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SMC pins 23-member nursing class

Dean Rebecca Jellison of the School of Nursing and Health Services presented Joanne Hetrick-Roder of Kalamazoo with the Florence Nightingale Award, which embodies selflessness, compassion, thoughtfulness, team play, dependability, generosity and humility, as voted by her classmates.

Fischer Dance featured in SMC Art Gallery, Academic Speaker Series

Fischer arranged Holding Space in vignettes to create a sense of place while moving the audience forward quickly. “Warehouses are just interesting spaces that represent the history of South Bend,” she said. “This reclaims these empty spaces.”

SMC Auto Club plans projects

As the next club project, Schrock wants to build a Road Runner. Plymouth introduced the muscle car 50 years ago. The Roadrunner also became SMC’s mascot in 1968.

SMC greenhouse MAEAP-verified

Pictured from left: Cade Krieger, Watervliet Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management major; Vice President Susan Coulston; Stacey Rocklin, MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology; Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Keith Howell; Dakota Kiernan, Watervliet Landscape Management major; Niles Agricultural Operations major Jonathan Tharp; Coldwater SMC student Cameron Victor; Vice President Mike O’Brien; and Hudson Agricultural Operations major Andrea Lee, president of SMC’s Collegiate Farm Bureau club. Lee said vegetables in the foreground were planted by Honors student Natalie Adams, Edwardsburg Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management major, to provide the Roadrunner Kitchen food pantry with fresh produce.

Board of Trustees reviews 2018 achievements

Completed a year-long renovation and expansion of the Nursing and Health Education Building. There will be a rededication open house Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the 1st Source Bank Student-Faculty Collaboration Area.

Third Honors Showcase fills SMC art gallery

The annual SMC Honors Showcase celebrates how Honors students participate in graduate-style research early in their academic careers, ensuring they are at the front of the line for transfer scholarships, internships and job opportunities.

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.