Press Releases

SMC alumnus’ Custom Computer rebounds from Niles flood

He attended Southwestern Michigan College in 2010-11 for a small business management/entrepreneurship certificate like the one which will be available in a FlexForward format at the Niles Campus this fall.

New HR director traveled “long, winding path” to SMC

Hess’ wide-ranging background includes being born in Germany while her father was stationed with the military, growing up in Philadelphia (“the village of brotherly love”) in upstate New York, working in HR amidst the scenic splendor of Grand Teton National Park and living seven months in New Zealand. During college she studied abroad in Spain, visiting the house where she spent the first two years of her life and their former German neighbors.

SMC Foundation elects Dr. Schmidt vice president

Her career began in 1968 teaching English at Dowagiac Central Middle School.

Welding students craft kayak rack for veterans

“We haven’t had anything this cool to spend the grant on in a long time,” said Elk Stoney Summey, director and veteran service officer of the St. Joseph County Veterans’ Affairs office, who connected the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with Miles, who is also a veteran.

Male breast-cancer survivor speaking at July 28 Steve's Run

Sledge was particularly blindsided because his father had it twice and underwent a double mastectomy unbeknownst to him. His paternal grandmother also had breast cancer, so “I’m cautious and concerned about my own sons, making certain they get tested. They’re both in their mid-30s, so it’s time for them to start discussing it with their doctors.”

SMC adopts 2018-2019 balanced budget

“In its depth and transparency, this budgeting process is unique in my experience,” said SMC’s VP of Student Services Joe Odenwald.

SMC Trustees recognize President Mathews

“During his time as President, Dr. Mathews has secured $12.85 million in State funding for SMC Building Projects that provide students with the best possible learning environments.”

Legislature confirms part-time students NOT to be part of MPSERS

The bill now heads to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.

100+ Women Who Care boost Roadrunner Kitchen

“Many of our students deal with the same things financially disadvantaged students are nationally, such as food insecurity. The difference here is that we are blessed to live in a caring community where people step up and help others in need,” SMC President Dr. David Mathews said.

SMC Trustees review academic enhancements

In his President’s Report, Mathews announced that the rededication of the $9.6-million Nursing and Health Education Building is planned for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in conjunction with a Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.