Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees accepted gifts at its Feb. 27 meeting on the Dowagiac campus.
Reference Librarian Jennifer Zimmer received her five-year service pin Feb. 27 from Southwestern Michigan College Trustee Beth Cripe at the board meeting on the Dowagiac campus.
Information Technology Department Information Security Support Specialist Theresa Carlton accepted her 15-year service pin Feb. 27 from Southwestern Michigan College Trustee Becky Moore at the board meeting on the Dowagiac campus.
Shishibe, the next installment in Southwestern Michigan College’s Academic Speaker Series, converges with the fourth annual One Story collaboration with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Dowagiac Area History Museum, Dowagiac District Library, Dogwood Fine Arts Festival and Dowagiac Union Schools. The public is encouraged to attend the free program on traditional gaming and the importance of language Thursday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.
Southwestern Michigan College in June 2016 announced a $9.6-million expansion to its 12,047-square-foot Nursing and Health Education Building, more than doubling it to 29,086 square feet for fall 2018 classes. Since the Michigan Legislature appropriated $4 million, architectural renderings have been developed with bids expected to be awarded in April for a late May groundbreaking while the college readied a $2.6-million major gifts initiative.