Press Releases

Young adult literature tackles serious issues

“It makes you more aware of the effect small comments have and to think twice about what you say.”

SMC graduate takes service a step further for grandma, son

A member of Dowagiac Union High School’s Class of 2000, Groth lived in Paw Paw for nine years, but moved back to Silver Creek Township in 2016. In November 2018 school board balloting, Groth won a four-year term which will see him serving his alma mater through Dec. 31, 2022.

Dr. Lisa Park explains why ‘you have to fail to succeed’ at SMC

“If you mess up, don’t say, ‘It’s just a mistake, it happens, I’m not going to do anything differently,’” said Park, based in Kansas City, Mo., as primary examiner in the battery and fuel cell category for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. “Always be thoughtful and deliberate, creative and focus on the next right thing.”

SMC hosts LCISD Elementary Science Olympiad

“Events like Science Olympiad are integral to growing the minds of the children in Cass County,” LCISD Superintendent Brent Holcomb said.

SMC Niles Campus hosts scout merit badge fair March 9

“We have over 165 youth registered and well over 200 if we include adults. There are a total of 41 merit badges offered that day."

Sports Management organizes basketball tournament

Project lead Nicole Maroney, from New Buffalo, volunteered with the Marshall County, Ind., Special Olympics during high school, when she played ice hockey, volleyball and softball for Culver Academies.

SMC hosts 80 high schoolers for Ag Day career exploration

Students sniffed lemon grass, a tropical perennial, and sampled peppery arugula while touring the SMC greenhouse for Ag Day with Stacey Rocklin, MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology program coordinator. Obscured in the raised bed by large broccoli plants are romaine lettuce, carrots, onions and kale.

SMC raising tuition 1.9% for FY 2020

Trustees also heard a presentation by Vice President of Student Services Dr. Joseph Odenwald about positive strides made in student retention, which increased 2.3 percent from fall to spring compared to the previous year. Fall retention for first-time students at any college increased 7.8 percent — a five-year high.