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What is SMC Emeritus?

SMC Emeritus, started in 1975, is a noncredit older adult program of Santa Monica College. SMC Emeritus serves over 3,600 students annually and offers over 120 free classes of interest to senior citizens. All classes are held during the day at convenient locations throughout the community or at our home base on Second Street. The name Emeritus refers to people “retired with honor.” All older adults are welcome. For more information, call the SMC Emeritus office at (310) 434-4306, visit our website at smc.edu/emeritus or stop by our office at 1227 Second Street, Santa Monica.

¿QuÉ es SMC Emeritus?

SMC Emeritus, inaugurado en 1975, es un programa de Santa Monica College para personas de edad avanzada. SMC Emeritus sirve a más de 3,600 estudiantes anualmente y ofrece más de 120 clases gratis de interés para las personas mayores. Todas las clases son ofrecidas durante el dia en localidades distribuidas convenientemente a través de la communidad o en nuestra casa sede en Second Street. El nombre Emeritus se refiere a las personas “jubiladas con honor.” Todas las personas mayores son bienvenidos. Para más información, llame a la oficina de SMC Emeritus al teléfono (310) 434-4306, visite nuestra pagina en la red smc.edu/emeritus o visitenos en nuestra oficina localizada en 1227 Second Street, Santa Monica. Ofrecemos clases enseñadas en español. Busque adentro de este catálogo para más información.

SMC Emeritus Staff

Dr. Scott Silverman, Associate Dean
Vivian Rankin-Scales, Program Coordinator
Lauri Arneson, Administrative Assistant
Jessica Riojas, Student Services Clerk


Paula Van Berkom, Mady Bergman, Judy Blits, Walter Coronel, Jinder Dhillon, Homa Ghadimi, Pat Gorman, Fida Habib, Jeffrey Hogue, Paulina Kalaj, Suzie Kim, Werner Von Der Ohe, Frances Packer, Joseph “Wally” Pegram, Tahereh Sheikholislam, Joseph “Joe” Sipos, Alex Vital, Houshang Ebrahim Yazdi

Emeritus Advisory Council

Judy Blits, Chair; Al Barrett, Michael Baroff, Nina Borwick, Walter Coronel, Jeanne Crawford, Marsha Franker, Jeffrey Hogue, Edythe London, Natalie Newman, Gerald Schneir, Robert Stern

SMC Board of Trustees

Barry A. Snell, Chair; Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez, Vice Chair; Dr. Susan Aminoff; Dr. Nancy Greenstein; Dr. Louise Jaffe; Rob Rader; Dr. Andrew Walzer; Chase Matthews, Student Trustee; Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Superintendent/President

This schedule is prepared by the Santa Monica College Office of Marketing

Donald Girard, Senior Director, Government Relations and Institutional Communications
Ming-Yea Wei, Marketing Design Analyst
Jonathan Ng, Senior Graphic Designer
Charles Mark-Walker, Graphic Designer
Vivian Chu, Graphic Designer
Paul Trautwein, Web Coordinator

Cover photographs featured in the Emeritus Gallery Show Student Photo Show 2018: John Dalton, Feed Me; Regina Pally, Woman with Stroller; Isaac Yusim, Crater Lake

Santa Monica College Contributors: Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Dr. Scott Silverman, Dr. Dione Carter, Vivian Rankin-Scales, Jessica Riojas, and Lauri Arneson.

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