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  • Melissa.Trevizo 3:00 pm on February 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    STEM Speaker Series – Dr. Kira Beal 

    The natural science department at the South Campus in collaboration with  health sciences arranged another successful STEM Speaker Series event with Dr. Kira Beal. Dr. Beal is the department chair of health sciences and the program director of the occupational therapy assistant program.

    San Jacinto College South Campus is one of the five institutes in Houston, to offer occupational therapy and it is only offered at the South Campus. Since this is a new program, it has a great potential to grow. Students showed a keen interest in this program, with 163 attendees.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:09 am on February 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Central Campus Lab School Celebrates Baby Day 

    The San Jacinto College Central Campus Lab School celebrated National Baby Day, Friday, Feb. 8. They also partnered with the First 3 years organization to assist in developing curriculum.


  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:05 am on February 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Campus Tours 

    From the Office of Recruiting

    Have you ever seen a large group of children walking around campus and wonder what they’re doing? They are participating in a campus tour! The Office of Recruiting facilitates tours for groups of 10 students or more for local elementary, middle, and high schools.

    Campus tours are an important part of the Office of Recruiting’s efforts to connect with prospective students through the P16 pipeline. For some of our tour participants, their tour at San Jacinto College may be the first time they’ve stepped foot on a college campus.

    The tours are customized for the various age groups. Our elementary school visitors learn about becoming a superhero through one of our career pathways. Middle school students learn about the different kinds of smarts they have and how those directly connect to their future careers. High school students learn that college can be an option and doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to find a successful career.

    Each tour ends with a walking tour of campus. The Office of Recruiting relies on our faculty and staff volunteers to help connect students to various departments on campus. Students always have fun speaking with Kathy Burris at the Central Campus Cosmetology salon. Kathy shows our visitors through the cosmetology suite, talks about the types of classes, and allows them to look up close through the facial lab.

    Another faculty partner is Robyn Ring, Program Director for Criminal Justice at Central. The criminal justice classrooms are always a highlight for students to see, especially when crime scenes are set up. These types of experiences help foster a deeper connection to the College.

    Last fall, the Office of Recruiting welcomed more than 1,200 students to campus and we continue to receive tour requests for the spring and summer semesters. Recruiting would like to thank all of our faculty and staff volunteers who have helped with tours this year. If you are interested in more information on how to partner with Recruiting for tours, please contact TJ Perez at


  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:05 pm on January 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: critical thinking,   

    Lyceum event Feb. 5- “Game Changers and Box Breakers: Critical Thinking in Our World” 

    The San Jacinto College Lyceum Committee will host its annual Fall event, “Game Changers and Box Breakers: Critical Thinking in Our World” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the South Campus inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center’s Proscenium Theater (Building 15).

    The event will feature frontwoman of the internationally acclaimed Houston band, The Suffers, Kam Franklin, and Kris Pierce, director of promotional video at Dallas-based anime distribution company, Funimation Entertainment. Both will participate in a panel discussion and give live presentations of how they use critical thinking in their respective artistic fields. The lecture portion of the event will take place at 10 a.m. Franklin will give a special performance in the Proscenium Theatre at 1:30 p.m., following with a reception featuring a film screening of Funimation’s “Your Name” held in the fine arts center atrium. For more information about Kam Franklin and The Suffers, visit For more information about Kris Pierce, visit


  • Andrea.Vasquez 2:20 pm on January 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Small Business Development Center   

    Small Business U breakfast with CPD 

    CPD recently hosted its Small Business U breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Local business owners, community organizations, and industry professionals were invited to network and hear success stories from CPD’s workforce and Small Business Development Center partnerships, an overview of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund funding, and an overview of current and future series content. Attendees could also take a complimentary LinkedIn head shot facilitated by the CPD staff. To see more photos of the Small Business U event, click here.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 5:07 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , fitness, health, pasadena   

    CPD hosts Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner at PAL Gym 

    The San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development Division (CPD) and the City of Pasadena recently hosted the Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner event on Monday, Jan. 14. More than 20 community participants enjoyed a session of Quigong led by CPD’s Dr. Janice Sullivan, dean of community education. It was a fun, healthy event to help start the new year! You can find more photos of the Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner event here.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 3:14 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Organizational and Talent Development Spring Features 

  • Melissa.Trevizo 2:25 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Sally Sanchez and Tilly Slaten on the recent passing of their mother, Ernestina “Tina” Blanco Garcia.

    Ernestina “Tina” Blanco Garcia age 86, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

    Tina was born January 16, 1932, in Kingsville, Texas, to the late Ernesto and Salome Blanco. She grew up and lived in Corpus Christi until the early 1980s when she moved to Houston to be closer to her children.

    Tina was blessed with a loving family and a strong faith in God.  She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, and a devoted grandmother. Tina lived life through simple pleasures: chatting with family, friends, and strangers (though she never met a stranger), snacking on her favorite cookies, eating at Luby’s, and praying her rosary daily.

    Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. Her life was a living example of Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” She was light to everyone she met and practiced her faith as a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

    She joins her parents, husband, Nieves Garcia Jr., sons Richard Sanchez, and Jesse Sanchez in heaven. She is survived by daughters, Rose Medlin, Sally Sanchez, and Tilly (Joe) Slaten all of Houston.  Tina is also survived by her treasured 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

    The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, with a rosary prayed at 6:30 pm, and the funeral service washeld at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Interment will followed at Houston National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

    Sally Sanchez is a Senior Account Specialist at the District Business Office.

    Tilly Slaten is the Distance Learning Coordinator at District office.


    Our deepest sympathies go to LaNelle King on the recent passing of her father, Lindell Loy Carney. Lindell passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

    Memorial services for Lindell Loy Carney, 78, of Whitesboro, were scheduled for 3 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Chaplain George Wade. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

    He was born on December 15, 1940 in Southmayd, Texas to Amos Loy and Belma Mary (McKnight) Carney.  He served our country proudly in the United States Marine Corp.  He worked for Frank’s Body Shop as a tow truck driver for many years. Lindell loved the rodeo, drinking coffee and spending time with his friends.

    Lindell is survived by his daughter, LaNelle King and husband, David, daughter, Carol Horton and husband, Paul, grandchildren, Brandy Titus and husband, Charlie, Brittany Butts and husband, Alex, Kristina King, Jennifer Ramey and husband, Anthony, David King and wife, Amanda, great-grandchildren, Parker King and Max King as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loving family.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Belma Carney, sister, Wretha Mae Kosark, and sister, Izella Eggleston.

    LaNelle King is a Sr. Administrative Assistant for the Department of Business and Technology at North Campus.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 2:24 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Pizza with Police 

    The San Jacinto College Police Department will host Pizza with Police event on each campus starting on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    The purpose of these events is for the campus police and students to come together in an informal space to discuss College community issues, build relationships and learn about the FREE services the campus police offers to our students.The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one slice of pizza at a time.

    Central Campus

    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

    5 p.m.

    The pizza will be on a moving cart, starting in Davison Tech Building 15, then moving to the Ball Tech Building 16 and continuing on to the Anderson Tech Building 17.

    North Campus

    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

    5 p.m.

    All students are invited to attend.

    South Campus

    Tuesday, Feb. 12

    5 p.m.

    The pizza will be on a moving cart, starting in Health Science Building 1, then moving to the Student Center and continuing on to the ILC.

    Like the police departments on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @SanJacPolice 

    Please send questions to

  • Melissa.Trevizo 10:54 am on January 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Mike Harris on the recent passing of his mother-in-law, Carolyn Melton. Carolyn passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the age 76.

    Left to cherish her memory are her step-mother, Agnes Bendel; her loving husband, Robert R. Melton; daughters, Terri Lynn Garner and husband, Curtis, Kelly Rae Price and husband, Rory, Jodi Lea Harris and husband, Mike; step-sons, Robert Melton Jr. and son, Kale, Jay Melton and wife, Cindy and their children Hanna and Bethany; and brother, Raymond Bendel.

    Carolyn will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

    In lieu of flowers the family request that a donation be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at

    To view the obituary, please click here.

    A visitation gathering for Carolyn will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Clayton Funeral Home from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A Memorial Service will take place Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at Epiphany Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jon Salminen officiating.

    Clayton Funeral Home
    5530 W. Broadway
    Pearland, Texas 77581

    Epiphany Lutheran Church
    5515 W. Broadway
    Pearland, Texas 77581

    Mike Harris is the Director, Construction Services for San Jacinto College.

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