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Student Devin Slatas says that SMC Community Ed Photoshop instructor Greg Van Zuyen not only was the biggest inspiration for her to start her own apparel company, but he also opened a whole new world to her.  By Devin Slatas There is something about going through the motions of getting an education and acknowledging the fact […]

Fundraising: Book Excerpt

Posted: 18th November 2014 by Bruce Smith in Campus Snippets
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SMC Comm Ed is pleased to be offering a new class, Fundraising for Nonprofits, next spring, to be taught by fundraising expert Shar McBee. The following is an excerpt from her book, “To Lead is to Serve” (Chapter 8, “Change Your Mind”).  By Shar McBee As we think, so we become. A woman in a […]

By Gregory Van Zuyen, Photoshop instructor I love teaching at SMC Community Ed for many reasons, but particularly when I see how we can change students’ lives. Take, for instance, David Indacochea, who took all three of the Adobe design courses at Community Ed. During a classroom discussion on creativity, there was the mention of Gary Hustwit’s […]

A Poem for Kazuko

Posted: 7th October 2014 by Alice Meyering in Campus Snippets, Creative Writing

Above work courtesy of Esther Escobar This week we have a special treat from one of our students, in the creative form of a poem, so apt, because it was her homage to our Japanese Calligraphy class here at Community Education.  Here is what Maxine said about what motivated her to take the class: “I […]

First day of school

Posted: 3rd September 2014 by Alice Meyering in Campus Snippets, Video
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So…. it’s the first day of school, and the first day of school always makes me feel like a kid again.  We’ve got a steady stream of people coming in today registering for classes, and the office has been busy.  Somehow everyone seems to be ready for the new semester this time around, which is refreshing. […]