Press Releases

Welding students craft kayak rack for veterans

“We haven’t had anything this cool to spend the grant on in a long time,” said Elk Stoney Summey, director and veteran service officer of the St. Joseph County Veterans’ Affairs office, who connected the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with Miles, who is also a veteran.

Male breast-cancer survivor speaking at July 28 Steve's Run

Sledge was particularly blindsided because his father had it twice and underwent a double mastectomy unbeknownst to him. His paternal grandmother also had breast cancer, so “I’m cautious and concerned about my own sons, making certain they get tested. They’re both in their mid-30s, so it’s time for them to start discussing it with their doctors.”

SMC adopts 2018-2019 balanced budget

“In its depth and transparency, this budgeting process is unique in my experience,” said SMC’s VP of Student Services Joe Odenwald.

SMC Trustees recognize President Mathews

“During his time as President, Dr. Mathews has secured $12.85 million in State funding for SMC Building Projects that provide students with the best possible learning environments.”

Legislature confirms part-time students NOT to be part of MPSERS

The bill now heads to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.

100+ Women Who Care boost Roadrunner Kitchen

“Many of our students deal with the same things financially disadvantaged students are nationally, such as food insecurity. The difference here is that we are blessed to live in a caring community where people step up and help others in need,” SMC President Dr. David Mathews said.

SMC Trustees review academic enhancements

In his President’s Report, Mathews announced that the rededication of the $9.6-million Nursing and Health Education Building is planned for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in conjunction with a Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.

SMC Trustees receive legal update from attorney

At the conclusion of his presentation, Board Chairman Thomas F. Jerdon asked the attorney to address citizen comments seeking an open forum with trustees on this issue.

United Way grant funds SMC counseling services

“Younger people are more apt to seek help,” Buysse said. “They’re more open to talking about their problems. My parents’ generation was like, ‘That’s life, deal with it and push through.’ But teens and twentysomethings deal with different problems than they had. In all fairness, we went to school without having to go through metal detectors. Kids now, that has been part of their daily lives.”

SMC pins 28-member nursing class

Dean Rebecca Jellison of the School of Nursing and Health Services presented Lauren Westcomb of Three Rivers with the Florence Nightingale Award,