Social work students tutoring at Stepping Stone
Every Monday afternoon Dr. Donald Ludman’s social work students tutor for Ester Stanley’s free after-school program at The Stepping Stone, 214 Miller St., Dowagiac. Stanley, a Dowagiac teacher for 32 years, visited Ludman’s Introduction to Social Work class in October. After her presentation, several students asked to visit and are now engaged in tutoring elementary-age students in reading, mathematics and social studies homework.
Nursing students present poster projects
Seventeen cultural-sensitivity projects by 39 Southwestern Michigan College nursing students — 36 women and three men — were displayed Oct. 18 in the Dale A. Lyons Building lobby.
Marketing technologist speaks at SMC
Modern digital marketing careers combine creativity, technology and analytics, Elmer Boutin told Southwestern Michigan College business students Oct. 2. “Don’t get me wrong,” Boutin said. “There’s still a need for creative writers and artists, but it’s amazing how much data is generated.” Boutin, who knows SMC Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Scott Topping from the Army, directs organic search for GTB.
Christian Campbell receives $2,000 law enforcement scholarship
Christian Campbell, who studied criminal justice at Southwestern Michigan College, has been awarded a $2,000 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarship, which is double the amount awarded to recipients last year. He is among 27 top students who will receive the award nationally to encourage their pursuit of law enforcement/public safety careers by the professional public safety officers of LEEP.
Tech truck visits Niles Campus
Turbine Technologies’ Mobile Engineering and Technology Training Center’s “maiden voyage” brought the climate-controlled semi to Southwestern Michigan College’s Niles Campus Sept. 6. Faculty, including Robotics Professor Michael McGowan and Physics Professor Andrew Dohm, and students, toured the trailer, headed to Western Michigan University from Niles.