Press Releases

Accoe family endows agricultural scholarships

Richard J. “Butch” Accoe, a three-term Cass County commissioner in the late 1990s and early 2000s, wanted to recognize his parents, Marcellus Highway dairy farmers Richard M. and Pauline Accoe.

Technology scholarship pays tribute to Midwest Energy

The Midwest Energy and Communications Technology Scholarship will be presented annually beginning in the fall of 2021 to an MEC customer studying telecommunications, engineering, computer science or another technology-related field at SMC.

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce honors Dr. Odenwald

Odenwald was presented the Partnership Award for becoming an essential go-to person for the Chamber.

SMC First Lady Sarah Mathews hosts sixth Mentoring Dinner

Mathews created the dinner in 2015 after being invited to speak to students and addressed the first two, “Climbing in High Heels” and “Being a Lady Roadrunner,” followed by Kim Gravel of Lifetime on “Believe in Your Own Beauty,” author Erin Leonard on “Breaking the Chains of Emotional Terrorism” and Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack on “How Women Can Show the World a Better Way.”

SMC panel discusses creative process

“Creativity is important in every field,” he said, “not just artists, writers and poets. Creativity is the key to success in life, allowing you to find solutions to problems by creating tools.”

SMC Board names Dr. Joseph Odenwald as next president

Upon approval of a contract by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Odenwald will immediately begin transition work and officially assume his duties as president on Jan. 1, 2020.

Construction trades teem with career opportunities

By 2024 the construction industry needs 900,000 new people just to keep pace with demand. “Personally, I think that’s light,” he added. “There’s a chance for you to get in on the ground floor of what’s going to be an incredible run of new construction. A third of our company of 350 people are over the age of 56 and will be retired in 10 years.”

SMC Criminal Justice wins seven trophies in Minnesota

“We also won the overall Best Spirit Award for having the best attitude and good sportsmanship of all of the teams,” Ricker said of the largest trophy.

Motivated barber ‘unlocks’ life lessons for SMC students

“Part of the path in education is helping young people to see who they are and to recognize the leader within.”

SMC's fall play, ‘The Siegel,’ Oct. 25-26

Ethan Siegel is in love. Tonight he’s going to ask Alice’s parents for her hand in marriage. Trouble is, they broke up two years ago and she’s in a serious relationship with Nelson. But Ethan is undaunted. He needs to go back to move forward.