As a student, "Mitch" played basketball, volleyball and rode equestrian. Her riding skills earned her several championships at Fontbonne. She went on to receive her master's in physical education from the University of Colorado/Boulder. After graduation she became interested in tennis and became the first female board memher of the Triple A Golf and Tennis Club, and the first female linesman in the United States.
In addition to her athletic skills, she focused on teaching and founded the St. Louis Hills Leaming Center to serve children and adults with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. She also founded Camp Happy Days, a summer program held at St. Gabriel's School. Mitch has continued to serve the College through her volunteer efforts and as a member of the Alumni Board.