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  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:47 pm on May 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Jeannie Peng-Armao completes Leadership Clear Lake 

    Congratulations to Senior Communications Coordinator, Jeannie Peng-Armao, on completing the first-ever class of Leadership Clear Lake. This program through the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is designed to educate and equip future leaders of our region by providing them the skills they will need to excel. It focuses on personal and professional development, as well as community study and involvement. The program lasted nine months, and included field trips to the state Capitol, NASA, and Ellington Field, as well as day-long discussions on managing and leading change, leading from strengths, and planning and setting priorities. This year’s graduating class, the first for Leadership Clear Lake, consisted of 12 future leaders from our region. Again, congratulations Jeannie!




  • Rob.Vanya 1:55 pm on May 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Library renovations attracting recognition 

    The outstanding library renovation projects at the Central and South campuses are attracting recognition.

    The two completed library projects were featured in a recent edition of College Planning & Management magazine, which is distributed nation-wide to higher education facilities management departments, as well as the architect, engineering, construction community.

    Thank you Bryan Jones, associate vice chancellor of facilities, for providing the link to the magazine article –


  • Rob.Vanya 1:36 pm on May 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Alumni association to hold mixer 

    The San Jac Alumni Association is hosting a Bowling & Billiards summer social for alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the college.

    All are welcome to mix and mingle at Lucky Strike’s Luxe Lounge on June 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    Price of admission ($30) includes gourmet cuisine, beverages, shoe rental, unlimited bowling and billiards in a private VIP setting. Cash bar is available.

    Space is limited, so purchase your tickets online now at

    Please email with questions.

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  • Rob.Vanya 10:59 am on May 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Central Campus hosting Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival 

    Watch San Jacinto College music professor Jeremy Garcia perform live on Hola Houston as he promotes the upcoming Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival, to be performed at the Central Campus May 26 through May 30 –


    More info available in the SJC Newsroom –




  • Rob.Vanya 4:36 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Kudos to math professor Kevin Pinegar 

    Kevin Pinegar, San Jacinto College math professor, has been nominated to receive the Hall of Excellence for Quality Matters Reviewers Acknowledgement based on his work as a Quality Matters Publisher Reviewer.



    Nominees will be recognized at the QM National Conference and their names and institutions will be added to the Hall of Excellence for QM Reviewers.

    Kevin will accept the honor on behalf of San Jacinto College in November when he delivers a Quality Matters presentation at the 2015 national convention in San Antonio. The award is presented to a team of reviewers who were found to provide a superior review experience.

    Mr. Pinegar is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer as well as a Quality Matters Publisher Reviewer. As such, he strives for quality Distance Learning courses personally, locally and nationally. He leads reviews nationwide that determine if online courses meet Quality Matters nationally recognized standards, and also works with the San Jacinto College Distance Learning staff.

    Congratulations to Mr. Pinegar for his outstanding achievement.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 1:21 pm on May 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Office 365 Migration – What to Expect 

    Starting the evening of May 22nd, San Jacinto College will be making the switch to Office 365.  Email will be unavailable through the Memorial Day weekend. Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud based service that provides email, calendaring, Office applications and other tools used to communicate and collaborate. (More …)

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 1:17 pm on May 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Rhea Oglesbee on her recent passing.

    Dr. Oglesbee was born on February 14, 1921 and passed away on May 11, 2015.

    She began her career at San Jacinto College in 1966 as an English professor. In the Spring of 1975, the Board of Trustees created the Student Finance and Counselor of Foreign Students Division and Dr. Oglesbee was elected as the Chairman. In February 1986 she was appointed the South campus Registrar and served in that role until her retirement in January 1996.

    Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze, Texas. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. She will be interred at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, Texas.

    Broussard’s Mortuary
    530 West Monroe
    Kountze, Texas 77625

  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:45 am on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations Dr. Williamson! 

    WilliamsonDr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president, is a recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. The honor is presented each year to college presidents and CEOs for outstanding efforts in promoting PTK. Dr. Williamson had this to say about receiving the award: “Receiving the PTK Shirley B. Gordon award was an incredible honor, because the nomination for this award comes from our faculty and our students,” said Dr. Williamson. “My work at San Jacinto College is grounded in my desire to support student achievement, and this recognition is a reflection of how much our PTK students have achieved and contributed to the College and our community. I will wear the Gordon medal with pride at commencement because it represents our core mission, student success.”

    Congratulations, Dr. Williamson, on this well deserved honor!

    To read the full news release, visit the San Jacinto College newsroom.

    • Ruth Keenan 11:32 am on May 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Dr. Williamson! Well deserved!

    • Becky Martinez 1:19 pm on May 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Fantastic! Dr. Williamson is such a wonderful supporter of educational goals. I am so happy that she was recognized for her efforts. :-)

  • Rob.Vanya 9:15 am on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Baseball team is heading to the World Series 

    Regional Baseball Champs 2015 Group

    Congratulations to the San Jacinto College baseball team, who won the Region XIV Regional Tournament on Tuesday, May 12, and are now bound to Grand Junction, Colorado to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

    Kudos to the coaches and support staff, including Tom Arrington (head coach), Jimmy Durham, Kory Koehler, Eric Weaver, Jason Krug, Deric Hawkins, Jessica Davenport, Diego Villatoro, and Kyneil Walwyn.

    Congratulations to the players, coaches, and staff, and good luck at the national tournament.

    Read about their regional tournament victory at:


    • Ruth Keenan 11:33 am on May 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      We are all so excited for you! You make us proud!!

  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:55 pm on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    What has community college meant to you? 

    Maybe it was a teacher who showed you that your voice mattered, or a book that opened your eyes to a world that stretched further than the end of your street. If you are a community college graduate, share with the White House what your community college experience has meant.

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    • Telishia Long 3:33 pm on May 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Community College has meant an open door to the endless world of educations. Having faith in those things that are not seen but you know exist. I am a first generation student, I began taking dual credit courses while in high school, I was an English honors students from my freshman to junior year of high school but something happened. When I enrolled for college courses I had to take a placement test, at the time called the THEA, to my surprise, my first semester in community college consisted of 3 developmental course. Initially I was discouraged and felt that the public school system had failed me. How could I make As and Bs and be an honor’s student and test into college on a developmental level? But I soon realized after my first week in class that I truly did need the courses and it was not so much of a set back after all but it was a set up for a come back. Community college developed me both personally and academically, I worked on campus as a work study student and not only was a student but a mom as well which was my motivation for not giving up. I knew that the environment in which I grew up in was not fit for who I was as a person and the only way for me to overcome what was considered to be a statistic was to be successful in my education. I had obstacles, many obstacles but the instructors and advisers worked with me every step of the way. I was determined not to be defined by my upbringing or my family’s name but to prove the world wrong. I did not graduate from community college, I transferred on the 2 plus 2 plan to a university and later completed a graduate degree! If it had not been for my persistent attitude and determination along with the support of my community college family, I would not have been successful. My daughter has grown up watching me go to school, do home work and graduate twice, all while working and taking care of my family so I hope that something that I have done along the way will be instilled in her memory and that she would want to follow my footsteps! I am forever grateful and thankful to God for seeing me through something that others did not see for me! I am a proud community college transfer student and community college is why I am in the career field I am in now and I am back in higher education, giving back to the same community that gave so much to me!

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