Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:37 am
Santa Monica College has awarded its third annual Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to SMC student Cinthia Magaña. The new Tsang Scholar – who has overcome extreme poverty, her undocumented status, and other adverse circumstances to pursue her education – will transfer this fall to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and will receive $15,000 for two years to complete her Bachelor’s Degree.
Posted Jul. 23, 2015, 9:20 am
When Marilyn Perez-Garcia ended up in foster care at age 15, college seemed an unachievable dream. This fall, after three years at Santa Monica College — with the support of SMC’s Guardian Scholars program and her own hard work — she is headed to the University of California, Riverside on a full scholarship.
Posted Jul. 16, 2015, 9:47 am
Santa Monica College (SMC) has appointment Gita Runkle as Associate Dean of Emeritus College, SMC’s widely praised program providing classes of interest to older adults in support of lifelong learning.
Posted Jul. 15, 2015, 9:44 am
Santa Monica College is ready to put students on course to meet the latest requirements for transfer to the University of California.
Posted Jul. 8, 2015, 8:04 am
With a vibrant offering of more than 190 classes, workshops and tours, SMC Community Education’s fall session is now open for registration.
Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:08 am
David B. Finkel, a former member of the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, retired Superior Court judge and a one-time civil rights activist, has died, the college announced today. He was 83.
Posted Jul. 2, 2015, 9:07 am
The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites community members to come find out what the latest developments are in the quest for a reusable rocket, and enjoy a preview that prepares you to make the most of the Perseid Meteor Shower coming this month.
Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:39 am
1989 marked the beginning of the end of apartheid in South Africa, and at Santa Monica College, other revolutionary things were happening. The idea of a special program was born, which would provide smaller classes taught by phenomenal instructors with a focus on African-American culture where possible.
Posted Jun. 23, 2015, 9:09 am
Don’t miss the free spectacular fireworks and entertainment of “Celebrate America” – Santa Monica College’s popular star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence – to be held this Saturday, June 27.
Posted Jun. 16, 2015, 11:15 am
Don't miss the free spectacular fireworks and entertainment of “Celebrate America” – Santa Monica College’s popular star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence – to be held Saturday, June 27.
Posted Jun. 14, 2015, 10:28 am
Santa Monica College student Courtney Kelley has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language (CLS) Scholarship to study abroad this summer in Suzhou, China. She is one of only 550 students selected from 200 colleges and universities across the nation for the CLS program – a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans mastering critical foreign languages.
Posted Jun. 8, 2015, 10:01 am
Santa Monica College President Dr. Chui L. Tsang – Superintendent of the Santa Monica Community College District – will be the 2015 SMC commencement speaker.
Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 9:32 am
Renowned muralist and Santa Monica College alum Andrew Hem returned to donate an artistic tribute to the place that helped him hone his craft. On adjoining walls of the SMC Science building – located on the east side of SMC’s main campus at 1900 Pico Boulevard – are two tall murals: one of a girl standing in an ocean with a hoodie pulled over her head, and around the corner, one of a boy in a snowy mountain setting.
Posted Jun. 2, 2015, 9:54 am
The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present not one, but two highly entertaining “Comedy Tonight!” shows June 5-7. Each show will be a Musical Theatre Revue showcasing some of the finest musicals from the late 19th century to the present.
Posted May. 30, 2015, 8:56 am
Dakota Black’s life was plagued by tragic events. Genesis Garcia thought her dream of going to UC Berkeley was laughable. Caitlin Corker was a struggling student with a 1.9 GPA who wished she could go to UCLA. On June 16 – amid loud applause and vuvuzelas – Black, Corker and Garcia will be among thousands of students who will graduate from Santa Monica College.
Posted May. 26, 2015, 9:38 am
Santa Monica College student Jonah Okike-Hephzibah sat stunned on a chair in the campus’s quad – unable to say anything but “Oh my God!” – as he was told that he had won the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the nation’s largest private scholarship for community college transfer students.
Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am
The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is currently presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” through May 31 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:39 am
Santa Monica College student Jochebed (Jo) Smith has been named one of the four finalists in the New York Times Modern Love College Essay Contest.
Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:56 am
Santa Monica College has received final approval from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to be part of a landmark pilot program allowing it to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design.
Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:30 am
Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company presents an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.
Posted May. 14, 2015, 10:00 am
Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company is proud to present an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.
Posted Apr. 30, 2015, 9:05 am
Santa Monica College is offering all California high school students free college classes this summer. SMC is waiving the enrollment fee (currently $46 per unit) for students now attending Grades 8 through 11, and for certain students in Grade 12.
Posted Apr. 27, 2015, 9:45 am
The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites the public to catch up on the news about NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, find out about star parties, enjoy a talk by astronomer Shelley R. Bonus on space tourism, and check out the Moon’s Alpine Valley, Sea of Rains, and Bay of Rainbows through telescopes.
Posted Apr. 21, 2015, 9:33 am
The Santa Monica College Foundation has announced that 10 students in the Winter 2015 SMC Study Abroad Program were awarded $500 grants to help with the costs of their travel to study in South Africa – thanks to the generosity of Mark and Lani Verge. The Verges have established the Art Verge Study Abroad Scholarship Fund at SMC.
Posted Apr. 20, 2015, 9:26 am
The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery presents the annual SMC Art Department Student Exhibit. This year’s specially created exhibit explores and interprets SMC’s Annual Global Initiative Theme: “Peace and Security: Managing Conflict and Violence in a Turbulent World.”