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  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 1:04 pm on May 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    27th Annual Service Awards Banquet 

    On May 4, San Jacinto College celebrated employees with the 27th Annual Service Awards Banquet.  This event recognized employees with 10 to 40 years (in five year increments) for their service to San Jacinto College. Three employees were recognized for 40 years of service ~ Deborah Anderson, Helen LaCour and Michael Varnell.

    Congratulations to the 108 employees who were recognized that evening! (More …)

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 4:11 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family of Rena Marie D’Orazio Manthei, 74, who passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Rena was born on October 4, 1943 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Pasadena High School and then attended Lamar University. Rena enjoyed garage sales, antiquing, traveling, casinos, poker and bunco, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

    Rena retired from San Jacinto College in 2006 after 29 years of dedicated service. She was an administrative assistant for the behavioral and social sciences department at Central campus.

    Rena is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, William E. Manthei (also a SJC retiree); son, William Christopher Manthei and wife Paula; daughter, Aimee Rose Schultz and husband Gregory; granddaughters, Kelsey Renae Schultz, Jennifer Nicole Manthei and Erin Paige Manthei; brother, Donald D’Orazio.

    A memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Rosewood Funeral Home in Atascocita.

    Rosewood Funeral Home – Atascocita

    17404 W Lake Houston Parkway

    Humble, TX  77346

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 3:58 pm on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Angelia Woodfolk-Sprowl on the passing of her father, Elmer “Woody” Woodfolk.

    Elmer died peacefully on May 3, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the age of 84.

    Elmer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maureen, his children: Rodney, Tyrone, Angelia and his siblings: Rose K. Jones, Joseph and John Woodfolk.

    He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Sr. and Theresa, three sisters, two brothers and his son Alfred.

    A funeral is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., May 12, 2018 at Forest Park East Funeral Home, with a reception to follow. Reverend Dr. Shirley Souder – Sr. Pastor of Ebenezer UMC Methodist Church will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Elmer’s life. Flowers may be sent to Forest Park East Funeral Home.

    Click here for the full obituary.

    Forest Park East Funeral Home

    21620 Gulf Freeway

    Webster, TX  77598

    Angelia Woodfolk-Sprowl is a Psychology Professor at South campus.

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 9:33 am on May 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Geology professor brings rocks, minerals and fossils to Humble ISD 

    Prof. John-Franklin Dzuryak recently visited Groves Elementary school in Humble ISD to speak to first-graders about rocks, minerals and fossils. As you can see, the dinosaur poop and skull replicas were a hit, along with the quartz, calcite and trilobites!

  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 4:11 pm on May 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Professor Dzuryak and geology students take their classroom outdoors 

    Professor John-Franklin Dzuryak and his geology students have been quite busy this semester – camping, visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science and MD Anderson, and participating in a fundraiser with a friendly game of dodgeball. Here are some of their photos!


  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 11:25 am on May 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Team 8668 makes it to the national robotics stage! 

    The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition for Science and Technology) Championship was held in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center this year, giving hundreds of robotics teams from across the world a chance to put their robots to the ultimate test.

    Team 8668, comprised of three dual credit students from San Jacinto College, were among the top 2 percent teams selected to compete and one of 128 teams in their FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) division. Joshua Phillips, Nick Belbas and Samuel Charbula helped their team to become a finalist for the Think Award and ultimately ranked runner-up for the highest possible award given in FTC – the INSPIRE award. The INSPIRE award is the most coveted and prestigious award given to any FTC team at the competition and award to a team that embodies the challenge of the FTC program.

    San Jacinto College has been involved with the International US-FTC program since 2010, serving as an Affiliate Partner for the FTC program since 2011. The southeast Texas region has grown to working with more than 100 teams from high school, middle school and home school programs.

    Pictured from left to right: Gavin Engelbert, Mark Coggins, Joshua Phillips, Nick Belbas, Joel Flew and Luke Bernal. Not pictured: Samuel Charbula, Zach Hash, Andrew Lee and Matthew Pownall.


  • Jeannie.PengMansyur 11:08 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Eye care students perform screenings at Atkinson Elementary 

    Students with the San Jacinto College EyeCons organization attended the Atkinson Elementary Health & Wellness Fair. The students performed vision screenings and checked muscle balance on the their students attending event.

    EyeCon members left to right are John Salanguit, Bethany Jones-Mariscal, Alma Yepiz and Hector Valero along with the advisor, Laura Cole.


  • Melissa.Trevizo 10:54 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Lieutenant Ronald Johnston on the recent passing of his mother-in-law, Teresa Gaherty.

    A rosary was held at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, followed by a mass at 10 a.m. The burial will be at a later date at the Houston Veterans Cemetery. Plants or flowers may be sent to Niday Funeral Home.

    St. Hyacinth Catholic Church
    2921 Center St.
    Deer Park, TX 77536

    Niday Funeral Home
    6777 Fairmont Pkwy
    Pasadena, TX 77505
    (281) 991-0575

    Ronald Johnston is a Lieutenant for San Jacinto Police Department.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Clara Holloway on the recent passing of her daughter, Lou Ann McClendon.

    Lou Ann arrived on this earth on January 9, 1948. She was granted her wings and escorted to Heaven on April 24, 2018.

    A Celebration of Life was held in her honor on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at the Shirley Acres Event Venue.

    Shirley Acres Event Venue
    217 Woerner Road
    Houston, Texas 77090
    (281) 444-2582

    Plants or flowers may be sent to:
    Clara Hollaway
    North Campus Police Department
    5800 Uvalde Road, N-12.205
    Houston, Texas 77049

    Clara is the Administrative Assistant for the Police Department at North Campus.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 10:48 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Update: Road Re-Opening Cunningham and Fairmont 

    Office of the Dean of Administration
    C14.200 / 281-478-2771

    UPDATE: #2018 – 4 Update

    EVENT: Re-opening of Cunningham Drive

    LOCATION: Central Campus – Cunningham Drive and Fairmont Pkwy

    ACTIVITY: Utilities Construction for the CPET Building

    SCHEDULE: Monday, May 14th

    IMPACT: Speed limit reduced to 15 MPH

    1. Cunningham Drive will re-open on May 14, after the completion of the Spring Semester traffic.
    2. The speed limit will be reduced to 15 MPH until the completion of all construction at this time next year.
    3. To support the reduced speed limit, 4 temporary speed humps will be installed, all equally spaced between Schochler Drive and Fairmont Parkway. Upon completion of construction, the temporary humps will be replaced with permanent devices.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 10:30 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Building Renovations at San Jacinto College North Campus 

    From Dr. William Raffetto, provost San Jacinto College North Campus

    As you may have heard, the college is planning a major renovation of the Brightwell, Spencer, and Wheeler buildings. As part of this overall plan, the Galena Park Early College Technical High School will occupy most of the first and second floors of the Burleson Building.

    This project is about enhancing the teaching and learning environment of three major classroom buildings. There will be an effort to be the least disruptive as possible to the campus during this time. Our vision is to :

    1. Increase classroom capacity
    2. Provide quality offices and departmental support
    3. Insure code compliance
    4. Upgrade all building systems ( mechanical, electrical, plumbing )that are nearing the end of their life cycle
    5. Make some cosmetic improvements
    6. Provide good acoustics in the instructional spaces

    As I mentioned above, there will be an effort to be the least disruptive as possible. That said, please understand that there is always some inconvenience and interruptions associated with a project of this magnitude. Many employees will have to be relocated as the result of the project. I am asking for your patience during this process.

    The three buildings ( Brightwell, Spencer, and Wheeler ) have served the college well for approximately the last 40 years . However, it is now time to upgrade and modernize them. I want to share with you the process as we move forward.

    We have already had our project kickoff meeting which included North Deans, SJC construction leaders, professional facility planners, and architects. The next step will include workshops with the “end users” (department chairs, faculty, and staff ). We want the process to be inclusive and want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

    Finally, Chuck Smith, Director of Facilities Capital Projects, will be invited to the campus to provide an overview and answer your questions about the project. I will send out a meeting invitation when these details are worked out.

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