2023-24 Academic Year

We're proud of all our students, faculty and classified professionals at De Anza College. Here are some examples of what makes De Anza "simply the best."

Student Journalists Shine in Regional Competition

Students in the Journalism program took home an impressive 27 awards after attending the Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal Conference on Oct. 14 at San Francisco State University.

The De Anza students won 24 awards for work published over the past three quarters, and three more awards for "on-the-spot" contests held on the day of the conference. Winners include:

La Voz logoPublication Awards 

  • Online Edition, General Excellence: La Voz News Staff 
  • Environmental Portrait, First Place: Leila Salam 
  • Informational Graphic, First Place: Autumn Alvarez 
  • Podcast/Audio News, First Place: Isabella (Bella) McClintock, Justin Fry 
  • Sports Action Photo, First Place: Connor Blum 
  • Webcast/Broadcast News, First Place: Linh Lauren Bui, Emma Caires, Andrea Saldana, Kritika Sharma,  
  • Illustration, Second Place: Kyum Bee Kim 
  • News Photo, Second Place: Georgina Munoz-Villanueva  
  • News Story, Second Place: Andrea Saldana 
  • Photo Illustration, Second Place: Jocelyn Phanmaha 
  • Webcast/Broadcast News, Second Place, Kritika Sharma 
  • Editorial, Third Place: La Voz Editorial Board 
  • Editorial Cartoon, Third Place: Jocelyn Phanmaha 
  • Illustration, Third Place: Jocelyn Phanmaha 
  • Online Photo Story/Essay, Third Place: Connor Blum 
  • Photo Story-Essay, Third Place: Connor Blum
  • Video journalism, Third Place: Kritika Sharma
  • Photo Illustration, Fourth Place: Linh Lauren Bui 
  • Column writing, Fourth Place: Sabrina Jiang, Archee Kumar, Abel Tariku
  • Enterprise News Story/Series, Meritorious: Rory Conlon, Linh Lauren Bui, Georgina Munoz-Villanueva, Anisa Qadir
  • Editorial Cartoon, Honorable Mention: Katrina Bui 
  • Online Photo Story/Essay, Honorable Mention: Linh Lauren Bui 
  • Profile Feature Story, Honorable Mention: Autumn Alvarez 
  • Video Journalism, Honorable Mention: Trevis Dampier 

On-the-Spot awards 

  • News Writing, Second Place: Lauren Linh Bui 
  • Feature Photo, Second Place: Ann Penalosa 
  • Copy Editing, Honorable Mention: Mackenzie Jardine 

Congratulations to these Journalism students and faculty adviser Farideh Dada!

Nursing Program Scores Impressive Licensing Pass Rates

De Anza Nursing students had a first-time pass rate of 100% on the latest state Board of Registered Nursing NCLEX licensing exams, according to results released in October. In addition to those students who were taking the test for the first time, a majority of students who were retaking the test also passed, bringing the program's overall pass rate to 94.2%.

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