Press Releases

Proos presents catalpas planted on both campuses

“The original tree is on the grounds of the Capitol” in Lansing, state Sen. John Proos said. “The trunk is 20 feet in circumference, 87 feet in diameter at the crown and 120 feet tall. It’s right next to the Blair statue.” It was planted in 1879, making it 136 years old.

Criminal justice student fifth in nation

“It was a good learning experience competing against all the states, and I’d never been to Louisville,” Desjardin said, “but I’m not happy with fifth.”

Survivor shares her story

“I decided to face the entire thing with humor and determination. I wasn’t going to let it get me down.”

Business student already in real estate

The 2014 Marcellus High School graduate, who will continue at Western Michigan University to a spring 2018 bachelor’s degree in finance with a real estate minor, has another foot up on contemporaries. Butchbaker obtained his real estate license a month out of high school

Four joining SMC Foundation board

New foundation members taking office July 1 through June 30, 2018, are Janet Hall of Cassopolis, Janie Reifenberg of Dowagiac, Julie Ruff of Dowagiac and George Wehrle of Niles.

Oklahoma! opens Thursday

Shirley Jones, matriarch of TV’s Partridge family and an Oscar-winning best supporting actress, played farm girl Laurey Williams in the 1955 film and graced SMC’s stage for the 2000 Dogwood Fine Arts Festival.

Olashuk earns five-year service pin

The Pennsylvania native has a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, both from West Virginia University.

Noakes receives five-year service pin

He started as a peer tutor in 2007 and was one of six tutors who helped start the Writing Center in 2008.

Fifth Third Bank donates $7,000 for Steve's Run

Steve’s Run returns with a new 10K, 5K and stroller-friendly one-mile fun run on SMC’s Dowagiac campus at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, starting in front of the David C. Briegel Building.