SMC hosts first ETS Entrepreneur Academy
On July 25, the Entrepreneur Academy continued with a panel discussion including Rebecca Steenbeke of Blue Print Photography; Fifth Third Bank Cassopolis Financial Center Manager Jeremy Truitt of Dowagiac, who deejays weddings as a nine-year sideline; and City Councilman Pat Bakeman, owner of Bakeman Barbers. The panelists themselves network through Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac.
Ron Gunn emceeing Steve's Run
The Dowagiac resident started Cairn Stone Adventure Tours, leading trips to such destinations as Spain, Scotland and Italy. In 2019, he plans to take three groups to New Zealand, including Hobbiton, the Shire movie set for “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy.
SMC interns restructure IT Service Catalog
"This project was an opportunity for us to create a single landing page in which students, faculty and staff have access to all of the services and electronic communications resources available to them through SMC.”
New HR director traveled “long, winding path” to SMC
Hess’ wide-ranging background includes being born in Germany while her father was stationed with the military, growing up in Philadelphia (“the village of brotherly love”) in upstate New York, working in HR amidst the scenic splendor of Grand Teton National Park and living seven months in New Zealand. During college she studied abroad in Spain, visiting the house where she spent the first two years of her life and their former German neighbors.