SMC Board of Trustees Re-Elects Officers
Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees re-elected officers and welcomed back a former trustee at the first meeting of 2023 Jan. 11. Tom Jerdon has been chairman since 2015. The slate also includes Keith McKenzie as vice chairman, Becky Moore as treasurer and Beth Cripe as secretary.
Roadrunner at Law
Aidan Traynor left an indelible mark on Southwestern Michigan College, from being one of its first Honors Program students to serving as president of Sigma Psi, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international community college honor society.
The Fieldhouse Effect
Southwestern Michigan College Volleyball Coach Jenny Nate was first to feel the full effect of 1st Source Bank Fieldhouse. The centerpiece of SMC’s NJCAA intercollegiate athletics renaissance after 25 years is like having a seventh player on the floor.Southwestern Michigan College Volleyball Coach Jenny Nate was first to feel the full effect of 1st Source Bank Fieldhouse. The centerpiece of SMC’s NJCAA intercollegiate athletics renaissance after 25 years is like having a seventh player.
SMC Board of Trustees Gives Bill White a Fond Sendoff
Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees bid farewell Dec. 14 to retiring Trustee William M. White, who has served since 1992. White Hall was named in his honor in 2013 for his appreciated service to the college.
SMC Graduates 19-Member Nursing Class
Southwestern Michigan College Dec. 14 welcomed 19 new nurses to America’s largest health-care profession with almost 4.2 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide. The federal government projects that more than 203,000 new positions will be created each year through 2031.
SMC Speaker Protects Privacy from ‘Surveillance Capitalism’
Jackie Singh, lead incident response and threat analyst for the 2020 Biden-Harris presidential campaign, started as a hacker. In a Zoom call Dec. 8 with Assistant Professor Andrew Churchill’s Southwestern Michigan College network security class, she shared a “war story” about what it felt like to become a target herself.
SMC Hosts 110 for Broad-Based Business Day
Lawrence’s Van Buren Tech Center, Elkhart Area Career Center, Coloma and Lawton students explored career possibilities Dec. 2 at Southwestern Michigan College’s Business, Information Technology, Graphic Design, Accounting and Sports Management Day. In addition to faculty members’ expertise, 110 participants heard from students.
Huge Dowagiac Booster Patty Patano Proud Town She Calls Home Has SMC
Dowagiac City Clerk Patty Patano didn’t grow up in this community or attend Southwestern Michigan College except for a ceramics course. So how did she end up on the SMC Foundation board for the past decade, since August 2012, supporting the college financially through donations?
SMC introducing Tri-State Holiday Classic Dec. 17
Southwestern Michigan College Athletics hosts an inaugural all-day girls high-school basketball event, the Tri-State Holiday Classic, on Saturday, Dec. 17, featuring eight teams playing five games.
Volleyball Coach Reflects on First Season
Southwestern Michigan College Head Volleyball Coach Jenny Nate devoted a decade to patiently assembling a powerhouse Niles Vikings program. Ten years later, Nate, 50, finds herself at a similar juncture, except she’s laying intercollegiate masonry.