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.”
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.
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.