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  • Melissa.Trevizo 10:18 am on August 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences 

    Our deepest sympathies go to Ruth Keenan and family on the recent passing of her mother-in-law, Joan Heffernan Keenan.

    Joan Heffernan Keenan, age 85, a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

    Joan started her married life as a Navy wife on New Year’s Eve 1953. She was a devoted spouse and mother of four with deep Irish roots. She loved the ocean and the many treasures that she found on the beach. As an avid sailor, she enjoyed the yacht club life. Her passions included her pets, collecting antiques and sea glass, and volunteering at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church gift shop. She was a tireless champion for her children and grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Joseph Keenan; two sisters, and a brother.

    Her survivors include her daughters, Patricia Keenan of Fairhope and Kathleen (John) Klein of Camas, WA; sons, Gordon A. (Ruth) Keenan of Houston, TX and Daniel J. (Maria) Keenan of Oakland, CA; grandchildren: Rebecca (Jeff), Jenn (Dan), Thomas (Jessica), Elizabeth (Kyle), Danielle, Briana, Nicola, Jack (Annelise), Jason, Greg, Ellie, and Colin; five great grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends.

    A visitation was held on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Fairhope from 6 – 7 pm.
    Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, July 30, 2018 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 11 am.

    Ruth Keenan is the Executive Director of the San Jacinto College Foundation.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 10:13 am on August 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    NFPA 2018 lock project 

    The NFPA 2018 lock project has been moving right along. Many of you might have noticed a change in mechanical hardware or the addition of electronic locking solutions for numerous classrooms.

    Although some of our classrooms are designed to always remain locked when the doors are closed, the majority require user interaction to ensure a properly secured door in the event of an emergency.

    Please watch this video to see how to secure the door locks, and keep the video link for future reference.

    http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/63sxj

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 4:58 pm on August 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    August Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board recognized the following individuals and groups.

     
  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 10:32 am on July 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Check out Neil Jody’s gallery exhibition! 

    Neil Jody is a math professor on the San Jacinto College North Campus, but did you know Neil also exhibits art on the side? Check out information on Portal: Visual Iterate Function Systems Direct & External in the latest Free Press Houston!

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:33 am on July 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Extreme Heat – Tips to Help You Stay Safe 

    Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year.

    What is Extreme Heat?

    Extreme heat occurs when temperatures are much hotter than normal. Humid and muggy conditions can make it seem hotter than it really is. Because some places are hotter than others, describing the weather as extremely hot depends on what’s average for a particular location during the hottest time of the year.

    Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

    Stay Cool

    Wear the Right Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

    Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as you can. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.

    Pace Yourself: Cut down on exercise when it’s hot. If you’re not used to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. If working or exercising in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP. Get into a cool area or into the shade, and rest, especially if you become lightheaded, confused, weak, or faint.

    Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully: Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest.

    Wear sunscreen: Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated. If you must go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes before going out, reapplying as needed.

    Don’t Leave Children or Pets in Cars: Never leave a child or a pet in a hot car. Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open. While anyone left in a parked car is at risk, children and pets are especially at risk of getting a heat stroke or dying.

    Avoid Hot and Heavy Meals: They add heat to your body!

    Stay Hydrated

    Drink Plenty of Fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

    Stay Away from Very Sugary or Alcoholic Drinks: These actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.

    Replace Salt and Minerals: Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body that need to be replaced. Drink a sports drink to replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat.

    Keep Your Pets Hydrated: Give your pets plenty of fresh water, and leave the water in a shady area.

    Stay Informed

    Check for Updates: Check your local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips and to learn about any cooling shelters in your area.

    Know the Signs: Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.

    Use a Buddy System: When you work in the heat, monitor the condition of your coworkers and have someone do the same for you. Heat-related illness can cause a person to become confused or lose consciousness. If you are 65 years of age or older, have a friend or relative call to check on you twice a day during a heat wave. If you know someone 65 or older, check on them at least twice a day.

    Monitor Those at High Risk: Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others:

    • Infants and young children
    • People 65 years of age or older
    • People who are overweight
    • People who overexert during work or exercise
    • People with a chronic disease, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure; mental illness; or who take medications for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation.

    Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and watch them closely for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children need much more frequent watching.

    Click here to learn more.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 1:32 pm on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Sneak Peek at the future sanjac.edu! 

    A new sanjac.edu is coming in early 2019. The project has involved extensive research and planning to make sure the new website is everything the San Jac community needs and deserves. And now we have a sneak peek at what awaits our students, employees and community in the new year!

    Behold the approved website design for the new Sanjac.edu.

    Features of the new website design include:

    • Modern and efficient design built to be responsive to mobile devices
    • Quick Links in the navigation, as well as customizable on-page icons, to more quickly deliver users to regularly visited pages
    • Better incorporation of videos
    • A focus on delivering users customized content and a customized experience based on their needs
    • Simplified drop down choices to better organize the content of the site
    • Easy to find Apply, Register and Give features
    • More will be revealed as the project progresses

    Visit the San Jac page on Website Redesign 2018-19 for more information on the website redesign project and to stay abreast of the latest developments. We look forward to revealing more of what’s to come as the project progresses.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:14 am on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Helpful Hints Goes Live Fiscal Year Ending 

    Here are some Helpful Hints by your Accounts Payable Department.

    With the year-end closing soon, please be sure ALL invoices has been processed for payment before you close out Purchase Orders.

    • Reconcile your Purchase Orders, FGIENCD
    • Verify that Accounts Payable has received all invoices, FOIDOCH or FAIVNDH
    • If not please contact the vendor for a copy and submit to accounts.payable@sjcd.edu for payment process.

    The Accounts Payable team DOES NOT close Purchase Orders. Accounts Payable CAN Final Pay the invoice with your request, please indicate that on the document/invoice for us. To close out your Purchase Order’s contact our Purchasing Department for assistance.

    Please remember that San Jacinto College/Accounts Payable is NET 30 days unless otherwise noted on the invoice.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:03 am on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Diesel technology recognized by National Technical Honor Society 

    San Jacinto College North Campus diesel technology student Henry Lopez received an award from the NTHS for his high achievement and performance in diesel technology.

    Diesel technology instructor Charles Siegel also received an award and was named NTHS coordinator for the North Campus’ Center for Industrial Technology.

    The awards were presented by Anna Bennett, NTHS advisor for the North Campus and medical assistant instructor.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:44 pm on July 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , special olympics, tip-a-cop   

    Special Olympics Texas' Annual Tip-a-Cop- Texas Road House, Thursday, July 26 

    Special Olympics Texas is hosting their annual Tip-A-Cop at Texas Roadhouse-Pasadena on Thursday, July 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. located at 3033 E. Sam Houston Parkway. San Jacinto College Police Department officers will be working in uniform as wait staff earning tips to benefit Special Olympics!

    Last year SJCPD officers teamed up with some of the Special Olympic athletes and helped raise more than $3,000. We did it while having fun and meeting some great people! The money raised through these charity events will benefit athletes in our region competing in the Special Olympics Texas event that is hosted annually in Arlington, Texas. Please stop by and show your support!

    We hope to see you there!

     

     
    • Cathy 10:35 am on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      If I cannot attend the function on July 26, may I still make a donation?

      • Melissa.Trevizo 10:55 am on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Cathy,

        Yes, please contact Sandra Alaniz from the police department for more information.

        Thanks,
        Watercooler

  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:26 am on July 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Student Internship Opportunity Fall 2018 

    The office of United States Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) is seeking highly motivated, energetic, and organized students interested in gaining experience in the legislative process, aiding constituents, and assisting in day-to-day operations at the Deer Park District Office for the fall of 2018.

    This internship will provide students with a unique look into the United States Congress and offer them valuable hands-on experience in federal government. While the internship is unpaid, academic credit is offered.

    This is a great opportunity for San Jacinto College students. If interested, the students can complete an application found at the link below.

    Internship Packet Fall 2018

     
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