Lake Michigan College Time Line
Higher Learning Commission's Institutional Actions Council reaffirmed accreditation.
LMC marketing department won gold in the Video Shorts-Series category at the 2018 Paragon Awards, held during the national conference of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.
Energy upgrading and modernization of the Mendel Center and Grand Upton Hall begins in May. LMC expects to save $115,369 per year in energy costs, or a 41 percent reduction overall – as well as 35 and 41 percent reductions in electricity and gas use, respectively.
Grand opening and dedication ceremony for the new Welch Center for Wine and Viticulture on its Benton Harbor Campus. This new $7 million, 14,000-square-foot teaching winery and facility is designed to provide Wine & Viticulture Technology students with a state-of-the-art environment to gain a hands-on education in the art, science, and business of winemaking.
Hanson Technology Center at the Benton Harbor campus awarded the Collegiate Citation, the top higher-education honor, in the 2019 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase.
Recognized for increasing student voter rates at a Washington D.C. awards ceremony in November. LMC was among 149 U.S. colleges and universities who earned an “ALL IN Campus Challenge” silver seal award for achieving a student voter participation rate between 30% and 39% in the 2018 midterm election.
A rededication ceremony for The Visual and Performing Arts Department was held. More than $600,000 in improvements were made to the theater that was first dedicated in 1991. A gift from the Hanson Family Foundation and Merlin and Carolyn Hanson, for which the venue is named, helped fund the improvements.
Ferris State to offer bachelor’s degree in criminal justice for LMC students Fall 2020.
Hessel Library returns to main building in a new renovated space - March 9.
Classes transition to online beginning March 23 due to COVID 19.
Technicians use Fab Lab to produce face shields for police officers and other types of workers who must be out in the field to do their jobs during the pandemic.
College’s 73rd annual commencement includes pre-recorded virtual ceremony.The graduates of 2020 will receive degrees from 31 areas of study, 12 certificate programs, totaling 413 associate degrees, one bachelor's degree, and 27 certificates. In all 138 students are graduating with honors, 58 with high honors and 17 with highest honors.The ceremony includes students who graduated in the summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters.
Summer classes continue with remote learning.
College reopens campuses in July.
Opens new Nature Trail to public. 1.8 miles of trail through 70 acres of woods.
Participates in free college program for pandemic frontline workers.
"Famed anthropologist Margaret Mead addresses reporters April 23, 1972, at Lake Michigan College before speaking to an audience of 700."
Time capsule: Margaret Mead. (2015, June 22). Herald-Palladium.