Up Front with President Jeff Shimizu

When Jeff Shimizu retired after 30 years at Santa Monica College, he did not foresee an unexpected return or taking the helm as Interim President. He talks about coming back, why his first job at SMC had the biggest impact on his career, and what he really thinks about the College. Read more

Amy Gaskin

GUARDIAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOSTERS ACHIEVEMENT

When Marilyn Perez-Garcia ended up in foster care at age 15, college seemed an unachievable dream.   Read More

Angela Smith

DREAM IT, THEN GIVE IT A TRY

Angela Smith took the long road to SMC. Then, there was her dream – of going to Stanford University. Read More

Synapse Dancer May 2015

Nourishing the Dancing Soul

What happens when you bring Andre Tyson of Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre fame and SMC students together? Read More

Seaside Photo By Rollence Patugan

SMC Bragging Rights

A nursing professor makes history and a parking enforcement officer is recognized for his service in World War II. Read More

Black Collegians

BLACK COLLEGIANS PROGRAM TURNS 25

1989 was a revolutionary year. In South Africa, it was the beginning of the end of apartheid. And at SMC, a program called Black Collegians was born. Read More