Archive for October, 2011


Update – October 31, 2011

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

For all of you who have been eagerly awaiting the fall season, I think it has arrived!! I attended the South Campus Fall Festival and 50th Anniversary Celebration Friday evening, and it was quite chilly while we were outside playing some of the games and taking the hay ride! There was plenty of excitement in the air, especially with all the kids and a few adults dressed in their scary, cute, or strange costumes!  My favorites were the Chinese dragon dancers and the tribute to Dr. Parker Williams, the college’s first librarian and the first president of South Campus. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – October 17, 2011

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

As I reflect on the first two weeks of October, I have to smile. It has been an amazing two weeks! Let me give you some highlights.

We began the month with a celebratory 50th anniversary photograph with nearly 800 participants, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, and retirees. I was astonished at how quickly this activity came together and how festive it felt! Thank you to all of the participants and to the organizers! The photo is available for download on the College Flickr site…here is the link for you:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanjacintocollege/6219855897/ Read the rest of this entry »

Update – October 2, 2011

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Happy October San Jacinto College Community!

I don’t know what happened to September, but October and fall have arrived! And we have actually cooled off a bit! I hope you enjoyed some of the great Chamber of Commerce weather this weekend!

This past week we kicked off our 12-week courses (Take 2), so you may see a few more students around the campuses. I don’t have official enrollment on the Take 2 classes, but the initial numbers look quite promising. Just so you know, these Take 2 courses are reflected in the spring contact hours reported to the State (anything after the official census date, which is the twelfth class day for fall, goes into the next reporting period). Our contact hours for fall were down slightly (.4%), so these enrollments are important for us in maintaining our overall state funding for the second year of the biennium. Read the rest of this entry »