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  • Rob.Vanya 10:51 am on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    JMOur deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Jim McKenna, who passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

    Jim worked as an English professor at the Central campus since September 1969.  He was planning to retire on January 31, 2016.

    Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Mary Lee Larson McKenna. He is survived by his son, Kyle McKenna, daughter, Bridget McKenna Richards and husband David; sister, Marie Ferrier; niece, Katie Ferrier Gage and husband Brian; nephew, Thomas Ferrier and great-niece, Dorothy Rose Gage.

    A private family service was held at Forest Park East Cemetery where Mr. McKenna was interred next to his wife.

    In lieu of flowers or plants, the family would appreciate donations to MD Anderson Cancer Center or the American Cancer Society.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 8:08 am on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    Financial Aid Sunday- Feb. 21, 2pm-4pm 

    Don’t forget to let your students know about Financial Aid Sunday, Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at each campus. The event is open to the public and will have financial aid staff available to help fill out financial aid applications and and answer questions on financial aid. For more information, contact your campus financial aid office.

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  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 12:55 pm on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Familiar faces at National Coast Guard Museum Association’s screening of “The Finest Hours” 

    Maritime partners and senior Coast Guard members recently attended the National Coast Guard Museum Association’s Red Carpet Advanced Screening of the Disney production, “The Finest Hours.”

    President George H.W. Bush, Arnold Palmer, and J.D. Power III were in attendance. Also in attendance were a few familiar faces from San Jacinto College! Dr. Kelly Simons accompanied her husband, Peter Simons, deputy director of the Port of Galveston and retired U.S. Coast Guard captain. Eric Late, Charles Davis and Dr. Randy Snyder provided the evening’s entertainment.




  • Rob.Vanya 8:30 am on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    South Campus hosting social networking happy hour 

    A Social Networking Happy Hour will be held Feb. 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Room (101), located in the ILC at the South Campus.

    Come and get tips on navigating the professional social scene.

    Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Professional dress is encouraged.

    Space is limited, so RSVP by email to

    The event is sponsored by the Career and Employment Center, Orientation and Campus Tours, and the Office of Student Engagement & Activities.

  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:50 am on January 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Final Four volunteers needed! 


    The NCAA Final Four is coming to Houston, and volunteers are needed!

    This will be the second time in five years that the city of Houston will host the NCAA Final Four, and only the third time in NCAA history that the event has taken place in Houston, Texas. What an honor! The upcoming 2016 championship weekend will be one of the biggest yet, with thousands of fans visiting the Greater Houston Area, April 1 – 4. There will be plenty of activities available for the local community and visitors of all ages to get involved – from community initiatives, to the Final Four Fan Fest, March Madness® Music Festival, and the annual Dribble, just to name a few.

    If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events taking place during the 2016 NCAA Final Four, please click here.

  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:39 am on January 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    AARP Tax-Aide Services 

    AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help to low-and-moderate income tax payers, especially those 60 and older. To locate a site near you, visit or call toll-free 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669) from late January to April 15.

    Click here to use the AARP Tax-Aide site locator to find an AARP Tax-Aide site near you and the site hours.

    Documents to bring to the Tax-Aide site:

    • Last year’s tax return(s)
    • Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all your dependents
    • Photo I.D. required for all taxpayers.
    • Checkbook if you want to direct deposit any refund(s).


    • W-2 from each employer
    • Unemployment compensation statements
    • SSA-1099 form showing the total Social Security benefits paid to you for the year, or Form RRB-1099, Tier 1 Railroad Retirement benefits
    • 1099 forms reporting interest (1099-INT), dividends (1099-DIV), proceeds from sales (1099-B), as well as documentation showing the original purchase price of your sold assets
    • 1099-R form if you received a pension, annuity, or IRA distribution
    • 1099-Misc forms
    • Information about other forms of Income
    • State or local income tax refund

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  • Andrea.Vasquez 1:47 pm on January 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Jeff Wylin’s Retirement 

    On behalf of Kevin McKisson:

    Hello SJC Employees,

    Please join us for Jeff Wylin’s retirement celebration on Thursday, January 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, in the Grand Hall of the Central Campus Library. Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 1.46.33 PM

  • Andrea.Vasquez 8:38 am on January 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Human Resources Announcement- Cornerstone OnDemand software 

    Hello San Jacinto College Community!

    We want to let you know about something new coming your way throughout 2016.

    As you know, in today’s digital age, technology is constantly changing and we must be flexible and open to new innovative opportunities.  From a software perspective, Human Resources has been operating several functions using different software systems (SOAR, Banner, SuccessFactors).  None of the current software has a complete solution that integrates well with Banner and provides support from a single vendor. (More …)

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 8:28 am on January 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    January in the library: Movies! 

    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 Ambien substitute The Scarlet Letter (PS 1868 A1) is on nearly every book-to-rotten-movie list that Google can find.  What a coincidence that a book that’s been alienating high school and college students across three centuries should also have inspired a movie that alienated critics and audiences.  The 1995 movie won a Golden Raspberry Award for worst remake or sequel, according to our friends at Wikipedia, who add that Demi Moore, who plays Hester in the film, escaped Worst Actress only because Showgirls, a film that caused skin lesions in laboratory animals, was released the same year.

    Any library with a healthy selection of fiction on its shelves will also have a lot of books that spawned a movie, so let’s see what’s upstairs.  I asked south campus librarians Larry Gainor and Lynda de los Santos to find us some movie books. (More …)

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 9:21 am on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Spring 2016 is here, and so is STEM! Make sure your event is included! 

    Are you planning a technical or academic event related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Let us know, and make sure it’s included in our STEM Council calendar!

    Just visit the STEM Council page (click images below) and click EVENT FORM to submit your event. (More …)

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