JoAnn Hinds, ’72 MS ’77, is one of the most fervent and ardent supporters of the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island.
As a student, she earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in biology and logged many hours at the biological station.
After graduation, she taught high school and then went to work for her father at Diamond Die and Mold Co. in Mount Clemens, where she is now president.
JoAnn became reacquainted with CMU in 1997 when she participated in a fundraising effort to acquire Miller’s Marsh on Beaver Island. This rekindled her great love and support of the CMU Biological Station.
Since then she has given generously to several island projects and has once again become a regular visitor to Beaver Island. During a visit last summer, Jim Gillingham, the director of the biological station, mentioned that there was a house for sale on property adjacent to the station. JoAnn promptly purchased the home and property for CMU.
Since 2000 JoAnn has served on the CMU Development Board, and she serves on the New Vision of Excellence capital campaign executive committee. She also participates on the College of Science and Technology capital campaign committee as the group’s Beaver Island expert.