Press Releases

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.”

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.