San Jacinto College students, staff, and faculty recently came together to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month with a reception and presentation by Dr. Dixie Melillo, co-founder of The Rose. The Rose is a nonprofit organization that helps women receive the vital mammography screenings needed to detect breast cancer. This year, N2L raised $1,653, a $603 increase from last year’s donation. Way to go, N2L!! (More …)
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Showcasing an impressive three-story periodic table of elements as a reminder of prolific scientific advancements, the new San Jacinto College Central Campus science building is complete with amenities to prepare graduates for competitive careers within the field.
The 113,000-square-foot building is comprised of 54 percent lab space and 30 percent lecture hall and classroom space. Natural light is a significant feature of the LEED-certified building, which also includes a recycling center and public and student gathering areas located on all three floors. There are 12 biology, four chemistry, three geology, and two physics laboratories. All instructional spaces include integrated projection equipment.
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Phil retired from San Jacinto College in May of 2012, but continued to teach with great passion as an Adjunct International Business Instructor on the North Campus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will truly be missed.
At the request of his family, parking at Lakewood Church will be on Timmons Circle Drive.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a scholarship contribution in memory of Phil Cohen. Please send your gift to: The San Jacinto College Foundation, 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 212, Pasadena, TX 77504. All donations will go to the Foundation Memorial Fund that provides scholarships to our most deserving students to help them achieve their dream of an education. An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to the family.
We would like to convey our deepest sympathy to Julie Blacksmith and family on the recent passing of her mother- in-law, Shirley Ann Blacksmith. She passed away, Oct. 22, 2012, in Pasadena, Texas.
Julie is a Sr. Administrative Assistant in the Child Development/Lab School on Central Campus. Funeral was held today at Grand View Funeral Home. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit http://www.grandviewfunerals.com.
In Memory of George Leonard Dylla
October 30, 1923 – October 18, 2012
George Leonard Dylla, Sr., 88, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother went home to his heavenly garden on Oct. 18, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Mae; daughter, Joan Bedwell and husband Mike; son, George Dylla, Jr. and wife Freddie; daughter, Rose Wise and husband Bryan; daughter, Cathy Andrusick and husband Richard; grandchildren, Craig, Tammy, Jenny, Julie, Stephanie, Brynn, Jacob and Meagan; nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
George was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a World War II Veteran, and he worked at American Can Company for 35 years. The family held a service at Calvary Baptist Church, 6511 Uvalde, Houston, with a funeral at San Jacinto Memorial Park.
Congratulations to San Jacinto College facilities department’s grounds-utility crew for receiving the Maintenance Team of the Quarter award in September! You might be wondering exactly what a grounds-utility person does for the College. Well, their job includes many challenging tasks required to keep the College facilities operational and in safe and attractive condition. They handle office moves, equipment relocation, function setups, maintain ceilings and building roofs, install and maintain facilities outdoor equipment, assist other department craft personnel – and almost anything else that doesn’t fit a job description.
While the entire department was extremely busy this summer preparing our facilities for the fall semester, Adam Garber (supervisor), Thaddeus King, Victor Guerrero, and Frank Valdez were particularly busy in August. At Central Campus, the group processed 60 moves. At North and South campuses, there were an additional 30 moves completed. In addition to the furniture and box shuffles that come with moves, the crew also handled all their usual pre-semester sidewalk and building pressure washing, function setups and outdoor equipment maintenance.
So, the next time you see these gentlemen working in your area, give them a wave and offer a thank you. We’re lucky to have them here at San Jacinto College!
It’s that time of the year to purchase a ticket for the Annual 50/50 Ball Drop, which is a part of the San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament.
For just $5 a ticket, purchase a chance for your numbered ball to fall into a designated hole on the putting green at Battleground Golf Course on Wednesday, Nov. 7, during our golf tournament. The Ball Drop will take place between 3 and 4 p.m. A crane will suspend the bucket of balls in the air above the putting green. The balls will all be dropped at once and the first ball landing in the designated hole or closest to the hole wins one half (50 percent) of the money we raise from the sale of tickets.
See how easy it is, and YES, your chances are as good as anyone else. Come out and watch if you’d like, the golf course is located at 1600 Georgia in Deer Park. You can’t miss us; we are right out front.
Here’s your chance to participate in our golf tournament fundraiser, and remember all proceeds benefit YOUR students of YOUR College thru scholarships.
We accept cash, check, credit cards or you can enjoy the convenience of payroll deductions. Print out the payroll deduction form below. Choose how many chances you’d like, sign the form, send it in and we’ll do the rest. Send your form in today.
Thanks in advance for your support and GOOD LUCK!!!!
If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte at ext. 7526.
Congratulations to San Jacinto College Volleyball Head Coach, Sharon Nelson, for her 300th career win, which took place with a 3-0 win over Dodge City Community College at the Iowa Western Invitational in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Aug. 25.
Nelson was recognized for her achievement by the College’s Board of Trustees on Oct. 1 and at the San Jac vs. Blinn volleyball game on Oct. 2. Nelson is in her 11th season at the helm of the San Jacinto College volleyball program. Entering the season, she ranked ninth in wins among active National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I coaches. In 2010, she led San Jacinto College to the national runner-up, and earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southwest Region Two-Year Coach of the Year. Nelson has been named the Region XIV coach of the year for the last seven years.
The San Jac volleyball team continues their wins, ranking first in the nation. They face Tyler Junior College on Oct. 5.
The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) has introduced a student chapter on the San Jacinto College Central Campus.
TACHE is a professional association that provides state, regional, and local forums to collaborate with institutions to create workable solutions for Hispanic issues in higher education. Hispanic students make up 6 percent of the nation’s college population, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Thirteen percent of the Hispanic population, 25 years of age and older, hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. (More …)