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April 24, 2023

Quick Notes for the Week of April 24

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Celebrate Black Student Success Week

student in grad cap on stage with vice presidentThe De Anza Umoja program is celebrating Black Student Success Week by holding an open house and elevating the voices of Umoja students and faculty. The open house will take place on Wednesday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Fireside Room in Campus Center. Stop by to enjoy light refreshments and learn more about Umoja traditions and services. You can also visit the Umoja Stories webpage to read the personal stories of a few of our Umoja students and faculty.

Black Student Success Week, which begins today, is an annual campaign focused on ensuring success for Black and African American students at California's community colleges. This year's theme is "Vision to Action: Building Systems and Structures for Black Student Success.” A daily schedule for the statewide webinars can be found on the Umoja events page. Register for the webinars and find more information on the Black Student Success Week Linktree.

Spring Club Day

Students at Club DaySpring Club Day is this Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Sunken Garden. You can meet representatives from more than 40 clubs. You can also speak with Inter Club Council members about starting your own club. There will be club performances, music, and more. Email Ruchira Danavadi, ICC Chair of Programs, or Arshiya Rahgozar, ICC Vice Chair of Programs, with any questions at In the event of poor weather, club day will be moved to May 4.

Awards and Honors

College Acceptance Video Wins Top National Award

man looking at computerA short video showing a De Anza student’s joyful reaction to learning he was accepted by Stanford University has won a Gold Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, an organization for communications professionals at community colleges across the United States.

The video was recorded last spring by student Ray Ostil, a U.S. Army veteran and Communication Studies major who was thrilled to learn he would be transferring to Stanford in the fall. Ostil shared the video with De Anza’s Office of Communications, which posted an edited version on the college social media channels – and won NCMPR's top award for a college social media post at the group’s annual convention in Florida this month. You can watch the video and read more about Ostil at

EventsEvents This Week

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DatesDates and Deadlines

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