Patrick Ahrens at De Anza College

Former Student Trustee makes a career serving his community

De Anza College graduate Patrick Ahrens is passionate about public service. One of the first classes he took at De Anza was Political Science 1, an American government and politics taught by Professor Nicky Gonzalez Yuen. He says he was inspired not only by the class and Professor Yuen, but by De Anza itself.

Charles Viajar at the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center

Foothill Veteran continues to serve

Charles Viajar’s eyes light up when he talks about the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. “It’s just such a welcoming place,” he said. “I looked at a bunch of different community colleges before deciding to attend Foothill, and one of the main motivators behind that decision was the experience I had with the Veterans Resource Center.”

Sandy Wihtol

Former MLB player steps up to the plate

Former Major League baseball player Sandy Wihtol grew up in Cupertino and works as a real estate agent in Los Altos. He’s always been active in the community, most notably spending 16 seasons coaching the Los Altos High School baseball team.