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October 4, 2021

As LMC marks its 75th anniversary, a panel of alumni, including Dr. Gladys Peeples Burks' 48, sister Barbara Peeples '61, James Ellis '72, Gloria Ender '90, and Kevin Miller '01, reflect on their time at the college through the decades and the common threads that bind them all.

October 4, 2021

The year marks the College’s 75th anniversary, and while there is so much to look forward to in our future, it is useful to take a moment to ponder our past.

October 4, 2021

More than 2,000 students have applied for free tuition under a new LMC program, which covers full tuition and course fees up to 30 credit hours during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

October 4, 2021

Chef Luis Amado has worked in his share of kitchens throughout his career, but nothing can compare to the newly renovated teaching and demonstration kitchens at Lake Michigan College. 

October 4, 2021

Lake Michigan College continues to upgrade its regional campuses in Niles and South Haven.

October 4, 2021

The Clarence Beckwith Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni who accomplish significant success in their personal or professional endeavors.

October 4, 2021

The Alumni Service Award is presented to alumni who offer significant personal or professional contributions to Lake Michigan College and beyond.

October 4, 2021

The Alumni Service Award is presented to alumni who offer significant personal or professional contributions to Lake Michigan College and beyond.

October 4, 2021

The Alumni Achievement Award is presented to alumni who demonstrate significant achievement and distinguish themselves in their career, education, or community.

October 4, 2021

The Bernard C. Radde Distinguished Service Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Bernard C. Radde, who served as a member of the Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees for 25 years. It is presented annually to an individual or individuals who have advanced the cause of Lake Michigan College and higher education.

October 4, 2021

Student-athletes at Lake Michigan College excelled on the field, court and classroom during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

October 4, 2021

Last season, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we contemplated art and its power to heal, transform, and inspire. While disappointed that we couldn’t share events face-to-face with our patrons, we chose to look at the situation as an opportunity to try out new ways to connect with our community – online, outdoors, and indoors.

June 1, 2021

Michigan Reconnect, launched Feb. 2 by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity allows Michigan residents age 25 and older the chance to attend local community colleges tuition-free, as long as they have a high school diploma or equivalent and haven't already graduated from college. 

June 1, 2021

Lake Michigan College's three-week Commercial Driver's License program, which began in October 2020 operating in partnership with Tri-Area Trucking School, and N&M Transfer Co., prepares students to earn their Class A CDL and start a career as heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers.  

June 1, 2021

The announcement of a seven-speaker season lineup marks the planned return of in-person events for the 2021-22 Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.

June 1, 2021

The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College announced its 30th season of Mainstage performances. The 2021-22 lineup includes 15 events that span the spectrum of music, dance, family programming, and comedy.

May 27, 2021

Major Cooper has been named the first dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Lake Michigan College.

May 17, 2021

The Visual & Performing Arts Department at Lake Michigan College offers a variety of arts education opportunities this summer for students as young as 6-years-old to adults on the Benton Harbor Campus and The GhostLight Theatre.

May 12, 2021

Lake Michigan College is offering several summer camps and workshops for kids and adults in its community Fab Lab. 

April 30, 2021

Harold Milliner has been selected as the student speaker for Lake Michigan College’s 74th commencement. Milliner, a Niles native who spent much of his childhood in Berrien Springs, is a 2015 graduate of Forest Lake Academy in Apopka, Florida. He will receive an Associate in Applied Science – Music.

April 28, 2021

Lake Michigan College graduates will celebrate this year’s commencement ceremony in person, although not in the traditional way. Because of COVID-19, last year’s graduates had to celebrate virtually, but this weekend LMC's 74th and 73rd graduating classes are invited to participate in a combination drive-in/drive-thru ceremony.

March 12, 2021

Lake Michigan College has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” once again by national, nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). 

February 26, 2021

With March marking the first anniversary of Michigan's first COVID-19 cases, members of LMC's 2020 nursing class reflect on their journey from students to essential workers fighting on healthcare's frontlines. 

February 26, 2021

The addition of the MILO Range simulation training tool and a newly signed partnership enabling LMC students to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice through Ferris State University has strengthened LMC’s growing criminal justice program. 

February 25, 2021

Lake Michigan College is seeking public comments about its nursing program in preparation for a continuing accreditation site visit scheduled March 8-11, 2021.  

February 25, 2021

The Lake Michigan College Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations for its 2021 Alumni Awards.

February 4, 2021

Lake Michigan College is partnering with the state for the new Michigan Reconnect scholarship program unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. In an effort to help address a widening skills gap within the state’s workforce, the scholarship offers Michiganders age 25 or older free tuition to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate. 

February 4, 2021

Households, businesses and classrooms viewed 12 livestreamed events more than 670 times during Now is the Time! The MLK Celebration Week, a free, community-wide effort presented Jan. 18-22 by Lake Michigan College, Whirlpool Corp. and supporting sponsors United Way of Southwest Michigan, Kinexus Group and Horizon Bank. 

January 12, 2021

Lake Michigan College’s Board of Trustees met for the first time this year on Monday, Jan. 4, selecting a new slate of officers for 2021. Jeff Curry of Buchanan was named the new Board Chair with John Grover as Vice Chair, Mary Jo Tomasini as Secretary, and Joan Smith as Treasurer. Debra Johnson, Vicki Burghdoff, and Michael Lindley are Trustees at Large.

November 20, 2020

Futures for Frontliners, the state scholarship program unveiled by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in September offers free tuition to Michiganders who worked in essential industries at the height of the state shutdown.

November 20, 2020

Unlike many of the nation’s colleges and universities that opened only to send students home after mass COVID-19 outbreaks, LMC acted quickly and decisively in June to prepare for a Fall semester that keeps students learning safely and successfully without undue disruption from the pandemic. We also discounted Fall tuition by 10 percent to help families who were struggling financially.

November 20, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, LMC's Fall semester classes that could
be taught remotely have been offered remotely in one of several delivery options. Meanwhile, courses that require hands-on learning have limited in-person instruction in small groups that follow safety protocols.

November 20, 2020

After more than two years of construction, in August, Lake Michigan College completed its Campus Transformation project on the Benton Harbor Campus.

November 20, 2020

Jeremy Burleson, who has been the Director of Lake Michigan College’s South Haven Campus since February 2016, is now overseeing LMC’s Niles Campus

November 20, 2020

The Clarence Beckwith Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni who accomplish significant success in their personal or professional endeavors.

November 20, 2020

Whether it was in a restaurant, a hotel, or in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Larry Wozniak has spent a life dedicated to service.

November 20, 2020

The Alumni Achievement Award is presented to alumni who demonstrate significant achievement and distinguish themselves in their career, education, or community.

November 20, 2020

The Alumni Achievement Award is presented to alumni who demonstrate significant achievement and distinguish themselves in their career, education, or community.

November 20, 2020

The Bernard C. Radde Distinguished Service Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Bernard C. Radde, who served as a member of the Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees for 25 years. It is presented annually to an individual or individuals who have advanced the cause of Lake Michigan College and higher education.

November 20, 2020

Student-athletes at Lake Michigan College use the same grit and determination in the classroom as they do on the field or the court.

November 20, 2020

Like many performing arts theatres, conference centers, and meeting venues across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has put the core mission of La

September 3, 2020

LMC's delivery option plan, tuition discount takes the guesswork out of Fall semester equation.

September 3, 2020

When Nygil Likely came to Lake Michigan College in July 2019 to lead the Student Affairs team, he knew the job would provide new challenges. He couldn't have imagined, however, that a global pandemic would be among them. 

September 3, 2020

After years of overgrowth and storm damage, Lake Michigan College has restored its Nature Trail. The 1.8-mile path carved through 70 acres along the water and the woods behind the Benton Harbor campus officially reopened to the public this summer.

August 24, 2020

With Michigan performance venues closed to the public because of safety restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center has found an innovative, and safe way to bring fans back to the Benton Harbor campus.

August 20, 2020

Lake Michigan College's Associate in Applied Science Nursing Program is now accepting applications for admission twice a year. The competitive RN program, which celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2019-2020 academic year, is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2021 semester, which begins in January. The deadline to apply for the new Spring entry start is Sept. 12.

August 18, 2020

Three Lake Michigan College students were among the 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. Sophie Paar of Stevensville, Tamlin Le Roux of Niles, and Alexis Johnson of Martin each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

July 22, 2020

Lake Michigan College has named former Aurora University assistant Rickey Hampton as the Red Hawks head men's basketball coach. Meanwhile, Ray Kimball, whose career includes stints at both Grand Rapids and Lansing Community Colleges, has been named the Red Hawks head women's basketball coach. 

May 26, 2020

It has been more than two months since LMC made the shift to remote learning, starting online classes on March 23, the same day Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued the first of many stay-at-home orders. In that time, LMC employees rallied around their students by providing financial, technological, and academic help to complete the spring semester. Now, the College is prepared for an all-remote learning summer session and planning several scenarios for the fall semester that could see a full or partial return to campus. 

May 26, 2020

LMC's Fab Lab has produced and given away nearly 1,900 face shields and more than 1,000 ear savers for mask wearers. Thanks to a new shipment of elastic, they are now ramping up production on cloth face masks with 50 given away to date. The ongoing project is part of a college-wide effort to help workers in health care and other industries in the community who must be out in the field to do their jobs.

May 26, 2020

Safety restrictions put in place at the local, state, and national level to stop the spread of COVID-19 has meant the unprecedented cancellation and postponement of multiple performances for LMC's Visual & Performing Arts Department as well as both the Mendel Center Mainstage and The Economic Club of Southwest Michigan Speaker Series. With the Mendel Center closed to patrons, LMC faculty and staff have turned to online resources to offer some performances virtually, while rescheduling many others. 

May 26, 2020

After 10 months of construction that saw a top-to-bottom overhaul, the William Hessel Library opened March 9. Four days later, it, along with the rest of the Benton Harbor campus, would close again, this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the Benton Harbor campus does reopen, the library will be the cornerstone of a newly combined space that also will house LMC’s new Writing Center and Teaching and Learning Centers as well as an open computer lab.

May 26, 2020

Lake Michigan College's 2020 graduates must forego a traditional commencement ceremony this year to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19 but they’re still finding ways to safely celebrate graduation. LMC has several opportunities planned to mark the College’s 73rd graduating class.

May 26, 2020

Business Administration, Applied Science Business and Accounting now offered online.

May 26, 2020

For the first time, Lake Michigan College is offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes completely online in May-June and July-August sessions. 

May 26, 2020

Lake Michigan College now offers a major in Communication with new class options beginning in the summer and fall semesters. 

May 26, 2020

The Visual & Performing Arts Department at Lake Michigan College is offering a variety of arts education opportunities this summer for students as young as 8-years-old to adults at the Mendel Center on the Benton Harbor campus.

February 28, 2020

Start-to-Finish, which started with the graduating class of 2011, is designed to help current and former foster care and underserved students achieve academic success. It offers students one-on-one life coaching, learning and computer labs, tutoring services, success planning, academic advising and intervention, referrals to internships or job opportunities, and even transportation and snacks.  

February 28, 2020

After two years in Baroda, Lake Michigan Vintners, the commercial teaching winery of LMC's Wine & Viticulture Technology program, officially opened its new tasting room on Jan. 11 in the Welch Center, 2774 E. Empire Ave. The move completes Lake Michigan Vintners' transition into the $7 million, 14,000-square-foot facility, which opened in August.

February 28, 2020

After months-long renovations, the Hanson Theatre rededicates the space to Merlin and Carolyn Hanson.

February 28, 2020

LMC's new Spanish Language Certificate of Achievement, which is open to all students, can be earned by completing four classes – Elementary Spanish I & II and Intermediate Spanish I & II – at LMC's Benton Harbor, South Haven, and Niles campuses.

November 25, 2019

Anyone who lives in southwest Michigan has surely received quality care from an LMC alum. In the Fall 2019 issue of Current, we pay tribute to the generations of healthcare professionals who’ve devoted their careers to keeping us and our loved ones in good health.

November 25, 2019

Student demographics from the 2018-19 school year.

November 25, 2019

Lake Michigan College’s women’s basketball team is coming off a storied 2018-2019 season where they were one of 16 teams to reach the National Juni

November 25, 2019

Lake Michigan College and its Hanson Technology Center received American School & University’s Collegiate Citation, the top higher-education design honor, in their 2019 showcase. In conjunction with the award, LMC is featured on the cover and inside the August edition of American School & University magazine.

November 25, 2019

Lead donors for the new Wine & Viticulture Center, Mike and Lisa Welch have also been involved with the Winner’s Circle Benefit Auction for nearly two decades. In 2011, they established the Mike & Lisa Welch Family Endowed Scholarship. Additionally, Lisa serves on the board of Lake Michigan Vintners.

November 25, 2019

This fall, LMC’s Visual & Performing Arts Department has presented the ghostly gala, The Deathly Hallows: A Howl-O-Ween Choral Concert &amp

November 25, 2019

Lake Michigan College has new virtual reality labs set up at both its Benton Harbor and Niles campuses.

November 22, 2019

Lake Michigan College’s Niles campus will soon prepare students to hit the road.

November 22, 2019

The number of Americans age 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2019 to 95 million by 2060, according to the U.S.

November 21, 2019

Joseph Effa was working in construction when the economy took a sudden turn, and he realized it was time for a career change. 

August 20, 2019

After injuring her shoulder after a drunk driver hit her car in 2017, Emily Mokwa feared that her impending surgery signaled a halt to her college

August 20, 2019

When Kyle Kelly learned that Lake Michigan College purchased some virtual reality equipment, he wanted to carve out space where students and fellow

May 7, 2019

Alysa Gould didn't make it to The Mendel Center Mainstage to receive her Associate in Science degree during Sunday's 72nd annual Commencement at La

May 7, 2019

After a two-year preparation process that culminated with a day-and-a-half campus visit last November with faculty, students, staff, administrators

May 7, 2019

What if you had to choose between buying groceries or books for classes? 

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