Archive for July, 2010


Weekly Update – July 25, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College –

Can you believe it is already the end of July? And can you believe how hot and sticky it has been? I guess in a way it is good to have the hot season go by more quickly!! I hope you are having a good summer and finding some time to relax by the pool or in the air conditioning or wherever you like to relax and recharge.  Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – July 18, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community —

I thought I would start this week off with a quote by Mark Houlahan, a senior lecturer and author: “If you want your life to be a magnificent story, begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.”  I find this quote interesting for several reasons. First, I just spent the weekend at a family reunion. What a great way to reflect on the magnificent stories that are contained within our own families and their everyday lives.  So many times we forget the generations of people and the daily events of our lives that come together to make us who we are. Second, this quote encourages each of us to realize that the future is in our hands, and our actions and reactions can change how the story unfolds. Third, this quote applies to our work at San Jacinto College. Our students are looking for life-changing opportunities, and each of us, including the students themselves, have a role in the achievement of their successes. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – July 11, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community,

We are near the middle of July…can you believe it?  The Summer II session kicks off tomorrow and our enrollment is up for this second five weeks by 13.9%, and we are up 12.4% for the entire summer session.  I hope you all are hanging in there, and that this large population of summer students is excelling. To add some perspective to the percentages, let’s add some numbers to this. We have over 22,500 duplicated students enrolled this summer. Duplicated is an important term; it means each student could be taking more than one course within multiple parts of term. For example, 4,596 students are enrolled in the full summer 16-week session, 7,344 students were enrolled in the first 8-week summer session (Summer I), and 6,723 students are enrolled in the second 8-week session (Summer II). One student could be enrolled in each one of these three sessions so that one student would be counted as three enrollments. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – July 4, 2010

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Happy Independence Day!

This is one of my favorite holidays. I hope you are all enjoying some BBQ and good friends and family as we celebrate this important day in our nation’s history.  As you know, this day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which declared our independence from Great Britain.    Read the rest of this entry »