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  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 5:05 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to J.D. Taliaferro in the recent passing of his grandmother Arrada Burran. Services are listed below:

    Visitation is Thursday 4-8:00
    Graveside is Friday 10:00

    Levingston Funeral Home
    2001 Nall Street
    Port Neches, TX  77651

    J.D. is the Director of Applied Technologies & Trade in CPD on Central Campus.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 5:33 pm on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Fresh hot entrees now offered at the new Ravens Café at San Jacinto College Central 

    San Jacinto College Central unveils Ravens Café this week, featuring hot breakfast and lunch prepared daily in addition to the cafeteria’s two fast-food restaurants.

    Launch of the new café aims to appeal to a variety of customers, especially those who prefer healthier food choices, such as salads, and hot meat and vegetable entrees. Featured weekly menu items include meatloaf, fajitas, fried chicken, and barbecue chopped beef sandwiches, all prepared on campus each day. A snack bar is also located next to the food line, complete with deli sandwiches, fruit and coffee smoothies, iced tea, Crystal Light, energy drinks, 100-calorie snack packs, and Otis Spunkmeyer products.

    The café is open Monday through Friday with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located in the SJC Central cafeteria inside the W.M. Newton Student Center, which also features A&W and Pizza Hut. Weekly menus for Ravens Café can be found at http://www.facebook.com/SanJacintoCollege.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 10:51 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to Dr. Julie Groesch in the recent passing of her mother, Constance L. Groesch.  She passed away Saturday in St. Louis.  Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday from 4-8pm at Schrader’s Funeral Home in Ballwin, MO. The funeral mass is on Thursday at 10am at Holy Infant Catholic Church with the burial at Holy Cross Cemetery following the service.

    Dr. Groesch is an English Professor at the Central Campus

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 10:47 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Dr. Rebecca Goosen’s father, Darwin Buck.  He passed away Friday, December 10th.

    Dr. Goosen is the District Dean of College Preparatory.

    Below is a statement from Dr. Goosen.

    My father, Darwin Buck, 87,  peacefully passed away in Long Grove, Illinois on Friday December 10th . He was formerly of Branch and Ludington, MI where he resided until the last few years of his life.  He is survived by a daughter and son, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. His  son and daughter and four of his grandchildren are all educators. Funeral arrangements will be held Saturday, December 18th in Scottville, MI.  A  donations to Hospice or the Alzheimer Association in his name would be appreciated for those that wish to do so.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 2:05 pm on December 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: holiday party   

    North campus throws holiday party for all to enjoy 

    San Jacinto College North campus recently held its annual holiday party, ending 2010 in high spirits with an array of musical talent and a buffet full of popular holiday food prepared by the culinary department. Specialty items on the menu included:

    Carved Delights
    Oven Roasted Herb Stuffed Chicken with
    Andouille Cornbread Dressing
    Honey Mustard Pineapple Smoked Ham
    Holiday Buffet
    Green Bean Almandine
    Steamed Broccoli
    Gulf Coast Rice Dressing
    Carrot Soufflé
    Warm Rolls,  Wheat and White
    Assorted Cobblers

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 9:50 am on December 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Patricia Steinke’s father, Robert Wayne Yates.  Mr. Yates passed away on Saturday, December 4th from heart failure at the age of 78.

    Visitation on Tuesday, December 7th from 5-9 p.m. at Cashner’s Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, TX 77303.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 8th at 12:30 p.m. at Cashner’s Funeral Home, with internment afterwards in the adjacent cemetary.

    Patricia is a Biology Professor on the Central Campus.

    Statement below is from Patricia:

    He was married to my mother, Doris, for 56 years, and had 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grand children.  He was a self employed business man most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was a resident of Conroe, Texas.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 11:18 am on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: telephone, VoIP   

    Introducing VoIP 

    Looking for an extension of a fellow San Jac employee? Having trouble with that conference call button? San Jacinto College Information Technology Services unveils the new Voice of Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones to solve those problems!

    The VoIP models will replace employees’ existing telephones and utilize the data network to transfer telephone service throughout the College. Features include voicemail sent to email, conference calling for up to five people, more efficient mechanism for sending automatic notifications for campus emergencies, and an improved campus directory.

    Upgrading the SJC phone system was necessary to meet the increased volume of telephone traffic and to provide up-to-date services that the current system is unable to provided. Employees should note that no special skills are needed to answer or make calls using the new telephone model.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 11:14 am on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: deddy mansyur, karate, martial arts, physical education, scott horstman   

    Martial arts instructor brings gold home and into classroom 

    San Jacinto College (SJC) martial arts instructor Deddy Mansyur recently captured gold during the 2010 Japan Karate Association- American Federation (JKA- AF) National Karate Championships at the University of New Orleans.

    Mansyur is an adjunct physical education instructor at the Central campus and a Japan-certified sixth-degree black belt in Shotokan. He has been competing for more than three decades, earning the title of 2009 bronze medalist at the World Union of Karate-do Organizations (WUKO) championships in Mexico. However, he brings it all back to his hometown of Houston to inspire his SJC students to succeed in whatever goals they chose to pursue.

    “The number one rule I want them to know is to never give up on what they love; always stay active for their health and state of mind,” said Mansyur, who is in his 33rd year as chief instructor of the University of Houston Shotokan Karate-Do Club. “I hope I can inspire them to continue their physical fitness no matter what age they are or how busy they get. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help them achieve their career goals here at San Jac.”

    Among his most recent accomplishment, Mansyur also holds the titles of 2007 Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF) Pan American gold medalist, 2006 SKIF-United States Federation gold medalist, two-time USA National Karate Federation (NKF) Champion, seven-time All-South JKA Champion, and 15-time State of Texas Champion. Scott Horstman, SJC physical education department chair, said Mansyur’s teaching style is based on traditional karate methods that take students back to the fundamental values of hard work.

    “When the students know they have good quality instruction, it may inspire them to continue their physical education,” said Horstman. “Deddy is in his first semester with San Jacinto College, and already, he has been a great asset to our department.”

    • Ina Standfield 3:11 pm on July 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      OMG, How many times have you heard mixed martial arts is a real Martial art… it is and it’s getting bigger and bigger.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 6:03 pm on December 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Students learn of geology through service learning 

    San Jacinto College geology professor Sharon Choens and 55 students recently participated in the School Daze Earth Science Program at the annual Houston Gem and Mineral Show at the Humble Civic Center.  The students assisted public, private and homeschoolers on a TEKS scavenger hunt.  Upon completion of the scavenger hunt, the team helped hand out free mineral and rock kits for the classroom. Students also assisted with the Dino Dig, a favorite of all the students.

    In Spring 2011, SJC Central campus geology students will participate in science learning at the Earth Science Activity area of the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Show.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 4:51 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    15th Annual San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament 

    San Jacinto College recently held its 15th annual Foundation Golf Tournament featuring host, Yankee pitcher and San Jacinto alumnus, Andy Pettitte.

    Over the past 14 years, the tournament raised more than $900,000 to support San Jacinto College and  students. This year’s goal was $105,000.

    SJC Board of Trustee Wayne Slovacek was honored for chairing the event for the past 15 years. Several scholarship recipients were also recognized. During the live auction, Foundation Board Member Roy Mease invested $25,000 in an endowment in memory of his son, the late Kipper Mease. The College also received investors at the $5,000 and $2,500 levels and multiple investors at $1,000, $500, and $250.

    The finale of the reception was a tribute to veterans and the announcement of the College’s new Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success.

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