About UsWelcome to SMC Community Education, to meet the lifelong learning needs of the community, Community Education at SMC offers hundreds of classes to individuals who wish to explore their personal interests or enhance their careers. Our low-cost, not-for-credit Community Education courses are designed to enrich lives through hands-on workshops and lively classes in art, writing, dance, and many other areas, with special classes for children and teens. Our fee-based professional development and continuing education programs and seminars strive to promote career development and professional training and certification. Classes on a wide range of topics are also offered online through our partnerships with ed2go and Pearson.
Meet Our Staff
Michelle King, Director
Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator
Alice Meyering joined Santa Monica College in 2008 and has been the Program Coordinator for Community Education since 2012. Prior to coming on board, she worked in the President's Office and the Office of Community Relations and Public Programs at Santa Monica College.
As the daughter of immigrants who came to this country with very little, Alice understands the value of education and the possibilities it holds for those who desire a better future. Barely speaking English when she first arrived in California in the early eighties, she went on to receive a BA in General Literature with a Minor in Chinese Studies from University of California, San Diego, and a MA in Comparative Literature from University of California, Los Angeles. Today, Alice considers herself a daughter of California as she has lived in the Golden state longer than she has lived anywhere else.
Alice has previous work experience in the import and export industry, and worked years as a corporate accountant with American International Group (AIG). Her many years of industry experience only affirms her belief that education, life-long learning in particular, is the key to personal fulfillment and professional satisfaction.
A devout believer in public service, Alice has been a site docent at the Getty Villa since 2010, educating the public even on weekends.
Jocelyn Winn, Staff
Jocelyn Winn has been the Administrative Assistant for SMC Community Education since 2012. She attended Santa Monica College prior to transferring to California State University Northridge, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing.
Jocelyn has a strong work history in customer service and sales which helps her interact with students with care and provide many students with helpful guidance regarding SMC Community Education courses. One of the reasons she enjoys working with Community Education is that she has the opportunity to meet new people every day on the phone and in person.
In addition to her office duties, Jocelyn serves as the liaison between case managers at local and state-wide America's Job Centers and Santa Monica College. Together, these two organizations help place unemployed clients in SMC Community Education training programs that help them grow professionally to regain employment.
In 2008, Jocelyn was laid off like many Americans in the financial downturn and spent the following two years unsuccessfully searching for work. As a result of that period of unemployment, Jocelyn has a special place in her heart for people who are currently unemployed and who may be finding it difficult to find the strength and patience required to continue a lengthy job search.
Jocelyn is a natural storyteller and loves to learn about others' lives and experiences. She is currently working on her first non-fiction work, a memoir.