Scholarship created in memory of 1998 SMC graduate
Future Southwestern Michigan College students will benefit from the generosity of a former graduate's family. The Brian Michael Blazek Memorial Scholarship established by his parents and sister creates a $40,336 Southwestern Michigan College endowment. The Blazeks also funded a $1,000 outside scholarship to be awarded for the fall 2018/spring 2019 semesters.
Zolman shares four pieces of advice at Green Flag Day
Nate Zolman advised area high school students attending Southwestern Michigan College’s automotive technology Green Flag Day Oct. 27 first as a potential employer with 125 employees at Zolman’s Tire and Auto Care locations in Niles, Mishawaka, Granger and South Bend. Zolman, father of five teen-agers, including one studying computers at SMC, offered four “super-easy ways to stand out in a positive way for your career choice.”
Landlords honor Lawson with $7,500 endowment
Niles-based Southwest Michigan Landlord Association April 18 created a $7,500 Southwestern Michigan College endowment honoring founder Phillip R. Lawson. Mr. Lawson, who earned an SMC associate degree in 1991, died Jan. 2, 2016. He was 71. The non-profit corporation formed to help landlords be more professional and to provide tenants quality housing.