Q and A photo Michelle Tyner

Admissions Counselor Michelle Tyner is making ripples at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, after moving back home from Texas several years ago.

DOWAGIAC — Helping teens and young adults find their purpose in life has become the passion of Benton Harbor native Michelle Tyner, admissions counselor at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.

“Going to work and making a lot of money is nice, but I think that becomes kind of monotonous over time,” said the 2004 Benton Harbor High School graduate, who was Michelle Brooks before marrying Deonte Tyner on Sept. 15. “When you don’t feel like you have a reason for doing something, what are you here for?”

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