Southwestern Michigan College hosts its annual College Night on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Charles O. Zollar Building on the Dowagiac campus. More than 60 institutions signed up from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. For your convenience, enter from Dailey Road. Two financial aid information sessions at 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. are scheduled as part of College Night.
For a guy Southwestern Michigan College paid to teach people, David Baker paradoxically needs abundant solitude. “My (minimum daily requirement) seems to be about three hours a day walking in the woods, paddling a canoe, riding a bike or, in the case of my sketch books, sitting in the coffee shop, mulling.
Southwestern Michigan College Trustee Todd Obren, right, presented a five-year service pin to Information Technology Professor Randy Flory at the Sept. 18 Board of Trustees meeting on the Dowagiac campus.
Southwestern Michigan College Criminal Justice Club’s new officers combine experience and exuberance. President Sabrina Eldridge, Niles freshman, plans to join the Army as an MP (military police). Vice President Kayla Tolley is a 2017 Penn High School graduate from Mishawaka, Ind. Treasurer Savanna Nunn, Bangor, and Reporter Alondra Ramirez, Niles, want to be police officers.
Asset or liability. Former Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch has been both. CNN’s Anderson Cooper chronicled his “war-hero” exploits publicizing Spike’s K9 Fund, but the Virginian spoke candidly at Southwestern Michigan College about darker baggage stuffed in a metaphorical “backpack” during “combat” here and abroad. Hatch, “the only SEAL who didn’t shoot bin Laden,” previewed “The Fly Fisherman” and “The Mechanic,” who appear in his book, which Alfred A. Knopf publishes in June. Hatch talked twice Sept. 14 on “Adventures in Learning: The Hard Way” to students and the community. His almost 26-year career ended with a 2009 leg injury trying to rescue alleged deserter Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.