As program supervisor for College Completion Corps, Jayme oversees the program's operations in the Central and Northern Michigan regions, including mentoring coaches, establishing and maintaining relationships with partner campuses, and managing AmeriCorps grant requirements.
As a first-generation college student, Jayme went to Central Michigan University not knowing what she wanted to pursue academically but having a strong desire to help people. This desire, along with encouragement from friends, led her to the health sciences program, and she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health fitness.
Jayme worked as a fitness coordinator and personal trainer for 13 years. After helping many people to make healthier behavior changes, Jayme wanted to make a bigger impact, so she became a certified wellness coach. She then decided to attend Northwood University to earn a master’s degree in organizational leadership.
After graduating from Northwood University, Jayme decided to enter the higher education field. She joined the inaugural year of College Completion Corps and served as a college completion coach at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College. In this role, her passion for helping individuals succeed in life grew tremendously. Jayme’s approach to her work is captured in a Sheryl Sandberg quote: “Leadership is making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”
Outside of work, Jayme enjoys running, lifting weights, and reading. She loves playing outside with her husband and two kids. She often references Rocky movies, and she can’t say no to Starbucks or a good cup of tea.