Press Releases

Dr. Grabemeyer-Layman appointed to SMC Board

Dr. Grabemeyer-Layman earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in health fitness in preventive and rehabilitative programs.

Renowned climber uses disappointment to chart new course

After numerous disillusionments, Ilgner found a way to merge his natural talents for climbing that had earned him national renown with his intellectual interest in the roles that stress and fear play in undermining our maximal performance.

Community College Success author speaking March 11

She speaks at 11:30 a.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Her talk is open to the public at no charge. GOOD Magazine named her one of the Top 100 People Moving the World Forward.

Students quantify social media distraction

Distracted students averaged 79. Non-distracted students averaged 89.

National recognition for Chairman Emeritus Mathews

His proclamation extols Mathews as an “exemplar of community college governance and a role model for community college trustees throughout the country.”

High school vocal master class at SMC Feb. 6

Berrien County students from St. Joseph, Lakeshore, Coloma and Berrien Springs and Elkhart Memorial in Indiana expressed interest in taking part.

Climbing in high heels

During her presentation, SMC First Lady Sarah Mathews recounted her own twists, turns and “stops” she surmounted to reach the summit she set for herself in eighth grade of being a Cass County prosecuting attorney.

Scholarship directed to Brandywine

Mrs. Smiedendorf had a career of more than 30 years in obstetrics, the emergency room and the maintenance/engineering department at the former Pawating Hospital, now Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles.

King’s non-violent resistance culture continues

In conjunction with the Diversity Committee speaker and the national “MLK Day of Service — A Day On, Not a Day Off,” 26 SMC Niles Campus students volunteered at the Humane Society of St. Joseph County in Mishawaka.

Motivational mountaineer at SMC Feb. 11

Pioneering rock climber Arno Ilgner, appearing at Southwestern Michigan College Feb. 11, originated The Warrior’s Way, a mental training program that “helps us reclaim our power.”