Southwestern Michigan College President Dr. David Mathews recapped 10 notable 2018 accomplishments for the Board of Trustees at the final meeting of the year: • SMC in July was voted “Best Local College” in Leader Publications’ 2018 Best of the Best Readers’ Choice contest. “That’s a reflection of how the college is viewed by generation after generation of area residents who’ve gone to Southwestern Michigan College,” Mathews said.
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.
Southwestern Michigan College Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ annual gift to the community, the Holiday Concert, took place Saturday, Dec. 15. Twice.
Fall 2018’s Open Mic Night Dec. 3 was sponsored by the English Club and the Communications Department.
Southwestern Michigan College’s second annual Diversity Week celebrated Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Mawlid un-Nabi Dec. 3-6 in the Dowagiac campus’ Student Activity Center. The emphasis of the week was to highlight other cultural observances that occur in November and December.