Southwestern Michigan College

SMC adjusts academic calendar

DOWAGIAC — On Monday night, Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees adjusted the spring 2021 academic calendar by two weeks. The masked, socially-distanced board, meeting ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

Virtual camp immerses SMC ETS in community service

DOWAGIAC — Shay Krick might be expected to identify hunger as the gravest problem as Feeding America West Michigan program coordinator. However, she believes hunger ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

Still time to register for Retro Steve’s Run

DOWAGIAC — Registration for Southwestern Michigan College’s virtual Steve’s Run is closed, but interested participants can still register for this retro run and walk on ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

Virtual Steve’s Run personal for SMC accountant

DOWAGIAC — Staff Accountant Breanna Rees came to Southwestern Michigan College on a vocal scholarship in the fall of 2013 and never left. She started ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

SMC to continue in person instruction during fall semester

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announced Wednesday that in-person courses will run during the Fall 2020 semester, on-campus residence halls will be open and the ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

SMC awards 376 degrees to Class of 2020

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College awarded 376 degrees to the Class of 2020 at its virtual commencement June 13. SMC conferred 142 associate in arts ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer announces next steps for school reopening in the fall

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

SMC hosts virtual graduation

DOWAGIAC — “Resilience is in the DNA of Southwestern Michigan College,” President Dr. Joe Odenwald proclaimed June 13 during Southwestern Michigan College’s first virtual commencement ... Read more

6 months ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC Board of Trustees adopts 2020-21 budget

DOWAGIAC — Following a public hearing, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees, meeting remotely the morning of June 15, unanimously adopted 2020-21 fiscal-year budgets. ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

SMC names student speaker for virtual graduation ceremony

DOWAGIAC — Anaya Roschyk, Southwestern Michigan College’s student speaker for the first virtual ceremony in its 53-year commencement history, was doubly impacted by COVID-19. The ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

SMC graduating 21 nurses

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College this spring sends 21 graduates into America’s largest health care profession, with more than 3.8 million registered nurses nationwide. The spring ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

SMC to open by appointment

DOWAGIAC — As Southwestern Michigan College gradually reopens physical spaces after the COVID-19 pandemic closed them on March 23, campuses will be open for visitors ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

SMC IT student awarded scholarship

DOWAGIAC — Miranda Gonzalez of Constantine, a Southwestern Michigan College information technology student, has been awarded a $2,000 2020-21 scholarship by the Michigan Council of ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: SMC graduates pick up diplomas, gowns via drive-thru

Friday, Southwestern Michigan College students prepared for graduation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday morning, outside the SMC’s Dowagiac campus, packets containing diplomas/certificates, ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

LMC, SMC plan virtual graduations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Local community college graduates must forego a traditional commencement ceremony this year to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19 but they ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

SMC issuing housing refunds

DOWAGIAC — Some local college students will be able to recoup some of their COVID-19 losses. Southwestern Michigan College is refunding $800 of spring 2020 ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

SMC hosts May public board meeting in virtual format

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College President Dr. Joe Odenwald has worked in higher education management during previous recessions, but nothing quite like this. As he ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

Married SMC nurses navigate pandemic

EDWARDSBURG — When Todd Mendez finished Southwestern Michigan College’s nursing program, his wife, Lauren, pinned him at the Dec. 16, 2016, ceremony. “When I discovered ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

Niles, SMC grads work together in the robotics industry

DOWAGIAC — Eric Duis and Caleb Book have been friends since first grade. They got the same college head start by dual-enrolling at Southwestern Michigan College’s ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

K&M announces scholarship winners

CASSOPOLIS — K&M recently announced the winners of its Earl G. Marhanka Scholarship. The scholarship program was established in 2001 in recognition of K&M’s 50th ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

Despite COVID-19, nurse connects with patients, finds joy

NILES — Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, one local nurse is finding joy in her work. Ali Hackett, 34, of Jones, has been ... Read more

7 months ago by Christina Clark.

SMC Niles tutoring supervisor has taught all over the world

NILES — Nicola Scott startled Southwestern Michigan College colleagues on a post-Easter Zoom call with President Dr. Joe Odenwald by wondering out loud what “Peeps” ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

SMC grad creates scholarship skilled construction trades students

DOWAGIAC — Recent Southwestern Michigan College graduate Victoria Knight is already paying it forward by giving back to her alma mater. Knight, 24, of Niles, ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan to host virtual 5K

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Since COVID-19 reached the state of Michigan, state-mandated closures and “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders have canceled many annual and time-honored events ... Read more

7 months ago by Sarah Culton.

$50,000 endowment supports SMC nursing scholarships

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s new McLoughlin Family Scholarship will be awarded to nursing majors beginning in the fall of 2021. The McLoughlin Family Foundation ... Read more

7 months ago by Sarah Culton.

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