Campus Memo for March 17, 2011

Donate to the American Red Cross
Your gift to the American Red Cross will support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. Please visit to donate.

Radiation Information
According to state and federal authorities, there is currently no danger to California residents from Japan's nuclear emergency. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is closely monitoring the situation and working with authorities and experts with the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the California Emergency Management Agency. Stay informed by going to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website at or call the CDPH ( public information hotline at 1.916.341.3947 if for additional information. A good source of general information is the Santa Clara County Public Health at

All-Campus Convocation Day--Save the Date!
"We Will Meet You Where You Are" will be a day dedicated to the Student Learning Outcomes Process. Mini-workshops/help stations will be available throughout the day to help with SLO/PLO writing and assessments, the Annual Program Review Update form, and entering SLO data into the ECMS system. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. PGA, PAA and stipends for part-time faculty will be available.

When: Friday, April 15, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Center Conference Rooms A&B

For more information, contact Mary Pape at or Toño Ramirez at

De Anza Joins in Founding The Democracy Commitment
President Brian Murphy and other community college leaders nationwide have joined to form The Democracy Commitment (, a national initiative that will provide a national platform for the development and expansion of programs and projects aiming at engaging community college students in civic learning and democratic practice. The goal of the partnership is that every graduate of an American community college shall have had an education in democracy. This includes all students, whether they aim to transfer to university, achieve an associate degree or obtain a certificate.

You're Invited to a Gathering of Friends
The Multicultural Staff Association (MSA) invites De Anza faculty and staff allied in diversity and social justice work to a gathering of friends. Snacks provided. Contact Cynthia Kaufman at for more information.

When: Wednesday, March 23, 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: California History Center

Textbook Rental Return Deadline and Other Bookstore News
Instructors are asked to remind students that if they rented a textbook it is due back at the bookstore by March 26 to avoid penalties and record holds, and to allow others the opportunity to rent a textbook for spring quarter at approximately half the price of buying one.

The bookstore now offers some new healthy snack items--gluten free chips, dairy- and gluten-free fruit and nut bars, lower fat items, etc. Watch for discounts on many other items on April 1, May 2 and June 2.

Designated Smoking Areas on Campus
The district no-smoking policy was amended in summer 2010 to include the language "designated areas for smoking will be clearly marked." In support of the policy, De Anza has identified five specific areas on campus that will be marked by the first week of spring quarter with large red banners where smoking is allowed. In the coming months, a table will also be placed at each designated smoking area. Postcards with a map showing the designated spots will be available in the Health Services Office and in other places on campus. A list of phone numbers for those who want help to quit smoking is included on the postcard. For more information contact Mary Jo Lomax at or ext. 8903 in the Health Services Office.

Promote Your Events on the De Anza Website
If you are a faculty or staff member who regularly helps coordinate campus events (including student-sponsored activities), please help us promote the great things you are doing. Sign up for an Events Calendar Account at You may also e-mail your event details to the Web Team at for posting.

Hall of Fame Celebration
De Anza College Athletics will honor 12 inductees into its Hall of Fame during a dinner/ceremony on Saturday, April 16, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Three Flames Restaurant in San Jose. There are only a few tickets remaining, so if you are interested in attending, contact Athletic Director Kulwant Singh at or ext. 8745.

All-American Athletes Named
Congratulations to the following student athletes for their 2010 accomplishments:

  • Men's Soccer--Luis Nieves and Davor Bakovic, All Americans; Tariq Adam, All West/All California
  • Men's Cross Country--Cliff Crum, All NorCal
  • Women's Cross Country--Rebekah Phillips and Kristine Talbot, All NorCal
  • Football--Ty Powell, All American; Blaze Vela, Jerry Slota and Will Davis, All California

Women's Volleyball Ties for 2nd
Coach Dawnis Guevara and the Women's Volleyball team finished in a tie for second place in the Coast Conference in November 2010. Congratulations to the team.

Cross Country Teams Have Good Season
Congratulations to coaches Nick Mattis and JJ Noble as well as the De Anza College Cross Country teams. The Women's Cross Country team finished third in Northern California and the De Anza Men finished sixth in Northern California. Both teams also finished in second place in the Coast Conference Championships.

Photography Students' Work to be Published
Kevin Ash
, Clifford Nichols and Chyett Smith will have their photographs published in Photo Forum magazine's annual The Best of College Photography 2011-2012. Their work was selected from more than 13,000 applicants, and an exhibit featuring these winning student photographers will open March 15 in the Photography Department gallery in Building A-6.

ESL Instructor Awarded Scholarship
Kathy Ochoa Flores
received a Fulbright Scholar Award for 2010-2011, one of five TESOL professionals in the United States to receive the award. She taught a methodology course and advised professional practicum students at the Universidad de La Serena in Chile.

Campus Researcher Publishes Article
Mallory Newell
, De Anza's Institutional Researcher, published an article in the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College (JARCC) in fall 2010, "Disaggregating Ethnic Categories: An Analysis of Educational Attainment for California Adult Asian Americans."

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 at Contact Patty Jobs at ext. 8711 or

Discount Tickets for Dance Performance
The New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts company is offering De Anza students, faculty and staff a 15% discount on tickets for its performance next month.

When: April 8-10, 2011
Where: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Contact: 1.800.363.8212, Discount Code DEANZAC15

Congratulations to De Anza Employees
The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since November 2010.

Tenured Faculty--Dan Atencio, Nicholas Baiamonte, Lydia Botsford, Deborah Centanni, Linda Choi Yee, Barbara Dahlke, Anthony Delaney, Al Dominguez, Hua-Fu Liu, Barak Goldman, Shannon Hassett, Craig Norman, Rachel Pacheco, Jesus Quintero, Antonio Ramirez, Paula Silva, Robert Stockwell, Li-Wei Sun, Nellie Vargas, Pauline Wethington

New Hires--Derrick Diazoni, HTCTU secretary; Luis Estrada, Finance & Educational Resources maintenance worker; Hieu Huynh, Financial Aid assistant; Thomas Ray, dean of Language Arts; Ravjeet Singh, economics instructor

Classified Staff Development Leaves--Margaret Bdzil, Mary Clark-Tillman, Lily Choy Greene, Rebecca Levin, Cindy Lister, Maria Perezalonso

Faculty Professional Development Leaves--Maryalice Bonilla, Gary Fisher, Vernon Gallegos, Alex Giardino, Judy Hubbard, Charles Klein, Ben Kline, Cynthia Lee-Klawender, Patricia O'Neill, Julie Pesano, Karl Schaffer, Lisa Markus, Anne Miller, Tobias Nava

Longevity Awards--Edward Bazan, Printing Services; Sandy Blackborow, Language Arts; Trung Thai, Library Services

Professional Achievement Awards--Speranta Georgeiou, CIS instructor

Professional Growth Awards--Debbie Cashman, Creative Arts; Jeff Dickard, Admissions & Records; Susan Ho, Physical Education; Henry Nguyen, Cashier's Office; Leslie Nguyen, Social Sciences; Angelita Pabros, Counseling; Stephanie Pham, Bio/Health; Atousa Pojhan, Admissions & Records

Promotions--Adam Contreras, Custodial Services

Reclassifications--Tammy Ehle, Technology Resources Group; Patricia Weinberg, Counseling

Employee of the Month Awards

December 2010

C.J. Jones
C.J. Jones, coordinator of De Anza's Fitness and Wellness Center, became interested in the fitness industry 20 years ago, when she moved to Mountain View from Pennsylvania and took a De Anza class to become a group exercise instructor. Read more...

January 2011

Shirley Schooler

Shirley Schooler has worked for the district for 18 years, the past 10 as the registration and accountability administrative assistant for the Disability Support Programs and Services Division (DSPS). "I have been blessed to work with such wonderful individuals over the years that share the same vision and dedication in assisting students in reaching their goals," Schooler says.


February 2011

Teri Gerard

Teri Gerard, De Anza's campus budget analyst, says her interest in the logic of numbers surfaced early in life. "I've been hopelessly left-brained ever since," she says. Read more...


March 2011

Marie Taylor Harper

Marie Taylor Harper, evening computer laboratory instructional coordinator for the Computer Information Systems department, worked 1998-2007 as a part-time instructor in the department. She made the transition from teacher to classified professional four years ago, and has been involved with both the technical and non-technical aspects of the CIS lab. Read more...


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