SMC expanding IUSB business pathways
In September 2017, IUSB and SMC unveiled an agreement to help nursing students chart a smooth route from an associate-level Registered Nurse to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
1st Source Bank donates $100,000 to Southwestern Michigan College
The building of this new facility for the SMC nursing program is in response to the nursing “shortage” the U.S. is facing. SMC hopes to admit and train many more nursing students than it has historically during the 50+ years of the program, and to do it with cutting edge simulation technology allowing students to experience a variety of real-life medical situations to which they would not otherwise be exposed.
SMC celebrates long-term employees
Trustee Todd Obren presented Brent Brewer of Dowagiac with his 10-year service pin. Brewer is currently Associate Vice President of the Niles Campus and in October begins transitioning into Chief of Staff in anticipation of Tom Atkinson’s retirement.
Community responds to Welcome Week
"I have never seen a more excited, exuberant bunch of young people. They were so happy to be there helping us and we were just as happy to have them.”
SMC Art Gallery spotlights collection curation
One set of images on one wall “are literally the 3D design classes’ trash, though so many people have come in and said these over-sprays from spray-painting parts and pieces are awesome,” said student gallery assistant Faith White of Niles. “It’s all about the context of being in the gallery and how they’re displayed.”
SMC upgrades theatre lighting
“My goal is to be 100-percent LED in the next three years, saving the college money while expanding our special-effects capability way beyond conventional lights.”