Alumni Profiles

From survival to success.

Whether lifted from impoverished conditions in Appalachian coal country, or from war-torn regions in third-world countries, our students have always had to overcome extraordinary obstacles and odds.

Which makes their future achievements all the more remarkable.

Meet some of the many graduates of MMS who have gone on to noteworthy careers and accomplishments:

Seeing God Every Day

Yodit Kifle, Class of 2005, just published her first book, Every Day With My Maker: A 30-Day Devotional That Will Awaken You to See God Every Day, In Everything. Yodit graduated from William & Mary in 2009 and serves as corporate citizenship & sustainability specialist for Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ.

MMS Grad Named Top 100 IT Leader

Congratulations to Tim Platt, MMS Class of 1985, for being named one of ComputerWorld magazine’s “100 Premier IT Leaders 2014”! The eldest son of Paul and Jenny Platt, Tim serves as vice president of information systems and security at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America in northern Kentucky.

A Brighter Future for Hanna Tarko (in her own words)

“My dream was always to work at a patient-focused health facility, and I’m doing that at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. Thank you so much for your unceasing generosity towards my education. Because of MMS, I am working toward a brighter future.

Looking back at my years at Mountain Mission School, I cannot help but feel blessed and highly favored to be a part of a school full of love, care, and continuous spiritual growth. MMS strengthened my character and shaped me into a Christian young lady with values and opinions aligned with the Word of God.

Living in a dorm with forty other girls, I learned the meaning of love, sharing, acceptance and accountability. I was continually encouraged to come out of my comfort zone and develop physically, mentally and spiritually.

I know that God uses Christians like you to demonstrate His grace to His undeserving children. You made all the difference in my life. I am now willing to give back and serve my community.

Mountain Mission School gave me a solid foundation of truth and light by teaching me great Christian values that I will nurture for the rest of my life and use as a measure for my children’s upbringing. I am forever indebted to your devotion.”