Honoring De Anza's Veterans

US flagPlease join us in the Fireside Room for an opportunity to meet some of De Anza's veterans as well as representatives from the Peninsula Vet Center, the San Mateo County Veterans Services Office and the Palo Alto VA Health Care System

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Refreshments will be served
  • NEW LOCATION DUE TO RAIN Fireside Room (located on the upper level of the Campus Center)

This event is sponsored by the Enrollment Services Division, the Foothill-De Anza Foundation, Student Veterans of America and the Veterans Resource Center at De Anza.

About Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a United States holiday observed each year on Nov. 11. It began as the commemoration of Armistice Day in 1919, marking the end of World War I. Renamed in 1954, it has continued to be a national day of celebration to honor America's veterans for their "patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good." 

Thank You, Veterans!

Nearly 300 military veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and military dependents are currently enrolled as students at De Anza College, including men and women from their 20s to their 50s. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and have served in a variety of military assignments in the United States and around the world. We are proud to support our veteran scholars as they pursue academic goals that will frame the next chapters in their lives.

Veterans are also represented among the classified professionals, faculty members and administrators who support our students, including those listed below. At De Anza, we honor all military veterans and their service to our country

Classified Professional, Faculty and Administrator Veterans

Roland Amit in fatigues

Roland Amit in dress blues

Roland Amit: Senior Supervisor, Enrollment Services
U.S. Army

Randy Bryant in uniform

Randy Bryant

Robert R. "Randy" Bryant: Dean, Career Technical Education and Workforce Education 
U.S. Air Force

Pam Grey in Navy

Pam Grey

Pam Grey: Vice President, Administrative Services 
– U.S. Navy

John Swensson

John Swensson

John Swensson: Emeritus Instructor, English; Director, Global Education Partnerships
U.S. Army

Edward Ahrens: Instructor, Business and Computer Information Systems
U.S. Navy

Edwin Carungay

Edwin Carungay: Senior Graphic Designer, Office of Communications 
U.S. Marine Corps

Derrick Felton

Derrick Felton: Instructor, Psychology; Counselor, Psychological Services
U.S. Army

DuJuan Green

DuJuan Green: Instructor, Administration of Justice
U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard

(If you're a college employee who'd like to be included on this list, please send an email with your name and branch of service, and a photo if you like, to communications@deanza.edu.) 

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