Joan will retire from Lansing Community College on December 17, 1999. She has been the Counseling Services Department Chair since January 1996. Her career at Lansing Community College began on July 1, 1965, when she was employed as a counselor in the Counseling Office. In August 1983, she transferred to the LCC Admissions Office, where she served as an admissions counselor. She also coordinated the transfer articulation functions of the College from 1965 through 1995.
Prior to her work at LCC, Joan served, from 1963-1965, as one of the first two women admissions counselors at Michigan State University.
Her MACRAO and AACRAO activities include:
1983-1985 Equal Education Opportunity Committee (Chair, 1983-84)
1983-1984 Past President
1980-1981 College Articulation
1973-1976 Ad Hoc Committee on Non-Traditional Grading Systems
1972-1975 College Articulation (Chair, 1973-74)
1996-1998 Task Force forProfessional Certification, Credentialing and Competencies
1991-1994 Awards Committee (Chair, 1992-94)
1993-1995 Nominations & Elections Committee (Alternate, 1993-94)
1989-1990 Transfer Articulation Committee (Chair, 1989-90)
1984-1987 Professional Development Committee
Joan received both her baccalaureate and masters degrees from Michigan State University. She and her husband, Bill, live in East Lansing, and have two adult daughters. They also have a beautiful two-year old granddaughter, Emma, who currently lives in Atlanta, GA. However, she and her parents will be moving to Minneapolis, MN next spring. Bill and Joan plan to include many visits to Minneapolis during their retirement travels. Joan also plans to continue her community, volunteer activities.