Press Releases

SMC sends Fire Academy to Chicago

Previous academies visited the Chicago Fire Training Academy and the real fire station 51 where NBC films the “Chicago Fire” series. In 2013, participants were allowed a rare Chicago River ride on the department’s first new fire boat in more than 60 years.

Chicagoan drawn to farming

“I’m going to get my two-year associate degree, then go to Ferris (State University) for business or marketing.”

SMC partners with Woodlands, United Way

“When students live on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, hours away from home, we become more their support network,” Wilt said. “We do not become their parents, but in many ways we function like their family.”

Breast cancer survivor speaking at Steve's Run

Last year more than 500 participated in the 10K run, 5K run/walk or mile fun run. SMC’s Steven Briegel Scholarship Fund and Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Research Fund divide proceeds.

Jurgensen joins foundation board

She lived for 25 years in Hawaii, where she not only taught surfing, she tandem surfed, sharing the board with a male counterpart who hoisted her into acrobatic lifts and poses.

Rhoas give $7,000 for criminal justice scholarships

Upon graduating from Ferris State with his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Brian received Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification and was sworn in as a Berrien County Road Patrol Division deputy sheriff.

High-profile trials hasten journalist's departure

Southwestern Michigan College President Dr. David Mathews, Assistant Prosecutor Sarah Mathews and SMC criminal justice students Mark Lutz and Abbi Guyott welcome Niles native Jessica Olstad to her June 10 talk before the Cass County Bar Association about covering trials upon which the 10-part Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was based.

Reneberg teaching preschool for Cassopolis

Her grandparents operated a hardware store in Cassopolis.

Newton transferring to Western for teaching

Jesse plans to attend Western Michigan University for his bachelor’s degree in elementary education.