Transfer alumna cites Foothill's caring staff & faculty for her success
Angelica Mantilla Caez moved to the United States from Colombia with her mother when she was 17 years old. Her first education experience in the U.S. was as a senior at Mountain View High School. She got good grades but struggled in a new school and new country.
Chat Café connects students from across the globe with the common goal of better communication
Mike McCusker began a career as a physicist at Rice University, JILA (Colorado), Yale, and eventually SRI in Menlo Park. He first made the transition to technical industry at Spectra Physics, and then several small and larger organizations in a variety of engineering and management roles. Some years ago he began looking for a "retirement job," where he could share his knowledge of physics, math and business. One of his colleagues suggested he consider working at Foothill College as a tutor in the STEM Success Center.
De Anza alumna continues to champion civic engagement in her community and in her work
After she graduated from high school Neesha Tambe wasn't sure what she wanted to do. She had been accepted into a number of universities but wasn't "energized" by any of them. Unsure of what to do, she reached out to a friend. Her friend gave advice that Neesha said she would never forget. "You don't have to do what everyone else is doing (going to a four-year university)," her friend said. "You can take time to figure out where your passions lie."