Married SMC nurses navigate pandemic
“The day he graduated was the biggest relief we have ever experienced,” Lauren said. “We cried and hugged on that stage because we knew we could breathe again. I was so proud of him! Our kids watched us persevere. It meant so much to us to teach them by example.”
Robotics skills in high demand
Since they studied robotics at SMC, they now work together, too. They already have jobs on the second shift at Lyons Industries in Dowagiac.
SMC Niles tutoring supervisor has taught all over the world
“I had my fair share of Spam gift sets living in Korea,” Scott said. “Korea is its second-largest consumer and sees Spam as a luxury gift. Korean co-workers received wine sets and I got the more expensive and prestigious 24-pack Spam set.”
2018 graduate gives back with trades scholarship
“I had a great experience at SMC and I want to give back and have others succeed and grow with me,” said Knight, who as an SMC student in 2017 landed a $2,000 Work Ethic Scholarship from Mike Rowe’s foundation.
$50,000 endowment supports nursing scholarships
The McLoughlin Family Foundation established an endowment with a $50,000 gift that followed a $50,000 gift in October 2017 for a classroom in SMC’s new Nursing and Health Education Building.
SMC registering for summer, fall classes
“Despite the current pandemic crisis, we will be offering a wide range of classes in summer 2020. We expect a higher percentage of those classes to be in the online format, but depending on government restrictions, we’re hoping at this time that some smaller sections might still be able to meet in-person while following safe distancing guidelines. We are monitoring the situation and will make that decision soon.”
Two SMC students invited to San Francisco
“I am so very proud of our students,” Professor Dr. Barbara Karwacinski said. “Only 30 students are accepted into the Honors Program. Our students’ research essays were chosen from hundreds of national and international submissions. Abbey’s and Rebecca’s achievements represent what I believe SMC is about: intelligent, hard-working, goal-oriented students who thrive in SMC’s nurturing and high-academic-quality environment.”