Patent examiner speaking March 11 on fear of failing
Dr. Lisa Park speaks at Southwestern Michigan College March 11 on “Do the Next Right Thing: Learning from Failures and the Fear of Failing.” At the age of 18, just after high school, Park was jailed for being homeless in the French Quarter of New Orleans, then spent parts of the next year traveling on a Greyhound bus or hitchhiking and living in abandoned buildings.
Fall 2018 President's, Dean's lists released
Southwestern Michigan College named 48 students to President’s List for the 2018 fall semester. Students honored on President’s List must earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale while carrying a full study load of at least 12 credits. The 179 students making Dean’s List earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale while carrying a full study load.
SMC accepting applications for new paralegal program
Students can apply now for Southwestern Michigan College’s new paralegal program, with classes beginning next fall. “If you look at Michigan’s ‘hot jobs,’ paralegal is the sixth-fastest-growing associate degree program,” according to Leon Letter, one of two attorneys on SMC’s faculty. “All programs above it are in medical fields. Paralegal is the biggest non-medical demand for jobs, and there’s a huge opportunity on this side of the state.” Letter said the nearest paralegal program is in Grand Rapids, with most in metropolitan Detroit.
Third Honors Showcase fills SMC art gallery
Exemplary Southwestern Michigan College students displayed their work at the third Honors Showcase Dec. 12 in the art gallery of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Fifteen students in SMC’s Honors Program presented posters and answered questions, simulating a professional conference experience unheard of for most college freshmen and sophomores.
Nursing students explore cultural diversity
Nineteen cultural-sensitivity projects by 38 Southwestern Michigan College nursing students were displayed Oct. 24 in the Dale A. Lyons Building.