Press Releases

SMC nursing graduate serves by heading into hurricanes

Hess, of Middlebury, Ind., Sept. 30 returned from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, then to the Dowagiac campus Oct. 9 for SMC’s Academic Speaker Series.

SMC expanding IUSB business pathways

In September 2017, IUSB and SMC unveiled an agreement to help nursing students chart a smooth route from an associate-level Registered Nurse to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

1st Source Bank donates $100,000 to Southwestern Michigan College

The building of this new facility for the SMC nursing program is in response to the nursing “shortage” the U.S. is facing. SMC hopes to admit and train many more nursing students than it has historically during the 50+ years of the program, and to do it with cutting edge simulation technology allowing students to experience a variety of real-life medical situations to which they would not otherwise be exposed.

‘Coach Dan’ gets back in the game

“We live in Van Buren County, but I could throw a rock from my yard into Cass County. We’re right on the line.”

SMC celebrates long-term employees

Trustee Todd Obren presented Brent Brewer of Dowagiac with his 10-year service pin. Brewer is currently Associate Vice President of the Niles Campus and in October begins transitioning into Chief of Staff in anticipation of Tom Atkinson’s retirement.

Community responds to Welcome Week

"I have never seen a more excited, exuberant bunch of young people. They were so happy to be there helping us and we were just as happy to have them.”

SMC Art Gallery spotlights collection curation

One set of images on one wall “are literally the 3D design classes’ trash, though so many people have come in and said these over-sprays from spray-painting parts and pieces are awesome,” said student gallery assistant Faith White of Niles. “It’s all about the context of being in the gallery and how they’re displayed.”

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.”