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SMC DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA, Vice President of Zambia, Inonge Wina



Zambian Vice President, Inonge Wina, returns home to her Alma Mater where she was honored as one of Santa Monica College's Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, recognized for her outstanding professional achievement and exceptional leadership.


Wina was introduced by president of the Black Collegians Club Precious Onuohah who recounted Wina’s journey through life and thanked her for her example.

Onuohah said, “Thank you for never giving up. Thank you for not allowing your gender to discourage you from chasing your dreams… Thank for proving to me that while going to a community college like Santa Monica College, I can make a difference in this world if I stand my ground and focus on the goals I want to achieve.”

Wina then went up to give her speech. She spoke about the nostalgia of walking through a campus she hasn’t seen in decades — a very different campus from the one she remembered.

She said, “It has taken me over 40 years to reconnect with my alma mater. I am happy to come back and say thank you for the seeds of achievement that Santa Monica planted in me so many years ago. I consider it a great honor and a privilege to be receiving the award.”

This article by; Nik Lucaj, Editor-in-Chief, Corsair Newspaper, can been viewed in full on the corsair website. Read more. . . Full Corsair Article.



To view the full album of photos from the event, Click Here.

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