Archive for the ‘Instructor Profiles’ Category

Ford Lowcock has had a long and distinguished career as a photographer and photography instructor at Santa Monica College, and though he has retired from SMC as a full-time professor, he will bring his many skills and talents to Community Ed beginning in July. Leaving behind a stellar 23-year career on the main campus during which, […]

As a native of Santa Monica, French instructor Harriette McCauley attended schools in the Santa Monica Unified School District. After receiving an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Monica College, Harriette decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps. After leaving the Marine Corps, she attended California State University, Northridge, soon thereafter. Because of her outstanding […]

In a world where stress levels seem to continue to climb, it’s no wonder that many are searching for new ways to relax. And one of those ways is Reiki – a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing – that is growing in popularity. Indeed, the National Institutes of Health has recognized the […]

The best way to tell the story of Community Ed mosaic art instructor Carmelo Fiannaca is to visit him in his stunning Tuscan-style villa with its sweeping view of the Malibu coastline. It’s there you will see the beautiful mosaic work that this award-winning and internationally exhibited artist has done throughout the house, both indoors […]

Spanish instructor Cecilia Dighero has had an extraordinary life – as a Fulbright Scholar, teacher, interpreter, United Nations worker and wife of a successful actor-playwright with whom she had many adventures. And despite the very recent loss of her husband of 30 years, Ron House, she continues to teach Spanish I and Spanish II with […]

To say jewelry designer Gian-Martin Joller is a popular instructor is an understatement. Students like his Jewelry Design class, offered through SMC’s academic program, so much that they want to take it over and over again. But state regulations restrict course repetition, leaving students stranded without their beloved professor and class. SMC Community Education came […]