Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees Dec. 18 confirmed the appointment of Elkhart accountant Ann McCuistion to a three-year term on the SMC Foundation board. McCuistion, of Jones, studied accounting at SMC to transition into a new career after earning a bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University in Lubbock to teach high school science.
Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees accepted gifts at its Dec. 18 meeting on the Dowagiac campus.
In his President’s Report at the Dec. 18 Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. David M. Mathews announced a gift of $250,000 from Kelly Rose to fund the Karen K. Rose Simulation Lab in Southwestern Michigan College’s new $9.6 million Nursing and Health Education Building under construction on the Dowagiac campus.
Southwestern Michigan College’s finest students put their finest work on display during the college’s second Honors Showcase Dec. 12 in the art gallery of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Fourteen students enrolled in SMC’s Honors Program presented posters and answered questions, simulating a professional conference experience unheard of for most college freshmen and sophomores.
What a difference a year makes. Three SMC students, two barely out of high school, the third still in high school, are getting chances to attend a higher education national conference. Kristen Arnold, a Southwestern Michigan College elementary education major from Oklahoma; Sydney Harmon, a White Pigeon psychology major; and Justine Grisham, a dual-enrolled Edwardsburg student, can attend the Midwestern Psychological Association's annual meeting next spring with SMC faculty.