Bosch renews grant for 2019 SMC STEM camp
Bosch Community Fund’s board has awarded a $5,850 grant enabling Southwestern Michigan College to continue offering a STEM summer camp in early August 2019. Last summer’s camp consisted of four workshops — one each for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — for 230 students from across Michiana entering grades 4-6.
SMC helps ‘Rake a Difference’ for United Way
Southwestern Michigan College joined volunteers Nov. 8 mobilized across Cass and Berrien counties for United Way of Southwest Michigan’s eighth annual Day of Action for Seniors.
100+ Women Who Care boost Roadrunner Kitchen
Cass County 100+ Women Who Care adopted Roadrunner Kitchen, Southwestern Michigan College’s new student food pantry, at a recent meeting at Bonine House near Vandalia. From an initial $2,400 donation delivered to the college by Trustee Becky Moore, other members’ checks continued to arrive as this gift keeps on giving. “So far we have received $3,565 in donations. Absolutely amazing!” Director of Library Services Colleen Welsch, PTK co-advisor, said.
Cass County sophomores attend Career Awareness Day
Five hundred Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Edwardsburg and Marcellus sophomores attended Lewis Cass Intermediate School District’s Career Awareness Day at Southwestern Michigan College on Nov. 16. Participants toured the Dowagiac campus and experienced five 30-minute career sessions with SMC faculty
Cass County Bar Association honors SMC graduate
Cass District Library Director Jennifer Ray, a Southwestern Michigan College alumna, received a Liberty Bell Award from the local bar association for Law Day on May 1. The award is given to non-lawyers to honor outstanding local citizens who give of their time and energy to strengthen the effectiveness of the American system of freedom under law, keeping with the spirit of the Constitution.
Scholarship created in memory of 1998 SMC graduate
Future Southwestern Michigan College students will benefit from the generosity of a former graduate's family. The Brian Michael Blazek Memorial Scholarship established by his parents and sister creates a $40,336 Southwestern Michigan College endowment. The Blazeks also funded a $1,000 outside scholarship to be awarded for the fall 2018/spring 2019 semesters.