SMC student accepted for U-M summer research fellowship
After graduating from Southwestern Michigan College on May 4 with his associate in science degree, Abednego T. Saah heads for Ann Arbor. Saah, who wants to be a doctor, was accepted for the Community College Summer Research Fellowship Program sponsored by UROP, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the University of Michigan.
Outstanding graduates hear Dr. Schmidt
Southwestern Michigan College Foundation President Dr. Carole Schmidt drew on “Wizard of Oz” wisdom to address the Outstanding Graduate Reception April 18 in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.
Business honor society inducts SMC students
Ten high-achieving Southwestern Michigan College graduating students were inducted April 10 into Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG), the international community college business honor society. They represent the latest group of SMC’s growing honors student population.
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.
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.