SMC Nursing Graduate Recovering from COVID-19
MaryBeth Seal’s varied resume includes Southwestern Michigan College nursing graduate, health care provider, author, speaker and lifeguard, to which she can now add COVID-19 survivor. “I thought because I am in good health and swim laps frequently that it was unlikely I would get it,” said Seal, who spent seven days of her 12-day hospital stay on a ventilator.
Dean Reilly Comes Full Circle
The 1987 Dowagiac Union High School and 1989 SMC biology graduate who entered zookeeping before academia, is reacclimating to hometown life after eight years in Orlando as Valencia College Dean of Learning Support.
SMC Graduates 21 Nurses
“I'd like to welcome our graduates into the profession of nursing. Being able to adapt your studies in a moment's notice, change routines and adapt to new ones, you have proven you have the skills needed to enter into a profession that is ever-changing and uncertain,” Dean of Nursing and Health Services Melissa Kennedy, DNP, RN, said.
SMC Open by Appointment Starting June 15
As Southwestern Michigan College gradually reopens physical spaces after the COVID-19 pandemic which closed them on March 23, campuses will be open for visitors by appointment only during limited hours starting Monday, June 15.
2018 SMC Graduate Gives Back with Trades Scholarship
Knight, 24, of Niles, founded a construction company in 2017 and lent its name to the new $1,000 Hard Hats and Heels Skilled Trades Scholarship for students majoring in construction trades-green technology while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
SMC Issuing Housing Refunds
While many students opted to return home during the online portion of the semester, college housing remained open throughout the pandemic for those who needed to remain in the residence halls. SMC also provided supplemental meals for three weeks, additional security and enhanced cleaning protocols while limiting visitors and gathering in common areas, with safety the top priority.
McLoughlins Give $50,000 for Nursing
The McLoughlin Family Foundation established an endowment with a $50,000 gift that followed a $50,000 gift in October 2017 for a classroom in SMC’s new Nursing and Health Education Building celebrated Jan. 9, 2019.
SMC Alma Mater Staging a Comeback
Southwestern Michigan College’s alma mater, “Here’s To Thee, Our SMC,” is enjoying renewed interest 15 years after Dr. Robert Briggs composed it.
SMC’s Art Gallery Temporarily Transformed into a Movie Theatre
“Film, to be determined,” featured 37 culled from the Fred L. Mathews Library collection and posters and storyboards created by ART 210 Drawing II students.
SMC Registering for Summer, Fall Classes
Summer session is a great way to get back on track and graduate on time for students who haven’t been taking a full 15 credits in previous semesters. Summer is also ideal for getting ahead by completing general education courses and lightening your future load to concentrate on your major.