Dear Alumni and Friends,
As the summer rolls along and we head toward the August festivities, I'd like to take a moment to reflect upon this year's accomplishments. Once again, SMC's graduation ceremony was webcast at alumni.smc.edu
for family and friends around the globe. Congratulations to our newest Young Alumni! You demonstrated the ultimate Growth, Resilience, Integrity and Tenacity (GRIT) as you completed your last semester, received your program certificates, and walked across the stage. Be sure to watch the graduation highlights video
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This year we also celebrated SMC Everywhere
to recognize all of our students who are completing programs, transferring, and preparing for their next moves. The turnout was incredible; spirits were high, and the impact of "Your Presence Matters!" was felt across campus. Read more here
, and if you missed the chance to "declare your next move" at the event, be sure to click here
and share your info with us so we can stay in touch! Thank you to all the alumni and friends that came back to congratulate students at the event and to ask them where they were going next.
I hope all of you take some time to enjoy your successes, and reflect upon your accomplishments over these summer months. Many of you are setting out to join the workforce in your specialized areas, many are preparing to transfer in a few weeks, some are contemplating your next moves, a few of you may return this fall. Wherever you go, you are always a part of SMC.We want to know how you are, where you are, and what you're doing. Your Presence Matters!
Scroll below to read about our Distinguished Alumni, Nathalie Reyes, who shared her story at the alumni luncheon and spoke at graduation.
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As always, Proud to be SMC!
Deirdre L. Weaver