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Congratulations Graduates!!!

De Anza College faculty, staff and administrators joined students, their families and friends to celebrate our 2010 graduates at this year's 43rd annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served as  keynote speaker during the morning activities in the Outdoor Events Arena. Under Secretary of Education Martha J. Kanter, former De Anza president and chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, also joined in the celebration. More than 1,900 students were graduated from De Anza with degrees and certificates.

Duncan joined President Barack Obama's administration as Secretary of Education in January 2009. He served for seven years before that as chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, where his mandate was to raise educational standards and performance; improve teacher and principal quality; and increase learning options. During his tenure in Chicago, reading and math scores of the district's elementary school students reached record highs and the number of teachers achieving National Board Certification soared.

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In addition, U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha J. Kanter attended  De Anza's and Foothill's ceremonies. She served as president of De Anza College from 1993 to 2003 and as chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District from 2003 to 2009.

"We are deeply honored to have the nation's top education leader, who has highlighted the critical role of community colleges, here at De Anza," said college President Brian Murphy. "Secretary Duncan will be a great inspiration to our students as we honor their passage to further education and new and better careers."



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