Posts Tagged ‘student’

If you’re already thinking about what you might get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day this year, consider the story of Sean Gehrke and his wife Colleen McKinney. Sean Gehrke and wife Colleen McKinney. Sean wanted to surprise Colleen for her birthday last September and reached out to SMC Community Education to ask for a summer […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education It’s a pleasure to lead a vigorous round of applause for student Dean Reyes, who won our first-ever Student Photo Contest with his beautiful image of the iconic Griffith Observatory. But I take equal pleasure in congratulating all three of the finalists and, indeed, all of […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education Some people might think that the game of Bridge is a relic of the past, a ritual of 1950s- and 1960s-era housewives. On the contrary, Bridge – the “live” version, not computer or online games – is alive and well. In fact, enthusiasts around the world […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education (Photos by Garet Field-Sells and Gary Heck) SMC Community Ed attracts many students with extraordinary accomplishments. Case in point: A. Moret, who took Greg Van Zuyen’s Photoshop & Illustrator class last fall. Moret is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Santa Monica-based Installation Media & Magazine, the first all-digital […]

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 […]