Alumni Spotlight - Yvonne P. Mitchell

Alumni Spotlight - Yvonne P. Mitchell


Yvonne P. MitchellYvonne Pleshette Mitchell graduated in 1992 with a degree in Airway Science Management from Edward Waters College.

Mitchell has been employed with the City of Jacksonville for 18 years and is currently a correctional services counselor/GED instructor. She frequents the Jacksonville Pre-trial Detention Facility to assist incarcerated males with obtaining their high school diploma and transitioning back into the community.

She also volunteers at the OneJax Institute, which offers an intensive, experiential teen diversity education summer camp that promotes interracial, inter-religious and intercultural dialogue.  

Presently, Mitchell is pursuing a Master of Science degree with a specialization in Social and Community Services through Capella Unviersity.  Her ultimate goal is to own a non-profit organization that assists victims of crime and educates youth about cultural diversity.  

Along with her career in social services, Mitchell is a seasoned performer in the theatre. She made a debut performance in 2009 to a sold out crowd at the Karples Museum for the production of “Blak Woman Dynamik,” a monologue-based stage play written by JanaMorea Bradley, owner of BeDynamik Productions. Later in 2009, she was cast as Milicent Braxter in an award-winning indie film titled “Treacherous.” Her more recent work includes starring in “Enlisted for Life,” a BeDynamik film currently in production.

Mitchell became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1990 as part of the Omicron Beta Chapter. As a member, she strives to strengthen Jacksonville’s three chapters and support her alma mater through the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter.

Even though she is originally from Brundidge, Ala., Mitchell graduated from William M. Raines High School in 1987. She is also the proud mother of two children.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:59