New trustee appointed to MCC Board

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:17 am on Thursday, December 13, 2012

Joyce Kitchenmaster

SIDNEY — A new trustee has been appointed to the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees.

During Tuesday’s meeting, it was recommended trustees to appoint Joyce Kitchenmaster of Stanton to the fill a vacant position on the board.

“(The board) seems like a nice group and I hope I can add something,” Kitchenmaster said during the meeting.

The position became vacant in November after secretary Jean Brundage of Crystal died.

Vice Chairman Bob Marston said there were four outstanding candidates to fill Brundage’s spot.

“I appreciate Carol (Deuling-Ravell) and Pat (Hinrichs), who were on the committee,” Marston said. “We have very outstanding candidates.”

Chairwoman Karen Carbonelli said it’s great news to hear about the candidates.

“I’m very excited to see that kind of interest,” Carbonelli said.

According to Terry Smith, MCC director of institutional advancement, Kitchenmaster will have to run in 2014 — the next election— to keep her seat. She will then have to run again in 2016 when the term is up.

“‘I had interest (in being on the board) a few years ago,” Kitchenmaster said. “But, I didn’t want to run against anyone on the board.”

Kitchenmaster noted she was looking forward to serving as a trustee.

“This is really exciting,” Kitchenmaster said. “I can never fill Jean’s spot, but I will try my best.”

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