Author: Scott Novak

Why I Love Michiana: Sarah Mathews

Sarah Mathews is a 2000 graduate of Dowagiac Union High School. She graduated from Hope College in 2004 and Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2007. She has been an adjunct professor at Cooley Law School and an adjunct faculty member at Southwestern Michigan College. She was the managing member […]

Take me out to the ballgame

South Bend Cubs about more than baseball To say the South Bend Cubs and Four Winds Field have been a match made in heaven for Michiana would be a bit of an understatement. The first minor league team to call Coveleski Stadium (now Four Winds Field) home was the Class […]

Why I Love Michiana: Rob DeCleene

Rob DeCleene, a native of South Bend, loves the fact that he is able to turn the love for the area he grew up into his job as the executive director of Visit South Bend Mishawaka, which is the convention and visitor’s bureau for St. Joseph County. He has extensive […]

Why I Love Michiana: Barbara Craig

In 1995, Barbara Craig turned a two-week temporary job at Lake Michigan College into a career. Barbara, who hails from Kindlington, Oxfordshire in England, had just received her green card and was looking for a job. She answered an ad for a temp job at the college, and from there […]

Southwestern Michigan College founder chronicles history of building school

Fifty years after his dream turned into a reality, recently retired Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Fred Mathews chronicled the challenges he and others faced building a community college in Dowagiac, Michigan. Mathews spent nearly 19 years writing “Triumph Over Adversity,” a candid look at the history […]

Why I love Michiana: Alison Hayes

Niles native Allison Hayes says her broadcast journalism success is rooted in her hometown Living in Niles, Michigan, Allison Hayes was raised on Big Ten sports. Her love of sports in general led her to pursue a career in journalism and broadcasting. After graduating from the University of Florida, Hayes […]