Press Releases

SMC Board of Trustees sets 2020-2021 tuition rates

Michigan community colleges charged an average of $5,223 annual tuition in 2018-19. That’s the lowest tuition in the Midwest and 31st lowest in the nation, according to Community College Review.

SMC Band Clinic Day becoming annual event

Berrien Springs Director of Bands Kelly Rosselit was “impressed and pleased” by the clinic. “I brought my group because I wanted them to have a chance to perform on a stage before their actual festival day.”

Creative cuisine enlivens SMC’s Roadrunner Kitchen

“We wanted every dish to have two to five ingredients” available in the pantry.

Alpha Lambda Epsilon inducts five SMC CJ students

Sigma Mu Chi is the college’s fifth honor avenue.

Dr. Grabemeyer-Layman resigning from SMC Board of Trustees

Jerdon invites current residents of the SMC district who are interested in applying for the Board vacancy to send a letter to that effect addressed to his attention at Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac, MI, 49047.

SMC faculty art exhibit pairs playful with meditative

“This is a new approach to showing faculty work,” Dombrosky said. “Most schools canvass the entire faculty and bring in a mishmash of one work from each person, which hollows out the experience and doesn’t allow us to draw deeper connections.”

SMC hosts Agriculture Careers Day

The number of farmers has gone down drastically. About 1.7 percent are directly involved in farming, compared to 90 percent in the 1800s. At the same time, one of every 12 U.S. jobs relates to farming. That’s 22 million positions. There are more than 50,000 jobs available every year.

#SMCVotes promotes civic involvement

The series continues Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Student Activity Center theatre on the Dowagiac campus with “The Art of Politics.” Branden Pompey will talk about campaign posters, buttons and shirts.

SMC invites six area bands to first Clinic Day

Performances take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.

SMC alumna ‘likes being able to help’

Though Hosbein graduated from Watervliet High School, growing up she attended Sister Lakes Elementary School and the new Dowagiac Middle School. She lived on Big Crooked Lake, learned to ride a unicycle and was an outdoors-loving “kid with endless energy.”