows for an abundance of natural light. This area is a bright and peaceful place to relax or study on campus.

What is your favorite memory at Mid?

My favorite memories of Mid are of my time as an student. I remember studying on the popular brick window benches at the Harrison campus, working out in the fitness center, and eating lunch outside at Acorn Park. I was also a student employee and had the privilege of working alongside many amazing Mid staff who contributed to my success as both a student and a professional.

What is the best part about being a Laker?

For me, being a Laker means that I get to contribute every day to my local communities. Being a part of an institution that strives to better the communities it serves is a remarkable feeling.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

I would without a doubt max- out my credit card at Around the Farm Antiques in Birch Run, MI. One of my favorite hobbies is antique shopping, specifically for architectural and storage pieces that I can display and upcycle for use in my home.

What are three things on your bucket list?

Volunteer at an exotic animal rescue in Africa, Explore the ancient ruins of Egypt and Road trip across America.


Karley Roy

Karley Roy

Mid Mentor

Karley works with dual-enrolled high school students from the following counties.

Northern, Central, & Southeast Michigan Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Bay, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Emmett, Genesee, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Iosco, Iron, Kalkaska, Keweenaw, Lake, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Montmorency, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, Schoolcraft, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne, Wexford

States outside Michigan

Email kroy@midmich.edu
Phone (989) 386-6647

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Learn More about Karley

What is your favorite place on our campuses & why?

In Mt. Pleasant I love the view through the large windows on the 3rd. On the Harrison Campus, the view from the library of the woods surrounding campus is my favorite place.

What is your favorite memory at Mid?

I have so many amazing memories here. The oldest memory being my first job interview in 2004 when I was 18 for the financial aid work-study position. My most recent memory is also a favorite—being notified that I received a Mid Mentor job.

What is the best part about being a Laker?

The best part for me is that the Mid community is like family. I have been a part of Mid for almost 10 years—from going to school to working full time. I am grateful for being a Laker.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Menards. I could walk around in that store all day. I love home improvement projects.

What instrument (if any) do you play?

I sing. I actually tried out for American Idol back when I was a student at Mid. It was in Chicago at Soldier Field and was an incredible experience!

What are three things on your bucket list?

Sky Dive, Golf in Hawaii, and achieve my Master’s Degree.


Kati Sellers

KATI SELLERS

Mid Mentor

Kati works with students transferring to Mid from another college or university and with students participating in the Chippewa Achieve Program (CAP).

Emailkmsellers@midmich.edu
Phone (989) 317-9209

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Learn More about Kati

What is your favorite place on our campuses & why?

My favorite place on campus is the area just outside the entrance to the Center for Student Services and the Doan building. I love that there is seating in this area and all the plants and shrubs. It is a relaxing little area to pass through on your way into the building and out at the end of the day.

What is your favorite memory at Mid?

My first week at Mid was a spirit week promoting our basketball teams. There was so much pride exhibited by staff and students at Mid, it made me feel much better about the major change I had just made in moving to the world of higher education.

What is the best part about being a Laker?

The best part of being a Laker is the sense of community you feel at Mid. I was a student at Mid following my Bachelor's degree and felt much more sense of community at Mid than I did at my Bachelor's institution. We are a small enough school that we get to know each other and build relationships. I know the students I work with. I know more than their name and program of study. I know what is going on in their personal lives and have the opportunity to see them in the halls and follow up.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose and why?

I would choose teleportation as my one superpower. I would never have to waste time traveling in the car again.

If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?

I choose to wake up as my Chocolate Lab, Rosco. He has the house to himself five days a week!


Eric Wittig

EriC wITTIG

Mid Mentor

Eric works with students age 22 and younger from the following counties who are new to college and with students participating in the Alma College Scot Success Program.

Central & Southwest Michigan Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Osceola, Saginaw, Wayne

Out of State Residents Including International Students

Email ewittig@midmich.edu
Phone (989) 317-9210

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Learn More about Eric

What is your favorite place on our campuses & why?

My favorite place on campus is the Math Lab. I know this sounds crazy; however, I taught math at Mid for 15 years, and this place holds a special place in my heart.

What is your favorite memory at Mid?

My favorite memories at Mid include faculty, staff, and students. Everyone is always smiling and happy to be part of the traditions at Mid. The students seem to engage with faculty and staff with a sense of accomplishment, and as a staff and faculty member, I experience this first hand each and every day.

What is the best part about being a Laker?

The best part of being a Laker is seeing the College expand to offer a wide variety of programs and pathways and the recent renovations of the Harrison campus. I am excited to see what the future holds for the Lakers.

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?

The nerdiest thing I do in my spare time is play video games. To be able to immerse yourself in a science fiction fantasy world and meet friends along the way, who wouldn't want to do that?

What was your favorite TV show when growing up?

Growing up, my favorite television show was SeaQuest DSV. I love the science fiction aspect, marine biology, and exploration. And who doesn't love the original shark hunter Roy Scheider from Jaws?

What is your favorite family vacation?

My favorite family vacation has to be our trip to Florida. It was my first time on vacation with my significant other and our child. To see my daughter, Addison's face light up, was a priceless moment!



Karry Kiste-Toner

Karry Kiste-Toner

Assistant Vice President of Student Success

I have had the pleasure of being an employee at Mid for the past 9 years and as a student while I was completing my own undergraduate degree. My background was first in teaching and then in counseling. I live in Mt. Pleasant with my husband and 4 children. To me, the best thing about working in Student Services is getting to help students just like you achieve their dreams. The path may seem unclear or intimidating right now, but we are here to help!

Email kkiste@midmich.edu
Phone (989) 773-6622 x533

Learn More about Karry

What is your favorite place on our campuses & why?

My favorite place on campus is the 3rd floor hallway in the Center for Liberal Arts & Business in Mount Pleasant because it has floor to ceiling windows. It’s a beautiful place to watch the seasons change throughout the year.

What is your favorite memory at Mid?

My favorite memories at Mid are ones where I’ve gotten to see students in the hallways that I’ve met very early on in their careers here (usually while they’re still in high school) and they tell me about how they’re graduating soon or transferring on to a university. Seeing a dream being fulfilled is a powerful thing to witness.

What is the best part about being a Laker?

The best part of being a Laker to me is that we care about each other and our students as individuals. You’re joining a community that values the things that make everyone unique and recognizes that we can all learn something from each other.

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?

I have Star Wars & Lord of the Rings movie marathons with my family. Possibly nerdy but definitely awesome!

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

1. Visit the Eiffel Tower 2. Watch a game at every MLB park 3.Become proficient in Spanish

What makes you laugh the most?

Puns, both saying and hearing them is a surefire way to make me laugh.


 
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