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. After 18 years at the program’s helm, Maria Martinez calls it a “work of heart.” This program, with its sense of “familia”, has changed life after life, even Maria’s. Read More

Marta D’Ocon

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. Read More

Shelley Henderson

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. Read More

A Picture Perfect Life: Dotan Saguy

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. Read More

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. Read More

Gary Ortega & Bill Price

Five Glorious Decades: Gary Ortega & Bill Price

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