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  • Rob.Vanya 4:34 pm on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Jerrel Wade honored as outstanding alumnus 

    Congratulations to Dr. Jerrel Wade, Dean of Administration at the North Campus, who was recently recognized in the University of Houston College of Education newsletter as an outstanding alumnus. Each edition of their newsletter features a graduate who is making a contribution to the field of education.

    Dr. Wade

    Dr. Wade

    Dean Wade holds an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from UH. He also holds a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma.

    Dr. Wade began work for San Jacinto College in 2006 as the South Campus Coordinator of Student Life. In 2008, he became the Director of Recruitment Initiatives for the District. In 2013, he assumed his current role as Dean of Administration.

    Dr. Wade was surprised, but honored when he learned of his outstanding alumnus recognition. “It’s always a good feeling to be recognized for your efforts,” he commented. “I was nominated by Dr. Lyle McKinney, who was one of my professors at UH. He also served as my program advisor and dissertation chair.”

    Dr. Wade and his wife Alicia have been married 10 years, and they have a 7-year-old son named Jonathan.

    Jerrel says education has played a role in every success in his life, directly or indirectly. “I’ve had the opportunity to present at, and travel to, various conferences around the country, and by doing so I have met and worked with amazing people in the field,” he said. “My commitment to education shaped my career path, which has now allowed me to give back and help guide students to make the most of their opportunities. In short, I love what I do and look forward to many more years helping students achieve their goals, however I can.”

  • Rob.Vanya 1:39 pm on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s a boy! 

    Congratulations to Myrna Valdez, College Preparatory instructor at the North Campus, on the birth of her son.

    Isaias Fernando Valdez made his grand arrival on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:05 a.m.

    Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz.
    Length: 19.5 in.

    Proud parents are Felix and Myrna Valdez.



  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:16 am on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Online Auction Items Updates 


    As many of you are aware, San Jacinto College (SJC) is now using an online auction service to dispose of surplus property items.  The online auction service has given SJC the ability to earn greater revenue and the opportunity to streamline and update procedures.  One of the processes that Auxiliary Services modified is the procedure that removes items from a department and into the auction cycle.

    As a result of our transition to the online auction system, the auction form, instructions and work flow have been modified.  The mentioned links are PDF files for the new form, instructions and flow chart to be utilized by employees when disposing of surplus property; please delete any old forms to avoid confusion.  The revised forms have replaced the former on the internal website.

    When reviewing the new form and instructions, please note that there have been significant changes in the routing of the form.  Auction forms will now move more directly and speedily throughout the process in an effort to have items removed quickly and placed up for auction in a timely manner.

    Along with new procedures for action items, we will now be able to give staff members the opportunity to re-purpose items before items are auctioned.  If an item is in good working condition and can be reused on campus, surplus property will be placed on the public drive to be viewed and selected for reuse.  Available items will be placed within a MS Access file along with an instruction sheet in the (P:) Surplus Property folder.  Currently this folder is empty because there are no items that meet the re-purpose criteria.  Periodic emails will be sent to employees as items become available.

    When requesting a repurposed item, please be aware that many items will need the approval of the Campus Dean of Administration.  This approval is needed to maintain furniture standards along with other facilities requirements.  Once items have been selected and approved, we will work with Maintenance in order to have items moved quickly.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the auction process, please feel free to contact me directly at extension 3661 or by email.  Thank you.

    Richard Serna
    San Jacinto College
    Surplus Property Coordinator – Print and Mail Center Operator
    13735 Beamer Road | Houston, Texas 77089
    Direct: (281) 478-3661      Print & Mail Center (281) 922-3465

  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:10 am on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Volleyball events 

    Wednesday 10/7 versus Laredo Community College: Go Green Day!
    Free Collapsible “San Jac Ravens” Water Bottle to the first 50 people in attendance at this game! (only 1 per person)
    Donate to our Tree Planting Project!

    Saturday 10/10 versus Coastal Bend College: Dig Pink!
    Volleyball Team will be selling Dig Pink t-shirts for $10 each. All proceeds to be donated to The Side-Out Foundation.
    Shirt sales start 10/5 until we run out. J Sizes and quantities are limited. Contact Sharon Nelson or Jeffrey Pearce in C18-102

    See you all at the games!

    Go Green















    Dig Pink (2)



  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 3:11 pm on September 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Banned Books Week is upon us! A note from Richard McKay 

    Banned Books Week is not marked with a dayglo highlighter on my desk calendar. I don’t have “can’t miss this one!” in block letters and red ink in the Sunday, September 27th, square, with an arrow drawn straight through to midnight on Saturday, October 3rd.  I will not practice any mortifications of the flesh besides those to which I am already accustomed.  I couldn’t keep the holiday with any conviction because there are books that I’d like to see banned. (More …)

  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:49 am on September 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 

    San Jacinto College is committed to assisting all members of the San Jacinto College community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available on the San Jacinto College Police Department website at

    Printed copies of the 2015 San Jacinto College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are available at each of the three campus police departments. (More …)

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 3:19 pm on September 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Planning a STEM event? Help us place it on the calendar! 

    Last year, San Jacinto College hosted or assisted in the coordination of approximately 60 STEM events. Let’s do this again for 2015-16!

    Make sure your events are included! The San Jacinto College STEM Council now has a calendar page for all STEM-related events. To have your event posted, please visit This is a quick and easy process to ensure we receive all event information.

    Click on EVENT FORM, and submit your information!


  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 2:11 pm on September 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Join the fun! Rec Sports to host a series of Fall events! 

    San Jacinto College Rec Sports will host a variety of events this Fall that will include a color run and fishing trip!

    Activities are open to all students, faculty and staff members. Please pass along the following schedule to your classes so that students may join the fun!

    fall 2015 rec schedule

    Note: The fishing trip will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 25. The Color Out Cancer run will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 14.

    For registration or questions, contact Mary Shelley at or Butch Sutton at Keep up with the latest Rec Sports news at

  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:08 am on September 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    September Board of Trustees meeting highlights 

  • Rob.Vanya 10:34 am on September 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Heizer ‘earth art’ works now on display 

    “Heizer Handshake,” selected works of renowned “earth art” artist Michael Heizer, are now on display through Sept. 25 at the Central Campus art gallery, located in the East Classroom Building, room 119.


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