Darlene DeHudy is an adjunct Reference Librarian at MCC since 2000. She is available to assist in all areas of reference service.
Darlene received an A.A. from Muskegon Community College. She transferred to the University of Michigan to earn a B.A. in psychology and sociology, a Secondary Teaching Certificate, a Media Specialist Certificate, and a Master’s Degree in Library Science.
She began her 12-year career in public libraries with the Muskegon County Library System. First, as the Muskegon Heights Branch Librarian, then Norton Shores Assistant Branch Librarian, and finally the Personnel and Library Development Administrator of the Kent County Library System.
Next, Darlene served as the Muskegon High School Media Specialist for fifteen years, where she received the Muskegon Public Schools “Excellence in Teaching Award.”
As a local environmental activist, she was given the “Muskegon Area Environmental Excellence Award for Individual Achievement” in 2004. The Alliance for the Great Lakes awarded her the “Ally of the Year Award” in 2006. Her environmental activism is featured in David Ruck’s documentary film “Requiem for a Stream.”
She loves helping people using four basic principles: Information/education is power. There is no dumb question. Treat everyone as you would like to be treated. Provide the greatest good for the greatest number.