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  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 10:15 am on October 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    A look at the Part-Time Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference! 

    The Part-Time Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference took place at San Jacinto College on Saturday, Oct. 17.

    The event was organized by the Distinguished Faculty Level III and coordinated by Ann Pearson, Shannon Solis and William Wolfe.

    More than 90 part-time instructors registered and attended the conference. Discussions centered on Blended Learning Techniques, Assessment, Student Services/Retention and Learning-Centered Teaching.

  • Rob.Vanya 2:53 pm on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Trailblazer Dr. Gilmore earns ’40 Under 40′ award 

    Congratulations to Dr. LaToya Gilmore for earning a “40 Under 40” award from Prairie View A&M University based on her accomplishments as an emerging leader who has blazed a trail in her field.

    “I had an amazing experience as an undergraduate at Prairie View and I use it to enhance, nurture, and inspire those I encounter,” Dr. Gilmore commented.

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    Prairie View’s 40 under 40 award recognizes 40 alumni under the age of 40 who use their experience at Prairie View to impact communities. “Our motto is ‘Prairie View Produces Productive People’ and being in this inaugural class is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Gilmore said.

    Dr. Gilmore has indeed blazed a trail in her field. She earned a bachelor’s degree in less than four years from Prairie View, transferred to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California where she earned a master’s of science in marriage and family therapy. While studying at Fuller, she participated in mission work in Africa along with six other female graduate students. The students assisted communities and visited schools throughout Uganda.

    After graduating from Fuller, she worked as a family therapist in Compton, California for a non-profit organization prior to moving to Houston. Through other non-profit organizations, she provided in-home therapeutic services and education in communities around the city of Houston, including Sunnyside, Alief, Fifth Ward, Baytown, and Pasadena before beginning her teaching tenure at San Jacinto College.

    She has also presented and facilitated programs at professional conferences across the state of Texas. During her doctoral studies at Texas Southern University, she was a member of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, later graduating magna cum laude.

    In addition to teaching Learning Framework at the North Campus, she serves as a mentor and faculty advisor.

    Dr. Gilmore holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Prairie View, a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Fuller, and a doctor of education in counselor education from TSU.

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 12:38 pm on October 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jac Night at the Pasadena Rodeo! 

    The Pasadena Rodeo recently hosted San Jac Night, where the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees and Foundation took part in the opening ceremonies. The San Jacinto College Foundation also had a table inside the rodeo and handed out free bandanas!



  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:42 pm on October 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus Part-time Faculty Professional Development Workshop 

    The first Part-time Faculty Professional Development Workshop was held at the South Campus on September 26th. History department adjunct James Harvey opened the evening with musical entertainment. Full-time faculty speakers included: Stephen Bonnette, Danny Brown, Deniss Edwards, David Ray, Katy Rudisill, and BK Silva. Attendees also included 22 part-time faculty from Education, Behavioral Science, and Social Science.


  • Andrea.Vasquez 8:32 am on October 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Ed Tech Media Center Open House- Oct. 14! 

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  • Amanda.Fenwick 11:20 am on September 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Annual Security and Fire Report 

    San Jacinto College is committed to assisting all members of the San Jacinto College community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available on the San Jacinto College Police Department website at (More …)

  • Rob.Vanya 2:59 pm on September 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Many bid farewell to Dr. Bailey at retirement reception 

    Many friends and co-workers gathered on Sept. 27 to bid a fond farewell to Dr. Richard Bailey, Vice President of Accreditation and Special Initiatives. Dr. Bailey is retiring after serving San Jacinto College for 39 years as a professor and administrator. Dr. Laurel Williamson, President and Deputy Chancellor, praised Dr. Bailey as an exemplary, dedicated and versatile educator, administrator, and leader.

    Congratulations Dr. Bailey! Thank you for your faithful and excellent service, and enjoy your retirement!

  • Rob.Vanya 10:55 am on September 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Let’s rodeo San Jac 

    Join us for San Jac Night at the Pasadena Rodeo on September 28.
    If you wear your SJC gear you can stop by our booth and pick up a free SJC Bandana.
    Let’s rodeo San Jac!


  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 10:50 am on September 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Hey, meet Salem Al-Ayyadhi! Our new marketing graphic designer! 

    Salem2Welcome Salem Al-Ayyadhi, who is our new graphic designer on the marketing team! Salem recently moved from his hometown of Baton Rouge where he worked for his alma mater, Louisiana State University (LSU). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

    We just had to ask him some “get to know ya” questions!

    Why did you decide to make the big move to Texas?

    I have worked at the departmental level in higher education, and felt this was a good career step to design college-wide.

    Tell us a bit about yourself!

    My graphic design career has been entirely in higher ed. I worked in several units in the Division of Student Life at LSU, including Campus Life and the Student Health Center for the last decade. I served as a professional portfolio reviewer for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) New Orleans and mentored student designers. I also received certification through LSU to become a Brand Ambassador, which focuses on brand identity, communication, and design strategies for higher ed.

    What do you want people to know about you and what you bring to the College?

    I’m excited to work with everyone on campus and help clients bring their ideas to life!

    What do you enjoy about working in higher ed, in particular, designing for higher ed?

    Helping students achieve their education goals through effective design.

    Anything that has surprised you about Houston and Pasadena?

    How nice the schools and roads are (I know this is cheesy but it’s true!).

    Now that you’ve made the move, what do you look forward to in the city and/or at the College?

    Exploring the many things that Houston has to offer as one of the largest cities in the country.

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 9:40 am on September 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations from the San Jacinto College Foundation! 

    Please help us in congratulating  the following awardees.  Their initiatives have been selected by our San Jacinto College Foundation SSI committee to receive grant funding for Fall 2016.

    Project Awardees Campus
    Open Stax Pilot Program Oommen George and

    Carrie Hughes

    Reaching Adult Learners in the Community Dr. Janice Sullivan, Laura Martinez and Linda Matlock District
    HMNS @ San Jac South Campus Gallery Jeffrey McGee South
    Getting IT Students Certified Mike Kent Central
    Music Expo Concert with Nexus Michael Mizma Central
    Pathways to 21st Century Success Robert Sandhaas, Lynnda Shields, Tina Willhoite, Connie Duren South

    These awardees will be working with our grants department, who will distribute funding.  Upon completion, each will be submitting a final report.

    Thank you so much to all who have applied.  We encourage all of you to apply.  Committee comments are available for those who did not receive funding.  Call us at X6104 for further information.

    The submission process will open again on September 15th.  All requests must be received through this website.  (The link to this online application will be distributed after archiving has been complete.)    Closing date for this next round will be October 30th.

    Have a great new year!  We look forward to the next round of applications.

    Warm regards,

    Ruth Keenan, the Foundation Board and Foundation Staff


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