Muskegon, Mich. – Michigan State University Extension is pleased to announce the appointment of Tonya Pell as 4-H Program Coordinator for Muskegon County. Most recently, Pell served as 4-H Tech Wizards Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator in Muskegon County. As the 4-H Tech Wizards program coordinator, Pell established program sites at schools throughout Muskegon County which provided mentors and mentees the opportunity to work together on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects. In her new role, Pell will serve Muskegon County as the 4-H Program Coordinator. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the youth participants and volunteers that are so important to the Muskegon County 4-H program. Muskegon County has a very strong 4-H program and I intend to continue our efforts to expand the reach and impact of the 4-H program in Muskegon County,” Pell said.
Pell initially joined Michigan State University Extension as an AmeriCorps member and assisted with the then new 4-H Tech Wizards program in Muskegon County. In 2016, Pell concluded her service with AmeriCorps and continued with MSU Extension as a temporary employee coordinating the 4-H Tech Wizards program. Mike Krauch, MSU Extension District Coordinator said, “Tonya has developed a strong 4-H Tech Wizards program and we are excited to have her bring her knowledge, skills and experience to the 4-H Program Coordinator role.”
Pell is a graduate of Central Michigan University and has a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in History and Women’s Studies. For more information about Michigan State University Extension, visit www.msue.msu.edu. Those interested in learning more about joining or volunteering for 4-H, Tech Wizards or any other Michigan State University Extension program can contact the Muskegon County Extension office at (231) 724-6361.