SMC in the News


(Articles are not necessarily in chronological order)

SMC Start-Up Event Kicks Off the New Academic Year
The Corsair, September 19, 2023 

BroadStage Brings Top Music, Theater Talent to Area Arts Scene 
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 20, 2023

Grammy-Winning Jazz Icon to Perform at Santa Monica Performing Arts Center, Mentor SMC Students 
Santa Monica Mirror, September 19, 2023

Santa Monica College Students Shine at Standford’s Intensive Premed Program 
Santa Monica Mirror, September 12, 2023

SMC Will Celebrate Guelaguetza For the First Time 
The Corsair, September 19, 2023 

Malibu Times Calendar for the Week of Sept. 21 
The Malibu Times, September 20, 2023 
(Includes mention of the Oct. 3 Board meeting to be held at SMC Malibu Campus) 

Santa Monica College to Hold Four Glass Pumpkin Sales 
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 19, 2023 

SMC Barrett Gallery Hosts Gallery Reception Sept. 30 for Chris Badger’s “Ideas Without Edges – Patterns/Loops/Quasicrystals/and Other Infinites” Exhibition 
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 19, 2023 

Coastal Cleap-Up Day This Month at Former ‘Inkwell’ Beach 
Santa Monica Lookout, September 12, 2023 

Carole Ingeborg Lundgren Currey Obituary 
Via from the Los Angeles Times, September 17, 2023 
(Carole Currey was a longtime SMC trustee) 

SMC Emeritus Gallery to Exhibit Works by Arts ‘Pioneer’ 
Santa Monica Lookout, September 7, 2023

Santa Monica College Corsairs Win First Game of the 2023-2024 Season 
The Corsair, September 6, 2023 

First Home Game is “On Fire” 
The Corsair, September 7, 2023 

5 Songs to Hear This Week: Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Boyish with King Princess, Villager, DNMO, Melodiesinfonie 
KCRW, September 5, 2023
(Written by incoming Interaction Design student Theresa Wong)

Community College Spotlight: Jewel Bourne Interview 
Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL), September 2023 
(features SMC alum Jewel Bourne) 

Santa Monica College Presents Fall 2023 Social Justice Series 
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 2, 2023

Santa Monica College Presents Fall 2023 Social Justice Series
Culver City Observer, August 31, 2023

Coverage on Past Events:  

Screening of ‘Manzanar, Diverted’ at Santa Monica College 
The Rafu Shimpo, September 13, 2023

SMC Honors Constitution Day with Talks by Legal Scholars 
Santa Monica Lookout, September 6, 2023  

Santa Monica College Adds Pepperdine Law Professor to Constitution Day Lineup  
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 11, 2023 

Legal Scholars to Discuss U.S. Constitution at SMC
Santa Monica Mirror, August 30, 2023

Santa Monica College Presents Fall 2023 Social Justice Series
Santa Monica College News, August 30, 2023

For new student, community work is about addressing each generation's needs
Berkeley News, August 25, 2023
(Features SMC to Cal transfer student Naydelin Chimil)

Aaron McCloud Was a Student With Bad Grades and Deep Potential. He Created a Company to Help Kids Just Like Him.
USC Viterbi School, August 24, 2023
(Features SMC alum Aaron McCloud)

BroadStage adds award-winning artist in residence
Beverly Press/Park LaBrea News, August 23, 2023

BroadStage to Present GRAMMY Winners Stanley Clarke and Hiromi in September
Broadway World, August 20, 2023

Palomar College hires Nick Mata
Village News, August 18, 2023
(Features former SMC Interim Dean of Special Programs Nick Mata)

Catching Up With Former Utes: Steve Smith Sr.
The Daily Utah Chronicle, August 18, 2023
(Features SMC alum Steve Smith)

The High School/Community College “Dual Enrollment” Opportunity
Santa Monica Mirror, August 18, 2023

Santa Monica, CA Author Publishes Autobiography Writing Guide
PR Leap, August 17, 2023
(Features SMC trustee Dr. Susan Aminoff)

Santa Monica College Football Team Preparing for the 2023-2024 Season
BVM Sports, August 9, 2023

Three SMC STEM Scholars Chosen for Esteemed Fellowship
Santa Monica Mirror, August 8, 2023

AltaSea’s Annual Blue Hour to Honor Women Stewards of the Ocean, August 9, 2023
(Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Patricia Ramos was a NextGen award recipient)

Kayla Duckworth Sawyer: Kendrick Lamar's Sister Was a Teen Mom
AmoMama, August 8, 2023
(Features SMC Nursing grad Kayla Duckworth Sawyer)

What to know about bachelor's degrees at California Community Colleges | Quick Guide
Ed Source, July 27, 2023

SPJ/LA Names Distinguished Honorees for 2023
The Rafu Shimpo, July 26, 2023
(Mentions Jackson Tammariello writer and editor of The Corsair and recent graduate of SMC)

Cal State objects to 7 proposed four-year degrees at community colleges
Higher Ed Dive, July 26, 2023

These charts show which Californians go to the most selective colleges
San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2023

Five things to know about former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson, July 20, 2023
(Johnson is an SMC alum)

Letters to the Editor: Community colleges are a beacon of hope and opportunity for returning students
Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2023
(Flynn is a former SMC counselor)

Westside happenings: Week of July 13
The Argonaut, July 13, 2023
(Features Drescher Planetarium July shows)

Nikki DeLoach
The Retaility, July 1, 2023
(DeLoach is an SMC alum and mentions SMC in this article)

A Surprise Graduation: Santa Monica College student walks 30 years after completing credits
The Argonaut, Jun 15, 2023

Quinn Lukens Elevated to Assistant Coach
Clemson Tigers News, July 12, 2023
(Lukens is an SMC alum)

Tessa Thompson’s 15 Best Movies, Ranked by Rotten Tomatoes
Movieweb, July 3, 2023
(Thompson is an SMC alum, the article mentions her time at the college)

The Electrifying Power of Poetry
The Corsair, June 30, 2023

Around Town
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 29, 2023

Best Things To Do This Weekend In Los Angeles And SoCal: June 30 - July 2
LAist, June 29, 2023

'Celebrate America' Fireworks 2023: Santa Monica
Patch, July 1, 2023

The Class of 2023 Graduate from Santa Monica College (front-page photo feature)
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 16, 2023 

(Video) Santa Monica College Holds First In-Person Graduation Since 2019
Santa Monica Mirror, June 14, 2023 

LA Mode fashion show returns to SMC
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 21, 2023

Santa Monica College Celebrates 1st Annual Black Student Graduation Ceremony
LA Sentinel, June 14, 2023 

(Video) Student Fashion Show Takes Place at Santa Monica College
Santa Monica Mirror, June 21, 2023 

"Celebrate America" Returns After 3-Year Hiatus
The Lookout, June 20, 2023 

Project Based Learning: The future of education?
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 10, 2023 

Undocumented and Carrying the Weight of the World
California Youth Media Network, May 7, 2023 
(The author, Carmen Gonzalez, is an SMC Corsair/Journalism alum) 

News Inside the Industry
California Apparel News, June 8, 2023 
(Mentions SMC’s LA Mode 2023) 

Army Deputy Under Secretary encourages relationship building at Santa Monica College
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 8, 2023

(Video) Deputy Under Secretary of the Army Visits SMC to Discuss Student Veteran Opportunities
Santa Monica Mirror, June 6, 2023

SMC to Host  “Carnival — Melodious Maximus,” Live Theatre Performances
Santa Monica Mirror, June 6, 2023

SMC Fashion Show Comes Back After Three Years
Santa Monica Mirror, June 6, 2023

SMC Fashion Students to Showcase Their Designs
Santa Monica Lookout, June 2, 2023

(Video) Favor repaid: Ukrainian family finds refuge in Los Angeles decades after ancestors saved a life
ABC7, June 2, 2023
(Alex Bogancha is an SMC student)

Live Theater, Beach Cleanup: 5 Things Ahead This Week In Santa Monica
Santa Monica Patch, June 4, 2023

Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop Presents "Carnival – Melodious Maximus" June 9-11
Culver City Observer, June 1, 2023

Community colleges taking more action to address mental health
El Camino College Union, May 31, 2023

Santa Monica College Students Selected for Community College Global Affairs Fellowship
Culver City Observer, June 1, 2023

U.S. Ambassador to Address SMC Graduating Class
Santa Monica Lookout, May 25, 2023

(Video) Student Art Gallery at Santa Monica College Begins May 25
Santa Monica Mirror, May 24, 2023

Ana Reyes’ Surreal, Wild Ride: Author talks writing, her SMC emeritus students and Guatemala
The Argonaut, May 25, 2023
(Reyes is an SMC Emeritus creative writing instructor)

Contested community college degree programs help fill job training gaps, ease student debt
Afro LA News, February 13, 2023
(Eduardo Sebastian Paz, an SMC Interaction Design grad, is featured)

Westside Happenings
The Argonaut, May 25, 2023

Cruise to Death: Santa Monica College presents the “Murder on the Nile” play for two weekends
The Corsair, June 1, 2023

5 Things Coming Up This Week in Santa Monica: Santa Monica College Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir join forces with the Symphony Orchestra to perform "Beethoven & Hunchback" 
Santa Monica Patch, May 28, 2023

SMPD celebrates promotions and new hires
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 19, 2023

New Donut Shop, Art Exhibit: 5 Things Ahead This Week In Santa Monica
Santa Monica Patch, May 21, 2023

Garden Party: SMC’s Organic Learning Garden is Back & Blooming
Santa Monica Mirror, May 18, 2023

"I feel her spirit": Cal State grad studied in same halls where her mom was a patient
Ventura County Star, May 20, 2023
(Greenbird is an SMC Alum)

SMC Planetarium Explores Invisible Secrets
Santa Monica Lookout, May 19, 2023

Santa Monica College QB Forrest Brock says he'll be joining Owls
OwlsDaily (Temple University Sports), May 17, 2023

Victory Laps for SMC Women’s Swim
The Corsair, May 18, 2023

Santa Monica College Dance Department Hosts High School Students for Immersive “Dance Day” Experience
Brentwood News, May 11, 2023

Blown Away: Open House at SMC
The Corsair, May 17, 2023

College Student’s Short Film “Azizam” to Screen at Cannes Film Festival
Santa Monica Lookout, April 25, 2023

The Power of Art and a Vision
The Corsair, May 15, 2023

SMC Student Film “Azizam” Accepted into The American Pavilion at Cannes’s “Student Short Films” Category
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 11, 2023

Ukrainian refugee helped by family his ancestors saved
Spectrum News 1, May 22, 2023
(Alex Bogancha is a student at SMC)

News Briefs
The Argonaut, May 11, 2023
(The Corsair’s SPJ wins are mentioned)

Prominent leaders speak at Malibu’s State of the City address
The Malibu Times, May 11, 2023

SMC Student Film to Screen at Cannes
Santa Monica Lookout, May 9, 2023

‘I wanted to give my family, my community something to see’
Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2023
(Finley is an SMC alum)

(Video) The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For The New Santa Monica College Campus Malibu
Santa Monica Mirror, May 8, 2023

'Project 562' makes NYT bestsellers list
La Conner Weekly News, May 10, 2023

SMC Celebrates Black Student Success Week
The Corsair, May 7, 2023

5 Things Ahead This Week In Santa Monica
Santa Monica Patch, May 7, 2023

Club Row: Meet the Clubs of Santa Monica College
The Corsair, May 4, 2023

Race Relay Initiative Arrives at Santa Monica College
The Corsair, May 4, 2023

Honoring Heritage: Venice Cinco de Mayo Parade unites a community
The Argonaut, May 8, 2023

Santa Monica College satellite campus formally welcomes Malibu community
The Malibu Times, April 27, 2023

SMC Creates Opportunities & Helps Create a Sustainable World with New Sustainability Noncredit Certificates | [Article appears on page 2 of Santa Monica Daily Press May 1 issue]
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 1, 2023

SMC celebrates opening of new campus in Malibu
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 25, 2023

Undocumented students qualify for financial aid in California. Why aren’t more of them using it?
CalMatters, May 3, 2023

Santa Monica Reads 'The Sum of Us'
Santa Monica Lookout, May 1, 2023

Santa Monica Reads Heather McGhee
City of Santa Monica Library, May 1, 2023

SMC Symposium Explores Cross-Racial Solidarity
Santa Monica Lookout, April 26, 2023

Book lovers embrace the creative process — and why failure is good — at the L.A. Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2023

Professional beatboxer explores the healing art of breathing
Spectrum News 1, April 21, 2023
(Shodekeh gave a master class at SMC)

Beatboxer Shodekeh Talifero wants you to take a deep breath
KCRW, April 20, 2023

A Star Is Born -- and Dies -- at SMC Planetarium Next Month
Santa Monica Lookout, April 25, 2023

State Champions Crowned In CCCAA Tournament
Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), May 1, 2023
(Nicole West of SMC won CCCAA Women’s Singles Championship)

Student startups pitch out-of-this-world tech at Houston competition
Innovation Map, May 2, 2023

Metro extends popular GoPass pilot program that provides free fares for L.A. County K-14 students
Metro TheSource, April 27, 2023

Troy Williams Throws TD Pass, Leads Maulers To Win Over Stars
KSL Sports, April 30, 2023
(Williams is an SMC alum)

Twitter’s identity crisis risks broadcaster exodus
Tech Insider, April 24, 2023

Elected Officials Salute Career Achievements of Hal and Bettye Walker
Los Angeles Sentinel, April 30, 2023

BTG Presents A Conversation With Ana Reyes, Author Of The House In The Pines, Moderated By WAMC's Joe Donahue
Broadway World, April 20, 2023
(Reyes is a creative writing instructor at SMC Emeritus)

Santa Monica College to celebrate new Malibu campus with Open House April 22
The Malibu Times, April 15, 2023

The Public Radio Twitter Exodus Continues
Inside Radio, April 13, 2023

Santa Monica College's Malibu Campus Is Open: 5 Things To Know, April 13, 2023

Ford Predoctoral Fellowships awarded to two UNM graduate students
UNM Newsroom, April 12, 2023
(Gustavo Garcia is an SMC alum)

Heather McGhee to Deliver Keynote Address at Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute 2023 Spring Symposium
Santa Monica Mirror, April 12, 2023

Over 80 Artworks Featured In Upcoming 2023 SMC Emeritus Art Exhibition, April 13, 2023

AltaSea Teams Up With CSUN, Santa Monica College, and LA Coalition for Third Annual Seminar Series on Aquaculture in the Emerging Blue Economy
Business Wire, April 10, 2023

Men of Color Leadership Conference at PCC Empowers Students to Achieve Their Dreams
Pasadena Now, April 8, 2023

Santa Monica Daily Press, April 8, 2023

Santa Monica College To Celebrate New Malibu Campus With Open House
MSN, April 5, 2023

SMC To Celebrate New Malibu Campus On April 22
Canyon News, April 6, 2023

Warren Olney adds teaching to his resume as a new professor at SMC 
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 13, 2023

Women and girls are still protesting in Iran. Here’s why. 
PBS News Hour, March 9, 2023 
(Features Elham Gheytanchi-Fotoohi, SMC sociology instructor.)

Assistant Athletic Director Lydia Ayala Shares Her Athletic Journey 
The Corsair, March 17, 2023

SMC Training Programs Win Exemplary Award 
The Lookout, March 14, 2023

SMC’s Noncredit Certified Nursing Assistant & Home Health Aide Certificates Recognized as 2022 Exemplary Programs by NCCET 
Santa Monica Mirror, March 15, 2023

Center Theatre Group's College & Career Fair For The Arts 
Culver City Observer, March 16, 2023

Free rides for students on LA Metro transit get a huge response from kids 
Los Angeles Daily News, March 13, 2023

War, Big Tech and Black Horror at SMC Literary Series
The Lookout, March 9, 2023

A Celebration of Black History Through the Eyes of Ellis Haizlip 
The Corsair, March 10, 2023

The Malibu Community Labor Exchange relocates its trailer and receives a restroom facility 
The Malibu Times, March 9, 2023 
(Malibu Community Labor Exchange is adjacent to the new SMC-Malibu campus.)

Pressure to Admit Transfers 
Inside Higher Ed, March 8, 2023 

Cast of "Black Girl Missing" Comes to Santa Monica College
The Corsair, March 3, 2023

Spring Jazz Series: Popular Santa Monica College Program Starts March 10
The Argonaut, March 2, 2023

LA's First Private Club for Black Women Still Awaiting City's Promised Funds
NBC Los Angeles, February 21, 2023
(Features SMC Vice President of Human Resources Sherri Lee-Lewis, also president of the Wilfandel Club)

Social Justice Lecture Series at SMC Offers Eclectic Lineup
The Lookout, February 28, 2023

Kern County Leader Named California Community College Chancellor at System’s Pivotal Time
The Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2023
(Josh Elizondo, a student member on the Board of Governors & former SMC student trustee and AS president is quoted)

Santa Monica College Invites Public to Dance
The Lookout, February 21, 2023

Celebrating Black History Month with the Pan African Alliance
The Corsair, March 3, 2023

SMC to Launch New Equity-Centered Biotech Program with $1 Milllion Grant
Santa Monica Lookout, February 9, 2023

SMC’s Malibu Campus is Opening This Month
Canyon News, February 9, 2023

Santa Monica College Satellite Campus About to Open
The Malibu Times, February 6, 2023

Malibu Welcomes Santa Monica College to Town
Pepperdine University Graphic, February 15, 2023

I-Team Discovers Where Lottery Money Goes
NBC Los Angeles, February 1, 2023

SMC Receives Grant to Expand Access to Critical Support Services for Foster Youth
Santa Monica Mirror, February 1, 2023

Word – S9.2 – From Prison to Park, a Festival of Haiku Continues Anew
KJZZ Fronteras, February 14, 2023
(Features SMC Emeritus Creative Writing Instructor Ana Reyes)

Funding Roundup
Community College Daily, February 13, 2023
(Mentions SMC’s New NextUp Grant)

Gallery Los Olivos Welcomes Award-Winning Artist Annie Hoffman
Santa Barbara Independent, February 2, 2023
(Hoffman is an SMC alum)

SMC Continues Black History Series, February 1, 2023

SMC Receives Grant to Expand Access to Critical Support Services for Foster Youth
Santa Monica Mirror, February 1, 2023

Free, Live Virtual Shows from SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Look at China’s Space Program, the Peregrine Lunar Lander, & More in Feb.
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 30, 2023

Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School Earns LEED Platinum
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 23, 2023

Students Receive 2023 Education Awards from the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Westside Coalition
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 23, 2023

SMC Volleyball
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 20, 2023

Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School Earns LEED Platinum
Santa Monica Mirror, January 19, 2023

Early Childhood Lab School Earns Prestigious Building Designation
Santa Monica Lookout, January 18, 2023

Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School Earns LEED Platinum, January 18, 2023

SMC’s Emeritus Acting Troupe to Perform Jan. 28 “Conversations: Scenes from Film and Theater”
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 16, 2023

How L.A. artist Kelly Akashi’s work evokes tangled feelings about impermanence
Los Angeles Times, December 30, 2022
(Akashi’s enrollment in an SMC glassblowing class is mentioned)

SMC Interaction Design Bachelor’s Degree Students Lend Special Touch to CicLAvia 2022
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 3, 2023

Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7's Lunar Module Pilot Has Passed Away Aged 90
Autoevolution, January 4, 2023
(Cunningham was an SMC alum)