Press Releases

Women sweep Employee of the Year awards

SMC’s second Employee of the Year class consists of Christi Young, fulltime faculty; Bonnie Roberts, part-time faculty; Director of Library Services Colleen Welsch, staff; and library clerk Cassiddy Kendall, student worker. A new team award went to Financial Aid Director Christine Passer and her all-female staff of Carol Ostyn, Lori Collins, Danielle Lucas, Brandi Zoll, Lauren Klein, Amanda Bowyer and Erin Baumeister.

Youth Council focused on three initiatives

in Cass County from 2004-14, 14 sleep-related infant deaths occurred.

Ron Tyler recognized for 25 years of service

Ron Tyler started at SMC as a night shift custodian.

Angie Evans receives 15-year service pin

Director of Institutional Research Dr. Angie Evans is the former Director of Library Services.

Collage Concert Thursday

Featured soloists include: Jacob Blaylock, Lakeshore High School, Stevensville; Bradley Coleman, Berrien Springs; Emily Clark, Dowagiac; Adam Dubs, Berrien Springs; Ruth Hendrick, Edwardsburg; Stephen Lundquist, Battle Creek; Hunter Schuur, Dowagiac; and Anthony Tibbitts, Three Rivers.

Four criminal justice students advance to nationals in Louisville

SMC swept SkillsUSA’s State Leadership and Skills Conference April 17-19 in Grand Rapids.

Oldenburg addresses honors reception

“SMC shaped my life,” she said. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Southwestern,” including dance and art showcases and studying history, political science and English in addition to her passions, mathematics and science — chemistry with Jackie Perry, physics with Andrew Dohm and mathematics with Chairman Dr. Keith Howell.

Upton gives outdoor address at SMC

Hunting and fishing generate $4.83 billion in revenue to the Michigan economy

Maria Thomas watercolor wins President's Award

“I’m going toward education,” Thomas said. “I want to be an art teacher,” for which she intends to transfer to Western Michigan University.

‘Artrepreneur’ Louie Gong speaks at SMC

Last May Louie Gong's company, Eighth Generation, launched the Inspired Natives Project, which is both a business initiative and an educational initiative.