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  • admin 11:08 am on December 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Thanks for sharing your door and cube decoration photos! Happy Holidays! 

    Happy Holidays everyone!

     

     
  • admin 11:01 am on December 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Celebrate Aspen Top 10! 

    How are you showing we’re an Aspen Top 10 finalist? Send us your pics! watercooler@sjcd.edu

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  • admin 10:30 am on December 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Did you know? December 2016 

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    Happy Holidays from ITS
    We wish each of you a safe and joyful holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year!

    We’ve got some special tidbits for you in this holiday edition of the ITS Did You Know! Find out about:

    ·        Prepping for Winter Break
    ·        Phishing Emails
    ·        Free Copy of Microsoft Office
    ·        ITS Quick Help Sessions
    ·        Support Availability During the Break

    Need to Contact Tech Support?
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    Online:
    http://techsupport.sanjac.edu

    By Email:
    TechSupport@sjcd.edu

    By Phone:
    Off-Campus: 281-998-6137
    On-Campus: x6137
    Prepping for Winter Break
    Before Heading Out for the Holidays…

    Every San Jacinto College employee that is assigned a laptop is responsible for the security of that laptop; this responsibility is heightened when traveling or otherwise away from the office. Those of you with assigned laptops who are planning to take them with you during the break, please be sure to keep them secured when not in use! Helpful tips on keeping your laptop secured are available on the ITS website.

    Phishing Emails
    If you will be checking your email during the holiday break, please stay alert of any phishing emails that may arrive in your inbox. We will never ask for your username and password details in an e-mail or by phone. If you receive a suspicious email, please report it by using the junk email reporting tool or forward the email to TechSupport@sjcd.edu.

    Free Copy of Microsoft Office
    Are you buying a new computer for the holidays and need Microsoft Office? San Jacinto College employees can download and install Microsoft Office for FREE! This software can be installed on up to five Windows PC, Mac OS, and mobile devices. You can use Office for free as long as you remain an active employee with the college. To learn more and find out how to download and install Microsoft Office, please visit the ITS website.

    ITS Quick Help Sessions
    Starting the week of January 9th, 2017, ITS will have techs available to assist faculty and staff with general IT-related questions. Our techs can assist with questions such as:
    ·        How to enter a service ticket?
    ·        How to obtain media training?
    ·        How to set up Office 365 employee email on a personal mobile device?
    ·        How to access your San Jac computer remotely?
    ·        How to access and use Tech Support Online?

    In addition, each month an IT Security Awareness topic will be featured.
    Our weekly Quick Help sessions will be as follows:
    Campus:
    South
    S-12.214
    Every Tuesday
    12 pm – 4 pm

    Central
    C-1.219
    Every Wednesday
    12 pm – 4 pm

    North
    N-2.207
    Every Thursday
    12 pm – 4 pm

    District
    A2.201
    Every Thursday
    12 pm – 4 pm

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Support Availability
    Technical Support (x6137)
    Tech Support will be providing on-call emergency support from 8:00AM to 5:00PM everyday throughout the Winter Break. Their office will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. On-Call emergency support means that ITS will be available to address any unexpected emergency issues (i.e., system outages) that may arise during the break.

    Blackboard Support (x2084)
    Due to the Winter Mini, Blackboard Support will be closed from December 22nd through January 2nd. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

    For additional support, employees and students are encouraged to check out Tech Support Online, which is available 24/7. Simply visit the SJC Homepage at http://www.sanjac.edu, click on My San Jac, and click the Tech Support link to access the site!

    Stay up to date on the latest news and information from ITS!
    ITS Website | Facebook |Twitter

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:58 pm on December 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    December Board Meeting highlights 

    At the December Board meeting, the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized the following individuals.

    Covestro donation

    Rod Herrick with Covestro presented a check for $26,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships.

    Ruth Keenan named Honorary Admiral of Texas Navy

    San Jacinto College Foundation Executive Director Ruth Keenan was named an honorary Admiral of the Texas Navy by Governor Greg Abbott. Presenting the honor was RADM Robert L. Greene.

    Carla Garrett recognition

    Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College Deputy Chancellor and President, recognized College Prep professor Carla Garrett for receiving the Phi Lambda 2016 Legacy Educator Award.

    Math Pathways

    San Jacinto College math faculty were recognized for receiving the Texas Success Center 2016 Math Pathways Exemplar Awards for Principles 1 and 4. Present at the Board meeting were Ryan Martinets, Cindy Adams, Danielle Webb, and Regan Boudra. They are pictured with Dr. Rebecca Goosen, associate vice chancellor for college preparatory, and Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and college president.

     

     
  • admin 1:47 pm on December 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Exciting Changes in the Purchasing Department 

    Great things have been happening in your Contracts and Purchasing Services Department.  I am very pleased to announce the following promotions and a new hire of individuals to continue to serve and support you.

    a.    Charity Simpson: promoted to Purchasing Manager position
    –      Charity has been with the College for three and one-half years, serving in the Buyer position, with 4 years of private purchasing experience.
    –      Commodities: Ionwave E-Bidding Software, IT, Science and Special Projects

    b.    Angela Klaus: promoted to Construction Buyer position
    –         Angela has been with the College for eight and one-half years starting at the Central campus in the President’s and Vice President’s offices before coming to Contracts and Purchasing Services department as a Buyer for the past three years.
    –         Commodities: Bond FF&E, Construction, Construction Professional Services, Furniture

    c.     Patsy Laredo: promoted to Buyer position
    –         Patsy has worked at the College for four and one-half years and served in the capacity of Sr. Administrative Assistant in the Contracts and Purchasing department.
    –         Commodities: Advertising/Marketing, Copiers, Fees, Fire Protection, Forms, Office Supplies, Photography, Printing, Promotional Items, Rental/Lease, Safety, Shipping, Travel

    d.    Gwen Henderson (new hire): Buyer position
    –         Gwen is new to the College but brings with her 18+ plus years of experience in higher education.
    –         Commodities: Arts: Athletics, Bookstore, Clothing, Foods, Human Services, Kitchen, Library, Medical, Moving, Other, Real Estate, Records Management, Technical Education, Temporary Staffing, Utilities

    These individuals bring an array of experience to their new roles and we are excited about the growth taking place within our department. Please be patient with us during this transition, as we are training to be sure we continue to serve your purchasing needs in the best way possible.

    When you get an opportunity, please join me in congratulating Charity, Angela, Patsy and Gwen on their new roles.

     
  • admin 11:27 pm on December 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Door decoration pics, keep them coming! 

    The holiday season is in full swing and this means the tradition of door decorating!

    We want to see how you choose to deck out your door, so send those pics to watercooler@sjcd.edu between now and winter break to get uploaded into a photo gallery each week.

     
  • admin 10:10 am on December 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Shawna Pina and Angela Davis are graduating! 

    IMG_4023[2]Congratulations to Shawna Pina, who earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from UCHL; and Angela Davis, who received her associate degree of applied science in business administration from San Jacinto College. If there are any other employees graduating this December, please send your name, picture and degree to watercooler@sjcd.edu, and we’ll celebrate you!

     
    • Leslie Horton 4:53 pm on December 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations!!!

    • Becky Martinez 1:48 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Talk about multitasking to be able to complete your classes as well as do your jobs so well! Congrads and Kudos to Angela and Shawna!!! 🙂

    • Melinda Benham 12:08 pm on December 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome job! Congratulations on your degrees.

    • Bethany 9:38 am on December 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Way to go ladies!! CONGRATS to you both!!

  • 5:16 pm on December 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Purchasing Tidbits 

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    Here is your latest edition of Purchasing Tidbits.  Please contact Contracts & Purchasing Services with any questions at contracts.purchasing@sjcd.edu or x6117.

    Did you know that there is a Purchasing Handbook available on The Exchange to give you basic information and training on purchasing policies and procedures? When you review the handbook, you will learn about the tools and resources available to you when making departmental purchases.

    Reference: The Exchange (http://internal.sanjac.edu/)> College Resources > Forms/Documents > Purchasing Forms > Purchasing Handbook

     

     
  • 5:11 pm on December 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    2016 Legacy Educator Award 

    News on behalf of Dr. DeRhonda McWaine, department chair of college prep

    Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

    American Education Week

    Legacy Educator Award

    Dr. Carla Garrett, who is a fourth generation educator and college prep writing professor at San Jacinto  College, recently received the 2016 Legacy Educator Award from the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority.

    The awards program took place on Nov. 19, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Garrett was recognized for her diverse skill set and her contributions to society. With a background in educational leadership, business and language arts, she has spearheaded several programs that have enhanced the lives of learners of all ages. Some of her contributions include aiding in the creation of a GED program for homeless women in East Texas, and partnering with the University of Memphis to initiate the integrated reading, writing and technology programs in Tennessee middle schools through the Race for the Top initiative.

    In 1921, the National Education Association (NEA) called for the designation of one week each year to spotlight education. During the month of November, in observance of American Education Week, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority honors a distinguished legacy educator who has made outstanding contributions in the fields of education and business. The sorority honors legacies because of their generational commitment to helping others realize their dreams.

    Founded in 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, this distinction was first celebrated nationally by the sorority in 1947. The founding of the sorority was important for African American women because after World War I there was the “Great Migration” of African Americans from the South to the Northern cities in search of opportunities and a more tolerant society. With this migration, changes underscored the need to learn new skills within a new economic environment. These skills, in turn, would hopefully ensure a better way of life for millions of African Americans who migrated northward.

     

    Carla Garrett

    The awards program took place on November 19, 2016 in Houston, Texas, where Dr. Garrett received the 2016 Legacy Educator Award.

     
    • Becky Martinez 2:07 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, Carla! This is wonderful news! What a great candidate you are that they chose you. I am so happy for you. 🙂

  • admin 2:32 pm on December 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Your latest edition of Purchasing Tidbits! 

    Here is your latest edition of Purchasing Tidbits.  Please contact Contracts & Purchasing Services with any questions at contracts.purchasing@sjcd.edu or x6117.

    Did you know that there is a Purchasing Handbook available on The Exchange to give you basic information and training on purchasing policies and procedures? When you review the handbook, you will learn about the tools and resources available to you when making departmental purchases.

    Reference: The Exchange (http://internal.sanjac.edu/)> College Resources > Forms/Documents > Purchasing Forms > Purchasing Handbook

     
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