Southwestern Michigan College’s five students who presented to the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting spring break in San Francisco squeezed in sightseeing, too. They saw Muir Woods National Monument, part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area north of San Francisco known for towering old-growth redwood trees. They went to Fisherman’s Wharf for fresh seafood and took in Chinatown; Twin Peaks, the prominent hills with an elevation of about 925 feet near the city’s geographic center; and Lombard Street, the east-west artery famed for its steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns.
Esther Louise White, a major benefactor of Southwestern Michigan College’s Nursing and Health Education Building expansion, devoted her life to pursuing twin passions for meeting people through nursing and traveling. Mrs. White, mother of SMC Board of Trustees Secretary William M. White, died Aug. 14, 2016. She was 94. “That was my mom,” White said. “She loved people and made friends everywhere. She was quite an adventurer.”
After hearing about Three Rivers’ Walther Farms’ drones and tractors plying fields 50 acres larger than Southwestern Michigan College’s entire campus, Brandywine, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg and Marcellus students may never look at a bag of potato chips the same. SMC hosted 105 middle schoolers May 27 for “Growing Success,” designed to build awareness in the federally-funded Educational Talent Search program about agricultural opportunities.
A hometown favorite, Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band kicks off the performance schedule Thursday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Due to the size of the band, instrumentalists will be situated on Beeson Street.
Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac's fourth annual fireworks display takes place at dusk June 30 at Russom Park.