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SMC Will Award First Bachelors Degrees in June 12, 2018 Ceremony

Part of a pilot program started by the State legislature, SMC now grants 4 year degrees

Santa Monica College's 88th commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at Corsair Field, said the school in a press release.

About 675 of the more than 4,500 students who have earned degrees and certificates are expected to take part. Like other 2 year schools, SMC has many part time students.

Among the graduating students will be SMC's first baccalaureate graduates: 18 students who have earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Interaction Design.

In 2015, The California Community Colleges Board of Governors selected Santa Monica College to be among 15 community colleges in California that would offer baccalaureate degrees as part of a pilot program.

The graduation speaker will be Nely Galan, a former President of Entertainment for Telemundo. Galan is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 700 shows in English and Spanish.

The ceremony will be webcast. After the ceremony, the SMC Alumni Association will host a reception on the Quad.


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