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January 2022

Guided Pathways Recognized For
Addressing Inequity in a Time of Crisis

Guided Pathways has been selected to receive the 2021-22 Exemplary Program Award that recognizes outstanding community college programs. This is a Board of Governors award, sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and awardees are recognized by the Board at the Board of Governors meeting.

California community colleges have had to adapt to a changing landscape, including fire, pandemic, social injustice, and civil unrest, in order to best serve their students. In light of the work that colleges have done to maintain the focus on student success, the theme selected was of Addressing Inequity in a Time of Crisis for this year’s 2021-22 Exemplary Program Award.

Kim Palmore, Co-Coordinator of the program, says of the award, "This is a significant acknowledgement of all the work the Guided Pathways collective has done in these past years and months. I am so thrilled with our contribution to making De Anza a strong, equity-focused, student-centered, collegial place to work."

The award will be presented (virtually) on January 24th at the Board of Governors meeting.

Classified Professionals Workshop Series
January 25th at 1-2:00 P.M.
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Strategic Planning
Workshop Series
January 24th at 1-2:30 P.M.
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Villages LGBTQ+ Panel Event in the Works

Recent Village discussions have recognized the need for our LGBTQ+ De Anza community to have a space on campus where students, staff, and faculty can share their experiences with fellow members, as well as the broader De Anza family. Proposed by Alicia Mullens, instructor of meteorology, the Village event is designed to provide increased representation and visibility of marginalized communities in our villages. Currently a collaborative project between STEM focused Physical Sciences and Technology and Health and Life Sciences Villages, there is possibility for this type of event to be offered in the future, across Villages. The hope is to build in more conversation among Village members about different topics relevant to our students.

If you are interested in learning more or being part of the LGBTQ+ panel event, please contact Alicia at

SWAG Adds Fourteen Student Employees to Team

Over eighty students applied to be a member of the Student Working Advisory Group. It wasn't easy, but fourteen candidates were chosen to help give vital student perspectives to our work.

Let's welcome them!

  • Allison Madriaga                Annabelle Law
  • Ashley Villeda                        Brandon Macias
  • Carl Vizcarra                           Heidi Contreras Ruiz
  • Junhong Park                        Kaufusi Tuitavake
  • Kimberly Martinez       Marissa Mcguire
  • Michelle Fernandez        Natalie Elias
  • Shay Williams                       Suodaba Adel

Artistic Expression
Winter 22 Club Mixer- 1/20/22

Business and Finance
Careers in Business and Finance Winter Mixer- 1/20/22

Health and Life Sciences
Allied Heath Career Panel Winter Event- 1/26/22
Check Canvas for Zoom Link!

Language and Communication
Language & Communication Winter Resource Fair-1/20/22

Physical Science and Technology
Jeopardy Game Night! Winter Mixer-1/20/22

Social Sciences and Humanities
Every Voice Winter Mixer- 1/18/22

Contributions: Kim Palmore, Alicia Mullens, and Team SWAG
Editor: Jayme Brown

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