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2022

(Articles are not necessarily in chronological order)

SMC Emeritus Concert Band to Hold Free Concert
Santa Monica Mirror, November 17, 2022

Westside Happenings: ETHOS Film Awards & Festival
The Argonaut, November 17, 2022
(Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute was a co-producing partner facility.)

LAEDC recognizes Santa Monica College as 2022 Education Honoree at 27th Annual Eddy Awards®
Santa Monica Daily Press, November 14, 2022

Leaders in Competitive Races Hold On After More Ballots Counted
Santa Monica Lookout, November 15, 2022

SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Evening Concert November 18
Santa Monica Daily Press, November 14, 2022

SMC Symphony Orchestra Presents Concert November 20
Santa Monica Daily Press, November 14, 2022

SMC Earns Second Consecutive Silver Bicycle Friendly University Award from League of American Bicyclists
Santa Monica Daily Press, November 12, 2022

These Are the Most Bike-Friendly Colleges in the U.S.
Bicycling.com, November 14, 2022

Santa Monica College to Host Native American Artist Matika Wilbur’s “All My Relations” Podcast and Indigenous Film Festival November 18 & 19
Santa Monica Daily Press, November 12, 2022

SMC Forum Features Old Sounds and a New Way of Seeing
Santa Monica Lookout, November 10, 2022

SMC Student Film “Leaving the Factory” Wins at Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum
Santa Monica Mirror, November 17, 2022

Behind an aquacultural revolution: SMC & AltaSea developing program to create Blue Economy
Santa Monica Daily Press, November 7, 2022

2022 Corporate Counsel Awards: Corporate Counsel of the Year – Growing Company Honoree: Rob Rader
Los Angeles Business Journal, November 15, 2022

SPJ elects 2022-23 Board of Directors and Regional Coordinators
Society of Professional Journalists, November 2, 2022
(Ashanti Blaze-Hopkins, journalism professor at Santa Monica College, was elected Vice President of the SPJ Board of Directors.)

SMC grad lives the American dream
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 29, 2022

Gold Stars: Santa Monica College’s film school garners top rankings from national magazine
The Argonaut, October 27, 2022

Women’s Soccer Display Absolute Dominance at Home
The Corsair, October 27, 2022

Art Department's Glass Pumpkins Blow Community Away
The Corsair, October 26, 2022

Master Class
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 25, 2022

Drop, Cover and Hold on! Practice Quake Drill on International ShakeOut Day
NBC Los Angeles, October 20, 2022

SMC Student Film “Leaving the Factory” One of Three Finalists for the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum
Santa Monica Mirror, October 2, 2022

SMDP endorsements on props and measures: Taxes, taxes and more taxes at play on this year’s ballot
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 21, 2022
(Includes mention of SMC bond measure, Measure SMC)

Author Readings Celebrate Release of Fall 2022 Santa Monica Review
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 24, 2022

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Presents Free, Live Virtual Shows in November
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 24, 2022

Harry Gregson-Williams Prepares for Cue the Music
The Corsair, October 24, 2022

Great Shakeout Drill Rolls Through SMC
The Corsair, October 24, 2022

JACC SoCal On-The-Spot Awards–Fall 2022
The Journalism Association of Community Colleges, October 20, 2022
(SMC Jounalism student Connor Heeley is First Place winner for Copy Editing)

Measure SMC: Live Interview With Campaign Co-chair Shari Davis
Santa Monica Mirror, October 27, 2022

Santa Monica College transfer student overcomes hurdles to reach sports medicine path
ASU News, October 13, 2022

Santa Monica College transfer student overcomes hurdles to reach sports medicine path
UK News Today, October 13, 2022

SMC Debate Team Wins Awards
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 14, 2022

Santa Monica Review Probes Childhood Memories
Santa Monica Lookout, October 13, 2022

What California’s organics recycling law could mean for the future of landfills
WasteDive, October 13, 2022
(J. Michael Huls, who is a Recycling instructor at SMC, is quoted)

In First In-Person Tournament Since COVID-19, SMC Debate Team Wins Awards
Santa Monica Mirror, October 13, 2022

SMC Student is White House News Photographers Association’s “Student Still Photographer of the Year”  
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 24, 2022 

SMC Barrett Art Gallery to Showcase Acclaimed Native American Artist Matika Wilbur’s “Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America” “Consciousness-shifting” 
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 5, 2022 

Santa Monica College Jazz Ensemble to Perform Live Concert October 16 
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 10, 2022 

Celebrate Pumpkin Season at the Virginia Avenue Park Mini Fall Festival
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 10, 2022 
(SMC Art Dept. will be showcasing glass pumpkins for sale at this event)

SMC to Host Gallery Reception for Native American Artist Matika Wilbur’s Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America 
Santa Monica Mirror, October 4, 2022 

Club Awareness Day Returns In Person
The Corsair, October 3, 2022 

SMC Film Students Recognized at DTLA Film Festival
The Corsair, October 1, 2022 

Santa Monica College to Stage “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 26, 2022 

Santa Monica College’s Fall 2022 Communication, Media & Design Series Begins September 19
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 19, 2022 

Santa Monica College Presents 2022 Fall Jazz Series
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 19, 2022 

3 Questions for a Community College Director on Chromebooks 
Inside Higher Ed, September 18, 2022
(Specht mentions Santa Monica College’s timely sale of Chromebooks to his institution) 

Satellites and Sunspots at the SMC Planetarium
Santa Monica Lookout, September 15, 2022 

KCRW/Santa Monica-Los Angeles Announces The Return Of Live Sessions With KCRW Live From... 
AllAccess.com, September 15, 2022 

SMC 'Starts Up' with Welcoming Event
The Corsair, October 13, 2022

'Being Future Being' examines relationship between humans and the world
Spectrum News 1, September 8, 2022 

Inspiring for environmental change through science, education and activism
Malibu Times, September 4, 2022 
(Features SMC Marine Biology instructor Benjamin Kay)

Santa Monica College and AltaSea Collaborate to Catalyze Workforce Development in the Blue Economy
Business Wire, August 22, 2022

As new ocean economy emerges, Santa Monica College, AltaSea at Port of LA ready to dive in
Daily Breeze, August 22, 2022 (See attached PDFs for additional versions of this story)

And:

Santa Monica College fights student food insecurity with free bodega
Spectrum News 1, August 1, 2022

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SMC Continues Live Literary Talks & Readings this Fall
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 29, 2022

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Resumes Free, Live Virtual Shows in September
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 29, 2022

SMC's Fall Literary Series Features Fact and Fiction
Santa Monica Lookout, August 25, 2022

SMC’s art gallery namesake dies
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 25, 2022

ASU hits huge milestone in easing path for transfer students
ASU News, August 25, 2022

Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced
SPJ News, August 24, 2022 (The Corsair is a finalist)

SMC to Launch Groundbreaking Aquaculture Certificate Program
Santa Monica Lookout, August 23, 2022

Santa Monica College and AltaSea Collaborate to Catalyze Workforce Development in the Blue Economy
Yahoo! Finance, August 22, 2022

John McMullen, standout basketball coach at Santa Monica College, dies at 82
Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2022

Students shuffled to new campuses for the start of the new year
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 18, 2022

Best Universities Announces 2022 Best 4 Year Colleges in California
Invest Courier, August 18, 2022

Council, school races see nomination deadline extended
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 15, 2022

SMC Barrett Art Gallery to showcase acclaimed Native American artist
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 15, 2022

SMC Exhibition Offers 'Consciousness-Shifting' View of Native Cultures
Santa Monica Lookout, August 12, 2022

Best Universities Announces 2022 Best Dance Colleges in the U.S.
Financial Content, August 12, 2022

Santa Monica College Named One of 40 Best Film Schools in U.S. and Canada
Santa Monica Mirror, August 12, 2022

Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Festival 2022 Winners Include ‘Please Baby Please,’ ‘Mars One’
Variety, July 27, 2022 (Audience Award winner Juan Felipe Zuleta is an SMC alum)

'Moviemaker' Ranks SMC Among Top Film Schools
Santa Monica Lookout, July 28, 2022

MovieMaker Names SMC Among 40 Best North American Film Schools 2022 
smc.edu/news, July 28, 2022  

HFPA announces over $4.5 million in grants 
Spectrum News 1, July 26, 2022 
(SMC’s Film Program is an HFPA grant recipient) 

Two Santa Monica College Students and One Alum Selected for Station1 Frontiers Fellowship 
Santa Monica Daily Press, July 25, 2022 

Foundation announces 2022 Wall of Fame honorees  
Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, July 17, 2022 
(SMC Superintendent/President Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery is a 2022 Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation Wall of Fame Honoree) 

Two Santa Monica College Students and One Alum Selected for Station1 Frontiers Fellowship 
Santa Monica Mirror, July 20, 2022 

SMC Planetarium Features Images from the Cosmos 
Santa Monica Lookout, July 21, 2022 

SMC Emeritus Gallery to Host Online Opening Reception for Group Exhibition July 28 
Santa Monica Daily Press, July 18, 2022 

SMC to Stage Alice v. Wonderland: Trials Through the Looking Glass! 
Santa Monica Daily Press, July 11, 2022  

The Stunning Transformation Of Tessa Thompson 
The List, July 26, 2022 
(Thompson is an SMC alum) 

Newsom visits SMC to sign new gun control measure
Santa Monica Daily Press, July 22, 2022  

Gov. Gavin Newsom Attacks Texas Abortion Ban With New Gun Law And Full-Page Ads
Vanity Fair, July 23, 2022  

7 best bets for your L.A. weekend: iPalpiti Festival, Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ and more
Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2022 

Animation, Feminism and Self-Affirmation at SMC Media Talks
Santa Monica Lookout, September 14, 2022 

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Watch: New Summer and Fall Programs Available at Santa Monica College
westsidetoday.com, June 17, 2022
(Feat. SMC Open House Spring 2022 & Interim Associate Dean, Outreach, Onboarding & Engagement Jose Hernandez)

A New Season and New Shows Build Excitement at Broadstage
Santa Monica Daily Press, July 7, 2022

Kenan Thompson Net Worth 2022: Career, Bio, Income & More
Trending Work, July 4, 2022
(Thompson is an SMC alum)

Revenue raising hotel tax measure headed to November ballot
Santa Monica Daily Press, July 1, 2022

Celebrating Academic Success
The Argonaut, June 30, 2022
(also see attached PDF, courtesy of The Argonaut)

Mayor Butts Congratulates Joshua!
Los Angeles Sentinel, June 30, 2022
(Features SMC grad Joshua Apparicio-Swain)

What is ‘The Parkers’ cast doing now?
We Got This Covered, June 28, 2022
(A character in The Parkers attends Santa Monica College)

Colleges offer students counseling to 'cope' with Roe v. Wade reversal
Washington Examiner, June 27, 2022

BroadStage announces 2022-2023 season
Beverly Press/Park LaBrea News, June 23, 2022

SMC Planetarium Explores Space Colonies and the Search for Alien Life
Santa Monica Lookout, June 21, 2022

BroadStage Offers Broad Range of Performances in 2022–2023
SFCV Classical Voice, June 21, 2022

Community College: Explore the Great Equalizer
Psychology Today, June 17, 2022
(Arnold Schwarzenegger, SMC alum, is mentioned)

Graduation/Grad Walk 2022 Coverage:

Santa Monica College Holds Grad Walk, 950 Graduates Celebrate with Families & Friends
Santa Monica Mirror, June 14

Santa Monica College Celebrates Graduation
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 14

Nearly 1,000 SMC Grads Walk the 'Walk'
Santa Monica Lookout, June 13

California Assemblymember Richard Bloom to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 16
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 13

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Santa Monica College Places $375M Measure On November Ballot: Santa Monica Beat
Santa Monica Mirror, June 13
(SMC proposed bond measure coverage begins at 3:19)

SMC announces bond measure for November ballot
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 9

BroadStage Announces 2022/23 Season and New Look
broadwayworld.com, June 14

Introducing S.F. Chronicle's summer 2022 interns
San Francisco Chronicle, June 13
(Swope is an SMC student and former Corsair staffer)

College Board Places Bond Measure on November Ballot
Santa Monica Lookout, June 13

Letter to the Editor: Santa Monica College Survey
Malibu Times, June 13

Parents balk at District plan to disperse John Muir Elementary students, keep SMASH intact
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 8

WISE & Healthy Aging Honors Community Advocates at Annual ‘Celebration of Caring’
Santa Monica Mirror, June 7

Six picks for your L.A. weekend: Shakespeare, Beethoven, Hollywood Fringe and more
Los Angeles Times, June 9

Things To Do In LA, OC: Dance, Shakespeare, Beethoven
My Droll.com, June 9

SMC Musical Theatre Workshop Presents “We Got the Beat!”

Santa Monica Daily Press, June 2

Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School Unveiled
Santa Monica Mirror, May 24

SMC Student Film “The War Within” Accepted into 2022 American Pavilion at Canes
Santa Monica Mirror, May 24

Restaurant Industry Year On From Great Resignation
Los Angeles Times, May 23
(M.J. Mercado, who lost his job during the pandemic, is one of four people profiled in this article. Mercado enrolled at SMC after he was laid off and is currently pursing a degree in political science.)

Southern California Research Bodies to Host Aquaculture and Blue Economy Webinar Series
The Fish Site, May 28
(AltaSea, CSUN, LA Coalition and Santa Monica College will hold their second annual webinar series focused on aquaculture this June.)

Assemblymember Bloom to Address SMC’s Graduating Class
Santa Monica Lookout, May 24

SMC Wind Ensemble at the Broad Stage
Patch.com, June 5

SMC to Showcase Student Photos at Three Exhibits
Santa Monica Lookout, May 26

Breathing New Life Into Works by Composers Who Suffered Oppression
Jewish Journal, May 27
(The Broad Stage concert, “Journey Out of Darkness,” featuring works by composers who were suppressed by fascist regimes of the 20th Century, was organized by Gail Gordon Numi Opera director, and founder of the opera program at Santa Monica College.)

Derf Reklaw, Renowned Jazz Musician, Succumbs
Los Angeles Sentinel, May 26
(Reklaw taught at Santa Monica College.)

AltaSea, CSUN, LA Coalition, and Santa Monica College to Hold Second Annual Webinar Series Focused on Aquaculture for the Economy and Ecosystem
Bakersfield.com, May 24

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Continues Free, Live Virtual Shows
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 23

The SMC Planetarium Investigates the Latest in Space Flight
Bollyinside, May 22

SMC Planetarium Explores the Latest in Space Flight
Santa Monica Lookout, May 20

College Fair Returns to SMC
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 2

Student Film Headed to Cannes
Santa Monica Lookout, May 18

SMC Performances Feature Jazz, Dance and Staged Novel
Santa Monica Lookout, May 17

SMC to Stage Treasure Island Performances at Main Stage May 20-29
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 16

SMC Emeritus Annual Student Art Exhibition 2022 Online – Part 2 Opening Celebration May 26
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 16 

Santa Monica College’s Synapse Contemporary Dance Theater to Showcase New Works May 27-28
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 12

Dolores Huerta Talks Abortion Rights at Adelante Club Meeting
The Corsair, May 6

SMC Seeks Applicants to Bond Oversight Committee
Santa Monica Lookout, May 6

SMC Guitar Showcase Presents Free Concert May 26
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 13

AACC, NSF Announce 12 Student Teams to Advance to Community College Innovation Challenge Finals
Insider NJ, May 4

Communicating Through Art with Shaylen Nelson
Los Angeles Sentinel, May 12 (Shaylen is an SMC alum)

KCRW Rebrands: ‘Always on LA
Ramp247, May 6

Santa Monica College Joins Age-Friendly University Global Network
Santa Monica Mirror, May 19

12 College Teams Named CCIC Finalists
Community College Daily, April 28

Iao Katagiri, Beloved Community Leader and Nonprofit Champion, Dies at 70
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 29

SMC’s Global Motion World Dance Company to Perform May 14-15 at The Broad Stage
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 2

Bodega is a Food Pantry with No Stigma
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 22

Santa Monica College’s College Fair Returns On-Ground, 93 Four-Year Schools & 1,240 Future Transfer Students Attend
SMC Newsroom, April 28

Santa Monica College Joins Age-Friendly University Global Network
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 28

SMC’s Global Motion Brings World Dances Home
Santa Monica Lookout, April 27

SMC Invites Community Input for New Malibu Campus
SMC Newsroom, April 26

AACC, NSF Announce 12 Student Teams to Advance to Community College Innovation Challenge Finals
American Association of Community Colleges, April 27

Get State Community Colleges Back to In-Person Classes ASAP
Lake County Record-Bee, April 26

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Presents Free, Live Virtual Shows in May Featured Topics: Artemis Program Update, NASA’s Lucy Mission
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 25

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at SMC Theater Arts
The CORSAIR, April 25

Santa Monica College Continues Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series with Nurse & Author Theresa Brown May 3
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 25

Providing a Pillar of Food Assistance Support
Los Angeles Business Journal, April 25
(Features Westside Food Bank, one of SMC’s basic needs partners/sponsors)

American Actress And Comedian Tiffany Haddish Net Worth 2022: Age, Achievements, Personal Life And Memoir!
The Hub, April 19 (Haddish is an SMC alum)

LACCD Board Appoints Iino to Fill Vacancy
Los Angeles Japanese Daily News, April 16
(Iino was a former counseling faculty member at SMC & Citrus College)

Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame 2020: Nick Christensen Cultural Legend and Bucket thrower
Easy Reader & Peninsula, April 14 (Christensen is an SMC alum)

Gracies Head To Beverly Hills With Honorees Revealed
Radio+Television Business Report, April 13

Inside Eric Braeden's 3,500-Sq-Ft Mansion That He Shares with His Wife for the Last 38 Years
Amo Mama, April 13 (Braeden is an SMC alum)

Sean Penn Bio, Net Worth, Movies, Age, Wife, Height, Instagram And More
The NU Herald, April 9 (Penn is an SMC alum)

Has Kenan Thompson won any awards? What did Kenan Thompson won an Emmy for?
GHANAFUO.COM, April 8 (Thompson is an SMC alum)

Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter April 26 Free Film Screening Online Includes Audience Q&A
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 18

SMC Series Offers Tips from Industry Professionals
Santa Monica Lookout, April 13

SMC Emeritus Annual Student Art Exhibition 2022 Opening Celebration April 21
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 11

Roxanne Messina Captor talks about 'The Salon' Digital Comedy Series
Digital Journal, April 2
(Captor is an SMC instructor)

‘Hey Ms. Nicki Parker’: Mo’Nique’s New Look Has Fans Bringing Up Her Character from ‘The Parkers’
Yahoo! News, April 1 (A character in ‘The Parkers’ attends Santa Monica College)

Redondo Beach Ukrainian Family Hopes for Peace
Easy Reader, April 1 (Olha is an SMC student)

Ocean Health and the 'Blue Economy'
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 31

SMC’s Spring 2022 “Masters of Dance” Series Continues
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 28

SMC to Stage The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Performances at Main Stage April 1-10
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 28

Lawmakers Consider Boosting Financial Aid for Private College Students
Cal Matters, March 25 (Elizondo is Associated Students President)

Tiffany Haddish: Comedian, Actress, Net Worth, Early Life, Career, And Much More!
Two Left Sticks, March 25 (Haddish is an SMC alum)

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Presents Free, Live Virtual Shows
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 21

COVID-19 Pandemic Produces Higher Depression & Anxiety Cases
The Corsair Online, March 15

SMC Emeritus Celebrates Release of "Chronicles" with Zoom Reading
Santa Monica Lookout, March 9

SMC Adds Madhuri Vijay to Lineup for Free Live Literary Talks & Readings this Spring
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 4

8 Best Bets for your Weekend: ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,’ Wynton Marsalis and More
LA Times, January 20

SMC Emeritus Gallery to Host Online Opening Reception for “Painting Over the Pandemic” Group Exhibition
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 17

SMC Barrett Gallery to Host “Art + Transformation”
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 14

NAACP Image Award Nominations
Variety, January 18 (Monique Matthews is an SMC instructor)

Pico Mural and Block Party to Breathe New Life Into the Historic Neighborhood
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 14

79th Annual Golden Globe Awards Announce Winners At Non-Televised Ceremony
LATF, January 9

SMMUSD Made The Right Call To Protect Our Kids
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 3 (Op-Ed written by SMC Trustee Dr. Sion Roy)

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 10

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