Press Releases

250 attend opioid summit

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who chaired the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force Gov. Rick Snyder appointed in June 2015, said, “The old-fashioned way of looking at addiction was as a law-enforcement issue, locking people up.” “We must not look at addiction through a criminal-justice lens,” Calley said.

Korzun directing SMC bands for 25 years

Korzun has more than 50 musical theatre shows to his credit, including twice collaborating with composer William Finn, whose musical “Falsettos” received the 1992 Tony Awards for Best Music and Lyrics and for Best Book.

Cassopolis student spends summer conducting research at U of M

Traynor, 19, came to SMC anticipating entering a medical field (her mother is a doctor), but a “light bulb went off in my head” studying U.S. history with Dr. Stephen Jess.

Acres of Diamonds raises $21,000 for scholarships

“My biggest dream is to be a travel nurse, see the world and touch as many lives as I can.”

MCCA honors SMC leaders for service

The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) at its recent awards reception honored three Southwestern Michigan College trustees and President Dr. David M. Mathews for their service.

Meet Jerdon's new manager, Kaitlin Holbrook

“I myself do a lot of drawing, painting and arts and crafts for hobbies,” she said. “I just picked up a new craft, needle felting. You take wool and a needle. Any time you stab the wool, it gets harder to tear apart, so you can make unique, beautiful sculptures. Stabbing it is therapeutic.”

Lt. Gov. Calley at SMC Aug. 19 to address opioid summit

Forty-three percent of Family Court neglect and abuse removals are related to opioid or heroin use. These removals financially burden social services and court and law enforcement resources.