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DATE: December 7, 2004
DONNER NAMED INTERIM SMC PRESIDENT
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday (Dec. 6) to name Thomas J. Donner, J.D., interim SMC president, effective Jan. 1 through the end of 2005. Donner is currently the college’s executive vice president of business and administration. Read More >
DATE: November 22, 2004
DONNER NAMED NATIONAL
OUTSTANDING CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER

Tom Donner, J.D., Santa Monica College’s executive vice president of business and administration, has been named National Outstanding Chief Business Officer of the Year the Community College Business Officers Organization
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DATE: November 19, 2004
MADISON PERFORMING ARTS COMPLEX CONTRACT AWARDED Groundbreaking Scheduled for 2005
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees has awarded a $30.78 million contract to FTR International, Inc. of Irvine to build a new music and performing arts complex at the college’s Madison campus.
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DATE: November 17, 2004
ROBERTSON TO LEAVE SMC FOR
PRESIDENCY OF EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES
Santa Monica College President Dr. Piedad F. Robertson announced today (Nov. 17) she is retiring from the college to accept the position of President of the Education Commission of the States, a national education policy organization. Her retirement becomes effective Jan. 31, 2005.
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DATE: November 1, 2004
SMC PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
English professor
Karin Costello has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to be a lecturer at Intercollege in Nicosia, Cyprus next January through May. She will lead a workshop where Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot students read and write about family, culture, customs, conflict and choices to gain intercultural understanding. Read More >
DATE: October 22, 2004
SMC RECEIVES $6 MILLION IN TWO FEDERAL GRANTS
Receiving its two largest federal grants ever, Santa Monica College has been awarded “Title V” grants totaling $6.2 million over five years that will be used to help first-time college students succeed and to help train teachers in the face of a national shortage. Read More >
DATE: October 21, 2004
SMC: NO. 1 IN TRANSFERS TO UC & UC-CSU COMBINED
Santa Monica College continued to maintain its No. 1 position in transfer of students to the prestigious University of California system in 2003-04, far outpacing the community college with the second highest transfer numbers.
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DATE: October 11, 2004
SMC PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Santa Monica College art professor Anne Marie Karlsen has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, a bucolic site in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where she will spend three weeks early next year pursuing new art work. Read More >
DATE: September 8, 2004
SMC PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
In what UCLA officials said was highly unusual, five Santa Monica College transfer students have each won prestigious UCLA Regents Scholarships that they will use when they begin classes at the Westwood campus Sept. 30.
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DATE: September 2, 2004
SMC PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Rhonda Hyatt, who has had extensive experience in virtually all areas of athletics administration at California State University at Northridge, has been named athletic director at Santa Monica College. She is only the second woman to serve as athletic director at SMC. Read More >
DATE: August 30, 2004
SAKAI, MARTIN AWARDED CHAIRS OF EXCELLENCE
Santa Monica College biology professor Walt Sakai – known for his field research, particularly with monarch butterflies – and music professor James Martin – who has established annual programs honoring the works of famed classical composers – have been awarded chairs of excellence.
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DATE: June 22, 2004
WINSRYG AWARDED FRANCIS/SOSIN CHAIR OF EXCELLENCE
Marian Winsryg, Santa Monica College art professor and gallery director best known for her work with fine art and digital technology, has been named the recipient of the first Sam Francis/Martin Sosin Chair of Excellence.
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DATE: June 3, 2004
POPE ANNOUNCES HE WILL NOT SEEK ELECTION TO SMC BOARD
SMC Trustee Graham Pope announced he would not seek election to the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees this November. His is one of three open seats in the Nov. 2 election.
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DATE: May 25, 2004
SHAMEY ANNOUNCES SHE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION
Annette Shamey announced today (May 25) she would not seek a fourth term this November for a seat on the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees. Hers is one of three open seats in the Nov. 2 election.
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DATE: May 11, 2004
PANTHERS’ SMITH, BENGALS’ JOHNSON REUNITE WITH SMC COACH TAYLOR
They’re NFL star wide receivers, but when Steve Smith and Chad Johnson reunited recently with their beloved Santa Monica College coach Robert Taylor, it was to tell him how he had changed their lives. Read More >
DATE: April 29, 2004
DALE RIDE INTERNS TO SERVE IN WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS
Four outstanding Santa Monica College students have been selected for the prestigious Dale Ride Internship program and will serve in the White House, U.S. Congress and National Institutes of Health this summer. Read More >
DATE: April 29, 2004
HALEY APPOINTED TO CCC BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today (April 29) he has appointed Santa former SMC counselor and administrator Benita Haley to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Read More >
DATE: April 26, 2004
SMC PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Eight Santa Monica College students won a total of $850 in prizes for their winning entries in the college’s annual Photography Show, which is currently being exhibited through May 15.
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DATE: April 23, 2004
SMC PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Santa Monica College Spanish professor Rebecca Anderson – who has been praised for her “dynamic, engaging and eclectic” teaching – has been named “Outstanding Teacher” for 2004 by the California Language Teachers Association. Read More >
DATE: April 6, 2004
SMC’S QUIÑONES APPOINTED TO CCC BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today (April 6) he has appointed Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Margaret Quiñones to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Quiñones, who is also a counselor at El Camino College, was appointed to a four-year term. Read More >
DATE: April 2, 2004
FOUR SMC STUDENTS PUBLISH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
It’s unusual for community college students to have their research projects published in scientific publications, but four SMC students have done just that.
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DATE: March 30, 2004
SMC PROJECT TO HELP PROBATIONARY STUDENTS WINS NATIONAL AWARD
A special Santa Monica College program that dramatically improves the academic standing, course completion and persistence rates of students on academic probation has won a national award.
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DATE: March 25, 2004
ACCREDITATION TEAM PRAISES SMC AS “OUTSTANDING,”
Santa Monica College was commended today (March 25) for being an “outstanding” college in a preliminary report from the Accreditation Team that spent three days on campus conducting a detailed review of the institution.
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