Mid-State Connect Winter 2017 Issue

distinguished alumnus


Kristin Crass is a tenacious and inspiring graduate of Mid-State

valuable input to this board by working to make scholarships available for part- time students—similar to her situation when furthering her own education. In July 2016, Kristin was selected to serve on the Mid State Board of Directors, and she was very proud to be able to give back to the school and community that has given her so much. As a member of this board, she is able to share business and life experiences that benefit Mid State Technical College while representing

Technical College who fulfills our vision of a distinguished alum. Her support of Mid-State, growth in her profession, and dedication to her family and local community are all qualities we seek to instill in our graduates. Born in Stevens Point and raised in Custer, Kristin earned her associate in applied science degree from Mid-State’s Accounting program, graduating with honors in 2007. Kristin

was able to accomplish this through evening courses while maintaining full-time employment and taking care of her new family. In 2005, Kristin also took part in the Portage County Leadership Program and gained valuable leadership skills while also learning important information about the Portage County community. Kristin truly embodies the spirit of lifelong learning. Since 2011, Kristin has been the vice president at The Worth Company. Starting in 1990 assembling fishing lures, she has worked hard to climb the ladder. Kristin made an art of positively impacting employees’ lives with her strong leadership skills and positive attitude, but she traces her ability to ascend from the lowest position in her company to vice president to one great decision: acquiring her degree from Mid-State. “The Worth Company has believed in me and my abilities through the years, and that is all because of the quality of education I received from Mid-State,” she explains. In July 2010, Kristin had the opportunity to help others benefit from a technical college education by joining the Mid-State Foundation Board, focusing on the Scholarship and Grant Committee. She directly added

the community she lives in and the business she works for. As a Mid-State Board Member she has the ability to actively preserve and always improve the quality of technical education available in central Wisconsin. Kristin plays an active role in her community by giving her time and talents, including membership in the Stevens Point Kiwanis Club, service on the United Way Committee Board and now its Board of Directors, and volunteering for a variety of other local organizations that positively impact central Wisconsin. The value Kristin places on technical college education is substantiated through her unwavering commitment to making the technical college promise a reality accessible to more students and to removing barriers that jeopardize student success. Kristin also regularly exemplifies the very traits that many Wisconsin technical college students aspire to.


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