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  • Amanda.Fenwick 11:32 am on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    For a worthy cause 

    Some of the San Jac group that participated in the Relay for Life.

    Hats off to North campus employees Tina Sanchez and Tom Cortez, who coordinated San Jacinto College’s group that participated in the recent Relay For Life, an annual event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society.

    The San Jacinto College team, that included 114 employees and students (and relatives of students and employees), raised $2,200 to go to cancer research.

    The walk was staged at the North Shore Senior High Ninth Grade Center athletic track in the North Channel area. Walkers gathered at dusk and walked through the night until dawn of the next day.

    Congratulations to all of the employees who donated your time and effort for such a worthy cause.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 10:04 am on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    North campus employees coordinate hospital visit 

    From left, Simone Paisley, Gloria Young, and Tina Sanchez at Texas Children's Hospital.

    Kudos to North campus cosmetology instructors Simone Paisley, Gloria Young, and Tina Sanchez who coordinated a recent volunteer effort at Texas Children’s Hospital, during which cosmetology students donated beauty services to help patients dealing with serious medical issues to enjoy a very special occasion.

    A group of North campus cosmetology students spent several hours on a recent Sunday to help TCH renal dialysis patients get ready for an elegant prom, an event especially created for patients who seldom have a chance to enjoy special occasions. (More …)

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:29 am on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    District employee gets a kick out of dancing 

    Nancy McShane

    San Jac’s own Nancy McShane gets a kick out of dancing as a member of the Houston Rockets “Space City Seniors.”

    The group dances at one Rockets home game a month, and their performance usually lasts about a minute during a timeout. (More …)

     
    • Charlotte Jackson 11:55 am on May 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Always great to see Nancy at the games.

  • Amanda.Fenwick 10:10 am on April 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    At your service! 

    Louis Westmoreland, left, and Dr. Gary Friery at the Service Awards banquet.

    Louis Westmoreland, Central campus biology professor, and Dr. Gary Friery, North campus dean of technical education, were the “head of the class” with 40 years of service at the Service Awards celebration, held recently at Brady’s Landing.

    Other San Jacinto College employees recognized at the event included employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service. (More …)

     
  • 4:41 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Let students know about a wonderful summer program through NASA! 

    The Aerospace Academy will host two exciting Summer Career Exploration Programs this summer for San Jacinto College students. These free day camps will focus on rocketry and aerospace from June 3-4 and robotics from Aug. 17-18 and will include a tour of NASA facilities and the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
    To participate, students must first visit http://www.aerospace-academy.org and fill out an application to send to Christina Beall at christina.beall@sjcd.edu.

     
  • 4:16 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations to our Minnie Piper Professor nominees! 

    Three San Jacinto College (SJC) professors have been named this year’s Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominees.

    English professor Dr. Ann Pearson of the Central campus, biology professor Susan Lustick of the North campus, and mathematics professor George Stockton of the South campus will join fellow educators from across Texas in May for the announcement of the state award. The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation sponsors the annual awards program each year to honor college educators for outstanding scholarly achievements and exceptional dedication. Being nominated is an equivalent to a campus’ “Teacher of the Year” award. (More …)

     
  • 4:14 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Barbara Brown, English department, Shakespeare   

    English department throws a party for Shakespeare 

    The English department at San Jacinto College Central recently held a birthday celebration in honor of William Shakespeare.

    The event featured a maypole dance and photo boards, as well as costume and trivia contests. The Writing Center created a poetry board, cosmetology students provided face painting and hair braiding, and students from the music department performed live music for the crowd.

    Pictured left to right are Heather McKnight of League City; Barbara Brown, department chair for language arts; Diana Wolfe of Meyerland; and Dr. Ann Pearson, professor of English.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:08 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    National journal publishes article written by North campus employees 

    A. Jones

    J. Jones

    Kudos to the husband-wife team of Adriana and Jeremy Jones, North campus counselors who authored a very informative and timely article that has been published by the National Forum of Multicultural Issues journal.

    Their article, titled “Breaking Barriers for Multiracial Students,” deals with barriers multiracial students face during their college years and interventions higher education institutions can follow to break the barriers. The article concludes by stating that: “student affairs counselors can assist in spreading the awareness of multiracial issues in their college community. It is necessary for multiracial students to embrace diversity in their social development.”

    Adriana Jones serves as interim student success counselor at the North campus, and Jeremy Jones is the North campus shared counselor who serves Channelview High School.

    “To write the article, we used our background in working with a wide range of students, and research we have conducted,” commented Adriana Jones.

    Click on the link below for a copy of the article —

    Breaking Barriers

     
  • 11:43 am on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    SJC helps bring college awareness to a local middle school 

    A special thank you to Buffy Powell, cheerleading sponsor, and the marketing department for supporting the Keller Middle School “Communities in School” initiative. The two departments provided items for a display, which showcased San Jacinto College. Thank you!

     
  • 11:12 am on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Child Abuse Prevention Month, , , , Week of the Young Child   

    San Jacinto College South holds annual children’s parade 

    Dr. Toni Pendergrass and her son, Douglas, recently participated in the Children’s Bicycle Parade at the South campus.

    The event, sponsored by the children’s center, was held in honor of Week of the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pendergrass served as the parade’s grand marshal, while Nancy Hutchinson marched with her sign for receiving Teacher of the Year from the Gulf Coast Association for the Education of Young Children.

    The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) with the purpose of focusing public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood services that meet those needs. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is observed each April to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families.

     
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