Mitchell Technical College Foundation

The mission of Mitchell Technical College is “To provide skills for success in technical careers.”

Welcome graduates and friends of Mitchell Technical College!

If you are a graduate of Mitchell Technical College we hope the education and experiences you received here are serving you well. If you are a friend of Mitchell Tech we welcome you and look forward to great partnerships in Mitchell Tech’s future! The Mitchell Technical College Alumni Association and Foundation are working together to make Mitchell Tech graduates the best they can be!

The intent of the Mitchell Technical College Foundation is to assist the Institute in this endeavor through individual and corporate philanthropic measures. These gifts will assist in student scholarships and bring state-of-the-art equipment and teachers to the classroom.

Mitchell Technical College’s role is vital in the overall economic well being of not only the community of Mitchell, but also the region. Approximately 72% of our graduates choose to work and live in South Dakota. Almost half of these graduates stay in Mitchell or the James River Valley region. Graduates of Mitchell Tech bring with them technical skills. They also buy homes, raise families, volunteer in the community, become involved in civic initiatives and increase the tax base. All of these elements are essential to a healthy and prosperous community.

Another role of the Mitchell Tech Foundation is to try to secure major gifts. These gifts will help fund needed classroom space to house the state of the art technologies that are necessary to the degrees offered at Mitchell Tech. Your contribution will be an investment in our community’s future.

We would appreciate your consideration of making a donation to the Mitchell Technical College Foundation today. There are many ways you can donate and we will work with you to meet your objectives.

About the Mitchell Technical College Foundation PDF

2022 Mitchell Technical College Foundation Annual Publication PDF

Sheryl Plagmann

Assistant Director of Foundation Relations

Nick Bakhtiari

Director of Foundation Relations


Board of Trustees

David Kayser
Farmer Producer

Mike Sprang

Marc Eyre
Black Hills Energy

Trent Dowling
Building Products Inc.

Nicole Gerlach

Dr. Lori Repenning
MTC Faculty Representative

Terry Sabers
Retired, Muth Electric

Jay Spaans
Douglas Electric Cooperative

Mark Wilson
Mitchell Technical College

Jared Hofer
Chief Financial Officer
Mitchell Technical College


Board of Directors

Kelly (Moller) Odens, President

  • Mitchell Technical Institute
  • ’99 Medical Laboratory Technology

Jack Docken, Vice-President

  • James Valley Nursery
  • ’78 Agricultural Technology

Sheryl (VandenHoek) Plagmann, Past President Alumni and Donor Relations Representative

  • Mitchell Technical Institute
  • ’70 Secretarial

Ex-Officio Members

Julie Brookbank

  • Director, Marketing & Public Information
  • Mitchell Technical Institute

Mark Wilson

  • President
  • Mitchell Technical Institute

Heather Lentz

  • Director, MTI Foundation & Alumni Association
  • Mitchell Technical Institute

Foundation Staff

Sheryl Plagmann

Assistant Director of Foundation Relations

Nick Bakhtiari

Director of Foundation Relations