Cassopolis Trio Signs with SMC Cross Country
Cassopolis’s “Three Amigos” March 31 signed letters of intent for Southwestern Michigan College’s fall return to National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) cross country. Commitments by Rangers Robert “Buster” Ward, William Westphal and Ben Gillesby help grow the team, joining Decatur’s Gavin Smith, Otsego’s Samuel Reed-Loomis and Coloma’s Vanessa Crisenbery as Roadrunners.
Shaelyn Bundy Named Michigan Miss Agriculture USA
Southwestern Michigan College agricultural business student Shaelyn Bundy of Dowagiac March 23 was named the 2021 Michigan Miss Agriculture USA, advancing to national competition June 17-19 in Ohio.
SMC's First President Lives in Dallas
Southwestern Michigan College’s first president, Dr. Nathan A. Ivey, and Dorothy, his wife of 71 years, live in Dallas. “We’ve been loyal to SMC since it was only a name on a piece of paper,” he said of a photo his daughter took of them resplendent in Roadrunner gear. SMC was Ivey’s second of four presidencies and one of two colleges he helped “start from scratch.”
Decatur Runner Signs with SMC Cross Country
Decatur’s Gavin Smith March 17 became the third athlete to sign a letter of intent for Southwestern Michigan College’s fall return to National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) cross country.
Steve's Run Returning Live in October
Southwestern Michigan College’s 47th Steve’s Run returns with an in-person event sometime in October 2021, with the precise date yet to be finalized.
SMC Begins Search for New Cross Country Coach
Southwestern Michigan College announced today that it is conducting a nationwide search for a new full-time coach to lead its recently-revived cross country program for the 2021-2022 season and beyond.
SMC Board of Trustees Looks Past Pandemic
At their monthly meeting on March 10, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees acknowledged the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, then looked ahead with an update on enrollment strategies and fall classes.
Virtual Career Showcase Takes Place March 19
Southwestern Michigan College’s Virtual Career and Program Showcase takes place four times online on March 19 at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Register for the free session at swmich.edu/career-showcase.
Southwestern Michigan College Inducts Three into Psi Beta
Southwestern Michigan College inducted three members into Psi Beta, the national community college psychology honor society, on March 3 in a socially-distanced ceremony in the Foster W. Daugherty Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus. The three new members include Virginia Martynowicz from Cassopolis, who will serve as chapter president; Tristan Caldwell from Lakeshore High School, Stevensville; and Alyssa Wiseman from New Carlisle.
SMC Unveils Scholarship Guarantee
Southwestern Michigan College’s new “SMC Guarantee” scholarship is available to all new students enrolling for the Fall 2021 semester. Registration for Summer and Fall 2021 semesters opens March 24.