Treasurer Becky Moore awarded five-year service pin
Southwestern Michigan College Vice Chairman Keith McKenzie presented a five-year service pin at the Nov. 20 Board of Trustees meeting on the Dowagiac campus to Treasurer Becky Moore.
Judy Mustak honored for five years service
Southwestern Michigan College Secretary William M. White presented a five-year service pin to Judy Mustak of Elkhart at the Nov. 20 Board of Trustees meeting on the Dowagiac campus.
Ed Guse farm yields $277,000 for scholarships
The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees Monday night heard about a bumper crop of $277,200 in scholarships SMC students will reap over the next three years from its farm. In his President’s report, Dr. David Mathews highlighted the Jan. 8 auction at Mathews Conference Center West on the Dowagiac campus which saw a $92,400 winning bid to benefit students across multiple disciplines in addition to agriculture.
SMC announces $250,000 gift for nursing project
In his President’s Report at the Dec. 18 Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. David M. Mathews announced a gift of $250,000 from Kelly Rose to fund the Karen K. Rose Simulation Lab in Southwestern Michigan College’s new $9.6 million Nursing and Health Education Building under construction on the Dowagiac campus.
Construction Trades demand strong, SMC Board of Trustees hears
Southwestern Michigan College's impact on the Construction Trades field was made clear at its April 16 Board of Trustees meeting. High demand for skilled construction trades professionals has created a shortage of trained workers, leaving good-paying jobs unfilled. SMC's expanding program in Construction Trades is helping to meet that need.
Board devotes day to long-range planning
Southwestern Michigan College Trustees spent over nine hours engaged in their annual Long Range Planning for the College as part of their regularly scheduled March meeting on the college’s Dowagiac campus. After general business and public input, the marathon session continued with an institution-wide Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis.
‘Building Healthy Futures’ announced at Board of Trustees meeting
Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees Nov. 20 awarded five-year service pins to Treasurer Becky Moore and Judy Mustak, went into closed session to discuss correspondence from the college’s attorney, discussed fundraising efforts and conducted other business on behalf of SMC. In his President’s Report, Dr. David Mathews presented progress on major gifts to the Nursing and Health Education Building project and announced the launch of the Building Healthy Futures campaign, which will allow all community members to participate in this historic endeavor.
Head Start center opens at SMC
Southwestern Michigan College welcomes a Head Start program to its Dowagiac campus, boosting internship and observation opportunities for early childhood education students. “It’s very unique. There’s nothing like it at the community-college level,” SMC Early Childhood Education Program Director Heather Zile said. “They’re going to get a great experience at the associate-degree level some are only lucky enough to have at a bachelor-degree level.” “Today was the first day of school,” Tri-County Head Start Director Ramona Borowicz announced to the SMC Board of Trustees Oct. 16 as she showed members through the new center. “We’re not just getting children ready for school, we’re getting families ready for school.”
Board of Trustees
|Thomas F. Jerdon
|Beth J. Cripe
|Dr. Heidi M.