Press Releases

Renaissance Faire completes Welcome Week

“One of the first things you do when you start with our group is create a character,” said Haven, the jaunty seasonal French pirate.

SMC agriculture scholarship recipients meet Mrs. Wuszke

“All three of you, do your best. That’s all I can ask,” said Wuszke, who visited with the students and MSU coordinator Stacey Rocklin by the grape vines alongside the greenhouse on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.

SMC upgrades theatre lighting

“My goal is to be 100-percent LED in the next three years, saving the college money while expanding our special-effects capability way beyond conventional lights.”

Collins presented 10-year service pin

Collins started at the college as an accounting clerk in the Business Office after working for Dowagiac Union Schools.

Luthringer receives 10-year service pin

She earned dual certificates in office administration and medical transcription from SMC.

Atkinson awarded five-year service pin

Atkinson was Dowagiac Director of Public Safety for three years and Chief of Police for 14 years.

SMC Board reviews summer, previews fall engagement strategies

Odenwald listed onboarding efficiently, a resourceful spirit, major fluency, community to impact and capstone connection like a pyramid reminiscent of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in psychology.

SMC hosts 230 for STEM Camp

Randy Flory, information technology instructor, disassembled a computer, spread its guts across a table and removed the side from a second machine “so you can see how it all fits together when it’s running.” Flory two years ago used a 3D printer to make a chess set. Each plastic piece took four hours. Flory also printed drone propeller guards. “They now have confectionary 3D printers that can print a chocolate fidget spinner. They are also printing concrete houses,” he said.

Steve Vojtko remembered through agriculture scholarships

“People don’t realize what all he did because he worked behind the scenes and never needed his name on anything. He was just helping people and didn’t need credit,” Sue Moffitt, New Carlisle clerk-treasurer, said.