SMC Recognizes Nursing Graduates

Southwestern Michigan College has recognized 18 graduates for earning their associate degrees in nursing, joining the ranks of 3,069 SMC nursing graduates since 1967. This latest group is also the first class to experience the expanded Nursing and Health Services Building that opened in January. SMC says they were able to train in its new simulation labs. At the spring pinning ceremony held in Dowagiac this month, SMC President David Mathews challenged the graduates to “think of this as a beginning” as they go on to interact with the next generation.

The graduates were:

Melissa Carper of White Pigeon
Aimee Elizabeth Diaz of Niles
Hannah Hadden of Niles
Jordan Harris of Niles
Meghan Owen of Vandalia
Alyssa Reneberg of Niles
Christina Ringle of Mishawaka
Michaela Settle of Union
Kathy Smiley-Strouse of Edwardsburg
Ben Smith of Gobles
Jennifer Stout of Osceola
Payton Szlanfucht of Niles
Betheni Taylor of South Bend
Angel Tunks of Elkhart
Kaitlyn Ward of Buchanan
Hannah Whitaker of Dowagiac
Jackie Witt of Bridgman
Jennifer Zellman of South Bend