90th Anniversary

90th Anniversary Events


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Santa Monica History Museum

November 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Santa Monica History Museum

SMC will be at the Santa Monica History Museum to highlight the college's history in the community of Santa Monica.

Student Services Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

October 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Student Services Center

Celebrating the opening of the Student Services Center, the largest community college student services center in California! 

SMC's gateway Student Services Center houses the largest network of counseling and student support services in California, making SMC #1 in transfers, job training, and financial aid.

90th Anniversary Celebration

October 22 at 5:30 p.m. (reception) and 7 p.m. (program)
Student Services Center

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SMC Celebrates 90 Years of Educational Excellence!


5:30 p.m.: Reception (RSVP required)

7 p.m.: Program Begins


  • Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Superintendent/President 
  • Dr. Margaret Quinones-Perez, Chair, SMCCD Board of Trustees
  • Daniel Cha, Associated Students President
  • Dr. Chui L. Tsang, Former SMC Superintendent/President
  • Nat Trives, Former SMC Administrator/Class of ’54
  • Professor Harvey Stromberg, Former SMC Faculty
  • Jeff Shimizu, Former SMC Interim Superintendent/President
  • Special Guest: Rocky Young, Former SMC Vice President

About Darroch “Rocky” Young

Darroch “Rocky” Young is the former SMC Vice President and retired Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. He will speak on SMC’s history of innovation and excellence in serving students.


  • It is recommended you take alternative forms of transportation, if possible. 
  • Free parking available in Lots 3, 4, and 6 located off of Pico Blvd. No parking permit required. 
  • No parking will be available at the Student Services Center. 
  • For more information, visit Transportation Options.