Press Releases

SMC celebrates Diversity Week

Gabby Mutimura, Berrien Springs social work major, danced in celebration of her heritage. “My family’s from Rwanda,” she said. “I’ve been there four times, including this past summer. My parents both went to SMC.”

Hinton graduating early, destined for engineering in Utah

“I feel like I’m a completely different person than high school,” Hinton, 19, said. “I was timid and didn’t like to talk to people. I used to be really socially awkward. I’m no longer uncomfortable in social situations. Leaving home forced me to find myself. I feel like I just got here yesterday.”

SMC accepting applications for new paralegal program

 “There’s a big push from the ABA and state bars for using paralegals to cut costs,” Letter said. “One way (firms) do that is to delegate work to someone who’s qualified to do the job under the oversight of an attorney. There’s a growing recognition that there’s a big need out there for legal assistance that’s not being met because not everyone can afford legal services from an attorney.

Bosch renews grant for 2019 SMC STEM camp

STEM camp’s hands-on activities stress problem-solving, collaborative teamwork, critical thinking, communication and creativity.

Cass County sophomores attend Career Awareness Day

“Part of logistics is how you get Hershey bars out of the plant and into stores in the middle of summer,” Letter said. “India has outdoor markets,” Mitchell said, “so Hershey’s came up with (squeeze tubes) similar to (Yoplait’s) Go Gurt.”

Toy designer pursued his dream until he caught it

Where some toy releases are driven by movie franchises every few years, “WWE basically has a movie every week” between Raw, SmackDown and NXT.

All Faculty Invited to SMC Gallery

“All Faculty Invited” will be on view through Thursday, Dec. 6, in the SMC Art Gallery, room 108 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Hours are Monday/Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m., and Tuesday/Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free.

Toy designer speaking at SMC Thursday

As design manager for Mattel since December 2016, Vonner oversees development of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) action figures and frequently contributes to the Netflix series “The Toys That Made Us.”

Wallenda extols perseverance to SMC students

“The largest I’ve done was in Korea with cables 60 or 70 feet in the air stretched over the Han River in downtown Seoul,” he said. “It was a distance of one kilometer, 3,300 feet — 11 football fields end to end. The highest walk I’ve done was a mere 320 feet at a height of 179 feet, rivaling an 18-story building.”

Fricke finishing degree to celebrate turning 50

“The biggest obstacles were in my mind,” Fricke found. “Everybody’s so nice, including professors. They are willing to help and passionate about what they do, which gets me passionate. If I can do it, anybody can. I’m always up for an adventure.”