Staff and Programs 2007-2008
Fujitsu Computer Systems donated $1 millions to the college: $500,000 to the De Anza campus planetarium and $500,000 in in-kind contribution to the college as a whole. In conjunction with the donation, the planetarium was renamed Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College in a ceremony held May 6.
Patrick Gannon, director of De Anza Dining Services, and his staff won the Gold award in the category of Retail Sales - Multiple in the 35th annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards national contest presented by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). The award will be presented at the NACUFS conference in July 2008.
The De Anza College Marketing/Communications team of Marisa Spatafore, Lois Jenkins, Bonnett Saussol and Lori Susi won five awards at the CCPRO (Community College Public Relations Organization) conference in April:
The Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools hosted a record attendance at two New Student & Parent Nights in April and May 2008. More than 2,000 people came to the events and took advantage of the on-site Counseling 100 registration and visited with more than 30 departments and programs represented at the event.
De Anza's College Environmental Advisory Group (CEAG) won the Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College for its Sustainability Management Plan (SMP). Each year the league honors outstanding innovations that have been recognized by member institutions as capstone achievements. The Foothill-De Anza District is a board member of the
The runner-up for the award was De Anza's CompTechS program. The goal of the CompTechS program is to help students who are planning a career in computer technical support to transition to the professional work environment. The program provides the training and real-world experience essential for entry into the technical support profession.
The Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies won a first-place award for exceptional performance in occupant satisfaction, resource efficiency and overall design from UC Berkeley-based
Diana Argabrite, coordinator of the Arts in Schools Program at the Euphrat Museum of Art, was invited as one of 21 people nationwide to participate and present at this year's Xroads Xchange Conference in New Orleans in May. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the conference is part of a national effort to share and develop best practices in the arts education and arts-based
The Professional and Workforce Development team of Rick Kuhn, Skip Barnes, Jane Chavis, Nicolas Holguin and Ellen Miller this year:
Increased funding for Library materials enabled the Library to:
Dean of Counseling Howard Irvin received his Ph.D. in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University.
Rob Mieso, program coordinator for the Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools, earned
Sarah Ratner, full-time Financial Aid assistant, earned an M.A. in higher education administration from San Jose State University.
Dawna O'Malley, full-time Financial Aid assistant, earned a B.A. in behavioral science from San JoseState University.
Jeanine Hawk, vice president of Finance and College Services, was selected to attend the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) in December 2007 in Tempe, Arizona. ELI is sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College.
Caron Blinick, Karl Von Ahnen, Margarita Hawthorn and Paula Ahrens were recognized by the City Council of Cupertino for outstanding contributions to the renovation of the planetarium.
Deborah Tuck, Massage Therapy Program assistant, was elected president of the Silicon Valley Unit of the American Massage Therapy Association. Tuck also served as a delegate from California on national issues and policy changes at the 2007 AMTA National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Classified Employee of the Month
The De Anza Classified Senate honored the following staff members as Classified Employee