Santa Monica College

HBCU Caravan College Fair at SMC Attracts Nearly 500 Attendees

On Thursday, Oct. 26, The Quad at Santa Monica College’s main campus hosted SMC’s first-ever HBCU Caravan, a college fair highlighting Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) from across the country, attended by nearly 500 students.

True Romance

Taylor and Jeyde Mitchell owe their relationship to crowded public transportation, chivalry and a mutual friend. The 2023 graduates of Santa Monica College met as teens while riding a Los Angeles Metro bus.

Mayor Butts Congratulates Joshua!

Joshua Apparicio-Swain was congratulated by his mentor, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, on June 22, for graduating with honors from Santa Monica College.

Reflecting on the Past, Looking Toward the Future

Standing on the word of God and His promises to me, I was able to be a 2021 High School Honors Graduate, as well as a 2022 Santa Monica College Honors Graduate, receiving an AA Degree at 17-years-old!

SMC to Transition All Classes to Remote Learning Environment

Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced that all classes—including those that generally require in-person instruction, wherever possible—will transition to a remote learning environment, effective Wednesday, March 18, to limit the potential transmission of COVID-19. There are currently no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at SMC.


We at The Broad Stage consider the safety and security of our patrons, visitors, artists and employees our absolute highest priority. Given the widespread escalation of efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to exercise caution and suspend performances through April 8, 2020, effective immediately. In making this decision, we consulted with Santa Monica College, public health officials and many of our peer institutions in the field.


Feb. 15, 20, 22 & 27 SMC’s Black History Month events are: • Thursday, February 15 at 11:15 a.m. in Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165: Kyle Bowser: “Black Representation in Media”: Kyle Bowser is the founder of Res Ipsa Media, Inc., a multimedia production company that has developed and produced an array of multimedia projects, and garnered development deals with Warner Bros., Home Box Office, and 3 Arts Entertainment. He has worked for more than two decades as an entertainment industry executive – spanning the areas of film, television, music, theater, radio, and new media – and has

Santa Monica College Students Honored With 2016 Education Awards

Five Santa Monica College students and a senior from Point Loma High School were presented the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition 2016 Education Awards at a ceremony held Jan. 18 to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday. This year’s awards recipients are: • SMC sophomore Aljzana Hobdy-Clayton, who received the 2016 Clyde Smith Award for her poem “Don’t Let Those 6 Principles Go.” The award for ‘artistic effort and service to making our world a better place’ is given to celebrate the life of MLK Westside Coalition co-founder, director of the former Neighborhood Development Corporation (NRDC), and revered community