A Starr Is Born

Jazz singer Crystal Starr went into SMC’s Applied Music Program to learn her craft. She achieved that and so much more. The hard-working diva has seen her name in lights on Broadway. She’s shared the stage with pop legends like John Legend, Ariana Grande and Drake. Best of all, through her nonprofit Little Voices, this big-hearted Corsair is lifting the spirits of thousands of foster youths. Read More

Brenda Simmons and Walter Meyer

Retelling History: Briana Simmons & Walter Meyer

With an NEH grant, two SMC professors will help students discover (and tell) untold stories about Santa Monica. Read More

Stella Oei

From Jakarta, with Heart

SMC to CalArts transfer Stella Oei created a touching animated video which became a viral sensation and went to 6 international film festivals. Read More

Roman Ferede

The Right Chemistry

Over three decades, chemistry professor Roman Ferede has spurred a generation of students to scientific success. It’s been a long journey from her native Ethiopia. Read More

Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

Helping others fight Parkinson's. Winning a prestigious literary prize. Raising money for homeless students. Kantian Neighborliness and Quarrelsomeness. Read More

Jesse Carmichael

Maroon 5’s Jesse Carmichael

SMC alum/Maroon 5’s Jesse Carmichael on performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, the artistic life, and fatherhood. Read More