Southwestern Michigan College Sept. 27 reopened the Foster W. Daugherty Building, named in 1988 for the banker who served on the Board of Trustees for 34 years, 1969-2003.
Edward A. Guse, a self-described “city boy” from Benton Harbor, nurtured a hobby into a thriving Dowagiac farm business that 14 years after his death is still growing — cucumbers, squash, watermelon and $165,000 this year for Southwestern Michigan College scholarships. Mr. Guse bequeathed the farm south of Dowagiac on the west edge of LaGrange Township to SMC when he died at 80 on Jan. 16, 2002.
Southwestern Michigan College students know Kim Gravel is visiting their campus Tuesday, Oct. 4. She already assigned them homework.
Friday, Oct. 14, SMC takes a group of students rock climbing in Grand Ledge, the only outdoor rock climbing location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Students must sign up at the Student Activity Center front desk.
SMC partnered with United Way of Southwest Michigan to bring on-campus counseling to students.