Campus Memo for Feb. 3, 2010

De Anza College Blood Drive
Do a good deed and receive a free movie pass. Health Services is sponsoring a blood drive with Stanford Blood Center.

When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Student Council Chambers
and Conference Room A

You can drop in to donate or register online at for an appointment. Blood donors must:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs.
  • Be free of cold and flu symptoms
  • Eat before donating and drink lots of fluids

For more information, contact Coordinator of Student Health Services Mary Sullivan at ext. 8733 or

15th Annual Lunar New Year Scholarship Luncheon
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger as the Asian Pacific American Staff Association (APASA) hosts its annual fund-raiser to benefit De Anza students. Enjoy Asian cuisine, live performances and prize drawings.

When: Thursday, Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m-1 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A & B
Cost: $18 for staff, $13 for students

RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 11, to Duc Nguyen at ext. 8920 or, or Hua-Fu Liu, ext. 5324 or Take-out is available for those who are unable to stay for the event.

Student Learning Outcomes Opportunity
De Anza needs leadership from discipline experts for its self-study. Become an Assessment Liaison for your department/division and earn three hours of PGA/PAA credit in a lively and productive workshop. Learn how to coordinate workshops and facilitate discussions with colleagues on the different phases of the SLO assessment cycle.

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2-5 p.m.
Where: El Clemente Room, Campus Center

Assessment Liaisons will continue to accumulate additional hours toward PGA/PAA as appropriate to the work they do within their departments/divisions. Contact Mary Kay Englen at ext. 8322 or, or Coleen Lee-Wheat at ext. 8744 or to reserve your spot in the training session.

Child Development Center Accepting Applications
Although the center is currently full, it is accepting waiting list applications for children ages 18 months to 5 years for future openings. Full-time, low-income students may be eligible for low- or no-cost child care. Faculty please share this information with your students. Interested students should contact Linda Koyama, ext. 8891 or

Auto Tech Club Donates to Help U.S. Troops
By unanimous vote, the 70-member Auto Tech Club donated $2,000 last fall to "Operation Light Saber," a program started by Off Road Adventures magazine. The program delivers donated vehicle lights to troops overseas to make repairs on broken down or damaged vehicles. To date, Auto Tech's donation is the largest single contribution they have received.

Two Faculty Members Named Coach of the Year
Head Football Coach Dan Atencio was named Coach of the Year in the Coast Conference and also Region 2 NorCal Coach of the Year. Head Track and Field Coach Nick Mattis was named Coach of the Year in the Coast Conference for Women's Cross Country. Congratulations to them both for their fine work.

Creative Arts Faculty Member in the Spotlight
Bill Mattick
, part-time photography instructor, is featured in Color Magazine's March issue for his 2004 series "The Caretakers," an eight-month photographic study of an abandoned train station in Oakland. Visit to see that series and others by Mattick.

Help Promote Campus Events on De Anza's Web Site
Do you plan or advise department or program events open to students and the general community, whether a poetry reading, film screening, athletic event or a student club activity in the Main Quad? Help us promote these efforts on the De Anza Web site front page and Events Calendar, which is linked from every page that uses the De Anza Web site template.

Sign up for an Events Calendar account today. It's easy to post information on the searchable De Anza Events Calendar. Learn more at Then e-mail the Web Team at to get started.

Note: DASB and ICC student organization requests should be placed with Dennis Shannakian ( in the Office of College Life.

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, ext. 8711 or

Congratulations to De Anza Employees
The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since December 2009.

New Hires--Stacey Cook, vice president of Student Services; Reza Kazempour, Bookstore courseware coordinator; Ron McFarland, dean of Business/CIS; Jim McMahon, director of Campus Safety and Security

Longevity Awards--Deborah Armstrong, Special Education; Marie Calderon, Finance and Educational Resources; Max Gilleland, Business/CIS; Margarita Hawthorn, Community Education; Norma Johnstone, Special Education; Alex Lambruschini, Finance and Educational Resources; Francisca Ramirez Moya, Counseling; Joseph Ng, Counseling; Irene Niazov, Library Services; Marge Sainten, Bio/Health; Mary Ann Washington, Language Arts

Professional Achievement Awards--John Cognetta, Student Activities; Truly Hunter, EOPS

Professional Development Leaves--Matt Abrahams, Language Arts; Rebecca Board Liljenstolpe, Language Arts; Marc Coronado, Language Arts; Sherri Cozzens, Bio/Health; Lenore Desilets, PSME; Maristella Huerta, Social Science; Kristin Jensen Sullivan, Bio/Health; Laura Karst, IIS; Martin McNamara, Creative Arts; Christina Moreno, IIS; Eugene Rodriguez, Creative Arts; Ameeta Tiwana, Social Science; Letty Wong, Language Arts

Professional Growth Awards--Marilyn Booye, Special Education; Olga Evert, Academic Services; Lily Luu, Student Support Programs and Services; Marge Sainten, Bio/Health; Mary Ann Washington, Language Arts

Service Recognition Awards--Alfredo Estrada, Finance and Educational Resources

Employee of the Month Awards


 Meet Rachelle Burt

Sandy Cardoza recently completed her first year as a member of the De Anza family. Cardoza is the evening supervisor in the Library West Computer Lab, and has worked with libraries and computer-based programs serving students (K -8) in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Read more...



 Joseph Ng

Joseph Ng, senior administrative assistant in the International Student Programs (ISP), is in his eighth year working at De Anza. Prior to his current position, Ng worked at College of San Mateo for 12 years in student services areas such as admissions, assessment, scholarship and counseling. Read more...


Send submissions for the next Campus Memo to Lois Jenkins at

Campus Memo
Contact: Communications Office
Phone: 408.864.8948


Last Updated: 3/8/13