Counseling Faculty

Overview​

(Overview of the counseling staff here.)

​Laura Bettencourt

Counselor
Phone number: 408.274.7900 ext. 6711
e-mail: laura.bettencourt@evc.edu

 Bio

A.A, Evergreen Valley College
B.A., San Jose State University
M.A., Santa Clara University
Courses taught:

Counseling 14 College Success
Counseling 15 Blueprint for Success

I began my career at EVC spring 1976 as the EVC switchboard operator. Since then I have worn various hats at both EVC and SJCC campuses. I became a Coordinator- Counselor at SJCC in 1998 with the EOP&S program. In 2006 I transfer to the EVC counseling department. I love being here…EVC is home.
I have various interests. I am a passionate gardener and even started a small business: Lady Bug Gardening. My quiet time is often spent reading or journalizing. Also, I am a super cool grandmother. Time with my grandchildren is precious. We enjoy roller skating, playing basketball or soccer, and sight-seeing. I love to travel and visiting Europe was fantastic. My mantra is: Life is way too short, so one must live it.

​Hang Chu

Counselor
Phone number: 408.274.7900 ext. 6225
E-mail: hang.chu@evc.edu

 Bio

Area of Specialty: ASPIRE Program
B.A., San Jose State University
M.A., San Jose State University
Courses taught:

Counseling 015 - Blueprints for Success
Counseling 014 - College Success

Hello! I’ve been a faculty member at EVC since 2004. I am responsible for working with students in the ASPIRE (Asian/Pacific Islander Resources for Excellence) Program. The program is designed to enhance the academic and personal success of students through counseling, tutoring, mentoring and scholarships opportunities. The program offers culture-specific classes.
Before coming to EVC, I worked as a general counselor at SJCC. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling and gardening as well as meeting people from various cultures.

​Marjorie Clark

Counselor
Phone number: 408.274.7900 ext. 6787
e-mail: Marjorie.clark@evc.edu

Bio

Area of Specialty: Psychology/Service-Learning Coordinator/Women’s Studies
B.A., Montclair State College, New Jersey
M.A., New School for Social Research, New York
Courses taught:

Psych 035 – Intro to the Psychology of Women
Psych 096 - Marriage, Family, and Intimate Relationships
Psych-047 Family Violence
Counseling 14 – College Success
New Student Program Planning Sessions

Hello! I’ve been a faculty member at EVC since 1996. I have worked as a ENLACE Counselor, general counselor, Honors and Service-Learning Coordinator. I am presently splitting my time between counseling, teaching, and Service-Learning. I am the Co-Chair of the Women’s Studies Department, Chair on the Council on The Status of Women, Vice President of the Academic Senate, and Co-Advisor to the Messenger Newspaper Club.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling around the world, and working in the Community as a social activist.

 

 Hanh Deng

​General Counselor/Instructor
Phone number: 408.274.7900 ext.6617
E-mail: hanh.deng@evc.edu

Bio

General Counselor/Instructor
Area of Specialty: Nursing
Fluent in Vietnamese
B.A. in Child Development, Minor in Psychology @SJSU
M.A. in Educational Counseling @SJSU
Courses taught:

Counseling 014 – College Success
Counseling 015 – Blueprint for Success

 Martha Hardin

​Phone number: 408.274.7900 ext. 6689
e-mail: martha.hardin@evc.edu

 Bio

Area of Specialty: CalWORKs WIN Program
M.A. Education Counseling, San Jose State University
B.A. Psychology, San Jose State University
A.A. General Studies, Evergreen Valley College
Courses taught:

Counseling 013 – Career Planning
Counseling 014 – College Success
Counseling 015 – Blueprints for Success

Hello! As an Evergreen Valley College Alumni, I began to work as the Workforce Initiative Network counselor in 1999. I am responsible for working with CalWORKs/Win Program students. The WIN Program provides services to parents receiving TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families).
Before coming to EVC, I worked at San Jose State University for five years as a Financial Aid Peer counselor, Evaluator, and Admissions and Records clerk.
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, going for long walks, and reading.

 

 

​Contact Info:

Location: SC-250
Phone: (408) 270-6475

General Counseling Fall Office Ho​urs: 

Mon & Thur: 8 am to 5 pm 
Tue & Wed: 8 am to 7 pm

Fri: 8 am to 1 pm​

First two week of Classes: 

Mon & Thur: 8 am to 5 pm
Tue & Wed: 8 am to 7 pm

Fri: 8 am to 1 pm

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