» EVC News: You Will Be So Sad if You Don't Read This Newsletter


Dear EVC Students,


We are in the process of developing our next five-year Educational Master Plan 2022-2027 (EMP). We are hosting a series of visioning sessions and want to ensure that your voice is heard as we examine data to help us assess EVC’s mission, vision, and values and identify and update goals to help us meet them.  If you aren’t sure what an Educational Master Plan and visioning session is, you can watch this video message from me to learn more.  

Virtual Visioning Session for EVC Students:

  • Thursday, March 10, from 2:00-3:30PMRegister here for the Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Your voice is so critically important to the future direction of Evergreen Valley College. We hope you will participate in this process.

In community,

Dr. Tammeil Y. Gilkerson


» February is Black History Month - Two More Great Events

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We were excited to usher in February with virtual events celebrating Black history, excellence, joy, and health, with the theme of “A Legacy of Excellence.”

Download this flyer for details of all virtual events and see descriptions and zoom links for our final two upcoming events are below.

February 24: Legacy in Community with EVC and SJCC Staff and Faculty | 12:15PM

Join us for our second annual San José Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) Black History Month Family Feud game. Who will walk away this year's winner? Team Evergreen Valley College or Team San José City College?

Click here for the February 24 Zoom link

February 28: Passing on the Legacy: EVC Umoja-AFFIRM Students vs. SJCC Umoja Students | 3:00PM

Join us as we support our EVC and SJCC Umoja students as they face off during the student round of SJECCD Black History Month Family Feud game. Click here for the February 28 Zoom link.

» Next Free Drive-Thru Food Distribution is March 4 - RSVP


We have many resources for you to access free food and assistance throughout the spring semester.

The next EVC FRESH Farmer's Market is TODAY, Thursday, February 24, through lunch, at the Central Green.

Drive-thru FREE food distributions are happening on the first and third Fridays of every month. You can click here to RSVP for the next food distribution on Friday, March 4.

You can have access to your very own grocery store on campus, the EVC F.R.E.S.H Pantry located in Gullo 1. The pantry offers items to our students for free.

For more information or any assistance, you can email


» Are YOU Interested in Getting Paid to Participate in a Photoshoot for a California Community Colleges Campaign?


This past summer, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office launched the new statewide marketing and advertising campaign. The ads run statewide on radio, digital, and streaming television and feature actual California community college students.

Now, they are looking to feature 50 more students across California. All students who participate in this photo shoot will receive a $400 stipend. Please note, students will be required to complete a standard student photo release form and students will be needed for a single day, roughly 1-2 hours. 

If you are interested in learning more, contact Josh Russell, EVC's Director of Marketing and Public Relations at, and he will send you more information.

» Art is Back at EVC - Hear From Artist Angela Willetts


Join us on Friday, March 4, at 4:00PM, at the EVC Art Gallery (VPA building) for an artist talk with Bay Area artist Angela Willetts, who will talk about her exhibition titled "Bound," with a reception will follow.

Artist Talk with Angela Willetts

March 4 at 4pm 

Join in-person in VPA 134

Or on Zoom

*Reception to follow

The event is organized by the EVC Art Department in collaboration with the EVC Womyn and Gender Studies Program in celebration of Womyn’s HERstory Month. Generous support is provided by EVC's Associated Student Government.

Evergreen Valley College strives to make our events accessible. This event will be closed captioned. Please contact for Sign Language interpretation or other accommodations.

We hope you will join us. No RSVPs needed.

» March 11 is Deadline to Request Emergency Funds


EVC has received federal and state funds to help you meet your COVID-related expenses.

To be considered for these emergency relief funds,

you must:

  • Be an enrolled regular student at EVC

The deadline to submit the Emergency Grant Application is March 11, 2022. We will begin disbursing awards on March 7, 2022.

Note: Federal Pell Grant eligible students do not need to apply. International students do not need to complete a FAFSA or CADAA. Students whose primary school is not Evergreen do not qualify and should not apply. Do not submit more than one application.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at or at

(408) 270-6460.

» Career Coaching Services Available for All EVC Students

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We are happy to share that we are offering Career Coaching again this semester! Our Career Coach is Karla Reyes Noguera, MBA and her services include assisting with resumes, negotiating salary, starting a business and more. You can email us at to schedule an appointment or call (408) 270-6499.


Karla is also offering valuable workshops this semester! Here is a list of the upcoming events:


March 9: Scholarships: Become A Personal Statement Pro (Two Sessions)

Time: 12:00-1:00PM

Zoom RSVP Link:

Time: 6pm-7pm

Zoom RSVP Link:

March 23: Entrepreneurship: Apply for a $5,000 Grant to Launch Your Business

Time: 12:00-1:00PM

Zoom RSVP link:


Please email us at 48 hours before a workshop if you require sign language interpretation, closed captioning, or other accommodations. 

» Make Your Appointment Now for Grad Petitions

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Evergreen Valley College is excited to celebrate our 2022 graduates soon!

To earn your associate degree or certificate, you need to file your petition to graduate. If you have chosen your degree path, met all requirements, and are ready to graduate this Spring, then your last step is to file your petition.

Make your appointment NOW for Graduation and Certificate Petitions.

Your counseling appointment must occur on or before Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Make your appointment today.

Come to SC-250 or call 408-270-6475

» EVC's Literary Magazine Accepting Poetry or Short Story Submissions

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EVC's literary magazine, Leaf By Leaf, is back!

We want your submissions. Submit your poetry or short story to be considered to be published in the magazine.

We are happy to accept up to five pages of poetry and 10 pages of a short story or novel excerpt by March 25.

Send your submissions to

» Updates from the EVC Library

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Textbooks are expensive, so to help out, the library carries Amazon Fire Tablets with selected e-textbooks. While we do not carry all textbooks, we have some of the more expensive e-texts. These can be checked out for the entire semester. Contact the library for more information 408-270-6433 or


Coming back to campus can be disorienting and although you may have been attending EVC for the last year, you may still be unfamiliar with our campus and services. The library is open and ready for business! Book an orientation today and come visit us in the library. We will show you how to get the best resources for your papers. 

Questions? Contact us

Online Reference:

Online Circulation:

More Info:

» We Have Free Tutoring Resources For You


Free Campus Tutoring Resources through May 27.


EVC tutors are on campus Monday-Thursday from 9:00AM - 9:00PM and Fridays from 9:00AM - 1:00PM in the Library building, LE-237. Click here to check out the schedule of drop-in hours.

You can connect with non-EVC tutors via NetTutor online tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all subjects when EVC tutoring is closed on Canvas. Watch the brief NetTutor YouTube link.


EVC students can access EVC tutors on campus Monday - Thursday from 9:00AM - 6:00PM and Fridays from 9:00AM - 1:00PM in MS-112 (Math, Science, and Social Science Building). We provide tutoring resources and support in Math, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Click here to check out the schedule of drop-in hours.

In addition, we provide tutors in Microbiology, Anatomy, and Physiology in the Biology Lab, S-219 in the Sequoia building and on Pisces under "Biology." Click here to check out the schedule of drop-in hours.