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Santa Monica College student Cinthia Magaña was awarded the 2015 Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship and will transfer to UCLA this fall.

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Santa Monica College Awards 2015 Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to Cinthia Magaña

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.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe Perform Saturday

Posted Jul. 23, 2015, 9:22 am

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Acting Troupe has announced its Summer 2015 Performance at 1 pm on Saturday, July 25.

Marilyn Perez-Garcia gets ready to celebrate her graduation from Santa Monica College. Perez-Garcia was a part of the Guardian Scholars program at SMC, which provides support services to foster youth, and is transferring to UC Riverside on a full scholarship.

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Santa Monica College Guardian Scholars Program Fosters Achievement

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.

In this week’s episode of In The Chair, editor Brenton Garen speaks to retiring President of Santa Monica Community College, Dr. Chui Tsang.

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VIDEO: In The Chair With Dr. Chui Tsang, Retiring Santa Monica College President

Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 9:51 am

In this week’s episode of In The Chair, editor Brenton Garen speaks to retiring President of Santa Monica Community College Dr. Chui Tsang.

Gita Runkle has been appointed the new Associate Dean of Emeritus College, Santa Monica College’s widely praised program of classes and activities supporting the lifelong learning interests of older adults, now in its 40th year.

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Santa Monica College Appoints Gita Runkle Associate Dean Of Emeritus College

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.

Latest Santa Monica College news.

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Santa Monica College Ready For New UC Transfer Requirements

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.

‘Come Here’ (acrylic on canvas; 2015) by Tom Krumpak, from 'Built and Placed' Exhibition, July 9-Sept. 10 in SMC's Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Exhibit opening reception on July 9 from 5 to 6:30 pm.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art, Smc

Opening Reception Today For "Built & Placed" Exhibit At SMC Emeritus College Gallery

Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:29 am

The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery will host an opening reception today for its Tom Krumpak: “Built & Placed” Exhibition that will remain on display through Sept. 10.

One of the new classes being offered this fall is Simone Bartesaghi's 'On Set Production.'

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Register Now For Fall Classes At SMC Community Education

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.

David Finkel has died age 83. He was an attorney who served as a Judge at the Santa Monica Courthouse, a Rent Control Board Member, a City Councilmember and, most recently, a Santa Monica College Board of Trustees member.

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Obituary: David Finkel, Former SMC Board Of Trustees Member, Dies At 83

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.

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium is on the second floor of Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd.

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SMC's Drescher Planetarium Features Reusable Rockets & More In July

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.

Santa Monica College students Aurelia Rhymer (left) and Haley Coleman (right) were able to reach their educational goals through the support of SMC’s Black Collegians program, which turns 25 this year.

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Santa Monica College's Hallmark Black Collegians Program Turns 25

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.

Santa Monica College student Brett Rowe says rent prices are so high in Santa Monica that he is forced to live in a kitchen of a share apartment with three other students as it’s his only way to live close to campus.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, Smc

SMC Student: I Live In A Kitchen To Be Able To Live Near Campus

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:03 am

He walked a couple of steps from his bed to the refrigerator, stepping over an acoustic guitar that lay on the floor. The refrigerator was crowded, a couple of half empty milk cartons, various Trader Joe’s salads, and pots of beans, rice, and some vegan dishes. He stretched his arm into the back of the refrigerator and, after a moment, found his carton of milk. He examined the expiration date. Satisfied, he poured the milk into a bowl and followed by some granola.

Santa Monica College presents Celebrate America Saturday, June 27. Bring a picnic and come enjoy the biggest, most sensational free patriotic event on the Westside! Gates open at 5 p.m., with entertainment at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

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Santa Monica College Fireworks Show For "Celebrate America" This Saturday

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.

Santa Monica College presents Celebrate America Saturday, June 27. Bring a picnic and come enjoy the biggest, most sensational free patriotic event on the Westside! Gates open at 5 p.m., with entertainment at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

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Save The Date: Santa Monica College "Celebrate America" Returns 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.

SMC student Courtney Kelley  was awarded a State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study Mandarin in Suzhou, China this summer.

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State Department Awards Scholarship To Santa Monica College Student

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.

Retired Santa Monica College Kinesiology professor Jo Kidd was recognized at the annual Meiklejohn National Seniors Tournament on June 5 in Laguna Woods, CA for founding the College’s Community Recreation program and introducing table tennis at SMC as a physical education course with transferable units.  SMC’s table tennis program was also inducted into the California Table Tennis Hall of Fame.

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SMC Table Tennis Program Inducted Into California Table Tennis Hall Of Fame

Posted Jun. 13, 2015, 9:25 am

The Santa Monica College Table Tennis Program was inducted Friday (June 5) into the California Table Tennis Hall of Fame. The ceremony – part of the renowned annual Meiklejohn National Seniors Tournament in Laguna Woods, CA – also included an award to SMC’s Department of Kinesiology & Athletics for its success in promoting three annual USA Table Tennis (USATT) tournaments, and an award honoring retired SMC professor Jo KIdd for founding SMC’s Community Recreation (Co-Rec) Program and introducing table tennis (often called “ping-pong”) at SMC as a physical education course with transferable units.

Dr. Chui Tsang, Santa Monica College, President/CEO

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Dr. Chui Tsang Named 2015 Santa Monica College Commencement Speaker

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.

Famed muralist and Santa Monica College alum Andrew Hem painted two murals on SMC’s Science building.

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SMC Alum & Muralist Andrew Hem Leaves Artistic Tribute On Campus

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.

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Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop Presents "Comedy Tonight!" June 5-7

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.

SMC students Genesis Garcia, Dakota Black and Caitlin Corker will be graduating from Santa Monica College on Tuesday, June 16, and will be transferring to their top choice universities.

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Three Graduating Santa Monica College Students Share Their Stories

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.

Santa Monica College student Jonah Okike-Hephzibah won the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The largest private scholarship in the nation for community college transfer students, it will provide Okike-Hephzibah up to $40,000 a year for three years for his undergraduate studies. He is the fourth SMC student in five years to win the JKCF scholarship.

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Santa Monica College Student Wins Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

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.

(Back row, left to right) Corley Shelby, Rojan Telo, Natalie Kahn, Henrik Rivera, Jesse Sandoval, and Joel Reyes, along with (front row, left to right) Aaron Bertucio, Julian Schwartzman, Hayley Howe, Marissa Dubois, Krystyna Rodriguez, and Brendan Cobia perform in 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage May 22-31.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Until May 31

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.

Santa Monica College student Jochebed (Jo) Smith holds a copy of the New York Times with her essay 'Swearing Off the Modern Man,' selected as one of the four finalists in the Modern Love College Essay Contest.

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Santa Monica College Student A Finalist In New York Times Essay Contest

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.

Santa Monica College received final approval today from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors for its Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, which will be housed in its expanded design and media campus on Stewart Street in Santa Monica, California.

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Santa Monica College Secures Final Approval For Bachelor's Degree In Interaction Design

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.

SMC Global Motion dancer Maisha Morris.

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Final Performances Today Of SMC's Global Motion World Dance Company

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.

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