November 2013

Dear Alumni and Friends,


This fall has brought us so much to celebrate; our SMC Corsairs had a big victory at Homecoming! The Corsair newspaper had a big win at the Southern California Convention of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC), and SMC's first student film, Solidarity, won best dramatic short at the San Diego film festival.


Scroll down to meet one of our Future Alums. Read about White House honoree, Andrew Hem, in the Alumni Spotlight and his contributions to the art world, and don't miss Balenchine's Nutcracker Ballet in a first ever appearance on the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College's Performing Arts Center.


Thanksgiving is around the corner which gives rise to reflect upon the many things for which we are grateful. I am grateful to have had the opportunity over this year to meet so many SMC Alumni from New York to Hong Kong and back here at home in Santa Monica. I am inspired by the stories, the connections, and the generosity of spirit to give back. Please join me and share your reflections.
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As always, Proud to be SMC!



Deirdre L. Weaver

Assistant Director

Campus and Alumni Relations

(310) 434-4215

Future Alumni Focus
Lucy Ebude Mesue

From childhood, Cameroon-born Lucy Mesue dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. A journey halfway around the world has set her on her path. Read more...
Alumni Spotlight
Andrew Hem
An invitation to the White House seemed so unreal to Santa Monica College Alumnus Andrew Hem that he initially disregarded the email as a scam. But Hem's invitation from The White House Historical Society was no prank. Read more...
Homecoming Alumni Party
Food! Entertainment! Prizes!

This year's Homecoming post-game alumni party was well attended with over 95 guests. Food, entertainment, prizes, and a Corsairs victory made for a spirited day! Read more...
The Nutcracker Ballet
At The Broad Stage

This year Westside Ballet of Santa Monica celebrates 40 years of The Nutcracker productions with its first appearance on The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, with Tchaikovsky's majestic score performed by the SMC Symphony! Learn More
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