Press Releases

Meet SMC's new band director, graphic design instructor

Director of Bands Mark Hollandsworth of St. Joseph brings 19 years of experience, including 12 in Buchanan (2014-19) and Edwardsburg (2001-08), and is no stranger to SMC.

SMC hosts Future Entrepreneurs

Seven startups —  Tea Time Tiles, Tumble and Go drink containers, Classic Auras bath bombs, Triple A Jewelry, The Paint Splash (“our rocks rock”), Doggone Dog Toys and The Bucket Brothers — made $542.25 in two hours. They considered 13 beneficiaries before voting to donate to an environmental charity to plant 542 trees.

Popular SMC STEM camps conclude

Bosch Community Fund awarded a grant so students can enjoy the program for free.

SMC student awarded leadership scholarship

“We are so proud of Anushka,” said Director of Library Services Colleen Welsch, who wrote a recommendation for Ganu as her Sigma Psi advisor. “Anushka has shown me strong leadership skills in the short time I have known her.”

President Mathews announces retirement

SMC has achieved exceptional student success including student retention rates in the top 10 percent nationally, exceptional student success rates relative to peers, outstanding transfer student success rates, a consistent rise in student satisfaction, and a 66% increase in the number of associate degrees awarded each year.

SMC, State Police reunite 2018 MiYLA girls

They toured the Dowagiac campus, received in-depth guidance from SMC professionals on when and how to complete their FAFSAs (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), how to identify and apply for scholarships and stayed overnight in one of the three residence halls.

Steve's Run guest speaker battled breast cancer to become mom

“Cancer spares no one, binding us together. At 24, I never would have believed myself to be a potential victim. I was at the peak of my career (with the Michigan Senate), exercising daily, eating healthily and taking on life with optimism. I have learned life is precious in its fragility.”

SMC teaches Niles middle schoolers to weld

Starrett’s charges are fired up in a way that transcends hot weather. “These kids are unbelievably excited every single day,” Starrett said. “Getting them interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in middle school, they’re more confident and are already problem-solving.”

SMC ETS camp feels ag's broad reach

Divided into three groups of six, students switched between segments on bald eagles, macroinvertebrate sampling and watersheds and stream flow measurement. Macroinvertebrates’ presence in a waterway provides an indicator to water quality.