Meet Rachelle Burt

Meet Rachelle BurtRachelle Burt always wanted a job where she felt like she was making a difference. "After graduating from Arizona State University in 2005, I was looking for a job that could really fit my personality," Burt says. "I really enjoyed going to a community college myself and couldn't wait to work at one. Community college offers such a diverse group of students, and I love how De Anza is really a college of the community."

As the division administrative assistant for Admissions and Records, Burt provides critical support to the admission and enrollment process. She has gone above and beyond, time and again, to provide significant support to the Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools, according to Director Rob Mieso.

"Rachelle is an outstanding employee who brings to her job a high degree of energy, commitment, flexibility and professional conduct," says Mieso. "She has been so critical to our success in reaching out and recruiting a diverse student body to keep our enrollment strong. In 2007-08, she helped Outreach in major ways during the planning of our Latino and African American student conferences, the New Student and Parent Nights, developing the Outreach Web site, managing the prospect database, generating reports, procuring promotional materials, and supporting the institutional outreach effort with enthusiasm and exemplary team spirit."

Burt was up to the challenge of learning all the new computer programs and taking the lead on the Web site project. "With Kathleen Moberg and Rob's support, we brainstormed on ways to make the site more hip for students. Julie Ceballos from the Web team was such a great help, and it's great to now have an up-to-date Outreach Web site for the students," Burt says.

Burt loves working at De Anza. "In Admissions and Records we all work together to help the students, and I like coming to work every day to be around my co-workers. I feel proud of my accomplishments at De Anza, and getting to help students achieve their educational goals is really rewarding."

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