A student scholarship has been created in honor of Joe Mitchell. He´s the Yosemite Community College District trustee who was killed in a traffic accident last month.
“Everyone who knew him admired him,” said Columbia College Foundation executive director Sue Ellen Harwood. “This scholarship is a wonderful way to honor him and his love of education,” she added.
The “Joseph K. Mitchell Scholarship” was created by Dr. Robert and Elyce McIntyre. Dr. McIntyre has worked with Tuolumne General Hospital, where Mitchell was the administrator for seven years ending in 2001. Students who apply for the scholarship will have to meet certain requirements, but they do not need to have a health care related major.
Mitchell represented the Tuolumne County and Calaveras County region of the Yosemite College District for six years. He was re-elected to the board of trustees last November. He was board chairman in 2002 and also served on the college foundation. He was a key player in developing the new Calaveras Center in Angels Camp.
Anyone who wants to contribute to the scholarship fund should send their tax deductible donations to the Columbia College Foundation, 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora, CA 95370.