Employee of the Month Award Recipients, 2010-2011

Annie Kong

Annie Kong, June 2011

Custodian Annie Kong has worked at De Anza for 13 years, and considers the campus her second home. “I learned English from courses that I took at De Anza,” Kong says. “Consequently, I am happy working here and giving back to De Anza students and staff.”

Lori Susi, May 2011

“I like my job because it’s very creative, which is an essential part of who I am,” Susi says. “It gives me a chance every day to exercise my creativity and collaborate on producing quality designs and messages for the college.”
Lori Susi
Vida Ajdarian

Vida Ajdarian, April 2011

Ajdarian explains that her job is to provide services, education and job training to clients with developmental disabilities, as well as clients with a dual diagnosis. “We enable students to achieve an optimum level of functional independence resulting in community-based employment,” she says. “I’m passionate about my job, and I truly enjoy working with our clients.”

Marie Taylor Harper, March 2011

"What I like most about my job is that I get to work with a wide variety of individuals from various cultural and educational backgrounds that is result of De Anza colleges' diverse community," Harper says.

Marie Taylor Harper
Teri Gerard Teri Gerard, February 2011
Berta Pace, Business/CIS Division administrative assistant, says Gerard is always friendly, intuitive and patient with colleagues.

Shirley Schooler, January 2011

"Every year at their commencement ceremony, Shirley is acknowledged for her kindness and warm welcoming demeanor that greets the students to De Anza every year," says Jim Haynes, faculty coordinator for DSPS.

Shirley Schooler
C.J. Jones C.J. Jones, December 2010
C.J. Jones, coordinator of De Anza's Fitness and Wellness Center, became interested in the fitness industry 20 years ago, when she moved to Mountain View from Pennsylvania and took a De Anza class to become a group exercise instructor.

Yusuf Mathir, November 2010

Mathir says his greatest joy is coming in to work every day knowing that the future of our country depends on the best possible education that can be provided to our students, and that the use of technology is one of the key instruments in achieving that goal.

Meet Yusuk Mathir
Dawna O'Malley Dawna O'Malley, October 2010
O'Malley says she is fortunate to work in one of the "best departments" at De Anza. "Each day provides me with the opportunity to assist some of the kindest, brightest and most fun students you will find on any campus, anywhere," she says.
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