Press Releases

SMC creating agricultural business associate degree

“Fifty to 55 percent of jobs in agriculture are in business. We don’t need everybody to be a farmer, but there are all these other things for which they need the common language of agriculture to talk to growers to help them solve problems.”

Ducking dinosaurs at SMC IT Day

Niles’ Ethan Shirk, 27, president of the Circuit Birds IT Club, “waited 10 years after I graduated high school to come to college. I’ve been building computers since I was 14, but originally wasn’t going into IT. I was looking at psychology.”

Community welcomes President Odenwald

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

SMC Art Gallery features decade of campus event posters

“There’s a lot of cool stuff happening here,” O’Brien said. “Art galleries typically feature retrospectives by one or two artists. Or, you may have a particular topic to which a few artists contribute. This exhibit is the work of dozens of interns, graphic designers and student workers over 10 years. That’s unusual, to get that many people involved in one exhibit.”

Brianna Perrin had a blast as Disney intern

Perrin sang with Select Voices Jan. 16 at the Greater Dowagiac Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours welcoming Dr. Joe Odenwald as SMC’s eighth president.

Scholarship honors Dowagiac teacher

Mrs. Jurgensen rode a camel in Egypt, went on an African safari — sleeping in a tent by the lions’ watering hole — experienced a sauna in Finland, tangoed in Argentina, ate kimchi in Korea and was game for any adventure that presented itself.

Singer segues from hitting high notes to making ripples

“I discovered my gift of songwriting in the sixth grade while walking past a tulip. The song was called, ‘I Got a Rose.’’’ Despite its dubious beginning, the tune was an instant playground hit. Tyner would go on to win several talent competitions while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at CMU. “It became my side hustle.”

SMC releases Fall 2019 honor rolls

Students honored on President’s List must earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale while carrying a full study load of at least 12 credits.

Board of Trustees reviews 2019 achievements

Mathews, who retires Dec. 31 after 18 ½ years as president, covered the year’s highlights chronologically for the Board of Trustees, which voted during the meeting to extend him the honorary title of President Emeritus.

SMC graduates 23-member nursing class

Foster, who was Dean of the School of Nursing during 27 years at SMC, said, “Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent by 2028 — much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including increased emphasis on preventive care, growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity, and demand for health-care services from the baby boomer population as they live longer and more active lives.”