Former sports management student interns in Australia
Southwestern Michigan College alumna Celia Ash soared over mountains approaching her Central Michigan University sport management bachelor’s degree in May. Ash, 22, from Cassopolis, combined studying abroad with a Bicycle Network internship in Australia. With her stipend she met her mother, Cynthia, a Cassopolis Village Council member, in New Zealand for a week that included skydiving.
Ag Club learns about conservation planning
Conservation planning was the focus of discussion at SMC's January Agriculture Club meeting. Sherman Reed, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) representative, gave students in Southwestern Michigan College's and Michigan State University's shared agricultural programs insights into soil conservation, as well as careers within that field.
Business Club speaker lives in Indiana for job in California
Always stay open to opportunities — even if it means keeping a job in California while moving home to Indiana, ULonda Sainz told Southwestern Michigan College Business Club Nov. 2. “If you’re unsure about what you want to do in life,” Sainz said, “don’t shut yourself off to opportunities you may not see coming. Be inquisitive. When we look to hire, it’s people driven to make a difference in their position. They don’t say, ‘That’s not my job.’ Hard work yields results. My career shows me that.”
Business Club creates chili cook-off
Thank Jessica Gingerich for lunch Dec. 7 if you slurped down a cup or three of $1 chili to warm up after the season’s first snowfall. The Business Club member furnished the idea for its first fundraiser since “Punkin Chunkin.” Gingerich, a second-year accounting major and Goshen resident from Bremen who lives on campus, bought a cup herself from nine slow cookers lining the Barbara Wood Building commons.
Anggie Gabriel receives state housing award
Southwestern Michigan College William M. White Residence Hall Manager Anggie Gabriel returned from the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers with the Outstanding Entry Level Professional Award for Michigan presented at GLACUHO’s annual conference in Indianapolis. GLACUHO spans four states, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Its more than 40 Michigan institutions include Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University and Andrews University.
Hooks named housing director
Southwestern Michigan College’s new Director of Student Housing Jeff Hooks graduated from MSU—Mississippi State University. Like Michigan State, Mississippi State is a land-grant university.