Press Releases

Students organize SMC’s Got Talent

SMC celebrated student performing arts and non-performing arts Dec. 3 with 13 live acts and artists competing for $200 in prize money thanks to sponsorship by the Diversity Committee, Sociology Club, Honors Club and Criminal Justice Club.

SMC hosts Honors Showcase in art gallery

Eighteen SMC Honors Program students presented posters and fielded questions, simulating a professional conference experience unheard of for most college freshmen and sophomores.

SMC students organize Sports Management Day

Maroney compared this experience to organizing a Special Olympics basketball tournament for six teams from Cass, Berrien and Van Buren counties last Feb 23.

SMC Spanish students hear Dominican Montessori founder

Three Mariposas, which has grown from her and 11 students to 50 students and 17 paid staff, is near the north shore known for beaches and resorts.

SMC fights flu to support student success

SMC, which won Michigan’s 2018 small-school trophy, is one of 32 schools from 15 states in the sixth annual National Alana N. Yaksich College/University Flu Vaccination Challenge. Winners will be announced Dec. 11.

Cass County sophomores attend SMC Career Awareness Day

To illustrate STEM’s breadth, students learned of some specialized jobs, such as zymologists (fermentation science), (chewing) gumologists, volcanologists, microscopic dentists, pet food tasters, flavor chemists, nasalnauts, space psychologists, fireworks designers, food scientists, laughter therapists, ethical hackers, animal therapists and snake milkers. Venom extracted is used not only in snake-bite antidotes, but also drugs for high blood pressure, heart attacks and blood clots.

SMC Board of Trustees approves faculty union agreement

“This agreement is a fair compromise for both parties. It provides reasonable pay increases and job assurances for faculty while allowing the college to remain financially strong and flexible for the future,” Chairman Thomas F. Jerdon said. “It represents good value for the citizen-owners of the College - our local taxpayers - and allows everyone at SMC to continue working together to provide affordable access to high-quality education, putting student success above everything else.”

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.

SMC Board hears public input on presidential interview process

The Board voted unanimously to conduct interviews on September 30 on the Dowagiac campus with all four internal candidates to succeed Dr. David Mathews as SMC’s eighth president.