Rogalski, Roschyk Accorded SMC Math-Science Awards
Southwestern Michigan College’s Math/Science Department April 30 paid tribute to a pair of powerhouse students, Jossalyn Rogalski and Creed Roschyk.
Southwestern Michigan College Responds to Michigan HB 4401
Last week, the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a new formula for funding Michigan’s community colleges. The proposal would shift from a base State appropriation to funding per a three-year average of Fiscal Year Equated Students. In essence, this would transfer State aid primarily to larger and more urban colleges and drastically reduce the appropriations for the rural colleges, including SMC.
Mishawaka’s Bailee Shambaugh Signs with SMC Cross Country
Mishawaka High School’s Bailee Shambaugh April 19 signed a letter of intent for Southwestern Michigan College’s fall return to National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) cross country.
Grant Lubbert Lands $1,000 Scholarship for Grand Valley
After graduating from Southwestern Michigan College May 14, Grant Lubbert will continue this fall at Grand Valley State University with the help of a $1,000 Community College Distinguished Graduate Scholarship. SMC President Dr. Joe Odenwald selected Lubbert from a pool of candidates evaluated for the honor.
SMC Psychology Panel Provides Pandemic Perspective
Southwestern Michigan College’s Psychology Club and Psi Beta, the national community college honor society, April 13 provided a hopeful pandemic perspective with a virtual panel discussion on Zoom.
SMC Board of Trustees Prepares for Higher Learning Commission Reaffirmation Visit
At their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 14, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees reviewed final preparations and the schedule for the visit of the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) evaluation team on April 19-20.
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.