The Kathryn E. Jeffery Standards

She is a classically trained contralto and pianist, loves Scrabble, and has three decades of higher education experience – as a teacher, counselor, and administrator – under her belt. Meet Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Santa Monica College’s new Superintendent/President. In an exclusive interview with SMC in Focus, Dr. Jeffery talks about how she feels about her new job (“a blossoming love affair”), past choices, her diverse career, and then some. Read more

Chemistry Club

A Winning Solution

What do you get when you put together dedicated students and professors, and a desire to do good? It’s all chemistry. Read More

Promo Pathyway

The Promo Pathway to Success

SMC’s Promo Pathway Program has given 100 students an inside track to success in the entertainment industry. Read More


Nursing Turns 50

For half a century, SMC has prepared students for one of the oldest – and noblest – professions. A resounding record of success makes this program a top choice. Read More

Seaside Photo By Rollence Patugan

SMC Bragging Rights

Twilight souls in a novel acclaimed by the New York Times, Agents of Change, and what happens when you follow your kuleana. Read More

Public Policy Institue

Making a Better World

Creating a better world through public policy is a lofty goal – and it’s exactly what SMC Public Policy Institute students aim for. Read More