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  • 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.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 9:31 am on November 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to Jana Rader and family on the recent passing of her brother, John L. Elam III.  Below is the Visitation and Funeral services.

    Jana is a Music Professor on the South Campus.

    Published in Houston Chronicle on November 22, 2010


    JOHN LIVINGSTON ELAM, III, passed away on November 19, 2010. John was born on November 9, 1947, in Bryan, Texas, to Dorothy and John Elam.He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Karen. John also leaves sister Jana and brother Gregory. John’s special joy was being with nephew Cullen and niece Caroline, children of Myra and Conrad Moren. Other survivors are Glenda and Don Floehr and their son Philip Floehr.John was an ardent supporter of Baylor University where he received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education. After years in the technology industry, he established John Elam Landscapes which he successfully operated for more than two decades. John was a Bible scholar and taught Sunday School for many years at Tallowood Baptist Church. John had a great interest in and knowledge of history, particularly WW II.Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, November 23, from 4-6 p.m. and to attend the Memorial Service on Wednesday, November 24, at 10 a.m. Visitation and the Memorial Service will be held at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 9:29 am on November 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    Our condolences to Karla Hardacker-Williams and family on the recent passing of her mother, Henrietta Marie (Powell) (Hardacker) Callaway.  She passed away November 7th in Fort Worth, TX.

    Funeral services was Tuesday 2 PM, November 9, 2010, at Bigger’s Funeral Home, 6100 Azle Avenue Lake Worth, TX  76135 Ph.# 817-237-3341.  Burial will be in Colorado

    Karla is a Nursing Professor at Central Campus

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 5:41 pm on November 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chili cook-off   

    SJC Central welcomes the cold weather with a chili cook-off 

    San Jacinto College Central recently held a chili cook-off, where four teams went head-to-head to produce the tastiest chili on a rainy day.

    The department of engineering and design graphics placed first and received the people’s choice award. Amanda Rose placed second and SJC students and Paepin Mayol came in third.

    Other participants included last year’s winner, the Wow Team, which included Angela Klaus, Ruth Christian, Leslie Horton and Nadia Ewing.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 2:00 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Custodial Appreciation Day Nov. 11 

    Good afternoon! The San Jacinto College Men of Honor (MOH) will be sponsoring a Custodial Appreciation Day on Thursday, November 11, 2011 from 1 p.m. -6 p.m. On this day, a group of MOH student participants and employee supporters performing the clean-up services will perform campus beautification at each campus on a specific schedule between the time stated above.

    If you would like to participate in this service activity, please make contact with Eddie Simpson, eddie.simpson@sjcd.edu; 281-998-6150 ext. 1331 or Leonard Simpson II, leonard.simpson@sjcd.edu, 281-998-6169, by Friday, November 5, 2010 at 5 p.m. so that proper arrangements can be made and necessary communications can be given out.

    This is going to be a great opportunity to appreciate the service provided to the College by the custodial personnel as well as a noble opportunity to appreciate the College for its efforts to its students and the community.

    The Men of Honor
    An African American Male Initiative

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 9:18 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Jeff Wylin’s  grandmother, Jennie Mary Wylin.  She passed away on October 26th.

    Jennie Mary Wylin of Berville died Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township at the age of 89 years.  Jennie was born June 19, 1921 in Delta, Ohio, the daughter of Edmond and Bertha (nee DeClercq) Bassier. On December 2, 1939, Jennie married Remi Albert Wylin at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Allenton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2010 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 883 Capac Rd., Allenton with the Rev. Fr. Suresh Rajaian, celebrant. Burial will follow in West Berlin Cemetery, Berlin Township.

    Jeff is a Testing Coordinator on South Campus.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 9:18 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to announce the passing of retiree Dennis Sloan.  Mr. Sloan passed away on Friday, October 29th. Memorial Service is Sunday, November 7th , 3:30 PM at Grandview Funeral & Memorial, 8501 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena 281-478-6013.

    Dennis was a retiree from Maintenance Department on Central campus. He retired in January 1993 after 18 years of service.

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