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  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:23 pm on January 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Food trucks   

    Food Trucks Return to Campus 

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    Food trucks are returning to the Central and South Campuses beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17.  For an updated list of food truck vendors, dates and campus locations, visit

  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:16 pm on January 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Liz Garcia on the recent passing of her mother, Beatrice Longoria De La Rosa.

    Mrs. De La Rosa was born on June 6, 1940 and passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer.

    She was a retired homemaker and was also a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Mission in Riviera, Texas.

    Mrs. De La Rosa is survived by her husband of 60 years, Alejandro; daughters, Bertha and Liz; son, Andres; siblings, Salome, Isabel, Filomena, Donato, and Ernesto; eight grandchildren, nine great-granddaughters and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Ramirez-Salinas Funeral Home in Kingsville, Texas.  A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Mission in Riviera, Texas.

    Ramirez-Salinas Funeral Home
    230 East Ella Avenue
    Kingsville, Texas 78363

    Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Mission
    111 S. 2nd Street
    Riviera, Texas 78379

    For the complete obituary, please click here.

    Liz is the Coordinator for Orientation and Campus Tours at Central Campus.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:13 pm on January 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to the friends and family of Larry C. Wilson, who passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the age of 74.

    Larry Charles Wilson was born November 18, 1942, in Lawrence, Kansas. He battled Myelodysplastic syndrome for many years and then was diagnosed with Leukemia. He passed away peacefully at Cornerstone Hospital on the morning of January 4, 2017.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, and brother. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rosario Wilson; children Maricela Lopez and husband Richard, Clara Fontenot and husband Wesley; grandchildren, Madeline Lopez, Lola Lopez, Ender Fontenot, and Mina Fontenot; brother, Jack Bossler and wife Marge; cousins, Pam Mack and Carolyn Wilson.

    Larry attended Marquette School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1961. He received his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1965. Larry served our country as a U.S. Air Force Sergeant from 1965 to 1969, and as an Assistant Field Director at Lackland Air Force Base from 1969 to 1970.

    Larry continued his education at the University of Houston and earned his M.A. in History in 1974. He taught at Clear Lake High School, Beverly Hills Intermediate, and San Jacinto College –spanning nearly four decades as an educator – from 1973 to 2010.  He published a book in 1997 titled American Film and the Feminine Ideal: 1895 – 1930.

    Larry had a great love for reading and easily instilled that joy in his children and grandchildren by example. It was nearly impossible to see Larry and not see a book somewhere nearby. Larry was a Science Fiction fan and thoroughly enjoyed seeing new movies with his children and grandchildren.

    If you were a friend, you knew an outspoken, highly intelligent, confident and caring man with a sarcastic wit and a penchant for conversation. If you were family, you knew all of those things and a man that would always put you ahead of the crowd when you needed assistance. He was a dedicated and loving family man and he will be greatly missed.

    Larry worked as a history professor for San Jacinto College from September 1987 until his retirement in December 2010.

    A rosary will held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Niday Funeral Home in Houston, TX.

    Niday Funeral Home
    12440 Beamer Road
    Houston, TX 77089

    To view the complete obituary, please click here.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:52 pm on January 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Purchasing Tidbits   

    Purchasing Tidbits – SJCCD Online Vendor Database 

    Here is your latest edition of Purchasing Tidbits. Please contact Contracts & Purchasing Services with any questions at or x6117.

    San Jacinto College has implemented a new online vendor database. Login to and use the following username and password to search the vendor database:

    Password: sjcsupplier16#

    After logging in, use the search filter to look for vendors who registered under a particular commodity code or by vendor name (see attached instructions – for internal use only). Direct vendor contacts to to register with the College to be automatically notified about future bidding opportunities.

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 11:08 am on December 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Thanks for sharing your door and cube decoration photos! Happy Holidays! 

    Happy Holidays everyone!


  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 11:01 am on December 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Celebrate Aspen Top 10! 

    How are you showing we’re an Aspen Top 10 finalist? Send us your pics!


  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 10:30 am on December 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Did you know? December 2016 

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    Happy Holidays from ITS
    We wish each of you a safe and joyful holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year!

    We’ve got some special tidbits for you in this holiday edition of the ITS Did You Know! Find out about:

    ·        Prepping for Winter Break
    ·        Phishing Emails
    ·        Free Copy of Microsoft Office
    ·        ITS Quick Help Sessions
    ·        Support Availability During the Break

    Need to Contact Tech Support?

    By Email:

    By Phone:
    Off-Campus: 281-998-6137
    On-Campus: x6137
    Prepping for Winter Break
    Before Heading Out for the Holidays…

    Every San Jacinto College employee that is assigned a laptop is responsible for the security of that laptop; this responsibility is heightened when traveling or otherwise away from the office. Those of you with assigned laptops who are planning to take them with you during the break, please be sure to keep them secured when not in use! Helpful tips on keeping your laptop secured are available on the ITS website.

    Phishing Emails
    If you will be checking your email during the holiday break, please stay alert of any phishing emails that may arrive in your inbox. We will never ask for your username and password details in an e-mail or by phone. If you receive a suspicious email, please report it by using the junk email reporting tool or forward the email to

    Free Copy of Microsoft Office
    Are you buying a new computer for the holidays and need Microsoft Office? San Jacinto College employees can download and install Microsoft Office for FREE! This software can be installed on up to five Windows PC, Mac OS, and mobile devices. You can use Office for free as long as you remain an active employee with the college. To learn more and find out how to download and install Microsoft Office, please visit the ITS website.

    ITS Quick Help Sessions
    Starting the week of January 9th, 2017, ITS will have techs available to assist faculty and staff with general IT-related questions. Our techs can assist with questions such as:
    ·        How to enter a service ticket?
    ·        How to obtain media training?
    ·        How to set up Office 365 employee email on a personal mobile device?
    ·        How to access your San Jac computer remotely?
    ·        How to access and use Tech Support Online?

    In addition, each month an IT Security Awareness topic will be featured.
    Our weekly Quick Help sessions will be as follows:
    Every Tuesday
    12 pm – 4 pm

    Every Wednesday
    12 pm – 4 pm

    Every Thursday
    12 pm – 4 pm

    Every Thursday
    12 pm – 4 pm

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Support Availability
    Technical Support (x6137)
    Tech Support will be providing on-call emergency support from 8:00AM to 5:00PM everyday throughout the Winter Break. Their office will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. On-Call emergency support means that ITS will be available to address any unexpected emergency issues (i.e., system outages) that may arise during the break.

    Blackboard Support (x2084)
    Due to the Winter Mini, Blackboard Support will be closed from December 22nd through January 2nd. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

    For additional support, employees and students are encouraged to check out Tech Support Online, which is available 24/7. Simply visit the SJC Homepage at, click on My San Jac, and click the Tech Support link to access the site!

    Stay up to date on the latest news and information from ITS!
    ITS Website | Facebook |Twitter

  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:58 pm on December 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    December Board Meeting highlights 

    At the December Board meeting, the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized the following individuals.

    Covestro donation

    Rod Herrick with Covestro presented a check for $26,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships.

    Ruth Keenan named Honorary Admiral of Texas Navy

    San Jacinto College Foundation Executive Director Ruth Keenan was named an honorary Admiral of the Texas Navy by Governor Greg Abbott. Presenting the honor was RADM Robert L. Greene.

    Carla Garrett recognition

    Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College Deputy Chancellor and President, recognized College Prep professor Carla Garrett for receiving the Phi Lambda 2016 Legacy Educator Award.

    Math Pathways

    San Jacinto College math faculty were recognized for receiving the Texas Success Center 2016 Math Pathways Exemplar Awards for Principles 1 and 4. Present at the Board meeting were Ryan Martinets, Cindy Adams, Danielle Webb, and Regan Boudra. They are pictured with Dr. Rebecca Goosen, associate vice chancellor for college preparatory, and Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and college president.


  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 1:47 pm on December 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Exciting Changes in the Purchasing Department 

    Great things have been happening in your Contracts and Purchasing Services Department.  I am very pleased to announce the following promotions and a new hire of individuals to continue to serve and support you.

    a.    Charity Simpson: promoted to Purchasing Manager position
    -      Charity has been with the College for three and one-half years, serving in the Buyer position, with 4 years of private purchasing experience.
    -      Commodities: Ionwave E-Bidding Software, IT, Science and Special Projects

    b.    Angela Klaus: promoted to Construction Buyer position
    -         Angela has been with the College for eight and one-half years starting at the Central campus in the President’s and Vice President’s offices before coming to Contracts and Purchasing Services department as a Buyer for the past three years.
    -         Commodities: Bond FF&E, Construction, Construction Professional Services, Furniture

    c.     Patsy Laredo: promoted to Buyer position
    -         Patsy has worked at the College for four and one-half years and served in the capacity of Sr. Administrative Assistant in the Contracts and Purchasing department.
    -         Commodities: Advertising/Marketing, Copiers, Fees, Fire Protection, Forms, Office Supplies, Photography, Printing, Promotional Items, Rental/Lease, Safety, Shipping, Travel

    d.    Gwen Henderson (new hire): Buyer position
    -         Gwen is new to the College but brings with her 18+ plus years of experience in higher education.
    -         Commodities: Arts: Athletics, Bookstore, Clothing, Foods, Human Services, Kitchen, Library, Medical, Moving, Other, Real Estate, Records Management, Technical Education, Temporary Staffing, Utilities

    These individuals bring an array of experience to their new roles and we are excited about the growth taking place within our department. Please be patient with us during this transition, as we are training to be sure we continue to serve your purchasing needs in the best way possible.

    When you get an opportunity, please join me in congratulating Charity, Angela, Patsy and Gwen on their new roles.

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 11:27 pm on December 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Door decoration pics, keep them coming! 

    The holiday season is in full swing and this means the tradition of door decorating!

    We want to see how you choose to deck out your door, so send those pics to between now and winter break to get uploaded into a photo gallery each week.

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