Press Releases

Scam alert

“This number does not belong to SMC,” President Dr. David Mathews said. “We suspect this is a number-masking technique used by unscrupulous telemarketers throughout the country. SMC is obviously not in the travel sales business.”

SMC Internship and Career Fair March 14

"This is another example of the important work SMC does to help all members of the community, making it easier for businesses to find workers and for residents to explore career opportunities in a convenient setting,” Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas F. Jerdon said.

ArtsBridge features SMC Select Voices

In addition to SMC’s choral concert, Brian Cooley’s artwork will be exhibited. Admission is free, with a reception following the program.

SMC web site adds taxpayer information pages

The new web pages can be accessed at, or in the main menu navigation under "About SMC.”

SMC adopts fiscal 2019 tuition and fee schedule

The board addresses tuition at this time of year to provide certainty to students who begin signing up for fall classes March 19.

Student workers and the state teachers' retirement system

The College has reviewed the OAG’s claim regarding potential liability and finds no basis for a total claim more than 25 times the amount of the claimed actual contribution amount. The OAG provided no responsible accounting to back up this intentionally inflammatory claim.

SMC files appeal in Auditor General suit

"This case is not about depriving students of benefits (for which they will never vest).  This case is about helping part-time students to pay for their educations, not having them work to prop up a bankrupt, mismanaged retirement system at the cost of educational opportunity."

‘The Secret Garden’ opens March 1

“It’s a classic in my eyes, some of the best musical theatre I’ve heard. I’m very excited to be part of this because I love this show and have wanted to be Archie since middle school," Zach Allyn of Hastings said.

SMC creative in enlarging art gallery

Clement, from Edwardsburg, graduated from SMC in 2014. She now lives in Grand Rapids since finishing at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. The former portrait painter, who transitioned to abstracts about a year ago, numbers her untitled paintings, the largest of which stands five feet tall.