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.
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.
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.
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.
After months-long renovations, the Hanson Theatre rededicates the space to Merlin and Carolyn Hanson.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This fall, LMC’s Visual & Performing Arts Department has presented the ghostly gala, The Deathly Hallows: A Howl-O-Ween Choral Concert &
Lake Michigan College has new virtual reality labs set up at both its Benton Harbor and Niles campuses.
Joseph Effa was working in construction when the economy took a sudden turn, and he realized it was time for a career change.
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