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SMC welder becoming a civil engineer

Morey’s admiration for his father, Tim, a construction manager, influenced his decision. He remembered Tim counseling, “Go a step further and be an engineer.” Matt worked on a concrete crew during summer, doing road work, so he decided attaining his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering would permit him to “stay in a field I already liked.”

SMC enrolls 1,800 students for Fall 2020

Odenwald noted for the board that unlike the situation many universities are facing, SMC has seen just four positive coronavirus cases since Aug. 31 — three students and one staff member.

Communication Mia Clay’s ticket to leadership role

Before becoming an SMC communications major, Clay won Michigan Engineering Student of the Year and, in April 2019, testified before the Senate Appropriations Sub-Committee on Talent and Economic Development on behalf of Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG), which named her Student of the Year.

Dean Reilly comes full circle

Reilly, who lives in the home her father built and roots for students in a different way than when she was a Roadrunner cheerleader, graduated from DUHS the year after Steven Briegel. The oboe player and baton-twirling majorette knew Steve’s Run’s inspiration from band.

SMC supports Mich. free-tuition program for front-line workers

Futures for Frontliners offers Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the April 1-June 30 period but do not have a college degree free tuition to their local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate on a fulltime or part-time basis while they continue to work.

Third time’s the charm for SMC’s Jarvis House

“Because of the close proximity and contiguous buildings and campus land, acquiring the Jarvis House was very key in completing the campus,” Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas F. Jerdon said.

HIT an evening option for adult learners

“We need our nurses, absolutely, but they would not be able to perform the administrative side without us processing records for payment and chart accuracy. We deserve far more credit than we receive. Opportunities to excel are virtually endless with health care changing and advancing all the time. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to be involved in non-clinical health care.”

SMC heading back to campus for fall semester

Masks are required on campus. COVID-19 protocols such as distancing and sanitizing remain in effect. All students, faculty and staff will check in daily with a symptom-screening app.

NJCAA decision expected in late October

SMC hopes to name a new coach at a press conference in late October when the Roadrunners officially announce their return. If approved, SMC will begin signing letters of intent with runners on Nov. 1 for fall 2021.

SMC ETS/MSU sponsor virtual entrepreneur camp

“The big turning point in my life was getting my first book deal at 15."