Mendel Center Honors Volunteer Of The Year

The 2018-19 Volunteer of the Year for the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College is Camille Sandel of Stevensville. She was recently recognized with the award at the Mendel Center’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner and reception this month. Sandel is among nearly 100 active volunteers, and has been involved for 24 years, normally helping with 25 or more shows a year. Those include Mainstage performances, Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series Events, and LMC Performing Arts Department productions. Mendel Center Mainstage director Grace Kelmer called her “part of the backbone of the Mendel Center Volunteer Corps.”

Other recognition during the event included that of 10 volunteers who were awarded service anniversary pins. They are:

5-years of service
Sammye Bale
Celina Bevelhymer
Charles Bevelhymer
Kathie Ohme
Carole Sternaman

15-years of service
Duane Ostenson
Pat Ostenson
Norma Rosenthal
Karen Vandermeer

25-years of service
Jane Krueger

Photo courtesy of The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College