Employee of the Month Award Recipients, 2008-2009

Angelita Pabros, May 2009
Although her job title may sound pretty straightforward, that is not the case. "Angelita wears many hats on a daily basis providing program, staff and student support for the Puente, Transfer Opportunity, First Year Experience, Summer Bridge and the new Sankofa Scholars programs," says David Coleman, counselor and director of SSRS.
Angelita Pabros
Shannon Bracy

Shannon Bracy, April 2009

Bracy loves working with the coaches and athletes at De Anza. "The best things about my job are working with the athletes to rehabilitate an injury and getting them back out to play, seeing them succeed and go on to a four-year college, not just athletically but academically too," she says.

Patrick Dowling, February 2009
"I really love the work I am doing here at the college, helping our diverse student population realize their educational dreams and aspirations," says Dowling. "Every day the students I come into contact with inspire me. Their enthusiasm, drive and willingness to embrace challenges never cease to amaze me. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to be a small part of a wonderful team."
Patrick Dowling
Meet Rachelle Burt

Rachelle Burt, January 2009

"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 I 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."

Sandra Sokabe, December 2008
"I really enjoy working with the students at De Anza College," says Sokabe. "I have found that I am able to utilize both my nursing as well as counseling skills in this position, which has been great. I am also very happy to have some of the best colleagues!"
Sandra Sokabe
Charles Norona

Charles Norona, November 2008

Norona's colleagues can't say enough about his commitment to serving the Physics Department and the college in general. "He has helped teachers and other staff members all throughout the division with the technical aspect of various activities," says David Newton, nominator and physics instructor.

Jorge Morales, October 2008
"Working for Outreach allows me to help students by encouraging them to continue on with higher education. It is truly an amazing feeling meeting students who think they are not 'college material' only to see them motivated and inspired after one of my classroom presentations."
Jorge Morales
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