SMC conducting internal search for president
Jerdon also noted that Mathews’ predecessors, David C. Briegel (SMC’s fifth president, 1981-1998) and Dr. Marshall Bishop (SMC’s sixth president, 1998-2001), were also promoted from within and were excellent presidents for the institution.
SMC hosts Future Entrepreneurs
Seven startups — Tea Time Tiles, Tumble and Go drink containers, Classic Auras bath bombs, Triple A Jewelry, The Paint Splash (“our rocks rock”), Doggone Dog Toys and The Bucket Brothers — made $542.25 in two hours. They considered 13 beneficiaries before voting to donate to an environmental charity to plant 542 trees.
SMC student awarded leadership scholarship
“We are so proud of Anushka,” said Director of Library Services Colleen Welsch, who wrote a recommendation for Ganu as her Sigma Psi advisor. “Anushka has shown me strong leadership skills in the short time I have known her.”
President Mathews announces retirement
SMC has achieved exceptional student success including student retention rates in the top 10 percent nationally, exceptional student success rates relative to peers, outstanding transfer student success rates, a consistent rise in student satisfaction, and a 66% increase in the number of associate degrees awarded each year.
SMC, State Police reunite 2018 MiYLA girls
They toured the Dowagiac campus, received in-depth guidance from SMC professionals on when and how to complete their FAFSAs (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), how to identify and apply for scholarships and stayed overnight in one of the three residence halls.
Steve's Run guest speaker battled breast cancer to become mom
“Cancer spares no one, binding us together. At 24, I never would have believed myself to be a potential victim. I was at the peak of my career (with the Michigan Senate), exercising daily, eating healthily and taking on life with optimism. I have learned life is precious in its fragility.”
SMC teaches Niles middle schoolers to weld
Starrett’s charges are fired up in a way that transcends hot weather. “These kids are unbelievably excited every single day,” Starrett said. “Getting them interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in middle school, they’re more confident and are already problem-solving.”