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Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: MICHELLE McCORMICK

Batterer Intervention Program Certification
Unit Coordinator
Office of the Kansas Attorney General

MichelleAge: 35
Education: University of Kansas, MS
Hometown: Olpe, KS

Best Advice Ever Received:
A woman named JAC Patrissi told a humorous story about her aunt from Brooklyn, NY who owned a neighborhood dress shop. JAC grew up hearing her aunt say to the patrons, “If the dress doesn’t fit…leave it on the floor!” She used this as a metaphor to describe how to handle criticism without becoming defensive. She suggests that you should learn what you can from the feedback but if it does not “fit” you can “leave it on the floor.” Good life (and fashion) advice!

Accomplishment Most Proud Of:
I am proud of my work to help draft and pass legislation to strengthen the response to domestic violence offenders.

Favorite Thing About Humanity:
My favorite thing about humanity is its complexity and diversity! I am interested in people who have had different life experiences other than my own. I believe that compassion for others starts with understanding and appreciating that our differences should be respected, but that we share many common core beliefs.

WOW Factor:

  • Owner & member of Craftivists Art Collective.
  • Participating artist of NOTO District.
  • Drafted a state law that was passed on how our courts respond to domestic violence offenders.


“Michelle is equal parts passionate and practical. She is deeply involved and always the first to step up and get something done.”

- Laura Burton
Midland Care


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