Education: Andrews University: BA Chemistry, MAT Mathematics MS, Mathematics Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Math emphasis, Cognate Statistics Other schools attended Western Michigan University, Notre Dame University, and Harvard.
Awards: Who's Who Among America's Teachers: 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005
Memberships: Mathematics Association of America Michigan Section of Mathematics Association of America Michigan Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges
Articles: 38 papers presented at State, National and International Conferences
PhD, Curriculum & Instruction; Master of Arts, Mathematics; M.A.T. Mathematics
Barbara's passion at the College is to ensure that students, especially first-generation students like her, make the most of the available resources, support, and opportunities to be successful and to engage in life outside of the classroom. As Vice President for Student Engagement and Support, she oversees Records and Registration, Financial Aid, Student Life, Student Outreach and Support Services, Resident Life, Athletics, and TRiO grants that support the College's mission.
She received a Bachelor's Degree in Modern Languages from Queen Mary University London and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. She is currently working on her dissertation as part of Ferris State University's Doctorate in Community College Leadership program.
Amanda Dail is the Lead Generalist at Lake Michigan College - Bertrand Crossing Campus in Niles, MI. She is the point of contact for students and prospective students coming to Bertrand Crossing, helping to register them for classes, give financial aid counseling, and help them navigate any college needs that may arise. Amanda is the Work Study supervisor for Bertrand Crossing. She helps members of the community by being the liaison and coordinator for events being held at the Bertrand Crossing Campus.
Amanda started at Lake Michigan College in 2003 and has worked as a Generalist, Admissions Specialist, and Financial Aid Specialist at Lake Michigan College - Napier Campus before taking some time off and returning as Lead Generalist for the Bertrand Crossing Campus.
Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from North Central College in Naperville, IL.
Chad Dee is originally from the Southwest Michigan area and then relocated to South Bend, Indiana in the early 90s. Although still located in South Bend, Chad returned to work in Southwest Michigan in November of 2008 in a variety of roles with the MTEC of Lake Michigan College. Currently, as the Director of the Hanson Technology Center, Chad oversees events that take place in the technology center as well as the Fab Lab.