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May 22, 2023

Quick Notes for the Week of May 22

Mark Your Calendar

New Graduation Date and Location

graduates in groupDe Anza will hold its 56th annual commencement on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California.

You can order your graduation regalia now. Graduation Packs — which include a graduation gown, cap, tassel and diploma cover — and affinity stoles are available for purchase online at Items can be picked up at the campus Bookstore or shipped to you directly. You should order by June 12 to receive regalia in time for graduation.

Remember: In order to graduate, you must apply for a degree by submitting the online form to Admissions and Records.

Information about end-of-year celebrations can be found on the website.

Equity Champion Award Celebration

feathersCongratulations to the winners of the 2023 Equity Champion Awards:

  • Student: Amrit Kaur Gill
  • Classified professional: Bertha Sanchez, Resource Specialist, Veteran Services
  • Faculty member: Cheryl Balm, Instructor, Mathematics, and President, Academic Senate
  • Administrator: Eric Mendoza, Dean, Physical Education and Athletics
  • Team: Social Sciences and Humanities Equity Core Team
  • Elder Award: Alicia Cortez, Dean, Equity and Engagement

These individuals are recognized for their commitment to advancing equity, social justice and multicultural education on campus. Please attend the Equity Champion Awards celebration on Wednesday, June 14, from 2:30-4 p.m. in Conference Rooms A and B to acknowledge the winners.

Ethnic Studies Summit

hands forming circleAttend the 2023 Ethnic Studies Summit on Thursday, June 1, from 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. in the California History Center.

Former California Assembly and Foothill-De Anza Community College District board member Paul Fong will be the keynote speaker. He is a De Anza alum who has taught political science and Asian American Studies at Evergreen Valley College and De Anza.

The program will also include discussions and panels on Ethnic Studies. Please RSVP if you’d like to have lunch during the event.

Red Wheelbarrow Submissions Open Now

red wheelbarrow coverThe Red Wheelbarrow Student Edition is an annual, student-edited literary magazine published each spring.

Anyone who has taken at least one class at De Anza in the past year is elligible to submit. They are now accepting poems, short stories, flash fiction, comics, creative nonfiction plays, artwork and videos.

Visit the website to read more about submission guidelines and to see previous editions.

Email Jennifer Penkethman at  by Friday, May 26 to submit your work.

EventsUpcoming Events

Check the Events Calendar for additional details and more events.

Be sure to check these program websites for:

You can also check the Events Calendar for additional events and details.

This Week

  • Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: MOMENTUM series event with author and filmmaker Curtis Chin – Tuesday, May 23, noon-2 p.m.
  • Jewish American Heritage Month: Equity event – Thursday, May 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Closing ReceptionNot Your Masi's Generation: California History Center event – Thursday, May 25, 5-7 p.m.
  • Submit to the Red Wheelbarrow Student Edition: submissions are due by Friday, May 26
  • Adobe Career Academy: information session – Friday, May 26, 2-2:45 p.m.
  • Your Phone – Friend or Foe?: MOMENTUM series event with cybersecurity expert Sandra Estok – Friday, June 2, 9:30-11 a.m.

Next Week

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Dates and Deadlines

  • Memorial Day: no classes and offices closed – Monday, May 29

Governance Meetings


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