SMC In Focus, Volume V, Issue 1


A Starr is Born

As a kid, Crystal Starr Knighton would roll on the floor pretending she was Tina Turner. This San Gabriel Valley girl knew she was born to sing.

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Retelling History

In December 2018, Santa Monica College received a prestigious $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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From Jakarta, with Heart

After just one year as an animation major at Santa Monica College, Stella transferred to 
CalArts in Fall 2017 for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Character Animation. 

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The Right Chemistry

Southern California’s infrequent rains remind Santa Monica College Professor Roman Ferede of family times at home, in her native Ethiopia.

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Bragging Rights

A list of accomplishments by the community of SMC.

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Maroon 5’s Jesse Carmichael

Jesse Carmichael, Maroon 5’s keyboardist/rhythm guitarist, studied for two years at SMC.

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