August 12, 2009

Awards & Accolades

De Anza Wins All Sports Trophy

The athletics program continues its tradition of being simply the best of Northern California community colleges. De Anza was awarded the annual Coast Conference All Sports Trophy as the best all-around sports program in the 17-member Coast Conference. In the 25-year history of the trophy, De Anza has claimed it 15 times.

Four De Anza Students Honored With Scholar-Athlete Awards

The criteria to be nominated for the Arthur Ashe Scholar-Athlete Award is a minimum 3.2 GPA and demonstrated community and/or campus activism. This award is given to both four-year and two-year college athletes. Arthur Ashe gave much to global race relations, sport, and AIDS awareness and research. The De Anza College 2009 Arthur Ashe Scholar-Athlete Award winners are:

First Team

Ranbir Sanghera (Men's Basketball)

Second Team

Whitnee Garrett (Women's Track & Field)
Gerardo Alvarez (Men's Soccer)

Third Team

Melissa Goong (Women's Basketball)

In addition to being named 2009 Arthur Ashe Scholar-Athletes, Garrett and Alvarez are also De Anza College's Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year for 2008-09.

Three De Anza Students Compete in Literary Contest

The League for Innovation in the Community College recently announced the winners of the 2008-09 National Student Literary Competition. De Anza student Lauren Catron received an honorable mention for her poem "Canyon Land." Also receiving certificates of national merit for their participation were Yusof Chao for "1521" and Tamika Hayes for "Trish."

Student News

Journalism Students Working on Campus and Across America

Summer journalism students are preparing the latest issue of the "Insider," a guide to De Anza for students, by students, which will be available along with the first issue of La Voz at the beginning of fall quarter. Another eight students are participating in summer journalism internships, including one at CNN in Washington, D.C., and another in Los Angeles for Fox TV's "Good Day L.A." morning news show.

New Faces on Campus

Beginning July 27 through Sept. 14, new students will be participating in Counseling 100, Orientation to College. If you see groups of students touring the campus, please take the time to say hello and welcome them to De Anza.

News Briefs & Updates

Welcome Back to School on Friday, Sept. 18

De Anza's Opening Day tentative program is as follows:

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. -- Continental breakfast
  • 8:45-9:45 a.m. -- Welcome and introductions
  • 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. -- Presentation on SLOs/SAOs
  • 11:45 - 12:45 p.m. -- Lunch (on your own)
  • 1 p.m. -- Discussion sessions on SLOs/SAOs

More detailed information on Opening Day will be provided.

Updated Information on Campus Construction
Road Closures
  • Part of west Campus Drive, from the south entrance of the Flint Parking Structure to the E-1 Building (Auto Tech), is closed to traffic due to site construction for the new Mediated Learning Center (MLC). Campus Drive in that location will also be re-oriented during work on the MLC. Work on Campus Drive will be completed by fall quarter 2009.
  • Part of north Campus Drive, from the Mary Avenue entrance to the VPAC exit, will be closed from mid-August to mid-September. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will upgrade the roadway to accommodate the weight and traffic of the buses that now stop on campus in front of the Registration & Student Services Building. Staff Lot A will still be open, but drivers should enter at either the alternate Steven's Creek Boulevard entrance to Student Lot A or the Peppertree entrance on Stelling Road. Work on Campus Drive will be completed by fall quarter 2009.
Parking Lot Closures/Changes
  • Staff Lots I and K are permanently closed. Staff Lot F, near E-1, is also closed for 18 months (through the end of 2010) during construction.
  • More staff parking spots have been added to the Flint Center Parking Structure on the first floor and are clearly marked "STAFF" in yellow.
S2-S6 Utility Upgrade/Power Shutdowns

A necessary major redesign and underground power improvement for campus will require six complete electrical shutdowns beginning fall 2009. The shutdowns have been scheduled as much as possible during days when the campus is closed.

  •  Sept. 4-7, 2009
  • Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010
  • Feb. 12-15, 2010
  • July 2-5, 2010
  • Sept. 3-6, 2010
  • Jan. 8, 2011
Office/Program Relocations

The Financial Aid Outreach Office has moved to the upper level of the Campus Center for the coming year. Staff are set up and able to assist students who need help completing the FAFSA application, including having extra computers for students to use for the process. They also process BOG Fee Waiver applications "While You Wait" so students can get immediate feedback on their eligibility for the fee waiver.

See for more information on campus construction or contact Donna Jones-Dulin at ext. 8209.

OTI Launches New Cal SUCCESS Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the CalSUCCESS program provides employment and training services for students receiving food stamps. To be eligible, students must currently receive food stamps, but not cash aid. Qualified students receive textbooks, transportation, early registration assistance, internships and job placement. De Anza College is one of two community colleges in the state to offer this program. Please refer any potentially eligible student to OTI at 408.864.8869 for more information.

Budget Information Web Site

Remember to check the De Anza Budget Information Web site frequently. The goal of the site is to share current budget information with faculty and staff. It will be updated as often as possible. There is an announcements page where the latest De Anza, district and state information is posted, such as the latest district budget reduction plan and information presented to the board of trustees. There is also a page that addresses many current FAQs. Please bookmark and visit it for the latest updates.

Child Development Center Has Openings

The center is taking applications for the 2009-10 school year for children between the ages of 18 months to 5 years. Full-time, low-income students may be eligible for no-cost or low-cost child care. Faculty please share this information with your students. Interested students should contact Linda Koyama, ext. 8891.

Printing Services to Close for Two Weeks

Please note that Printing Services will be closed from Aug. 17 to Aug. 28. There are copiers available in:

  • Mail Room, Administration Building
  • Room 111, Registration & Student Services Building
Outreach Staff Present Scholarships at Awards Ceremony

Rob Mieso, director of Outreach and Relations With Schools, and Jorge Morales, Outreach assistant, helped present scholarship awards at the Silicon Valley College Success Scholarship Award Ceremony/Cal-SOAP's 30th Anniversary event on July 24. Among those receiving scholarships were seven students from East Side and San Jose Unified school districts who will be attending De Anza in fall 2009. De Anza-bound students received $10,000 in scholarships.

The purpose of the Silicon Valley College Success Scholarship is to establish a program of financial assistance to college-bound, financially needy seniors to encourage them to pursue postsecondary education at degree-granting two-year and four-year institutions. Cal-SOAP (California Student Opportunity and Access Program) is instrumental in improving the flow of information about postsecondary education and financial aid while raising the achievement levels of low-income, elementary and secondary school students or geographic regions with documented low-eligibility or college participation rates, and who are first in their families to attend college.

Instructor Publishes Children's Book

Gary Lamit, part-time CAD/Digital Imaging instructor and children's author, has published "Wally the Walking Fish Meets Madison and Cooper."

The Employee of the Month Committee Needs Your Help

The Classified Employee of the Month Committee is still seeking new members. Candidates should be flexible, creative team players with energy and enthusiasm for fun celebrations, interested in receiving PGA credit. The committee meets a minimum of once a month to plan for upcoming EOM celebrations and to select EOMs. If you can't serve on the committee, it only takes a few minutes to express how a Classified Professional has made an impact or impression on you with his or her hard work and dedication to the job. Nomination forms are online. Contact Patty Jobs, ext. 8711.

Congratulations to De Anza Employees

The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since April 2009.

ACE Classified Staff Development Leaves:

Michelle Nga Doan, PSME
Sandra Sokabe, Health Services

Interim Appointment:

Andrew LaManque, Director of Institutional Research and Planning

Longevity Awards:

Maria Castillo, Educational Resources
Linda Elvin, Distance Learning
Susan Ho, Physical Education
Barry Johnson, Admissions & Records
Cindy Lister, Career Center
Berta Pace, Business/Computer Systems
Joan Pena-Ferrick, Admissions & Records
Javier Jueda, PSME
Tina Woo, President's Office

New Hires:

Robert Alexander, SSRS counselor
Ronald Francis, PSME faculty
Cleve Freeman, International Student Office counselor
Shagundeep Kaur, language arts faculty
Kevin Mello, Bus/CIS faculty
Christine Nakahara, sign language interpreter
Jue Thao, counselor

Professional Growth Awards:

Sofia Abad, Bio/Health
Carlita Alamban, OTI
Sarah Corrao, Financial Aid
Michelle Nga Doan, PSME
Pippa Gibson, Finance & Educational Resources
Lily Greene, Student Services
Andy Huynh, Counseling
Duc Nguyen, College Services
Quan Peng, Counseling
Sandra Sokabe,
Health Services
Tina Woo, President's Office


Marilyn Booye from Central Services to Special Education
Joseph Coelho, ETS
Ken DiMare, Bookstore

Service Recognition Awards:

Rene Avila-Cortes
Demetrio Cabuag
Denis Gates
Yukbing Kong
Maria Leal
Jesus Partida Fletes
Dennis Reed

...all of Educational Resources.

Employee of the Month

Angelita Pabros, May 2009

She has just completed eight years as a division administrative assistant, six years in Admissions and Records and two years in Counseling and Matriculation. "I find my job in Student Success and Retention Services very rewarding," says Pabros. "Working with a team dedicated to student success is fantastic." Read more.

Angelita Pabros

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