Press Releases

Celeste Mock SMC's top student worker

Finalists also included Cydney Robinson, desk assistant, Keith H. McKenzie Hall Resident Assistant (RA) and a Student Activity Center worker, and Carly Kolean, a residence hall desk assistant.

SMC expanding student leadership development

Odenwald introduced business administration major Audrey Adamson and engineering technology major Christian Smith. Both participated in the Leadership Summit.

SMC helps build Pat Ham playground

Seven new pieces were purchased with a $28,000 Pokagon Fund grant Principal Heather Nash applied for before her sudden death last December.

Katie Hannah named SMC Staffer of Year

Hannah, also nominated in 2018, leads the new area within Student Services, pouring considerable energy into the first Welcome Week last summer.

Benak, Spurlock win SMC faculty awards

Finalists also included Director of Choral Activities David Carew (core value knowledge for all); Social Science instructors Christy Tidd and Dr. Barbara Karwacinski (core value excellence with a personal touch), both repeat nominees; and Communications Department Chair Hailey Sheets (core value “learner centeredness”).

Phi Theta Kappa inductees hear Faculty of the Year

President Kathy Smiley-Strouse graduated in nursing. “She has also been monumental in strengthening our Roadrunner Kitchen food pantry,” said Director of Library Services Colleen Welsch, PTK co-advisor with Kristen Lownds, Testing Center manager.

Dr. Hamel inspires SMC's 52nd Commencement

President Dr. David Mathews recognized four faculty members retiring with 75 years total service: Randy Flory, information technology; music instructor Fredrick Patrick, 20 years; graphic design instructor Bill Rothwell, 20 years; and Director of Bands Dr. Jon Korzun, 28 years. Flory’s seven years teaching IT at SMC followed 20 years serving in the U.S. Navy, from Virginia to Iceland, Spain and Scotland.

Niles’ Evan Robison wins top SMC art awards

Dombrosky announced that a Fall 2019 show will feature works by Bill Rothwell, who is retiring this May after 20 years as an SMC graphic design instructor.

Craft, Roschyk win SMC math/science awards

The Darrin Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of a 1988 SMC graduate from Dowagiac.