Steve's Run Moves Back to Downtown Dowagiac on Oct. 9
Steve’s Run, the 47th Original Road and Trail Race, held virtually in 2020, not only returns as a live event on Oct. 9, it starts in downtown Dowagiac, as it last did in 2014.
SMC Announces Laura Odenwald as Dance Team Volunteer Coach
Southwestern Michigan College’s new SMC Dance Team coach has journeyed from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md., to Dowagiac’s Cherry Grove Road.
SMC Boosts Scholarships by Over 60%
Southwestern Michigan College has boosted scholarships dramatically to make higher education more affordable. SMC offered $880,000 in the 2021 budget, hiking that 62 percent to $1,433,610 for 2022.
File Endowment Benefits Cass County Graduates
With her passing Feb. 13, 2020, at 85, an existing endowment became known as the James T. and Ann W. File Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship benefits any Cass County high school graduate with demonstrated financial need.
Ethan Saylor Signs with SMC Cross Country
Dowagiac’s Ethan Saylor June 11 signed a letter of intent for Southwestern Michigan College’s fall return to National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) cross country.
SMC Board of Trustees Adopts 2021-2022 Budgets
Following a public hearing, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees June 9 adopted 2021-22 fiscal-year budgets.
SMC Brass Band Signals Summer Concerts Comeback
Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band on June 7, 2018, christened Dowagiac’s new summer concert venue outside the James E. Snow Professional Building. Leading off the 2019 Dowagiac Summer Concert Series, SMC Director of Bands Mark Hollandsworth played cornet in Dr. Jon Korzun’s finale before retiring after 28 years as the college’s band director. Because the pandemic canceled 2020 summer concerts, June 3’s performance served as Hollandsworth’s official introduction to Dowagiac.
SMC Spring 2021 President's, Dean's Lists Announced
Southwestern Michigan College named 44 students to the President's List for spring semester 2021, while 131 made Dean's List.
Second Mishawaka Runner Commits to SMC Cross Country
Levi Hall May 25 signed a letter of intent for Southwestern Michigan College’s fall return to National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) cross country.
SMC Graduates 20-Member Nursing Class
The Class of 2021 received associate degrees in nursing (ADN) immediately following SMC’s 54th Commencement outdoors in Alumni Plaza on the Dowagiac campus.