Celebrating Landmark Anniversaries & Careers Full of Promise.

This issue celebrates landmark anniversaries: SMC’s Adelante Program turns 30, and professors Gary Ortega & Bill Price celebrate 50 years apiece at SMC. We also celebrate the excellence that launches careers full of promise.

A Work-of-Heart

¡Feliz trigésimo cumpleaños, Adelante! The Santa Monica College Latino Center’s signature academic support program celebrates 30 years of moving students ahead and making them feel at home. 

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Lights, Camera, Career Action!

When Marta D’Ocon Googled “best community college in California,” she did not know about the world of opportunities that awaited her.

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To the White House—and Back

Shelley Henderson has been a Washington, D.C. insider and is running for Westminster City Council. SMC, she says, made her an unstoppable force.

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A Picture Perfect Life: Dotan Saguy

His work has appeared in National Geographic, The Guardian and the Los Angeles Times. Dotan Saguy's creative journey hinged on a crucial course at SMC.

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Bragging Rights

SMC’s Wind Ensemble director featured in K-pop sensation BTS’s new track “On.” Six students figure out how to keep food from browning.

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Five Glorious Decades: Gary Ortega & Bill Price

A philosophy professor and a Life Science professor celebrate a combined century at Santa Monica College.

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2020 Graduation - Santa Monica College
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