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SMC graduate experiences Super Bowl

DOWAGIAC — Nicole Maroney, a 2020 Southwestern Michigan College sports management graduate from New Buffalo, found herself working behind the scenes at Super Bowl LV. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac women aim to create change through local government

DOWAGIAC — The saying “being a twin is like being born with a best friend,” is one that twins Ronda Sullivan and Danielle Lucas could ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

SMC COVID task force leader talks with Dowagiac Rotary Club

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Rotary Club is returning to Front Street Crossing. After months of remote Zoom meetings, the club will return to in-person meetings ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Lewis Cass ISD to host superintendent interviews Monday

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District Board of Education continues to move forward with the process of selecting a new superintendent of schools. ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

SMC plans to host in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College President Joe Odenwald is optimistic about vaccine distributions and is planning to host in-person graduation ceremonies outdoors in the spring. ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

SMC Guarantee aims to provide financial support to students of all ages

DOWAGIAC – Over the last year, the state of Michigan implemented Futures For Frontliners and the Michigan ReConnect program to aid in allowing frontline workers ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

During virtual learning, students experiencing homelessness can fall through the cracks

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Recently, the number of students experiencing homelessness in some way throughout Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties seems to be lower than ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Area FCU provides remote financial literacy learning resources to local schools

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Area FCU stepped up to make partial or full remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 easier. Thanks to their sponsorship, more ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Newly-minted DUS board trustee Brent Brewer ready to serve district

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ Feb. 15 Board of Education meeting was the first of many for newly-appointed trustee Brent Brewer. After years of attending ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan Superintendent Patricia Robinson on getting students back into the classroom, serving community

This February, to celebrate Black History Month, Leader Publications will be running profiles on African American leaders and community members making history in southwest Michigan. ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Veteran donates American flags to Cassopolis Middle School

CASSOPOLIS — Starting Monday, students at Cassopolis Middle School will be able to start their mornings with the pledge of allegiance, thanks to a donation ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Eastside Connections students assembling Black History Month virtual museum

NILES – Eighty seventh and eighth graders at Eastside Connections School are researching a putting together a virtual museum in honor of Black History Month. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

DUS decision to have distance learning Tuesday ‘based on maximizing instructional time,’ superintendent says

DOWAGIAC — The winter storm that rolled into Michigan Monday night forced school districts across southwest Michigan to decide whether or not to host Tuesday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Lake Michigan College seeks alumni award nominations

BENTON HARBOR — The Lake Michigan College Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations for its 2021 Alumni Awards. The college first presented Alumni ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

DUS Board of Education approves purchase of district transportation vehicles

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools made moves to bolster its transportation capabilities during Monday’s Board of Education meeting at Dowagiac Middle School. The board approved ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Vikings Return initiative puts recent graduates back in classrooms

NILES — A unique challenge posed by COVID-19 in the classroom led to an opportunity for recent high school graduates to rejoin the classroom in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

United Way scholarship focuses on community service

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — High school seniors dedicated to community service in southwest Michigan have the chance to win a scholarship toward their post-secondary education. United ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC Board of Trustees adjusts tuition, discusses graduation

DOWAGIAC — The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees adopted the tuition and fee schedule for the 2021-2022 fiscal year during its regular monthly meeting ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Despite pandemic challenges, NHS production a success

NILES – While the lines may have read “bah humbug,” Niles High School actors were in high spirits following a limited in-person and virtual production. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Community College Association receives grant to improve student pathways to in-demand careers

LANSING — The Michigan Community College Association this week announced that it has received an $800,000 grant to improve student access to programs in growth ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

High school volunteers encouraged to apply for United Way scholarship

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan is seeking nominations for the Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Award. The Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Award recognizes ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Area schools take half-day for vaccine clinics

BERRIEN COUNTY – On Tuesday, some area school districts will be taking a half day to allow their staff members to get their first dose ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Project Graduation hosts adopt a senior program

CASSOPOLIS — Seniors graduating in the class of 2021 have had a rough year full of stops, starts and COVID-19 restrictions. Recognizing this, one Cassopolis ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC director of theater operations provides update to Rotary

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Visual and Performing Arts program took center stage during the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s Thursday meeting. Rotarian and SMC Vice President ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan junior wins two awards in regional art judging

BUCHANAN – A Buchanan High School junior will have two pieces of her work exhibited at the annual 2021 Scholastic Art Awards exhibition at the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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