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  • Andrea.Vasquez 2:29 pm on February 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Pixar’s Danielle Feinberg presenting at Feb. 28 Lyceum event 

    The San Jacinto College Lyceum Committee invites you to join us for a special presentation featuring Pixar Animation Studios’ Danielle Feinberg as the keynote speaker for the “Extraordinary Mystery: Unlocking your Potential” lecture event on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the San Jacinto College South Campus.

    This year’s event will focus on the College’s eight career pathways and will feature a morning session and afternoon session with faculty speakers from a wide range of disciplines. Feinberg will give her keynote presentation at both sessions.

    Feinberg is the director of photography for lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. She began her career at Pixar in 1997, after receiving her bachelor of arts in computer science from Harvard University. She first worked as a render wrangler for “A Bug’s Life” and went on to light many of Pixar’s films, including “Toy Story 2” and “Monsters, Inc.” Since then she has served as the director of photography for lighting on the Oscar-winning films “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Wall•E,” “Brave” and the 2018 Oscar-nominated “Coco.”

    “Extraordinary Mystery: Unlocking your Potential” takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Proscenium Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center (Building 15) at the South Campus. The morning session begins at 10 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:06 pm on February 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Pasadena Chamber of Commerce selects San Jacinto College as 2018 Business of the Year 

    The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has selected San Jacinto College as its 2018 Business of the Year. The College was honored at the annual State of the City luncheon on Feb. 15, 2018.

    “I am honored to accept the recognition as the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year on behalf of San Jacinto College, our Board of Trustees, our employees and our students,” said Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “San Jacinto College has been a part of this community for more than 50 years, and student success has always been the focus of what we do every day. Whatever goals our students have, we have the support to help them along their path so that they can earn their certificate or associate degree. I want to thank the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors for recognizing San Jacinto College as its business of the year.”

    More than 700 business and community leaders attended the Chamber’s annual State of the City luncheon, where the College was recognized for its support of and commitment to the City of Pasadena. Last year’s Business of the Year recipient, Mariselle Quijano, McDonald’s franchise owner, presented Dr. Hellyer and San Jacinto College Board of Trustees members with the award. In addition, U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, and the City of Pasadena presented the College with proclamations and recognitions for the honor.

     

     
  • linda.harrison 11:46 am on February 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Website Search Tool Updated 

    Good afternoon San Jacinto College,

    The marketing department, in collaboration with the IT department, has implemented a new search platform on the College website, sanjac.edu. The only visible change you will notice is alternate search suggestions at the top of the search results page, with the heading “Did you mean.” The purpose of this change is to improve upon relevant search results when using the College website. The new platform will allow for more customization and editing of search results. Please report any technical errors you might encounter to IT by sending an email to techsupport@sjcd.edu. We will continue to monitor and analyze search results to provide the best experience possible.

     

     
  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 4:25 pm on February 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Custodial Service Change 

    The College’s custodial service provider will change from SSC to ABM (formerly GCA Education Services of Texas) on Feb. 19.  Many of the SSC employees were given the opportunity to apply for positions with ABM, so you should still see many familiar faces.

    The ABM company will manage the contract. They are very experienced in working with higher education clients, so the transition should be smooth. If an area is missed or an issue arises, please contact facilities services through Maintenance.Request@sjcd.edu and they can work to remedy the issue. Thank you for your cooperation with our new partnership.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 5:00 pm on February 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    February Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    At the February 5 meeting of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, the Board recognized the following individuals:

     

    CenterPoint Energy Award

    CenterPoint Energy Award

    The 2017-2018 Excellence Award and Minnie Piper Recipients.

    The 2017-2018 Excellence Award and Minnie Piper Recipients. Carla Garrett, Debbie Simpson-SMith, Casey Prince, Loli Priddy, Kate Carter, Hollie Fulsom and Kevin Morris.

    Tom Arrington - 2018 NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee

    Tom Arrington – 2018 NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee

     
    • Becky Martinez 3:34 pm on February 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! These are excellent reasons to be recognized by the Board! Congratulations to all of recipients of such high honors. You represent SJC so well.

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 8:50 am on February 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Adventures in STEM – MindTrekkers 2018 – SJC “Volunteers” Needed! 

    It is that time.  San Jacinto College is hosting Mind Trekkers’ Adventures in STEM for area 6th graders on Central Campus March 8th and 9th.  Once again, we are asking for your assistance. We are looking for employees who are available to participate as we make this a fun, safe two-day event for 4500 students. Your response has been great in the past, and I look for you to step up again in the same San Jac Proud way you helped out last year.

    Mind Trekkers is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) festival. The Dow Chemical Company is a major sponsor, along with Chevron Phillips, LyondellBasell, INEOS, Austin Industries and more. Three years ago, Dow invited San Jac to host this event for the Houston region. Engineering students from Michigan Technical University, supplemented by San Jac faculty and students, and representatives from some of our industry partners, led about 100 different short experiments for visiting 6th graders and area families. You can check out a video of San Jac’s 2017 Adventures in STEM Mind Trekkers event by clicking on this linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b3KfsAm6sI.

    Our goal is to encourage students to “Get Their Geek On” and have fun with science. We want more students to choose STEM as a pathway in their studies.

    This year, San Jac is hosting the event, and our San Jac volunteers will take center stage. Michigan Tech is sending a couple of folks to assist, but the entire festival will be ours to operate. So your help is more critical than ever to make this an event that serves our community well.

    So – what do we need? We need employees who are willing (with supervisor approval) to help us make these events happen on either Thursday March 8th and/ or Friday March 9th  from 8:00 – 3:00 at Central Campus. We also need people on Thursday night from 6:00 – 8:00.  And we need help Wednesday afternoon setting up or Friday, at the end of the day, taking down. There are opportunities to volunteer in three ways:

    1. We need people to help set up experiments on Wednesday afternoon and/or return  experiments to storage on Friday afternoon,
    1. We need people to help with logistics – keeping children from wandering off, helping them cross the street from their buses to the gym, monitoring the restrooms and running basic festival errands. If you can work both shifts on a given day, it will be most helpful.
    1. We need people to help conduct an experiment. (Don’t worry – we will set it up and help you learn how.) We have San Jac faculty and students from the departments who are planning to manage experiment stations, but we also have “Mind Trekkers” experiments that our team will set up – and we need people to operate these experiments.  Again, if you can work both shifts on a given day, it will be most helpful.

    We would never assign you to a task you can’t manage, but if you have a preference of type of service, let us know. We will train you, dear employees and students. Training varies, but it will be convenient to your location and your schedule we hope, and it will require minimal time. We will also offer a refresher, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the day you serve – no matter what type of assignment you are given (5:30  p.m. for Thursday’s Family Night). All events are located in or near the Central Campus gymnasium, Student Center, and Ball Technical Building.

    This is a college initiative, and it is important to all of our communities. On Thursday, we are hosting Galena Park ISD, Channelview ISD, La Porte ISD, and Clear Creek ISD.  On Friday, we are hosting Deer Park ISD, Pasadena ISD, Sheldon ISD and the Rhodes School. We will have about 1150 6th graders at any given time.

    If you are willing to work at the event (with your supervisor’s approval), please click on the link below and complete the form.

    https://goo.gl/forms/C1P2yNeWKeOS0kIp2

     

    If you have questions, contact either Yessenia Jimenez at Yessenia.Jimenez@sjcd.edu or Rosie Helms at Rosselle.Helms@sjcd.edu.

    We will provide breakfast on the day you serve and a box lunch (during the 30 minute break). We appreciate your consideration. This is going to be a really neat event. In case of inclement weather, all events are moved indoors.

    Dress comfortably. Wear your San Jac shirt, t-shirt, sweatshirt, sweater, etc. Just represent San Jac, please. We will have a Mind Trekkers t-shirt for our volunteers.

    We are also hosting this event on Thursday night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. as a Family Night.  The Family Night will be free and open to the public. Help us get the word out to your neighbors and friends. We would love for you to come out with your family. Get Your Geek On!

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 1:20 pm on February 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Campus Carry Gun Exclusion Zone Request Form 

    As you are aware, Texas Senate Bill 11, also known as the Campus Carry law, went into effect for all community colleges in Texas, including San Jacinto College, on August 1, 2017. The law, passed by Texas legislators and signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott during the 84th Legislative Session, requires the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees to adopt a policy that does not generally prohibit license to carry holders from carrying a concealed weapon on campus, but does allow for certain areas or activities of the College to be exclusion zones where no concealed carry is allowed. Policy III.3000A, Campus Carry was adopted by the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees on June 5, 2017 to comply with the Texas law. (More …)

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:15 am on February 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Training Announcement: CPR and AED (staff only) 

    The Office of Emergency Management will be offering a CPR/AED course for faculty and staff on each campus every semester. The first offering is at the North Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Please register to attend the course. You will receive an American Red Cross CPR certification at the conclusion of the course with satisfactory attendance.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:42 am on January 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Keeping Yourself and Others Healthy 

    For more information on what YOU can do to stay healthy during cold season, visit the CDC website or the San Jacinto College Health Services website.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 8:36 am on January 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Change in Custodial Service 

    The College’s custodial service provider will change from SSC to ABM (formerly GCA Education Services of Texas) on Monday, Feb. 19. Many of the SSC employees were given the opportunity to apply for positions with ABM, so you should still see many familiar faces.

    The ABM company will manage the contract. They are very experienced in working with higher education clients, so the transition should be smooth. If an area is missed or an issue arises, please contact facilities services through Maintenance.Request@sjcd.edu and they can work to remedy the issue. Thank you for your cooperation with our new partnership.

     
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