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  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:44 am on July 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Students bring home second place in national SkillsUSA competition 

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    San Jacinto College engineering design graphic (EDG) students brought home silver metals from the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills conference in June.

    The EDG team of Robert (Rob) Ross, Van Troung, and Richard Hermoso took second place nationally with their cell phone drying device, which dries out cell phones using a hairdryer and de-humidifier after they’ve been dropped in water. Patrick Doig, another EDG student, competed in the prepared speech competition and placed fourth in the nation.

    Cosmetology students Trisha McCurdy, Candice Priest, Carrie McCord, Kailie Montoya, Amy Herrera, Laura Adawin, and Sherene Adawin placed fourth nationally in opening and closing ceremonies. McCurdy was also elected state vice president for SkillsUSA Texas postsecondary. Automotive student Ryan Nelson, also competed at the national level placing 11th in the nation. Faculty members Dana Belt, Mary Ann Blake, William Buel, and David Castillo traveled with the students to the national competition. Click here for the full story.

     
  • Rob.Vanya 5:02 pm on July 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Reception held to honor Dr. Gary Friery and Don Clayton 

    The North Campus recently hosted a reception to honor longtime educators Dr. Gary Friery and Don Clayton, who will retire in August. Dr. Friery, the North Campus dean of business and technology, and Clayton, diesel technology lead instructor, have a combined 71 years in education.

    Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer thanked Dr. Friery and Mr. Clayton for their years of faithful leadership, dedication, and professionalism, and for always focusing on student success.

    A large group of co-workers, friends, and relatives were on hand to express their gratitude to the two veteran educators, and to wish them well.

    Kudos to those who helped to coordinate the reception, including Rita Harris, Mary Cherry, Donna Matthews, Emily Garcia, Shawna Williams-Salinas, and James Jones.

    North Campus culinary arts students, under the direction of Tim Banks, provided outstanding culinary treats during the reception.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 7:51 am on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    New financial aid scanning feature in SOS 

    Beginning Fall 2014, the financial aid services office will be introducing a new self-service feature available through S.O.S., which will help expedite document verification for financial aid students.

    The College will be using Perceptive Software’s Image Now software, which will allow students to scan and upload their financial aid documents from home or at a designated scanning stations at all three campuses. Uploaded documents are sent directly to the financial aid services office, eliminating long lines and wait times. Students can also get instant status updates on their submitted documents as it routes through the verification process. Kudos to ITS and the financial aid services office for diligently collaborating on this new effort to provide this time-saving option for financial aid students.

    Campus scanning stations will be located at:
    ·      Central Campus
    o   Interactive Learning Center (ILC)                               Building 1
    o   Library                                                                        Building 21
    o   Student Development Lab                                          Building 1
    ·      North Campus
    o   Interactive Learning Center (ILC)                               Building 2
    o   Library                                                                        Building 13
    o   Student Development Lab                                          Building 6
    ·      South Campus
    o   Interactive Learning Center (ILC)                               Building 12
    o   Library                                                                        Building 10
    o   Student Development Lab                                          Building 6

    For more information on how to use the Image Now software, please visit http://www.sjcd.edu/apply-register/paying-college/financial-aid/forms.

     
  • Amanda.Booren 6:30 pm on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    New online document library now available! 

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    The marketing, public relations, and government affairs department is pleased to introduce a new online document library. This online library is your source for downloadable PowerPoint templates, desktop wallpapers, program one-sheeters, San Jacinto College logos, photos, and flyer and brochure templates. All of these are ready for you to use… just plug in your own photos and text! (More …)

     
  • Dana.Eifert 10:40 am on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    2014 SJC Foundation Golf Tournament 

    You won’t want to miss this!  Please plan to join us for this premier event!

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  • Rob.Vanya 8:29 am on July 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Employee photography club meets this Friday 

    The San Jacinto College Employee Photography Club will meet on Friday, July 18 from 12:30-2:00pm at Central Campus in the ILC Kaleidoscope room (C-1.102).  Bring your lunch!  The club is open to all current college employees, retirees, and employee’s spouses and children (minors must be accompanied by their guardian at all times) with an interest in photography.  Photographers at all levels of experience and proficiency – novice to professional – are welcome.

    The meeting will cover two topics.  BRING YOUR CAMERAS!
    1.       Share & Learn and Challenge photos.  We will discuss photos uploaded to the respective albums on the group site: Share & Learn 20140620 and the 20140519 Challenge: Self Portrait albums.  To maximize your opportunity to learn, share one of your photos for which you do not have any ideas on how it may be improved; any suggestions you get about your photo will be something new to you!  You may also upload your photos to flickr and email the link, or you may email a photo to chris.duke@sjcd.edu.
    2.       We will have an open question and answer.  Have your most pressing “How do I…” question ready for the group; we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

    Save the date!  Future photography club meetings will be: Friday, July 18, and Friday, August 8.

    If you have questions about the Employee Photography Club, contact a club facilitator:
    Chris Duke (chris.duke@sjcd.edu, 281-998-6128) or
    David LeMaster (david.lemaster@sjcd.edu, ext 1561)
    Rob Vanya (rob.vanya@sjcd.edu, ext 2616)

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  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 5:22 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Lydia Chavez-Garcia recognized for her work within the veteran community 

    June Board_0017Lydia Chavez-Garcia recently received the prestigious award of Honorary Colonel from the 75th Training Command for the her active involvement within the veteran community.

    Chavez-Garcia serves as the grant director of the IT3 grant through the Continuing and Professional Development division at San Jacinto College. She manages training that provides technical certifications for those who need them, both unemployed and those looking for new opportunities.

    According to Brigadier General Brentley White, Deputy Commanding General of the 75th Training Command, Chavez-Garcia’s “relentless focus has been on our veterans, of all services.”

    “In the last year, about 375 veterans have gained valuable training, from Project Management Professional to IT certifications such as CCNA and CISSP, and that translates to better jobs and better lives,” said Brentley. “That alone warrants recognition, but Lydia does much more for our community.”

    Chavez-Garcia is an active member of BAHEP Cares, a veteran mentorship organization. She also has reviewed hundreds of resumes and referred hundreds of veterans to people wanting to hire them. Companies where veterans have found jobs include NDT Global, Phillips Conoco, UTMB, and Catamaran Corp. Through her work, the grant program has been recognized by the Department of Labor in best practices for recruiting.

    “As a member of the military family and community for more than 20 years, it has been awesome to establish and cultivate the relationships with all of the commands aboard Ellington Field as well as the veteran service organizations in our area,” said Chavez-Garcia. “My true passion lies in serving those who have served and their families. The military community is home to me one that I hope to always be a part of.”

     
  • Rob.Vanya 2:58 pm on July 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    North Shore Rotary supports San Jacinto College 

    NS Rotary Donation July 2014The North Shore Rotary Club Foundation recently presented $25,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation to set up an endowed scholarship, with plans to add to the endowment in the future. Those attending the check presentation include, from left, North Campus Provost and North Shore Rotarian Dr. Bill Raffetto; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives and North Shore Rotary Club President; Ruth Keenan, San Jacinto College Foundation Executive Director; San Jacinto College Board Chair and North Shore Rotarian Dan Mims; and Kevin Morris, South Campus Dean of Business and Technology and North Shore Rotarian.

     
  • Rob.Vanya 9:45 am on July 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Police chief named president elect of international campus police organization 

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    San Jacinto College Police Chief Bill Taylor has been selected as president elect of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), widely regarded as the leading voice for college campus safety.

    As president, Taylor will oversee conferences, high-level meetings, and operations of the IACLEA, which promotes campus safety by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. More than 1,200 colleges and universities in 20 nations maintain membership in the IACLEA. In addition to institutional members, IACLEA has 2,000 individual memberships held by campus law enforcement staff, criminal justice professors, and municipal police chiefs.

    Taylor was sworn in as president elect at the annual conference, held recently in Montreal, Canada. His actual term of office as president begins in June 2015.

    Taylor’s broad experience in law enforcement will serve him well in his IACLEA leadership role. He has served as a law officer since 1972, beginning as an officer at Arizona State University (ASU). From 1989 to 1993, he served as Chief of Police for the Arizona State Capitol. From 1993 to 1999, he served as Chief of Police at Washington University in Saint Louis. Before coming to San Jacinto College, he served as Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety for Rice University from 1999 until 2011. He has served as president of the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators, and the Houston Area Police Chiefs Association. He has served for the past six years as IACLEA’s Southwest Region Director. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and a master’s degree in public administration from ASU.

     
  • Scylla.Lopez 11:30 am on July 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Schools App News and Updates 

    Use Schools App to connect with and help students.  Join Schools App now!

    Here’s a staff testimonial:  “In my opinion, I think that the Schools App is a great tool for C&E!  Any time we can directly contact a student on a more personal level, I think it benefits our office.  I think for students, being able to ask questions and receive an answer not from a generalized source (like on our Career and Employment FB page) but from one of us personally, makes the student(s) feel like they have a closer and more comfortable relationship to our office. I think the more we can interact with students daily, the more we can reach them and encourage them to come to our office or approach us if they have questions/concerns/etc.”  – Brittany Bonds, San Jacinto College Career and Employment Center

    Staff Profiles

    You can now create a professional staff profile, separate from your personal Facebook account, to share your job title, campus, photo and contact information.  Students can easily connect with you and clearly identify official staff members in the app.

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    New Features

    Directory on Mobile:  Find and communicate with people based on personal and academic interests such as major, residence hall, or hometown.

    Favorites: Build a list of favorites to quickly find and keep in touch with staff and students.

    Private, real-time messaging: Send a note with one tap on their iPhone or Android device and begin a private conversation.

     

     
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