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  • Rob.Vanya 2:59 pm on September 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Many bid farewell to Dr. Bailey at retirement reception 

    Many friends and co-workers gathered on Sept. 27 to bid a fond farewell to Dr. Richard Bailey, Vice President of Accreditation and Special Initiatives. Dr. Bailey is retiring after serving San Jacinto College for 39 years as a professor and administrator. Dr. Laurel Williamson, President and Deputy Chancellor, praised Dr. Bailey as an exemplary, dedicated and versatile educator, administrator, and leader.

    Congratulations Dr. Bailey! Thank you for your faithful and excellent service, and enjoy your retirement!

  • Rob.Vanya 10:55 am on September 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Let’s rodeo San Jac 

    Join us for San Jac Night at the Pasadena Rodeo on September 28.
    If you wear your SJC gear you can stop by our booth and pick up a free SJC Bandana.
    Let’s rodeo San Jac!


  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 10:50 am on September 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Hey, meet Salem Al-Ayyadhi! Our new marketing graphic designer! 

    Salem2Welcome Salem Al-Ayyadhi, who is our new graphic designer on the marketing team! Salem recently moved from his hometown of Baton Rouge where he worked for his alma mater, Louisiana State University (LSU). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

    We just had to ask him some “get to know ya” questions!

    Why did you decide to make the big move to Texas?

    I have worked at the departmental level in higher education, and felt this was a good career step to design college-wide.

    Tell us a bit about yourself!

    My graphic design career has been entirely in higher ed. I worked in several units in the Division of Student Life at LSU, including Campus Life and the Student Health Center for the last decade. I served as a professional portfolio reviewer for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) New Orleans and mentored student designers. I also received certification through LSU to become a Brand Ambassador, which focuses on brand identity, communication, and design strategies for higher ed.

    What do you want people to know about you and what you bring to the College?

    I’m excited to work with everyone on campus and help clients bring their ideas to life!

    What do you enjoy about working in higher ed, in particular, designing for higher ed?

    Helping students achieve their education goals through effective design.

    Anything that has surprised you about Houston and Pasadena?

    How nice the schools and roads are (I know this is cheesy but it’s true!).

    Now that you’ve made the move, what do you look forward to in the city and/or at the College?

    Exploring the many things that Houston has to offer as one of the largest cities in the country.

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 9:40 am on September 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations from the San Jacinto College Foundation! 

    Please help us in congratulating  the following awardees.  Their initiatives have been selected by our San Jacinto College Foundation SSI committee to receive grant funding for Fall 2016.

    Project Awardees Campus
    Open Stax Pilot Program Oommen George and

    Carrie Hughes

    Reaching Adult Learners in the Community Dr. Janice Sullivan, Laura Martinez and Linda Matlock District
    HMNS @ San Jac South Campus Gallery Jeffrey McGee South
    Getting IT Students Certified Mike Kent Central
    Music Expo Concert with Nexus Michael Mizma Central
    Pathways to 21st Century Success Robert Sandhaas, Lynnda Shields, Tina Willhoite, Connie Duren South

    These awardees will be working with our grants department, who will distribute funding.  Upon completion, each will be submitting a final report.

    Thank you so much to all who have applied.  We encourage all of you to apply.  Committee comments are available for those who did not receive funding.  Call us at X6104 for further information.

    The submission process will open again on September 15th.  All requests must be received through this website.  (The link to this online application will be distributed after archiving has been complete.)    Closing date for this next round will be October 30th.

    Have a great new year!  We look forward to the next round of applications.

    Warm regards,

    Ruth Keenan, the Foundation Board and Foundation Staff


  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 4:32 pm on September 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Excellence Awards and Minnie Piper Award 

    Good afternoon.

    It is time to nominate our outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators for the Excellence Awards and the Minnie Piper Award (faculty).  There will be a total of seven recipients for the Excellence Awards: three faculty (academic and technical), three staff, and one administrator district-wide.  Dr. Michelle Selk will be leading the coordination of the process and the work of the selection committee.  Mr. James Jones will manage the technical aspects of the process.  The deadline for nominations is Monday, 19 September. (More …)

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 3:35 pm on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    STEM News: Tell us about your events! 

    Planning a STEM-related event this semester? Big or small, we want to know and place it on the STEM calendar! Simply visit and click on Let us know about your STEM event.

    Some STEM news for the month of September:

    We have STEM coordinators, and they are Patricia Steinke with the Central Campus, Nate Wiggins with the North Campus and Pam Betts with the South Campus. STEM Council co-chairs are Dr. Alexander Okwonna and Dr. Ann Cartwright. (More …)

  • Amanda.Fenwick 4:46 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    September is National Preparedness Month 

    2016 National Preparedness Month LogoHarris County Commissioners Court has declared September as National Preparedness Month (NPM).  Now in its 13th year, NPM is a month-long effort hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign to encourage the public to prepare for all types of emergencies. Due to its success, the “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” theme will continue for a second year. (More …)

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 4:00 pm on August 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    A full week ahead with volleyball and soccer! 

    Fall 2016 is here, and that means it’s time to come out to the games at San Jac! Labor Day weekend provides a full schedule for San Jac volleyball and soccer.

    The volleyball team will host its annual Military Appreciation Volleyball Tournament at the Central Campus. Games start on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 3-7 p.m., and continue on Friday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. There will be 12 teams from across the country competing. (More …)

  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:35 am on August 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    Campus Carry information 

    Welcome to the fall 2016 semester! As you may know the Texas Legislature approved and passed two gun laws: House Bill 910, more commonly known as the Open Carry law; and Senate Bill 11, also known as the Campus Carry law.

    The Campus Carry law does not go into effect for community colleges, including San Jacinto College, until next year - August 1, 2017. The Campus Carry law permits valid licensed handgun owners to lawfully carry their concealed handgun in certain areas on a university campus, excluding those areas designated as areas where handguns may not be carried. This law for four-year universities in Texas began on August 1, 2016. (More …)

  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:30 am on August 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Hurricane Preparedness Information 

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    SJC AlertMe

    We are approaching peak hurricane season. The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring several systems in the Atlantic. While none pose an immediate threat to the United States, it is a good reminder to be prepared.

    This is a good time for you to review your contact information in SOS to ensure it is correct and up-to-date. If an emergency arises on one of our campuses, or if we need to contact students and employees due to weather, we would activate the SJC AlertMe emergency notification system. We will always contact you by email, but you can also opt in to receive voice and text alerts. To sign up or to check your contact information, log in to SOS and click on the red SJC AlertMe tab, or visit the SJC AlertMe website. The attached document will help you navigate SOS to review and update your information. Please note that any changes you make apply only to SJC AlertMe, and not your student or employee record.

    (More …)

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