Meet the TRIO-SSS Team

Annie R VanDeWater

Annie Van de Water

Success Coach

Annie has enjoyed a rewarding career in higher education for nearly 20 years as an Academic Advisor and Adjunct Faculty member. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Davenport University and a Master’s in Science Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. I enjoy connecting students with positive people and experiences that allow them to grow into the person they desire to be. I understand that discipline and dedication are essential, and these elements play a crucial role in overall student success.

In my free time, I enjoy entertaining family and friends, cooking, teaching Yoga & Spinning, running and racing my bike.

“Successful students are committed and persistent, not perfect.”

(989) 386-6622 x509 |


Amy Dykhouse, MMCC's Career Coach

Amy Dykhouse

Career Services Coach

Amy has enjoyed and found great satisfaction working with and mentoring students in higher education since 2011. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from Central Michigan University with an emphasis in personality. As part of the Mid community, she is passionate about helping students find success in their academic and career pursuits. In her role as Career Coach, she looks forward to getting to know each student, understanding their individual backgrounds, and aiding in the process of focusing their personal goals. Her aim is to provide the most effective mentoring possible to ensure students’ success while at Mid and afterwards. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, reading mystery stories, and long distance running.

(989) 773-6622 x259 |


Jason Howard

Jason Howard

Coordinator of TRIO-SSS

Jason has been helping students reach their goals both in and out of the classroom since 2011. His career at Mid began in 2017 in the area of academic support, and he is very excited to be part of the TRIO-SSS Team. Jason has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Ithaca College and a Master of Science in Exercise Science from Syracuse University. He enjoys getting to know students and helping them overcome hurdles and build confidence. Jason has had a passion for education since an early age, and as a first-generation college student, he finds it rewarding passing on strategies that help students navigate their education. In his free time, Jason enjoys trail running, skiing, live music and exploring the world with his partner, Kim, and son Jasper.

(989) 386-6622 x169 |

Jillian G. Moomaw

Jillian G. Moomaw

Director of TRIO-SSS

Jillian has been working in higher education since 2013, previously in the area of international higher education. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Organizational Communication from The University of Akron, and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education from Geneva College. Jillian is very excited for her work with TRIO-SSS and the mission of this program. She has a passion for people, culture, and equity. She is especially passionate about working directly with students to help them navigate the world of higher education because she believes that all people have a right to a higher education if they choose to pursue it. She recognizes that navigating college can be overwhelming and confusing, and she hopes to make that process easier for students on Mid’s campus through the TRIO-SSS office. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with her partner.

(989) 317-9211 |

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