SMC Graduates 21-Member Nursing Class
Southwestern Michigan College April 29 welcomed 21 new nurses to America’s largest health care profession with almost 4.2 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide. The federal government projects that more than 203,000 new positions will be created each year through 2031. The spring class received associate degrees in nursing (ADN) in a pinning ceremony in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus.
‘Remember Your Crew,’ Ensign Reminds SMC Honor Graduates
Gage Ensign was reminded of standing in front of a throng at Parris Island, S.C., graduating from Marine Corps recruit training — boot camp. Beautiful sun. Palm trees. Perfect breeze. “Parris Island feels like a vacation until you’re a recruit,” Ensign told Southwestern Michigan College’s Outstanding Graduate Reception April 27 in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus.
SMC’s 56th Commencement Graduates 317
Two women spoke on behalf of Southwestern Michigan College’s Class of 2023 April 29 at 56th Commencement ceremonies for 317 students in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus. Kara Murphy of Niles addressed the School of Arts and Sciences Saturday morning, while Tatyanna Blaylock of Stevensville spoke to the Schools of Business, Advanced Technology and Nursing and Health Services Saturday afternoon.
Chicago Trip Memorable for SMC Psychology Students
Southwestern Michigan College psychology students attended the Midwestern Psychological Association’s (MPA) conference at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton April 19-23.
SMC Day Growing Rapidly
Southwestern Michigan College’s second annual “SMC Day” April 18 reconnected with alumni who shared their green-and-gold memories and pride. Alumni Relations and Development Coordinator Emily Schrock said, “SMC Day is a time where our alumni, donors, community and friends of the college can celebrate SMC, including all the accomplishments throughout the academic year.”
SMC’s Roadrunner Ready Designed for College Success
This summer’s Roadrunner Ready program will help Southwestern Michigan College students hit the ground running. A free five-week program designed for college success, Roadrunner Ready takes place July 10-Aug. 10 on SMC’s Dowagiac campus from 8:15 a.m. until noon Monday through Thursday.
SMC Collage Concert Concludes 2022-23 Academic Year
Southwestern Michigan College Performing Arts presented its Spring Collage Concert April 20 in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Musical selections unspooled seamlessly from selection to selection throughout the theatre with applause held until the end.
Nursing Students Display Poster Projects
Foundation nursing students displayed and discussed their transcultural nursing poster presentations April 19 in the main lobby of the Briegel health wing.
SMC Honors Program’s ‘No-TED Talks’ Showcase Student Research
Southwestern Michigan College Honors Program’s five “NoTED Talks,” plus 10 poster presentations April 19 in the Student Activity Center, included a live ChatGPT demonstration.
Locke Roschyk wins SMC Math/Science Award
Locke Roschyk, just 16, April 20 became the third person in his Granger family awarded Southwestern Michigan College Math/Science Department’s Appreciation Award. His brother, Creed, won in 2021, his sister, Anaya, in 2019.