Around Campus

Disabilities and Differently-Abled Awareness Events 

  • Cloud Technology for Everyone! Thursday, May 23 • 12:30-2:30 p.m. • Conference Room B • Presenters will include Charles Chen, Google architectural engineer; Nicole Torcolini, Google quality engineer; Mark Sherby, De Anza College instructor; and Deborah Armstrong, De Anza College alternative media specialist. They will discuss their work lives, cloud accessibility, and technologies that make all of our lives better.
  • Assisting Students with Psychiatric Disabilities Succeed in the Classroom: Friday, May 24 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Location: MLC 260 • Presented by Kevin Glapion, executive head of Disability Support Services, this interactive workshop will focus on how to work with a student population often marginalized and negatively stereotyped. Instructional strategies and classroom and test-taking accommodations to support students with psychiatric disabilities will be explored. Participants will also explore how support persistence and manage challenging classroom situations. For more information on these events, contact Kevin Glapion at 408.864.8955 or

Free Chair Massages

The spring chair massage class will be giving free 15-minute massages on a first-come first-served basis.

When: Wednesday, May 29, 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: Main Quad near the fountain
Contact Deb Tuck at or 408.864.8205.

Library Book Sale

The Library is accepting donations for its 2013 Book Sale to be held June 3-13. Please: no magazines, encyclopedia sets, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books or moldy items. These don’t sell and are difficult to dispose of after the sale. Bring small donations (a bag or two) to the Library front desk during open hours. If you have a large donation, call Tracy Lam at 408.864.8439 to arrange for dropping off your books. The Library will provide a tax receipt if requested. And don’t forget to stop by the Library to check out the banned book display on the first floor through May 31.

The Student Athlete: Powerful Beyond Measure

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a conference that examines the life of the student athletes of color in community colleges and how they may focus more on their athletic careers than their academic success.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
This event is sponsored by ICCE, LEAD, IMASS and the Equity Office. Contact Veronica Neal at or 408.864.5338.

Creative Arts Events for Spring 2013

  • Photography Lecture Series, Germán Herrera, Wednesday, June 5, 7-9 p.m., A11 (Choral Hall)
  • Patnoe Jazz Festival, Friday June 7, 7:30-10 p.m., VPAC, $10 general, $5 students
  • Vocal Recital for Hillary Pinard, Sunday, June 9, 4:30-7 p.m., A11 (Choral Hall)
  • 34th Annual Student Film & Video Show, Friday, June 14, 7:30-10 p.m., VPAC, $7
  • Student Guitar Recital with Maria Shao and Nathania Isnanda, Friday, June 14, 6-9 p.m., A11 (Choral Hall)
  • Dance Demonstration, Wednesday, June 19, 7-10 p.m., VPAC
  • Symphonic Winds Spring Concert, Friday, June 21, 7:30-10 p.m., VPAC, $5
  • De Anza Chamber Orchestra, Saturday, June 22, 7:30-10 p.m., VPAC, $10 general, $5 students
    Spring Choral Showcase De Anza Chorale and Vintage Singers, Sunday, June 23, 4:30-6 p.m., VPAC, $10 general, $5 students
  • Music Department Student Recital, Sunday, June 23, 6-9 p.m., A11 (Choral Hall)

1st Annual Math & Science Fair

You are invited to attend De Anza’s 1st Annual Math & Science Fair sponsored by the Student Success Center.

When: Thursday, June 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Main Quad and Conference Rooms A&B
Contact Melissa Aguilar at and see for more details.

Caracci Classic Golf Tournament

Support scholarships for De Anza College Auto Tech students and play golf at the same time! Online registration is available (

When: Friday, June 7
Where: Sunol Valley Golf Club (Cypress Course)
Cost: $150 donation includes lunch, contests, awards banquet dinner, cash awards and more
Contact Dave Capitolo at 408.864.8312 or or see

Film Showing and Facilitated Discussion

“If These Halls Could Talk” by filmmaker Lee Mun Wah explores the issues that students of color face in colleges and universities, including the conflicts and contradictions of being in predominately white institutions. This event is sponsored by the Equity Office and Visiting Speakers Series.

When: Monday, June 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Rooms A&B
Contact Veronica Neal at or 408.864.5338.

Community Conversation

The Equity Office will sponsor a community conversation on Mental Gaza and Clinical Awareness.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Multicultural Center (MCC)
Contact Veronica Neal at or 408.864.5338.

Listening and Speaking Center Fundraiser

You’re invited to the celebration and raffle for the Listening and Speaking Center, part of the Student Success Center. Enjoy an international lunch, live music and raffle of more than 40 prizes!

When: Friday, June 14, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: California History Center
Cost: $2 raffle tickets available in L-47
Contact Kanako Suda at 408.864.5385 or or download a flyer at

36th Annual Vintage Car Show

Join the Vintage Mustang Owners Association for this event that showcases more than 200 cars, vendors and exhibits. It’s the largest gathering of vintage and late-model Mustangs, Shelbys, Cobras and 1960-1970 Ford Motor Co. cars in Northern California.

When: Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: De Anza College
Cost: Free for spectators
Contact Ken Mannina at 408.374.4966 or

Spring Quarter Exhibit at California History Center

The CHC and the Los Gatos-Saratoga Camera Club are the hosts of “Lens on Silicon Valley,” a special exhibit of original photographs taken by club members that explore places, ideas and themes capturing the essence of Silicon Valley.

When: Through June 20
Where: California History Center
Contact Tom Izu at or 408.864.8986.

Athletics Update

Scholar Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to De Anza College’s Athletes of the Year 2013: Cory Kingston and Katherine Ja. They will receive $1,000 scholarships. Runners-Up Jonathan Hernandez (cross country, tack and field), Karina Tabarez (soccer), and Tiffany Do (swimming and diving) will each receive $750 scholarships.

Kingston plays baseball and will transfer to the University of Albany on a baseball scholarship where he plans to major in environmental studies. A veteran U.S. Marine who served on the front lines in Afghanistan, Kingston has a 3.7 GPA.

Ja is a three-sport student athlete: volleyball, badminton and basketball. This past year she focused on badminton and led her team to the state title. Her sister and mother were also part of the state champion badminton team, probably a first for California Community Colleges. Ja is an English literature major with a 3.96 GPA and is currently deciding which university to attend: Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley or UCLA.

The Annual Recognition and Scholarship Ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A&B. For more information on the Team and Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards, see

Women’s Badminton Team Wins State Championship

Congratulations to Coach Mark Landefeld and the Women’s Badminton Team on winning the State Championship against defending champs San Diego College with a 10-0 season. This is a first for the team since the 1997-98 school year. Team members were also individually honored.

  • Sheung Wi “Pinky” Li was the Coast Conference Singles Champion
  • Li and Jessica Dinh were the Coast Conference Doubles Champions
  • Katherine Ja and Christine Ja were the Coast Conference Runners Up

The doubles team final match was an all-De Anza affair, Li and Dinh against team-mates Katherine Ja and Christine Ja. The Ja sisters were joined on the De Anza roster this season by Pearl Gee, a reserve player who is also the two players’ mother. Read the Cupertino Patch article on the competition.

Track and Field

Congratulations to Coach Nick Mattis and the Women’s Track and Field Team. They finished their season with two All-Americans and two All-State Athletes named.

  • Oddessy Tapia finished 4th with a school record time in 3000 steeplechase, and Terra Steadman finished 3rd in the discus. Both earned All-American honors.
  • Alexa Torres finished 7th in the 10,000, and Erin Fisher finished 8th in the heptathlon. Both earned All-State honors.

Faculty and Staff News

Your Feedback Requested on Values Statement

The college's Values Statement Task Force, established by College Council and composed of faculty, classified professional, administrator and student representatives, has drafted an updated values statement for the college in alignment with the mission statement. The review and updating of De Anza's stated values is a collegewide activity scheduled as part of the Six-Year Planning and Assessment Cycle. The Task Force requests your feedback through 

  • governance and constituency groups agendizing the values statement, or
  • the webpage developed for the project.

The deadline for submitting comments is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, for review and final modification of the document by the Values Statement Task Force. College Council is scheduled to review and approve the values statement at its meeting of June 13.

Draft Values Statement and Feedback Link:

Student Community and Civic Engagement Survey Now Available

Please encourage your students to participate in the De Anza College survey on community engagement and civic knowledge available at through Thursday, May 23. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes for them to complete, and all participants will be entered into a random drawing for prizes donated by the De Anza College Bookstore.

The findings will be shared with the campus community to encourage dialogue about how the college can best prepare students to participate in democratic processes at De Anza and in their communities.

Child Development Center Taking Applications for 2013-14

Child Development Center is now taking applications for free and low-cost child care for the children of Foothill-De Anza college students from ages18 months to 5 years old for the 2013-14 school year. Contact Linda Koyama at 408.864.8891 or to make inquiries about eligibility for this program. Also, the center offers child care to district faculty and staff as well as community members. District employees receive a 5% tuition discount.

Congratulations to De Anza Employees

The board of trustees has approved the following personnel actions since April 2013.

New Hires: Lee Crowley, Creative Arts; Michael Johnson, Special Education; Hung Nguyen, Academic Services

Professional Growth Awards: Silvia Bichler, Creative Arts; Lily Greene, Student Services; Andy Huynh, Counseling; Joy Lu, Business/Computer Systems; Chia Ching Wen, Creative Arts

Longevity Awards: Tracy Chung-Tabangcura, Counseling; Armando De La Cruz, Special Education

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