Press Releases

Nursing bid accepted

A construction celebration is planned Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Charles O. Zollar Building on the Dowagiac campus with remarks by Michigan Budget Director Al Pscholka and nursing students.

SMC's STEM camp is elementary

Edwardsburg teachers Nichole Dohm and Deb Kraska led science experiments to spectacular effect, blowing up balloons with candy and Diet Pepsi (Sweet Tarts work better than Nerds!); making their own erupting lava lamps by mixing vegetable oil and water in a beaker, adding a few drops of food coloring and dropping in an Alka-Seltzer tablet; and making popcorn kernels dance by combining water, vinegar and baking soda.

Rowe rewards two SMC students

“We are so excited about the possibilities that could come from earning these scholarships,” McClelland said. “Mr. Rowe picked people he thought would change the perception of jobs in the skilled trades. This is something Victoria and I take very seriously after our incredible year in the field. We want to help put SMC on the map and make it the premier program in the area for training people for the trades.”

Chemical Bank commits $20,000 to nursing project

Chemical Bank’s gift coincides with its centennial.

SMC hosting Niles Business After Hours Thursday

Besides networking over hors d’ouevres and refreshments, business cards will be collected for a prize drawing.

Navy SEAL, dog handler speaking at SMC Sept. 14

“Jimmy delivered the most powerful presentation I’ve ever heard. His humility, candor, humor and warrior spirit brought us all from laughs to tears.”

J.D. Power founder's foundation awards SMC $50,000

“Our family foundation decided to make this grant to Southwestern Michigan College’s Nursing and Health Education Building to honor the spirit and contributions of Ken and Gertrude Pierce,” J.D. Power III said.

Amanda Goss speaks at 43rd Steve's Run

Alex Comerford, 16, of Kalamazoo, who won the men’s 10K in 33:42, is the grandson of former Dowagiac city manager Karl Tomion.

Fire Academy concludes in Chicago

Sophomores Jossalyn Rogalski of Dowagiac and Kaylee Thieme of Marcellus joined veterans. Rogalski, Cass County’s 2016 spelling champion, is interested in marine biology, but also desires to follow her father into fire service.