Press Releases

Producer screening ‘Amazon Gold’ documentary Sept. 22

DuPont, a St. Joseph native who lives in Charlottesville, Va., appears at 2:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus. Her program is open to the public free of charge.

Dogwood salutes SMC arts support

Dogwood Fine Arts Festival, approaching its 25th anniversary in 2016, presented Southwestern Michigan College with a Commitment Award recognizing its support of the arts in Dowagiac.

Fleming leads off fall lecture series

Vice President of Instruction Dr. David Fleming leads off Southwestern Michigan College’s fall lecture series at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus.

Mike McGowan presented five-year service pin

Instructor of Electronics Michael McGowan accepted his five-year service pin from Southwestern Michigan College Trustee Beth J. Cripe Aug. 17 at the board meeting on the Dowagiac campus.

Burns awarded five-year service pin

Campus Security Coordinator Denis Burns received his five-year service pin from Southwestern Michigan College Trustee William M. White Aug. 17 at the board meeting on the Dowagiac campus.

Horner honored for 10 years

Dr. Stacy Horner, dean of the Niles Campus, advanced technology and School of Business, accepted her 10-year service pin from Southwestern Michigan College Trustee Becky Moore at the Aug. 17 board meeting on the Dowagiac campus.

Char McGowan marks 15 years

Charlotte McGowan, director of the Student Service Center and Testing Center, was awarded her 15-year service pin Aug. 17 at the board meeting on the Dowagiac campus by Southwestern Michigan College Trustee Beth J. Cripe.

Anderson accepts 15-year service pin

Educational Talent Search Director Amy Anderson received her 15-year service pin Aug. 17 from Southwestern Michigan College Trustee William M. White at the board meeting on the Dowagiac campus.

Trustees tour renovated O'Leary

The former O’Leary Arts Building was one of SMC’s three original structures, and had been home to everything but science during the college’s first 50 years, from the president’s office to a venue for college plays presented in its tiered lecture hall prior to construction of a dedicated theatre in the Dale A. Lyons Building.

Runkles create endowment

In 2007, Runkle participated in an invitational swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco.