Jones Retraces Steps in Europe TripLast August, theatre arts professor Janie Jones (above, with 89-year-old Danish “mother” Birthe Behrendt) took a three-month travel quest to Europe to retrace her steps from three pivotal periods in her life. She discovered how much had evolved – both in Europe and in herself. More >>
This nutrition professor was named a top dietitian in the United States. Other newsmakers are Maria Dell, David Goodman, Nancy Greenstein, Sumy Takesue, Lesa Terry and Phyllis Trager.
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Emeritus College Receives $1 Million Gift The SMC Foundation has announced that it has received a $1.038 million gift from the estate of Zelda Herman (above) for SMC’s renowned Emeritus College for older adults – the largest ever to Emeritus College and the fourth largest in the history of SMC. Full Story >>
Accreditation Team Commends SMC, Makes Recommendations SMC was commended March 11 for many of its programs and practices, and also received several recommendations from an accreditation team. SMC President Dr. Chui L. Tsang feted the accreditation team, including Cosumnes River College ESL professor Lisa Marchand (above) at a reception March 8 in the SMC Art Gallery. Full Story >>
SMC In the News Check out this article “Community College Cuts Hurt Transfers” in the USC Daily Trojan. It quotes Dan Nannini, SMC Transfer Center coordinator (above), who says of the “overwhelming challenge” of transferring these days to a four-year university: “I have been doing this for 21 years, and I have never seen anything like it.”
SMC Alumni in the News Former SMC students Chad Ochocinco (formerly Chad Johnson) of the Cincinnati Bengals and Olympics gold medal ice skater Evan Lysacek (above) are in the current season of “Dancing with the Stars”
Facebook & Other Photos from March Not a Facebook user? Missed some great celebrations at SMC in March and didn’t see the photos on SMC’s Facebook page? No worries. You can see – or relive – some of the lively moments at the college in a month jam-packed with events of many kinds, including frolicking with Pico the Pirate (above), the new unofficial SMC mascot, at Professional Development Day. See slide show>>