Press Releases

SMC hears heroic Navajo Code Talker

“Were it not for the Navajos,” Maj. Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division, reported, “the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima.”

SMC Collegiate Farm Bureau examines ag career options

Kylie (Oldenburg) Rau of White Pigeon blended her love for science and family evergreen nursery background for a laboratory technician position at Agdia’s Elkhart diagnostic center.

SMC Trustees approve Dr. Odenwald's contract

The 3.5-year contract starts Jan. 1, 2020, and runs through June 30, 2023, to align with SMC’s fiscal year.

80 students attend SMC Nursing/Allied Health Day

“We have 100-percent job placement. Most students have jobs before they graduate.”

SMC hosts Innovation Expo

“We’re excited because we think it’s something that will grow,” said Andew Dohm, SMC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) adviser and a math/science instructor. “We tried to give them an opportunity to ‘Shark Tank’ their idea to judges.”

Accoe family endows agricultural scholarships

Richard J. “Butch” Accoe, a three-term Cass County commissioner in the late 1990s and early 2000s, wanted to recognize his parents, Marcellus Highway dairy farmers Richard M. and Pauline Accoe.

Technology scholarship pays tribute to Midwest Energy

The Midwest Energy and Communications Technology Scholarship will be presented annually beginning in the fall of 2021 to an MEC customer studying telecommunications, engineering, computer science or another technology-related field at SMC.

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce honors Dr. Odenwald

Odenwald was presented the Partnership Award for becoming an essential go-to person for the Chamber.

SMC First Lady Sarah Mathews hosts sixth Mentoring Dinner

Mathews created the dinner in 2015 after being invited to speak to students and addressed the first two, “Climbing in High Heels” and “Being a Lady Roadrunner,” followed by Kim Gravel of Lifetime on “Believe in Your Own Beauty,” author Erin Leonard on “Breaking the Chains of Emotional Terrorism” and Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack on “How Women Can Show the World a Better Way.”

SMC panel discusses creative process

“Creativity is important in every field,” he said, “not just artists, writers and poets. Creativity is the key to success in life, allowing you to find solutions to problems by creating tools.”