Dr. Fred L. Mathews, Southwestern Michigan College's former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, is the author of Triumph over Adversity: The Amazing History of Southwestern Michigan College. Triumph over Adversity chronicles Southwestern Michigan College's first half-century from the unique perspective of the man most instrumental in its founding and who has been involved in all 50 years as its only Board of Trustees Chairman.
Both the hard and soft cover editions of the book are now available for sale online. Copies are also available for purchase at the SMC Bookstore and Fred. L Mathews Library on the Dowagiac campus of the college. The cost of the soft cover book is $20 and the hard cover is $30.
All net proceeds will go to the Southwestern Michigan College Foundation for student scholarships. The author receives none of the proceeds from sales.