SMC Students Named to Honor Rolls
Southwestern Michigan College named 43 students to the President’s List for the Spring 2023 semester.
Mark McAfee Presenting to American Sociological Association in Philadelphia
It should be a spectacular summer for Benton Harbor’s Mark McAfee between graduating from Southwestern Michigan College and presenting to the American Sociological Association (ASA) conference in Philadelphia Aug. 17-21. McAfee, who has been accepted to Western Michigan University to start in January, was one of only 30 students invited to join the ASA Honors Program.
SMC Recognizes Dave Dilno's 20 Years of Service
At Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees meeting May 10, Treasurer Becky Moore awarded a 20-year service pin to David Dilno of Kalamazoo.
Skip Dyes Appointed to the SMC Board of Trustees
Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees May 10 filled the vacancy created by Keith McKenzie’s retirement by appointing lifelong Cass County resident Dwight “Skip” Dyes of Calvin Township.
2017 Graduate A Nurse Who Works From Home
Even though she’s a nurse, BaiLee Pastol works primarily from home. Pastol, a spring 2017 Southwestern Michigan College graduate, graduated from Lawton High School in 2014.
SMC’s Magical History Tour Takes in Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia
This year’s Southwestern Michigan College extended learning experience exposed history students to Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. Eve Astacio, Ashaun Buckner, Kaleigh Conroy, Allison Delaney, Shane Edwards, Sydney Franks, Juan Garcia, Mikaylah Gardner, Caston Kusarawana, Nik Mccllen, Eli O’Keefe, Gavin Smith and Nick Weston participated.
Ryan Peterson First SMC Criminal Justice Double Gold Medalist
Southwestern Michigan College’s Ryan Peterson repeated as a gold medal winner in the criminal justice contest at the SkillsUSA-Michigan Skills and Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids April 14-16.
SMC Recognizes Retirees, Employees
Jeanne Richmond’s 28 years with Southwestern Michigan College were celebrated April 28 at the Employment Retirement and Recognition Breakfast honoring 21 employees in Mathews Conference Center East.
SMC Jazz Ensemble, Select Voices Take Break From High School Tour to Benefit Beckwith Theatre
Southwestern Michigan College’s Roadrunners played their benefit concert for Beckwith Theatre May 6.
Former Dowagiac Mayor Burke Honors SMC with Bequest
Dr. James Burke, former long-term Dowagiac mayor who helped initiate a series of redevelopment projects to rebuild the city’s central business district, made a large bequest to benefit future Southwestern Michigan College students. Burke, who passed away Nov. 4, 2022, in Spring Hill, Fla., at the age of 95, made a generous gift of $100,000 to help fund SMC scholarships. Born and raised in Dowagiac, Burke graduated from Dowagiac Union High School in 1945 and the University of Notre Dame in 1949.