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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.