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.
Black Business Owners Stress Perseverance
Southwestern Michigan College’s series of Black History Month programs continued Feb. 22 with a panel of four Black business owners moderated by Dowagiac City Councilwoman Danielle Lucas.
SMC Graduate Experiences Super Bowl
Nicole Maroney, a 2020 Southwestern Michigan College sports management graduate from New Buffalo, found herself working behind the scenes at Super Bowl LV. The Trine University sport and recreation major spent 10 days in Florida in a program sponsored by Living Sport.
Black Poetry Gaining Attention
Southwestern Michigan College’s continuing Black History Month series Feb. 17 featured a two-poet Zoom panel, including Indiana’s 2018-19 poet laureate.
All-American Kevin Higdon Ran for 1978 SMC National Cross Country Champions
Kevin Higdon was one of four All-Americans on Southwestern Michigan College’s national-champion 1978 cross country team. It was the Roadrunners’ fourth National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) title in six years, after finishing in third place in 1976 and second place in 1977. The Roadrunners then followed with a fifth championship in 1981.