Given named Clare County MMI awardee

At MMI’s Annual meeting held on December 2nd several awards were presented.

The Achievement Award for the Michigan Works! PATH Program, and the McCollom-McFarlane Award, recognizes the accomplishments of individuals participating in MMI’s programs.

The Michigan Works! PATH Services award went to Gretchen Brown.  Gretchen who is served out of the Gratiot County Michigan Works Office began the program in February of 2017.  With support of the PATH program Gretchen was able to complete a Medical Assistant program and secured employment with Covenant Health Care in Saginaw.

The McCollom-McFarlane award, named after two of MMI’s past Board members, was first awarded in 1993.  The awardees for 2017 were:

Matt Miller, MMI Board Chair, Corey Given, Clare County M/M Awardee and Jen Lovejoy MMI Connections Coordinator

Matt Miller, MMI Board Chair, Corey Given, Clare County M/M Awardee and Jen Lovejoy MMI Connections Coordinator

Clare County-Corey Given.
Corey came to MMI in 2012. With a support network in place Corey has increased his independence by moving into his own home and is currently working with MMI and Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) seeking employment in the community.

Matt Miller, MMI Board Chair, Paul Thornton, Southern Operations M/M  awardee and Stephanie Sinclair, MM Connections Coordinator

Matt Miller, MMI Board Chair, Paul Thornton, Southern Operations M/M  awardee and Stephanie Sinclair, MM Connections Coordinator

Southern Operations – Paul Thornton.
Paul began working with MMI in 2015. Paul has made significant advancements towards achieving his personal goals over the past year.  He has developed a strong work ethic and has learned how to keep his home clean and safe.

Matt Miller, MMI Board Chair, Donna VanOrden, Isabella County/Overall M/M Awardee and Clayton Brown, MMI Connections Coordinator

Matt Miller, MMI Board Chair, Donna VanOrden, Isabella County/Overall M/M Awardee and Clayton Brown, MMI Connections Coordinator

Isabella County/Overall- Donna VanOrden.
Donna started with MMI in 1985. She has worked in a variety of different places over the past 32 years.  Donna has her own business of making greeting cards, personalized tags, calendars, and soaps.   She also works one of MMI’s Janitorial crew. Donna’s job coach says she is a hard worker who is always helping others.

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *