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  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:27 pm on November 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hispanic Heritage Month Latino/a STEM Panel at South Campus 

    Latino STEM Panel Fall 2014 NASA items for STEM Panel 2014

    On Thursday Oct. 16th the South Campus Hispanic Heritage Month Committee welcomed the following Latino/a STEM panelists:  George González, Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness for San Jacinto College; Ana Velasco, Graduate Engineer with Walter P. Moore Civil Engineering; Dr. Rachel García, Department Chair for Chemistry, Geology, and Physics at San Jacinto College Central Campus; James Duron, retired NASA employee; and Daniel E. Ramírez, Software Engineer with Lockheed Martin and Contractor with NASA. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:05 pm on November 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    New Grant News: Leaders across the College are doing great things! 

    US Department of Education – Carl Perkins Career and Technical Ed. Grant.  This program funds equipment and activity related to career and technical education at all three campuses to enhance and expand technical preparation programs. – Total Program $704,592; leaders are Kerry Mix, North; Jeffrey Parks, Central; Kevin Morris, South.

    US Department of Health and Human Services  – Texas School Ready.  The grant is a school readiness certification program that certifies early education programs that effectively prepare children for kindergarten.  – Total Project – $61,753 – Leader – Deborah Simpson-Smith.

    National Science Foundation in partnership with Tidewater Community College Summer Maritime & Transportation Grant.  The purpose is to increase knowledge of maritime and transportation careers and the career pathways.  Also to identify, develop, and expand those career pathways. $57,661 – Dr. Sarah Janes, Leader

    National Endowment for the Arts –Art Education in the Community.  The grant partially funds the annual Flamenco Festival.  The festival  includes pre-performance lectures, a live performance, and other humanities elements which will instruct and expand on the history and culture of Flamenco. $10,000, Jeremy Garcia & Irma Laucirica, Leaders

    Texas Workforce Commission  –Texas Fast Start Program.  College of the Mainland will lead a consortium, which also includes Houston Community College and San Jacinto Community College District (SJCCD), to develop three Fast Start certificate programs – one at each college.  These programs are competency-based, rapid-deployment programs focusing on the current or future workforce needs.  Total Project – $113,332 – Alison Brisco, Leader

    Texas Workforce Commission  –Petrochemical Veterans Initiative.  The program will train entry level Pipefitters and Electricians.  This project will increase the number of those qualified to fill the projected job openings in the construction industry as reported by the petrochemical industry.  Total Project –   $55,000 – Nancy Martin, Leader

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:59 am on November 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations to the 2014 Golf Tournament Ball Drop Winners! 

    The winners of the 2014 San Jacinto College Foundation Andy Pettitte Golf Tournament ball drop received their checks today!

    Jeffery O’Brien- $100

    Andrea Mitchen- $1,197.50

    Amanda Booren- $100

    Congratulations!

    SJCGolfTournamentBallDropWinners2014

     
  • 12:18 pm on November 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘The Quest for Insulin,’ National Diabetes Month events 

    20141104_Dr. Biddle Presentation

    Dr. Kelly Biddle recently presented “The Quest for Insulin.” This event, sponsored by Balance U, kicked off National Diabetes Month at San Jacinto College. The following is a list of events coming up at South Campus and Minute Maid Park:

    Thurs. Nov. 6th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in S1.334

    ·       Dr. Robert Whitmarsh presents “Sweetness follows Structure”

    Tues. Nov. 11th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in S1 Atrium Lobby

    ·       Diabetes Health Fair

    Wed. Nov. 19th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in S1.258

    ·       Pharmacy Tech Program Director Mario García presents “Diabetes Drugs and You”

    Saturday Nov. 22nd from 8:00-Noon at Minute Maid Park

    ·       Step Out Walk and Run Sign up with Judy Harrison. Email judy.harrison@sjcd.edu.

     
  • 12:02 pm on November 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month! 

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

    Cristina Cardenas, Lambrini Nicopoulos and Cheryl McPherson have done a wonderful job helping to organize informative activities.  If you are diabetic, pre-diabetic, know someone who is diabetic or are interested in knowing more about diabetes please join us for the following activities on the South Campus and Minute Maid Park:

    Thurs. Nov. 6th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in S1.334
    ·       Dr. Robert Whitmarsh presents “Sweetness follows Structure”

    Tues. Nov. 11th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in S1 Atrium Lobby
    ·       Diabetes Health Fair

    Wed. Nov. 19th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in S1.258
    ·       Pharmacy Tech Program Director Mario García presents “Diabetes Drugs and You”

    Saturday Nov. 22nd from 8:00-Noon at Minute Maid Park
    ·       Step Out Walk and Run Sign up with Judy Harrison. Email judy.harrison@sjcd.edu.

    Each activity counts as a BalanceU Workshop!  Bring yourself, your friends, and your students to these activities.

    Balance U  Staff
    San Jacinto College District
    Wellness Program
    4624 Fairmont Parkway, A1-209 | Pasadena, Texas 77504
    Direct: (281) 998-6303 | Fax: (281) 998-6133
    http://www.sanjac.edu/balance-u

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:43 am on November 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus Children’s Center’s annual Trick-or-Treat 

    The South Campus children’s center had their annual trick-or-treat walk about on Friday, Oct. 31. Students, faculty, and staff gathered around the center courtyards between the library and gym, and the library and student center. Superheroes and princesses were among the favorite costume choices this year.

    Pictured:

    Bye Bye Buggy- Front, Bryden, Aiden, Autumn (infants)
    Minnie Mouse- Serena, 3 yrs.
    Tinkerbelle- Scarlett, 2 yrs.
    Skeleton & Buzz Lightyear (wagon)- Logan & Xavier, 2 yrs.
    Ninja turtle & hero- Logan & James, both 4 yrs.
    Ghost & Power Ranger- Tristen & Jacob, both 4 yrs.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 1:28 pm on November 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Contact Center sets open house 

    Contact

    The Contact Center has adapted and changed through the years as San Jacinto College has continued to grow. Below is a very condensed timeline —

    Pre-2006
    Each campus has someone to answer phones for the campus and route calls – I believe it was handled in the Evening Dean’s division

    2006
    New phone and information system implemented
    Jeff Levine serves as Call Center / Outreach Director

    2007
    Jeff Levine continues his role

    2008
    Anita Jones assumes responsibility for the Call Center

    2011
    Anita Jones leaves SJCD
    Richard George creates the Contact Center

    2014
    Richard George leaves SJCD
    Ernesto Wallmark becomes Supervisor of the Contact Center

    Please stop by the Open House on November 12 to get better acquainted with this team of dedicated professionals, who very often serve as the important first contact with San Jacinto College.

     
    • monica rios 8:08 am on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I will be glad to stop by! 🙂

    • Dorothy Webster 8:14 am on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I will be happy to stop by! Thanks for the invitation!

  • 10:41 am on November 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    November Board of Trustees meeting highlights 

    The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized several employees and students at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

    The Albemarle Foundation donated $26,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships.

    The Albemarle Foundation donated $26,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships.

    Amanda Booren, director of marketing and public relations, was recognized for being appointed to the Public Relations Foundation of Houston Board of Directors. She is pictured (left) with Vice Chancellor for Marketing, Public Relations, and Government Affairs Teri Crawford.

    Amanda Booren, director of marketing and public relations, was recognized for being appointed to the Public Relations Foundation of Houston Board of Directors. She is pictured (left) with Vice Chancellor for Marketing, Public Relations, and Government Affairs Teri Crawford.

     

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  • Andrea.Vasquez 8:48 am on November 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Kearby Lyde lectures on WWI & American Culture 

    South Campus history professor, Kearby Lyde, recently gave a special guest lecture on WWI, Hollywood, and American culture at the Deer Park Public Library on Oct. 30. With this year marking the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI, Lyde discussed the influence the war had on every aspect of American culture, including Hollywood films at the time. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

     
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