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Update – September 18, 2018

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Good Morning San Jacinto College Community,

Today (September 18th) is an important date in history for San Jacinto College.  At 8:30 a.m. on September 18, 1961, San Jacinto College opened its doors in an old store front in downtown Pasadena to register its first students.  History has it that the lines formed on the sidewalks of downtown Pasadena long before the doors opened, and that registration continued until 10:00 p.m. that evening.  The tally at the end of the registration period on that first day was that more than 700 students had enrolled.  By the end of the week, enrollment reached 876 students. With this, San Jacinto College set a record for first year enrollment for Texas junior colleges, and the total was the second largest first year enrollment for all Texas colleges.  Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – January 30, 2011

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

Did any of you run the marathon today?  That’s one of those items on my list that I would like to accomplish but haven’t yet. So to any of you who ran it – congratulations!!  Let me know who you are and if this was your first time to participate. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – January 23, 2011

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Dear Fellow San Jacinto College Employees –

Over the past few days, we have heard the budget deficit news from Austin plus, we have seen the first rendition of House Bill 1 (HB1).  On the state deficit side, the comptroller released a shortfall number of $26.8 billion. We have also heard differing opinions about whether or not the amount is accurate and whether or not the calculations are correct.  In addition, the “new” numbers being discussed are all over the place – some have increased and some have decreased that deficit. Adding to these dimensions are clear directives about no new taxes and debates about whether or not fees are taxes, whether or not legalized gambling is a solution, the use or no use of rainy day funds, etc. Discussions and debates are focused on solutions for achieving the required balanced budget, but there are significant distracting elements, including the proposed closing of four community colleges. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – June 13, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community —

Another busy week….isn’t the summer supposed to be a slower time?  That is definitely a fallacy!

We began the week by welcoming home our National Championship baseball team, who took second place in the JUCO World Series!  I am proud of the coaches and players. They not only played hard and earned their wins; they also conducted themselves as gentlemen and represented our College with class and dignity!  Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – October 18, 2009

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I really hope that none of you read this email until late Sunday — after you have enjoyed this fabulous autumn day!  I love this time of the year. My debate today was if I should enjoy the park, Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo, or Kemah while another member of my family thought watching football was the best way to enjoy this day.

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Weekly Update – September 20, 2009

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Hope you are enjoying that September weather and maybe some football since the season is underway!!   If you listened to the Texans’ game on the radio today, you heard many commercials for San Jacinto College.

The week began with the September Board of Trustees Meeting.  The agenda and back-up of each meeting are posted on the college’s website on the Friday prior to the meeting.  If you have a few moments, review this information.  It is another avenue for employees to gain an understanding of college activities and issues.   You will find that many of the actions are finance and construction related, but you will also see the Board’s focus on the college’s Student Success agenda, with a portion of the meeting dedicated to presentations around this area.      

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Weekly Update – September 6, 2009

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Hello San Jac Community,

I hope you are enjoying a very pleasant Labor Day weekend and finding plenty of fun for your extra day off!

As the semester gets underway, I want to remind you that we are moving into the flu season with an entirely new level of awareness. I encourage each of us to pay attention to the symptoms and utilize protection mechanisms. The following provides a briefing and some helpful information:

  • We are continuing to monitor updates from the Center on Disease Control on the regular flu and the H1N1 virus.
  • The College will maintain a specific website on influenza and health information and updates. The link will be  posted from our main SJC website in order to make access easy.
  • You can contact Ginger Lambert in the Safety Office if you need hand sanitizer. Her extension is 6183 or her email is
  • We are tracking employees and students who have influenza-like symptoms. I am asking that you contact Ginger Lambert at  the phone or email address above so she can keep track of the health of our students and employees.  Influenza symptoms include fever over 100°, weakness, fatigue, lack of appetite, coughing, and sore throat. The website will have more detailed information for you.
  • Be sure to wash your hands often and thoroughly, cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, keep commonly touched surfaces and items clean, and stay home if you’re sick.

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It’s been a busy week but my focus for this weekly update will be on the next fiscal year.  The Board of Trustees met on Monday night (August 3rd) and approved our annual priorities and our budget. Both of these are for fiscal year 2009-2010 which begins on September 1, 2009 (our New Year’s Kick-off).

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