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  March 01, 2013
American Legion Donates $41,000 for SMC Student Veterans
SMC has received a $41,000 donation from the American Legion for crucial counseling and other needs for the college’s student veterans. Above, from left to right, student veteran Richard Barnes; Dave Borgeson, American Legion Post 283, Pacific Palisades; SMC President Dr. Chui L. Tsang; student veteran Robert Contreras; and Linda Sinclair, SMC Veterans Resource Center faculty leader. Full Story >>
Latest Group of SMC’s Green Jobs Trainees Graduates
SMC, in collaboration with the California Works Alliance, celebrated the latest group of participants in its “Jobs Through Recycling” program at a recent graduation ceremony in the City of Pico Rivera. Above, from left, are SMC program grads Paolo Gutierrez and Delon Washington; Pico Rivera City Councilman David Archuleta; CRRA’s Judi Gregory; Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho; and NASA General Manager Jack Topalian. More >>

SMC Opens New 400-Space Bike Parking Lot
Responding to a significant increase in bicycle ridership by SMC students and employees, the college has built a new $600,000 bike parking lot with 400 spaces, bringing the campus total to 710 spaces. More >>
Dossett to Take a Global Citizenship “Bath”
English professor Gordon Dossett (above) will be taking a sabbatical next fall to England to study Bath Spa University’s approach to global citizenship – surprisingly similar to SMC’s. Read a firsthand account of what he expects to do. >>
The Challenges of Online Education
English professor Judith Remmes has made an Online Student Orientation Video – the result of her recent sabbatical – that addresses the challenges facing students in online classes. Interviews with students make this video a very helpful guide.


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SMC on YouTube: Student Historic Video – “Gambling Ships”
SMC students have created fascinating historic videos of the Westside, including this one, “Gambling Ships of Santa Monica Bay.” All five historic videos can be seen on
SMC on YouTube >>


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