SMC hosts College Night Wednesday
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.
John Bogner named ‘Coach of the Year’
John Bogner, a 1992 Southwestern Michigan College graduate named Coach of the Year by a Chicago Tribune property, remembers his time at SMC as “two of the best years of my life.” “SMC had such a great impact on my life,” influencing Bogner to switch to teaching mathematics/coaching instead of continuing in mechanical engineering. “My time there I wouldn’t trade for anything,” said Bogner, 45 in August. He managed Highland to its first 20-win baseball season since 2009, when it finished the season 23-7.
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.
Nursing classroom to be named for Louise White
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.”