Lee is a Chicago native and has lived in Southwest Michigan since October 2019. After more than a decade as a journalist for the medical and hospitality industries, she received an Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and is currently a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Most recently she has worked as a laboratory technician at the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.
Casey joined Lake Michigan College in 2019 as a Student Success Mentor and later transitioned into Admissions as an Admissions Specialist at the South Haven Campus. Casey now works as Associate Director of Advising. Casey works with our CIS and education students and her focus is helping bring access and opportunity to traditional and non-traditional students to help them achieve their educational goals. Prior to joining LMC, Casey worked for 10 years in the hospitality industry working at Walt Disney World, the Master's Golf Tournament, Hyatt and Hilton Hotels, and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
BBS, Hospitality Management, University of South Carolina
MA, Educational Leadership-Higher Education and Student Affairs, Western Michigan University
Melissa Emery started at Lake Michigan College as a project manager which included the energy baccalaureate degree, the wine and viticulture program as well as accreditation projects in relationship to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Emery comes to Lake Michigan College from WEP, Inc. serving Northeast Wisconsin where she was the Associate Director and Employment Programs Manager. Emery’s Workforce Development experience spans to Ohio where she was the Associate Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Toledo in the College of Engineering.
Emery is a member of the HLC Peer Review Corp, a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP), and a national CWDP reviewer for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP). Emery holds a Masters from the University of Toledo and several certifications.
I have been an adjunct professor at Lake Michigan College since 2016 and have previously taught at Ivy Tech. My undergraduate degrees are from Purdue University and I received my Masters in English at Indiana University South Bend where my thesis focused on the legacy and impact of ecclesiastical language in poetry. My thesis has been published by Dos Madres Press since October of 2017 under the title Pyrrhonic.
Master of Arts, English; Bachelor of Science, Creative Writing