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  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 2:24 pm on November 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Welcome, Dr. Valschkia Dabney! 

    Welcome, Dr. Valschkia Dabney, to San Jacinto College! Dabney has been named the director of Educational Technology Training & Professional Development Department. In this role, she will provide leadership for the technology training at the College.

    She will also work closely with the Educational Technology Leadership Team and the Human Resources Department, to implement the College’s Success Factors Learning Management System. This new system will replace the current Avatar System used by the College.

    Prior to accepting her new position at San Jacinto College, Dabney served as the Director of the P-16 Initiatives at Blinn College and has vested more than 18 years in promoting student success in both public and private educational institutions. Throughout her career, she has also taught at a community college and facilitated training and professional development programs for a statewide teacher and administrator professional development program supported by the Gulf Coast Education That Works Tech Prep Consortium, Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

    Dabney has also served on a number of committees and boards to support organizational change and improve collaboration among K-12 and higher educational institutions including the Brazos Valley Council of Governments – Education in Texas Committee, the Houston Northwest Chamber – Education Committee and the Educational Service Center Region VI – Career and Technology Administrators’ Committee. (More …)

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 4:54 pm on November 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    DREAM Big for College; dream big for our students! 

    Voting opens today for the DREAM Big for College Contest that features two of our San Jacinto College students -David Salinas and Shannon Terry. Please visit the links below to vote and help them receive $1,500, $1,000 or $500 toward college!

    David Salinas – http://dreambig.maker.good.is/projects/davidsalinas?sort=popular
    Shannon Terry – http://dreambig.maker.good.is/projects/Shannonterry?sort=popular

    The DREAM Big for College Contest is a part of Achieving the Dream, national reform network dedicated to community college student success and completion; focused primarily on helping low-income students and students of color complete their education and obtain market-valued credentials.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 5:12 pm on November 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    N2L steps it up for The Rose 

    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 …)

    • Neil Matkin 12:04 pm on November 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Way to go N2L!

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 3:21 pm on November 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Central Campus unveils new science building 

    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.

    (More …)

    • Neil Matkin 12:05 pm on November 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations to a GREAT science faculty on such a fabulous new home! Well done all! ;-) )

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 10:55 am on November 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations Serita! 

    The San Jacinto College Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) chapter recently held a Bosses Appreciation Luncheon, where Serita Dickey, North Campus dean of allied health and sciences, was honored as the 2012 AEOP Boss of the Year. (More …)

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 1:10 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Memorial services for Phillip Gary Cohen 

    Memorial services for our friend and colleague, Phillip Gary Cohen, will be at Lakewood Church located at 3700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027 on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

    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.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 1:08 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences: Shirley Ann Blacksmith 

    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.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 11:00 am on October 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences: George Leonard Dylla 

    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.

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 4:49 pm on October 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations to the SJC grounds-utility crew for Maintenance Team of the Quarter award! 

    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!

  • Jeannie.Peng-Armao 9:44 am on October 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    SJC Foundation wants YOU to win! 

    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.

    Ball Drop Payroll Deduction Form

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