Jackson College recognizes alumni

October 8, 2019

Ewing Hitt Sheldon

Jackson College alumni impact every facet of their community through their profession and philanthropy.

Therefore, Jackson College Alumni Wall honorees are selected for their accomplishments and contributions where they live, work and play. Notable alumni are featured on the “alumni wall,” on the grand staircase in the Potter Center.

Congratulations to the current alumni honorees:

    • Ellen Ewing ’64, a longtime educator who began her career in Litchfield then spent many years as a school administrator for Saline Area Schools before retirement, where the high school performing arts center bears her name.
    • Elmer Hitt ’97, director of police and fire services for the City of Jackson who has spent his career in local police work, working to protect and serve others. He’s also completed the Jackson Leadership Academy and serves on the Board of Trustees for the John George Home.
    • Tovah Sheldon ’00, director of learning services and instruction with the Jackson County Intermediate School District who is committed to helping others who began her career as a teacher. She serves multiple service groups such as Cradle to Career and the Jackson Community Foundation.
    • Lexava Smith ’81, who has worked 32 years with the State of Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Environmental Stewardship Division, Farmland & Open Space Preservation Program, where she is actively involved in leadership, diversity and inclusion efforts.

Read more about the honorees at www.jccmi.edu/alumni/alumni-recognition/alumni-wall/.