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  August 17, 2011
An Amateur's Guide to Happiness
We think about it, we want it and we chase it: Happiness. But is happiness – the 2011-12 SMC global citizenship theme – elusive? You might be surprised what researchers have discovered, and how their findings might help you become more blissful. More >>

Opening Day Aug. 25: Happy Together
Get ready, come on get happy! Get ready for fall flex day! That's right, it's Opening Day Aug. 25 and the theme is happiness and gosh darn it, SMC's gonna start the year making Pollyanna look like Scrooge. Full Story >>

SMC CPA Pass Rate Among Highest in L.A. County, State
SMC's pass rate on the notoriously difficult Certified Public Accountant Exam puts the college among the top compared to both two- and four-year schools. Above, accounting professors Ming Lu, Pat Halliday and Teri Bernstein review CPA data. >>

VIP Welcome Day Rolls Out Red Carpet for New Students Aug. 26
The organizers of VIP Welcome Day will roll out the red carpet Aug. 26 for new freshmen, making a particular effort to reach out to veteran, international and out-of-state students. Above, Theatre Arts Department Chair Perviz Sawoski and students at a booth at last year's VIP Day. >>

SMC Graduates First Crop of Students in "Jobs Through Recycling" Program
SMC held a graduation celebration for the first crop of students who finished SMC's noncredit Recycling and Resource Management training program. One of the graduates, Nicholas Firsich (above), talks to Judi Gregory, certification manager with the California Resource Recovery Association, one of SMC's partners in the program. >>


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SMC on YouTube: Inspiring Promo Pathway Program

Check out this excellent video about the inspiring SMC Promo Pathway Program, which trains at-risk young people for high-paying, creative jobs in the TV and film promotional spot industry.
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