Archive for July, 2011

Weekly Update – July 31, 2011

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

It’s hard to believe July is over, and we are into August and preparing for the fall semester. The next few weeks will be busy for everyone, especially those of you who work the front lines and who personally admit, register, advise, enroll, assist, and serve over 29,000 students as they prepare to attend classes at San Jacinto College. With August such a busy time, I encourage you to take to heart our “Just One More” campaign and stop and offer assistance wherever you can and help our students prepare for the start of classes August 29th. For many, this is a scary and confusing time, and that extra assistance could be the difference in successfully enrolling or not reaching that goal because of confusion and uncertainty.  Many of our students have little confidence in their ability to be successful in school and to have the knowledge necessary to navigate our processes.  A friendly, helpful word can make all the difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – July 5, 2011

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

Happy 4th of July! I hope you had a wonderful three-day weekend and an outstanding holiday! I have to admit that I love all holidays, but Independence Day is always at the top of my list. I love the flags along the streets, the fireworks, and the patriotism. One of the traditions that I love most occurs at my church on the Sunday closest to July 4th. On this day, we celebrate with a medley of the songs associated with the Armed Forces, and those who served in each branch come forward as their song is played and sung. I don’t recall a year (and this year was no different) when I haven’t had tears in my eyes as enlisted soldiers and veterans come forward to the front rail to be recognized. To each of our military men and women at San Jacinto College, I thank you for your service to our country and to each of us. While you may not hear it often, your sacrifice and service are truly appreciated and admired! The 4th of July is about freedom, and I hope all of you celebrated it with family and friends! Read the rest of this entry »