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  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:16 am on October 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Jill Scott on the recent passing of her mother, Sharley Ann (Jackson) Patton.

    Sharley was born on November 11, 1938 in Crockett, Texas, and passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the age of 79.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Patton, and her parents, Charlie and Doris Jackson.

    She is survived by her daughter Jill Scott and husband Lonnie; granddaughters Lauren Davis and husband Travis, Lana Scott and Leann Scott; sister Jackie Reed and brother Charlie Jackson and wife Debra; and numerous other close family members.

    Sharley grew up in Grapeland and Crockett, Texas, and graduated from Crockett High School in 1957.  She loved sharing with others that she was Drum Major, Homecoming Queen and Football Sweetheart.  She married Howard on June 11, 1957.  They moved to Pasadena and were members of Richey Street Baptist Church, and later, First Baptist Church.

    After Howard passed away in 1985, she worked at Freeman Elementary as a Teacher’s Aide.  When she retired, she began working in the First Baptist Church nursery.  She loved the Lord and enjoyed working with all the children.  She was very blessed to have many close friends and she treasured every one of their friendships.

    Sharley loved her family and took pride in supporting her granddaughters in all that they did.

    Funeral services were held Friday, October 19, 2018 at First Baptist Pasadena Chapel. The graveside service was held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett, TX.

    Jill is the HRIS manager for Human Resources.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Ernesto Wallmark, Jr., on the recent passing of his father, Ernesto R. Wallmark, Sr.

    Ernesto Sr. was born in 1944 in Monterrey N.L. Mexico in 1944; he passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on October 09, 2018, at the age of 74.   He leaves behind a beloved memory that shall live on in life through his wife, Yolanda Duran; his children,  Ernesto Wallmark Jr., Alberto Wallmark and M. Patricia Wallmark; and grandchildren, Raziel, Diana, Gabriela and Alberto Jr.

    Ernesto Jr. is the Contact Center Supervisor for IT.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Danette Conaway on the recent passing of her mother-in-law, Louise Cloninger.

    Louise (Gross) Conaway Cloninger passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at home in Pasadena, Texas. She was born on July 11, 1931 in Merryville, Louisiana to the late William Thomas and Ruth Mae (Cook) Gross.  She was one of a set of fraternal twins and the youngest of four girls.

    Louise loved school and was a cheerleader, felt honored to be “Miss Polk County” in 1948, and was voted Most Popular senior girl.  She was always an active member of her church; her love and devotion to Christ was steadfast and strong throughout her life, even during difficult stages, changes, illnesses, and decisions that were imperative.

    She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, T. C. Conaway and C. D. Cloninger; sisters and brothers-in-law, and a niece and nephew.

    She is survived by three children and their spouses: David and Danette Conaway, Kathi Berridge and David Tietz, and Stacy and Michelle Conaway; six grandchildren and their spouses; two great-grandsons, several nieces and nephews, and two stepsons.

    A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12 pm – 1 pm at River Bend Baptist Church.

    Danette is the Sr. Administrative Assistant for Campus Services at North Campus.


  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:08 am on October 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Jahmal Clemons flies high with the Blue Angels 

    San Jacinto College social media coordinator Jahmal Clemons was recently given the opportunity of a lifetime. He was chosen by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as a 2018 Key Influencer and extended the opportunity to fly with the elite flight exhibition team Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    “I’m honored to be chosen for this opportunity,” Clemons said. “I’m also excited about the feeling of going fast in the air and feeling no boundaries as you’re zooming through.”

    Clemons was nominated by Teri Crawford, vice chancellor, of marketing, public relations and government affairs at the San Jacinto College because of his contributions to the community.

    “Jahmal works hard not only at the College, but also in the community,” Crawford said. “His commitment to student success as well as his willingness to donate his time and talents to those around him, made his nomination an easy choice.”

    As an employee of San Jacinto College, Clemons donates his time by serving as a mentor in the Men of Honor/Women of Integrity program, a retention effort tasked with increasing transfer rates among Hispanic students and students of color and was recognized as an Outstanding Mentor by the program for the past two years.

    Clemons also works with the Woods Project, an organization that provides area high school students weekend camping trips to local parks and serves as an Adult Learning Center volunteer in Pearland, Texas, where he tutors more than 30 students in mathematics and grammar who are in the process of obtaining their high school diploma.

    As a Blue Angels’ Key Influencer, Clemons also received a signed commemorative print from the Blue Angels team who will be performing at the Wings Over Houston airshow Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:00 am on October 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College Foundation Raffle Prize Winners 

    Congratulations to College employee’s Elke Ornelas and Catherine Yendell! These two were the grand prize winners for the Foundation’s 2018 golf tournament raffle sponsored by Texas Citizens Bank. Congratulations to all of the second chance winners and thank you to all who participated in this year’s raffle drawing!

  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:16 am on October 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Culinary students win awards at the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce Evening of Cuisine 

    The San Jacinto College Central Campus culinary department participated in the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce Evening of Cuisine, Thursday, Oct. 6.

    The students won Kids’ Choice Best Dessert and Judges’ Choice Best Booth. Congratulations!

  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:19 am on October 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K – Team San Jac 

    Balance U is happy to announce that we will be participating in the second annual ‘Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K’
    which will be held this October 22-25th at Memorial Park! We’ll be joining 130+ companies across the region in this
    corporate health and wellness initiative.

    The corporate rate cost is $40 per person.  To register just go to our team page.

    During registration, choose any day Mon-Thurs to participate after work. On the event day you choose, just show up at the
    start line anytime between 4-7pm. Do not worry about being late!

    After the event, enjoy food and refreshments in the post-race tent including complimentary Saint Arnold beer, food from
    the Creek family of restaurants and a treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes. All participants also receive a tech shirt and goody
    bag full of special offers from local partners if you sign up by Monday 10/8 at midnight.

    Please keep in mind that ALL EMPLOYEES are welcome to participate. You do not need to be a runner as you can walk the
    course as well (about 40% of all participants walked last year). Our goal is to have as many of you participate as possible.

    This should be a lot of fun and a great way to enjoy some time outside with your co-workers…and be able to interact with
    other professionals across Houston.

    We hope you’ll represent team San Jac in the event! For more information visit

  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:15 am on October 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Classic Conversation Piano Concert 

  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:13 am on October 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Kathy Cateo Miller, who passed away on September 30, 2018, at the age of 66.

    Kathy is survived by her husband Michael Miller; children, Michael Cateo, James Jason Cateo, Alyssa Green and husband Eduard, and Karen Green and husband Jason; brother, James Polk Clark, Jr. and wife Marty; and sister, Carolyn Tibbitts and husband Eddie. She is also survived by several grandchildren.

    Kathy was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Warren Miller; her parents, James Polk Clark, Sr. and Edna (Gordon) Clark, and one sister, Joyce Elaine Clark Weir.

    Visitation was held on October 7, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on October 8, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home.

    Please visit for the complete obituary.

    Kathy gave 18 years of dedicated service to San Jacinto College before she retired in January 2015. She attended our most recent Retiree Luncheon in May 2018.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 10:47 am on October 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Thank You from the San Jacinto College Police 

    We would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the students, faculty, and staff that stopped by this morning for Coffee With A Cop Thank You for celebrating National Coffee With A Cop Day. We always love these events. If you happened to miss this one, don’t worry, we will have another one soon!
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  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:59 am on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    KHOU spotlights Open Books program 

    KHOU Channel 11 multimedia journalist Brandi Smith came to San Jac to learn more about how we are saving students millions of dollars on textbook costs. Here is her #Htown60 story. Find out more about our Open Books program online at


  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:25 am on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ADN, health sciences,   

    Welcome Dr. Michelle DeBose and Christie Stanfield! 

    On behalf of Dr. Alexander Okwonna, San Jacinto College South Campus Dean of Natural and Health Sciences

    Good Morning San Jac Family,

    It brings me great pleasure to announce Dr. Michelle DeBose as the new Department Chair of Nursing on the South Campus. Dr. DeBose comes to us from Prairie View A& M University College of Nursing. Dr. DeBose earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. DeBose has more than 20 years of nursing experience and has worked in a variety of positions/roles including parish nurse, prevention specialist, grant reviewer/writer, minority health officer, community health educator, associate researcher, professor, clinical coordinator, program director and campus dean of nursing. Dr. DeBose has received several awards including the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Award, the Women’s Health & Aging: Clinical Scientist Development Award and the UMOJA Excellence in the Village Award. Dr. DeBose is an active member of several professional organizations and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    I also have the pleasure of announcing Ms. Christie Stanfield as the new Sr. Administrative Assistant for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)-Transition Program on the South Campus. Christie has been with the college for about six years, having started out in enrollment services. She previously served as a part-time staff member for the Natural Science and Health Science Division office. Christie has a wide range of experience and is a systemic thinker who pays attention to detail. She also has a big smile and a great laugh.

    We are truly excited to have Dr. DeBose and Christie as a part of our team. Please take the time to introduce yourself and welcome them as they transition into their new roles.

    Dr. Michelle DeBose

    Christie Stanfield



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