SMC Receives $50,000 For Nursing Facility

The new expanded nursing facility at Southwestern Michigan College has received another substantial donation. The Huizenga Family Foundation has awarded a $50,000 classroom to the building. The foundation is named for Charles B. Huizenga, who led the Niles School Board in the 60s and 70s, sat on the Niles City Council, and also sat on the Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees. His granddaughter carries on the tradition of service by running the foundation. The $50,000 classroom at SMC’s nursing building comes as the college spends $9.6 million to more than double its size so twice as many students can be accommodated. SMC says it’s doing so in response to increasing demand for nurses in the region and around the country. The goal is to be finished next fall.