Dowagiac’s own Phillip Barham, Tennessee Tech University Professor of Saxophone and former SMC saxophone instructor, gives a clinic at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building. “Mr. Barham is possibly the best studio professor I have ever witnessed,” SMC Director of Bands Dr. Jonathan Korzun said. “He is equally comfortable working with the novice student through the most advanced college/professional player. He is truly one of the best saxophonists in the U.S. if not the world.”
Southwestern Michigan College’s sports management program Saturday, Feb. 11, hosts the inaugural SMC Invitational—Michigan Special Olympics basketball from 9 a.m. until noon in the Charles O. Zollar Building gymnasium on the Dowagiac campus. Operational oversight for four competing Cass County teams provides lab experience for nine organization/administration students and 14 introduction to coaching students who learn officiating and scorekeeping.
Southwestern Michigan College saved taxpayers $2 million Jan. 25 refinancing June 2008 bonds sold to construct Keith H. McKenzie Residence Hall and to add the Student Activity Center to the Charles O. Zollar Building.
Sixty Southwestern Michigan College business and accounting students peeked inside the volatile municipal bond market in real time on “Game Day” Jan. 25, learning from a Chicago trading desk refinancing details at the same moment as underwriter Brodie J. Killian.
Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees members re-elected Nov. 8 took their oaths of office Jan. 23 from Chairman Thomas F. Jerdon during the monthly board meeting on the Dowagiac campus. From left: Todd Obren, William M. White, Dr. Heidi Grabemeyer-Layman and Beth Cripe.