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Four SMC retirees served 73 years

“Most of my life I’ve been a performing and traveling musician,” said Patrick, who plays 14 instruments. “I’ve played in almost half of the states and four foreign countries, plus the Canal Zone.”

Maintenance SMC ‘Team of the Year’

The College cabinet cooked and served the Team of the Year breakfast on May 16.

SMC expanding student leadership development

Adamson, a Georgia native, an OL and a summer RA, determined SMC to be her college destination through online research. “For me, SMC has been a wonderful experience,” she said.

Celeste Mock SMC's top student worker

Finalists also included Cydney Robinson, desk assistant, Keith H. McKenzie Hall Resident Assistant (RA) and a Student Activity Center worker, and Carly Kolean, a residence hall desk assistant.

SMC helps build Pat Ham playground

Seven new pieces were purchased with a $28,000 Pokagon Fund grant Principal Heather Nash applied for before her sudden death last December.

Katie Hannah named SMC Staffer of Year

Hannah, also nominated in 2018, leads the new area within Student Services, pouring considerable energy into the first Welcome Week last summer.

Benak, Spurlock win SMC faculty awards

Finalists also included Director of Choral Activities David Carew (core value knowledge for all); Social Science instructors Christy Tidd and Dr. Barbara Karwacinski (core value excellence with a personal touch), both repeat nominees; and Communications Department Chair Hailey Sheets (core value “learner centeredness”).

Phi Theta Kappa inductees hear Faculty of the Year

President Kathy Smiley-Strouse graduated in nursing. “She has also been monumental in strengthening our Roadrunner Kitchen food pantry,” said Director of Library Services Colleen Welsch, PTK co-advisor with Kristen Lownds, Testing Center manager.

Dr. Hamel inspires SMC's 52nd Commencement

President Dr. David Mathews recognized four faculty members retiring with 75 years total service: Randy Flory, information technology; music instructor Fredrick Patrick, 20 years; graphic design instructor Bill Rothwell, 20 years; and Director of Bands Dr. Jon Korzun, 28 years. Flory’s seven years teaching IT at SMC followed 20 years serving in the U.S. Navy, from Virginia to Iceland, Spain and Scotland.