My time is up. I’ve come to the end of the road and it is time for me to make my own path. You’ve taught me how to love education, you’ve shown me compassion and you’ve always rooted for me.
Hillary Clinton’s heart isn’t in the mock Southwestern Michigan College presidential debate she’s about to lose to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Lelaina Steakley preferred to portray Sanders, who is more in sync with her personal political preferences than the former first lady, New York senator and Secretary of State.
Look to the land to effect water change, Matt Meersman said at Southwestern Michigan College. Meersman, of South Bend, Ind., works as watershed coordinator for Van Buren Conservation District in Paw Paw and volunteers as Friends of the St. Joe River president. He spoke April 28 on “Watersheds and Wetlands: Protecting Our Rivers, Lakes and Streams” to SMC’s agriculture club in the William P.D. O’Leary Building on the Dowagiac campus.
Suzanne Mell retires in May after 27 years tutoring math for Southwestern Michigan College. Dr. Stacy Horner, dean of the Niles Campus, advanced technology and School of Business, presented her with a 25-year service pin on April 25.
Buchanan’s Kate Reitz won the $300 Mina Award scholarship and Dowagiac’s Morgan Adams captured President Dr. David Mathews’ Award with a banana watercolor which seems three-dimensional at Southwestern Michigan College’s 2015-16 student art exhibition. Visual and Performing Arts Chairman Marc Dombrosky dedicated the exhibition to Professor Emeritus Terry Pfliger, who served as juror after retiring last fall.