Press Releases

Three SMC students chosen for exclusive New York event

“The ability for undergraduate students to have this type of experience, with the College covering travel expenses, is a great example of what sets SMC apart,” added Dr. David Fleming, Vice President of Instruction.

SMC seeing third straight summer of growth

SMC’s campus will also be enlivened by the two-week Summer Institute Musical Theatre Camp preparing “Catch Me If You Can” for three public performances July 26-27 at 7 p.m. and July 28 at 2 p.m. and the July 22-23 Michigan State Police Youth Leadership Academy camp for about 20 high school girls.

Beckwith youth play staged June 21-22

Their free 45-minute performance will be presented to the community Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at the Beckwith, 100 New York Ave., Dowagiac. Cast members range in age from middle school to the just-graduated Dowagiac Union High School Class of 2019.

SMC adopts 2019-2020 balanced budget

The trustees also heard an update on the status of negotiations of an initial contract with the SMC Faculty Union. Over the past 12 months, there has been a total of 24 bargaining sessions with the result of 27 tentative agreements between the College and the Union that will be incorporated into the final contract.

SMC expanding club sports

Club sports represent a “step above intramurals” because they involve some weekend travel to compete with other colleges.

Renovated SMC Fitness Center reopens

The fitness center is part of the renovated and expanded Student Activity Center (SAC) which was re-dedicated Aug. 16, 2009, along with Keith H. McKenzie Hall, the first of three student residences.

Lyons Industries boosts college tuition assistance benefit

Fewer births coupled with an aging workforce has led to the dearth of available labor Lyons is trying to counter.

SMC graduated 403

Grace Burpee, Abigail Craft, Shelbey Guarino and Rebecca Mahlmeister graduated with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages.

Dowagiac graduates first Early Middle College class

“The program has been a great success,” Superintendent Paul Hartsig said. “We have about 40 students in total enrolled. We look at it as dual enrollment with a focus.”