SMC in the News



(Articles are not necessarily in chronological order)

SMC Graduation Special (Weekend Edition, June 27, 2021 | See pages 7 - 10)
Santa Monica College Graduation 2021
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 27

Free SMC Performance 
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 30

David Heiferman Memorial Award Presented To Three Beverly Hills Students
Broadway World, June 29 (An SMC student is among the recipients)

Nearly 1,000 Graduates Celebrate at First-Ever Santa Monica College Diploma Drive-Thru Celebration  
Santa Monica Mirror, July 1

New Short Film Reveals Hidden History of Santa Monica
Spectrum News 1, June 23

Southern California Teachers Share their Summer Reading Lists 
The Orange County Register, June 23

Margaret Sohagi Among the Los Angeles' Top Women Leaders
PR Newswire, June 23

An Urgent Need for Calbright  
The Observer, June 22 (Haynes is an SMC alum)

Meet the 2021 Summer Interns
Los Angeles Times, June 21
(De La Torre, one of the interns, is an incoming SMC student)

Santa Monica College Cancels Annual Independence Day Celebration
Santa Monica Lookout, June 17

Celebrate America 2021 Canceled Due to Lingering Safety Concerns About Large-Scale Public Events 
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 18

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25   
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 10

Three SMC Grads Share Their Stories
SMC Newsroom, June 15

Santa Monica Schools Ready for In-Person and Recorded Graduations  
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 1

SMC Graduates Drive to the Finish Line  
The Corsair, June 2

SMC Appoints Bradley Lane VP of Academic Affairs 
SMC Newsroom, June 7

SMC Writers Club Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Dreams Come True International Writing Competition, June 10

SMC's "Broken Layers" Heading to Cannes 
The Corsair, June 12

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Presents Free, Live Virtual Shows in June
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 1

SMC to Screen Free Performance of The Trojan Women
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 24
(Event is past but a link to performance is available until late August)

Meet Rio Hondo’s New VP of Student Services       
El Paisano, May 17 (Dixon-Peters is an SMC alum)

Get A First Look At The South Korean Cast of HADESTOWN    
Broadway World, May 17

SMC Provides Support for the APIDA Community 
The Rafu Shimpo, June 15 (Osato is an SMC alum)

Former Utah WR Steve Smith Returning To Carolina Panthers As Preseason Broadcaster 
KSL Sports, June 14  (Smith is an SMC alum)

Chad Johnson Says He Could Still Play in NFL      
247 Sports, June 5

Chad Johnson's Net Worth in 2021     
Tuko, June 11 (Johnson is an SMC alum)

“Righting Our Wrongs” Performance on June 11   
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 11

“A Tribute to Joe Henderson” June 13          
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 13

SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Free Evening Concert June 3      
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 1

How To Book Your COVID-19 Vaccine In Santa Monica    
Patch, May 27

Pico Neighborhood Lecture 
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 25 (Cruz is an SMC professor)

Santa Monica College’s Synapse Contemporary Dance Theater to Showcase New Works Online Starting May 24
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 18   

SMC Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 4 

Community College Reopening Plans Vary Widely, Raising Equity Concerns  
LAist, May 12 

Teens Are in Crisis. So Are Their Parents.
The New York Times, May 6
(Thea Monyee, who’s featured in the article, is a special programs therapist at SMC’s Black Collegians/Adelante Programs)

Corsairs Men’s Volleyball Team Eyes Post-Pandemic Return
The Corsair, May 11

MHS Seniors Make College Decisions
Malibu Surfside News, May 4 

College Graduates Launch LA's First-Ever Gen-Z Advertising Agency
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 3

SMC to Screen Performance of an Adapted Version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 1

SMC Continues Communication, Media & Design Series Online May 3
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 1

Santa Monica College Student Film to be Screened at Cannes
Santa Monica Mirror, May 13

Freshmen and Transfer Students Reflect on their First Year Online
Daily Trojan, April 27  (Billingsley is an SMC alum)

Sion Roy Launches Campaign to Represent AD50 in the State Assembly
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 4

AltaSea and Cal State University, Northridge To Hold Inaugural Webinar Series Focused on Aquaculture for the Economy and Ecosystem
Business Wire, April 23

SMC Planetarium Offers Varying Views of the Stars
Santa Monica Lookout, April 22 

Another SMC Student Film Headed to Cannes
Santa Monica Lookout, April 21

Articles about the late Eli Broad, which mentions the philanthropist’s generosity towards and involvement with the Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center:

Remembering Eli Broad
The Argonaut, May 12

Philanthropist Transformed LA with His Generosity
LA Downtown News, May 11

Eli Broad, Billionaire Who Helped Shape the Cultural Life of L.A., dies at 87
The Washington Post, April 30

Helping Students Succeed
The Corsair, April 30

How To Start A New Career: A College Pathways Virtual Event
89.3 KPCC, April 28

KCRW’s Wasted Presents: Let’s Talk Trash!
KCRW, May 6

Cannes Bound 
The Malibu Times, April 18

Even at 99, Jerry’s On the Move
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 16 
(99 year old Jerry Rosenblum has been a longtime SMC Emeritus student)

2021 Associated Students Election Results 
The Corsair, April 2

SMC Malibu Campus Takes Shape 
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 13

Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography Releases Dynamic Web Site and Updated Book Edition at Perfect Time
Benzinga, April 21
(Featuring SMC retired Geography Professor Bill Selby & Geography/GIS Professor Jing Liu)

How To Start A New Career: A College Pathways Virtual Event
89.3 KPCC, April 20  (April 28 event will feature SMC career counselor/faculty Jenna Gausman)

Michael Moore, Carl Chew, Cholla Chairs, Triassic Quilts and More
California Desert Art, April 15  (The featured artist’s mother worked at SMC)

Local Organization Urges LAUSD to Follow Reopening Recommendations
Spectrum News, April 13 (Priscilla Garcia is an incoming SMC student)

Verdi Chorus Goes Worldwide
The Corsair, April 11

CPP Alumna Teaches Compassion and Empathetic Tactics for Pomona PD
The Poly Post, April 13 (Davanira Reyes is an SMC alum)

The Corsair Wins 14 JACC Statewide Awards
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 10

SMC Emeritus Annual Student Art Exhibition 2021 Online – Part 1
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 10

Shows From The ’90s and 2000s To Add To Your Watchlist
ESSENCE, April 8 (A character in this popular Netflix series attends SMC!)

Kenan Thompson Net Worth, Age, Career, Height, Relationship
World Wire, April 8 (Popular entertainer Kenan Thompson is an SMC alum)

Free “Green Screen Series” Begins Monday 
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 2
(Feat. SMC Film Studies Professor Sheila Laffey and the Green Screen Film Series at SMC)

SMC Planetarium Offers a View of the Stars from Near and Far
Santa Monica Lookout, April 5

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Chrisean Rock
TVOM, April 1 (Chrisean Rock is an SMC alum)

Santa Monica Daily Press, March 20  (SMC’s Green Series Spring 2021 is mentioned)

Dencia is a Cameroonian Singer and Entrepreneur. Here is Everything we know about the Talented Musician
Legit, March 25  (Dencia is an SMC alum)

California Community Colleges to Offer Limited Expansion of Fall In-Person Classes, Chancellor Says
EdSource, March 23

Santa Monica College Prepares for the Return to Campus
The Corsair, March 19

Black Woman Launches Black-Owned Radio Station and TV Network in Downtown Atlanta
Black Enterprise, March 23  (DJ Chic Chick is an SMC alum)

SMC Announces Online and In-Person Courses for Fall 2021
The Corsair, March 15

Santa Monica College Will Offer In-Person Classes For Fall 2021
Patch, March 18

Santa Monica in the Year of COVID
Santa Monica Lookout, March 16

Back on Track: The Return of SMC Athletics
The Corsair, March 17

New Club Created for Business Side of Technology
Daily Trojan, March 17  (Mucha and Tan are SMC alumna)

What About the Whataboutism?
The Healthy City Local, March 18 (The Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School is covered)

Santa Monica College to Offer in-Person Classes This Fall
Santa Monica Mirror, March 26

A Dream Come True: Kona Residents Open Spa in Kailua Village
West Hawaii Today, March 15  (Ahmad is an SMC alum)

2021 Associated Students Election Kicks Off
The Corsair, March 14

‘Agents of Change’ screened by Black Studies Department
The Mesa Press, March 13

Coverage on Past Events:

Fabulous IRL And Online Events This Weekend: March 19 - 21

LAist, March 18

Why Kids Need Poetry In Their Lives, and How To Spark Their Interest In It
Washington Post, March 5 (Bridget Bianca, an SMC assistant professor, is quoted in this article)

Communities in Recovery
JFF SoundCloud, March 2 (SMC student trustee Josh Elizondo is featured in this podcast)

Santa Monica Community Members Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 1

Making IP Education More Accessible: Leading Publisher OpenStax Adds Introduction to Intellectual Property to Digital Library
Business Wire, March 1 (SMC Business Department Chair Sal Veas is quoted in this article)

President Eddinger Moderates 'Community College Mental Health And Its Impact On Student Success'
Patch, February 24

Mock Trial Students 'Really Show Their Grit.'
Lake County Record-Bee, March 5  (Incoming SMC student Jisel Horne is quoted)

Troy Bronson’s Hardship of Life and Creative Genius
InstaBulletin, March 6  (Bronson is an SMC alum)

Troy Bronson Offers a Kaleidoscope of Human Life’s Problems & Success
GlobeStats, March 3

Tessa Thompson’s Best Hairstyles Which You Would Like To Copy
IWM Buzz, February 25  (Tessa Thompson is an SMC alum)

Related Provides $130M Construction Loan on Malibu Mixed-Use Retail Project
Commercial Observer, March 5

Fab Online And IRL Events Happening in SoCal This Week: March 8 - 11
LAist, March 8 

Santa Monica College: Mario Padilla
KCRW, March 7 

Mars Probe Arrival Updates Matinee
KCRW, February 18

Tom Schnabel Shares a Treasured Interview with the Late Chick Corea from 1982
KCRW, February 17

D-Day Veteran and Longtime Local Music Teacher Dies at 96 
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 17

Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith Set to Speak at Springfield College
SC Student Media, February 17

Stepping Out of the Inkwell
Santa Monica Lookout, February 15

SMC Presents Free Live Literary Talks & Readings this Spring 
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 13

Things To Do Online and In-Person in the San Fernando Valley, LA Area, Feb. 11-18
Los Angeles Daily News, February 18

The Broad Stage Hosts Virtual Screening of "Breathing Free: A Visual Album"
The Corsair, February 11

Hall of Famer Bob Van Wagner Leaves Legacy of Achievement
Santa Barbara News-Press, February 11

Undocumented Immigrants in LA are Counting on President Biden to Help Them Feel Safe and Secure
KCRW, February 10  (Carmen Gonzalez, an SMC student, is quoted)

Santa Monica Students Take the Stage at California Youth Leadership Summit
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 4

The Commercial That Led to James Dean’s First Decent Role (and a Fan Club)
Showbiz CheatSheet, February 4

Meet Duff Goldman's Wife Johnna Colbry, Who Plays a Big Part in the Celebrity Chef's Life
AmoMama, February 4  (Colbry is an SMC alum)

What is Tiffany Haddish’s Net Worth?
The Cinemaholic, February 2  (Tiffany Haddish, the actor, is an SMC alum)

SMC Announces Summer 2021 to be Online
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 1

Communication, Media & Design Series Online February 4
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 4

Natalie R. Newman Obituary
Chicago Tribune, February 3 (Natalie Newman was a longtime SMC Emeritus student) 

An interesting article featuring Film Studies instructor Sheila Laffey, from a couple months ago:

Turning Over a New Leaf
Santa Monica Daily Press, December 31, 2020 

How the Pandemic is Propelling Demand for Short-Term College Programs
PBS Newshour, January 26

SMC Bond Refinance Saves Taxpayers $26.8 Million
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 23

Tax Payers to See Lower Bills After SMC Refinances Bonds
Santa Monica Lookout, January 21

SMC To Remain Remote-Only For Summer 2021
Canyon News, January 21

A Former Patriots Player Mourns the Loss of His Mom
Heavy, January 27  (Chad Ochocinco Johnson is an SMC alum)

International Dance Festival Goes to the Drive-In
The Argonaut, January 27 

Moesha' Star Countess Vaughn Looks Stunning Posing Makeup-Free in This New Snap
AmoMama, January 28 (A character in the Moesha spin-off series attends SMC) 

Santa Monica Students Receive 2021 Education Awards from The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition
Santa Monica Mirror, January 29

AltaSea & Flying Lion Launch Scientific and Educational Partnership to Develop an “Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence”
BusinessWire, January 21

Birthday Boy Jerry Turns 99!
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 8  (Jerry Rosenblum is an Emeritus alum)

A Roman Burial
Zocalo, January 15  (Miguel Murphy is an English professor at SMC)

Jessica Campbell Dead: ‘Election’ Actress Dies at 38
Heavy, January 13 (Campbell was an SMC alum)

How to Grow Veggies at Home — All You Need are Seeds, Soil, Sunlight, and Patience
KCRW, January 14

FAB Lecture Series: “Paul Williams: Architect to the Stars”
Patch, January 14

SMC’s Emeritus Gallery to Launch Online Archive
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 7

HGA Unveils John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica
ArchDaily, January 6

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Pam Munter, a Writer, Retired Clinical Psychologist, Singer—and So Much More
Coachella Valley Independent, January 6   (Munter is an SMC alum)

Santa Monica Food Pantry Opening Soon
Canyon News, January 2