Press Releases

SMC first two-year school with criminal justice honor society

The CJ society, which inducted its first members April 22 in a ceremony at the Foster W. Daugherty Building on the Dowagiac campus, is the college’s fifth honor avenue.

SMC student accepted for U-M summer research fellowship

Saah, from the West African nation of Liberia, will work 30-36 hours per week on a biomedical research project, attending professional educational workshops every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and presenting at UROP’s July 31 Summer Research Symposium.

Surprise sendoff orchestrated for SMC band director

Musicians on the stage, in on the surprise, suddenly fell quiet to witness the Korzuns dance as Fisher serenaded them with Frank Sinatra’s classic.

Outstanding graduates hear Dr. Schmidt

Schmidt, a retired school superintendent, interrupted her remarks to take a selfie with some students seated onstage. “When I was your age, we had rotary phones,” she noted.

SMC students extend learning to St. Louis, Land of Lincoln

The SMC group spent two nights in St. Louis at the downtown Hilton, within walking distance of the Gateway Arch.

Youth Council honors ‘Flame Keepers’ at SMC

The team of 2019 recipients includes Dr. James Henry, speaker at the first luncheon; Connie Black-Pond; Dr. Mark Sloane, who started as a pediatrician in Dowagiac; and Dr. Margaret Richardson of Dowagiac. Dr. Henry, Black-Pond and Dr. Sloane were three of the five founding members of the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center, or CTAC, which is part of the Western Michigan University Unified Clinics.

SMC graduates to hear Dr. Hamel May 4

Organizational culture improvements are a hallmark of Dr. Hamel’s leadership. Through his “Bring Your Heart to Work” initiative, featured in Harvard Business Review, he shared his vision for connecting caregivers’ tasks to the heartfelt needs of those they serve.

SMC chemistry students present research in Orlando

Anaya Roschyk, who evaluated maple leaves for removing toxic heavy metals from water, has also been accepted for the Yale Young Global Scholars program, which runs July 28-Aug. 10.

Business honor society inducts SMC students

Honorary membership was bestowed on Bill Rothwell, who retires this spring after teaching graphic design at SMC since 1999.

SMC immerses Niles students in STEM

Stations consisted of a plant, a pig scapula (shoulder blade), a vial of DNA, a flame, yeast, chloroplasts (conduct plant-cell photosynthesis) hydra, a resurrection plant which springs back to life when hydrated, Daphnia (an aquatic crustacean known as water fleas because of their swimming style), seeds, cork and a paper bag.