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SMC Foundation Board stakes annual appeal to Strong Start

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Foundation’s annual Campaign for Students raced off to a strong start thanks to its Board of Directors donating more than ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

SMC unveils Grady Scholars initiative

DOWAGIAC — A local community college is looking to honor a hometown hero by offering scholarships to minority students. Southwestern Michigan College is naming 20 ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

SMC Board of Trustees updated on COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — At its regular monthly meeting, conducted remotely Monday night via Zoom, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees heard from Dr. Joe Odenwald ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC staff, students give back during annual Rake a Difference campaign

CASS COUNTY — Three Southwestern Michigan College teams totaling 12 people Nov. 12 joined hundreds of area volunteers helping seniors in Berrien, Cass and Van ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC Foundation board adds two new members

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Foundation’s board recently added two new members, Priscilla Gatties and Julie Dye. Gatties, of Dowagiac, has been employed as Pokagon ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Local school boards elect new members

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Local school board candidates were on the ballot Tuesday. Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien, Cass and Van Buren ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SMC Board of Trustees devotes day to long-range planning

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees during its annual day-long strategic planning session Oct. 26 approved two new allied health programs, Associate in ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

SMC to shift to remote learning starting Nov. 23

DOWAGIAC — A local college will transition to remote learning in the coming weeks as COVID-19 infection numbers continue to rise in the area. In ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

2021 Michigan Miss U.S. Agriculture looks toward educating, bringing communities together over agriculture

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A crown resting on her head and a sash across her body, secured with a sparkly broach at the bottom, Aubrey Allen, ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

SMC student named Michigan Miss U.S. agriculture

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College freshman Aubrey Allen is passionate about agriculture as she embarks on her reign as 2021 Michigan Miss United States Agriculture. ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

MDHHS issues emergency order requiring schools to issue public notification of probable, confirmed COVID-19 cases

LANSING — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC security officer a former CEO

DOWAGIAC — Philip Krempely was assigned to Southwestern Michigan College’s Dowagiac campus in July by Grand Rapids-based DK Security. The former CEO, who ran companies ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC employees receiving COVID challenge coins

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s seventh annual employee recognition program on Sept. 25 was a departure from previous years. Due to the current health situation, ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC enrolls 1,800 students for fall 2020

DOWAGIAC — The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees heard last Monday night from President Dr. Joe Odenwald that fall enrollment finished at 1,800 students ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC president provides school update to Rotary

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College was the topic at hand at the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday via Zoom. SMC President Joe Odenwald was ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

JMG Student of the Year starts second year at SMC

DOWAGIAC — Stanford University’s loss is Southwestern Michigan College’s gain, according to SMC officials. Mia Clay, 19, a 2019 Benton Harbor High School graduate, began ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC to produce radio show featuring Dewey Lake monster

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — The legend of the Dewey Lake monster will soon be taking “center mic” at Southwestern Michigan College this fall. ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

MDARD reminding schools, businesses to only use EPA-approved disinfectants

LANSING — Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of the fabric of Michigander’s daily lives as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! announces support for front line workers

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is on a mission to help southwest Michigan frontline pandemic workers make informed decisions about their ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC welcomes new dean of business, advanced technology

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s new dean of Business and Advanced Technology Dr. Karen Reilly always sensed she would come “full circle” — and the ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! closes central office, opens three new locations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Works! will be expanding to three locations in Cass County. The central office in Dowagiac will close as the expansion takes ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Area colleges support tuition-free college for frontline workers

DOWAGIAC — More than 625,000 of Michigan’s essential and frontline workers will have the opportunity to attend community college tuition-free. In a press release Thursday, ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

HIT an evening option for SMC’s adult learners

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Health Information Technology program is featured as an evening program this fall for adult learners such as Gina Hamilton-Wood of ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

SMC heading back to campus

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College will move to Phase 3 of its Campus Reopening Plan this weekend in preparation for the fall semester. Offices on ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

SMC ETS/MSU sponsor virtual entrepreneur camp

DOWAGIAC — A Southwestern Michigan College Educational Talent Search/Michigan State University Extension collaboration provided nine budding Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Niles and Edwardsburg entrepreneurs with a 15-hour ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

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