Saturday, January 31, 2015
Climbing in high heels
SMC First Lady Sarah Mathews recounted for Sisterhood her own twists, turns and “stops” she surmounted to reach the summit she set for herself in eighth grade of being a Cass County prosecuting attorney.
Motivational mountaineer at SMC Feb. 11
Pioneering rock climber Arno Ilgner originated The Warrior’s Way, a mental training program that “helps us reclaim our power.”
21 awarded ADNs at nursing reception
"The neat thing about the nursing pinning ceremony is everybody has a different journey. Journeys are about clearing pathways to make things better for the people behind us," Vice President of Instruction Dr. David Fleming said.
Guse scholarships make college a reality for dozens of students
Michael Piedt of Eau Claire produces apples, summer squash, cucumbers and watermelons. Six generations of Piedts have farmed the family homestead. Their Centennial Farm was purchased directly from the government in 1835, when Michigan was still a territory.
‘All or nothing’ diets rob essential food sources
“When you eliminate an entire category, you’ve gotten rid of food that comes from nature. If you like those foods, you’re going to miss them. Your body is going to be confused because it’s designed for all three (food groups, carbohydrates, proteins and fats)." — dietitian Susan Katz-Scheinker
Miss Indiana USA 2014 redefining beauty and success
"I was never meant to be Miss USA. God had bigger plans for me."
Jerdon elected board chairman
“As an alumnus and SMC Foundation board member, SMC has been a part of my life for a long time. My wife and I are glad to give back with my service and with our endowed scholarship. We care deeply for SMC.”
Obren appointed SMC trustee
SMC Board Chairman Tom Jerdon stated, “Todd is an obvious choice for the Board of Trustees. He is an energetic young professional devoted to his family, the Edwardsburg and Niles communities and to SMC. At only the age of 35, he has accomplished many things and he will be a great addition to SMC’s governing Board. We look forward to his enthusiasm, experience and his added perspective on the Board. SMC has had 46 years of Edwardsburg residents serving on the Board, and Todd will continue this legacy.”
King's non-violent resistance culture continues
In conjunction with the Diversity Committee speaker and the national “MLK Day of Service — A Day On, Not a Day Off,” 26 SMC Niles Campus students volunteered at the Humane Society of St. Joseph County in Mishawaka.
Save the date July 25 for Steve's Run
Southwestern Michigan College has decided to continue to hold Steve’s Run on the fourth Saturday of July (Saturday, July 25, 2015), and to relocate the start and finish of the race to the campus of Southwestern Michigan College.
SMC’s wireless world grew from five access points to 190
“I have found no other college that has every single building and every single room covered with wireless technology," Vice President and Chief Information Officer Ron Young said.