SMC Emphasizing Citizen Engagement
Civic engagement means community involvement as well as voting, so Southwestern Michigan College plans to add a service component to clubs. Student development is one of SMC’s core values.
Carvers Create Fire-and-Ice Welcome for Students
For Welcome Back Weekend, two carvers created a two-block, fire-and-ice Southwestern Michigan College sculpture on the patio outside the Student Activity Center.
SMC Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Vice President of Instruction Dr. David Fleming read excerpts from King’s Dec. 10, 1964, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo.
SMC Announces Fall Honor Rolls
Southwestern Michigan College named 50 students to President’s List for the September-December, 2020, fall semester. Students honored on President’s List must earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale while carrying a full study load of at least 12 credits. The 138 students making Dean’s List achieved at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale while carrying a full study load.
SMC National Champion John Roscoe Represented U.S. in Italy, Morocco
All-American John Roscoe, who led Southwestern Michigan College to its first two national cross country titles in 1973-74, was inducted into the NJCAA Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1989.
HIT an Evening Option for SMC Adult Learners
“We need our nurses, absolutely, but they would not be able to perform the administrative side without us processing records for payment and chart accuracy. We deserve far more credit than we receive. Opportunities for me to excel are virtually endless with health care changing and advancing all the time. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to be involved in non-clinical health care.”
Board of Trustees Gives President Odenwald Very Positive First Performance Review
At its first regular 2021 meeting Wednesday morning in room 2109 of the David C. Briegel Building on the Dowagiac campus, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees provided President Dr. Joe Odenwald with a very positive first-year performance review.
SMC Mourns President Briegel
Southwestern Michigan College flags are flying at half-mast to mourn the passing of President Emeritus David C. Briegel. President Briegel, who guided SMC as its fifth president from 1981-1998, died Jan. 13.
Tamia Brooks Coaching College Completion
As an SMC psychology major the Dowagiac resident was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges. Now she has an office in FYE on the first floor of the David C. Briegel Building on the Dowagiac campus as SMC’s new college completion coach when Spring Semester 2021 starts Jan. 25. Brooks was one of 20 college completion coaches hired in Michigan through AmeriCorps for 2020-2021.
Still Time to Register for Spring
There’s still time to apply and register for Southwestern Michigan College Spring 2021 classes which begin Jan. 25. Fill out the free application at www.swmich.edu/admissions/apply, then sign up for new-student orientation to get started.