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  • 10:41 am on November 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    November Board of Trustees meeting highlights 

    The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized several employees and students at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

    The Albemarle Foundation donated $26,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships.

    The Albemarle Foundation donated $26,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships.

    Amanda Booren, director of marketing and public relations, was recognized for being appointed to the Public Relations Foundation of Houston Board of Directors. She is pictured (left) with Vice Chancellor for Marketing, Public Relations, and Government Affairs Teri Crawford.

    Amanda Booren, director of marketing and public relations, was recognized for being appointed to the Public Relations Foundation of Houston Board of Directors. She is pictured (left) with Vice Chancellor for Marketing, Public Relations, and Government Affairs Teri Crawford.

     

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  • Amanda.Fenwick 10:50 am on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    October Board Meeting recognitions. 

    The Board of Trustees recognized several individuals and groups for achievements and contributions during the October 2014 meeting.

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently audited San Jacinto College with positive results of “no significant findings.” Members of the team that assisted with the audit include, from left (front row): Angela Perkins, business office supervisor; Dr. Wanda Munson, dean of enrollment management and college registrar; Dr. Laurel Williamson, associate vice chancellor and president; Dr. Catherine O’Brien, associate vice chancellor for learning; and Carla Fearnley, college bursar; (back row): Van Wigginton, Central Campus provost; Kevin McKisson, Central Campus dean of enrollment services; Bill Dickerson, director of accounting and financial services; Wayne Wauters, employment director; Shanna Dement, director of compensation and human resources information services; Kathy Edwards, Banner Student System Services coordinator; Rob Stanicic, chief information officer; and Joan Rondot, associate college registrar. Team members not pictured include Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Joanna Zimmermann, vice president of student services; Robert Merino, dean of financial aid; and Denise Davidson, enrollment services specialist.

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently audited San Jacinto College with positive results of “no significant findings.” Members of the team that assisted with the audit include, from left (front row): Angela Perkins, business office supervisor; Dr. Wanda Munson, dean of enrollment management and college registrar; Dr. Laurel Williamson, associate vice chancellor and president; Dr. Catherine O’Brien, associate vice chancellor for learning; and Carla Fearnley, college bursar; (back row): Van Wigginton, Central Campus provost; Kevin McKisson, Central Campus dean of enrollment services; Bill Dickerson, director of accounting and financial services; Wayne Wauters, employment director; Shanna Dement, director of compensation and human resources information services; Kathy Edwards, Banner Student System Services coordinator; Rob Stanicic, chief information officer; and Joan Rondot, associate college registrar. Team members not pictured include Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Joanna Zimmermann, vice president of student services; Robert Merino, dean of financial aid; and Denise Davidson, enrollment services specialist.

    As a token of appreciation for collaborations with the College, United Space Alliance donated two space shuttle replicas, which will be displayed at the Central and South campuses. People attending the presentation include, from left: Van Wigginton, Central Campus provost; Dr. Mary Wisgirda, South Campus biology department chair; Scott Hartwig, United Space Alliance president; Dr. Brenda Jones, South Campus provost; Dr. Alexander Okwonna, South Campus health and natural science dean; and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer.

    As a token of appreciation for collaborations with the College, United Space Alliance donated two space shuttle replicas, which will be displayed at the Central and South campuses. People attending the presentation include, from left: Van Wigginton, Central Campus provost; Dr. Mary Wisgirda, South Campus biology department chair; Scott Hartwig, United Space Alliance president; Dr. Brenda Jones, South Campus provost; Dr. Alexander Okwonna, South Campus health and natural science dean; and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer.

    From left, Board Chair Dan Mims, Dr. Allatia Harris, vice chancellor of strategic initiatives, Danira Garcia, and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. Garcia, who graduated in May from San Jacinto College, will appear as a contestant on the Hispanic College Quiz Show, which will be televised nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month (mid-September through mid-October).

    From left, Board Chair Dan Mims, Dr. Allatia Harris, vice chancellor of strategic initiatives, Danira Garcia, and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. Garcia, who graduated in May from San Jacinto College, will appear as a contestant on the Hispanic College Quiz Show, which will be televised nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month (mid-September through mid-October).

     

    The Southeast Volunteer Fire Department recently donated $2,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation to start a scholarship fund for Emergency Medical Services students at San Jacinto College. People attending the check presentation include, from left, Board Chair Dan Mims, Board Member Marie Flickinger, Chuck Tylka, Southeast VFD Chief; Dean Baier, Southeast VFD firefighter and paramedic; and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, who thanked Mr. Tylka and Mr. Baier for their support and welcomed the VFD's partnership with San Jacinto College.

    The Southeast Volunteer Fire Department recently donated $2,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation to start a scholarship fund for Emergency Medical Services students at San Jacinto College. People attending the check presentation include, from left, Board Chair Dan Mims, Board Member Marie Flickinger, Chuck Tylka, Southeast VFD Chief; Dean Baier, Southeast VFD firefighter and paramedic; and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, who thanked Mr. Tylka and Mr. Baier for their support and welcomed the VFD’s partnership with San Jacinto College.

     
  • 8:44 am on August 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    August Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    At the August Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Rebecca Goosen and two Phi Beta Lambda students were recognized.

    Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and college president, recognized Dr. Rebecca Goosen, vice chancellor for college preparatory, for becoming a Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA) Fellow.

    Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and college president, recognized Dr. Rebecca Goosen, vice chancellor for college preparatory, for becoming a Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA) Fellow.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Van Wigginton, Helen LaCour, Dr. Lauel Williamson, and Del Long congratulate Phi Beta Lambda students Thomas Schimp and Kendi Castro for their success at the national PBL conference.

    Van Wigginton, Helen LaCour, Dr. Lauel Williamson, and Del Long congratulate Phi Beta Lambda students Thomas Schimp and Kendi Castro for their success at the national PBL conference.
     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:58 pm on July 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    North Shore Rotary supports San Jacinto College 

    NS Rotary Donation July 2014The North Shore Rotary Club Foundation recently presented $25,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation to set up an endowed scholarship, with plans to add to the endowment in the future. Those attending the check presentation include, from left, North Campus Provost and North Shore Rotarian Dr. Bill Raffetto; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives and North Shore Rotary Club President; Ruth Keenan, San Jacinto College Foundation Executive Director; San Jacinto College Board Chair and North Shore Rotarian Dan Mims; and Kevin Morris, South Campus Dean of Business and Technology and North Shore Rotarian.

     
  • 5:14 pm on May 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations San Jacinto College Class of 2014 

    “This graduating class is the face of what Houston looks like.  And even more importantly, you’re the face of the future of Houston,” said H-E-B Houston President, Scott McClelland.

    You can view photos from May commencement on the San Jacinto College Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/1luqa8t.
    You can also watch highlights from commencement on You Tube.  http://youtu.be/lSxzDjN_Q1M  To see all social media posts graduates shared using #SJCGrad14, go to tagboard.com/SJCGrad14.  If you have issues with the link, consider using Google Chrome or Firefox.

    Thank you!

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  • 11:10 am on April 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    My San Jac Story 

    Sarah Schwerdfeger is a San Jacinto College student who attends South Campus where she is studying biology.  She shares her experience at San Jac and talks about who and what has helped her succeed.

     
  • 3:49 pm on April 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Soon-to-be May Graduate Shares Her Success Story 

    Karrah Shremshock

    Graduation Tweet

    A student tagged San Jacinto College in a tweet (seen above) about applying for May commencement.  We reached out to Karrah Shremshock and asked her to write a piece about her experience. 

    Read Karrah’s story on the path to becoming San Jac Certified on our Tumblr.  http://sanjacintocollege.tumblr.com/post/81613545412/a-bigger-and-brighter-future 

    If you are having trouble viewing the post, you can read it below.

    A Bigger and Brighter Future

    For me, this isn’t just a graduation. This isn’t my beginning, nor is it my end. My name is Karrah Shremshock, and I am a 25-year-old (soon-to-be) graduate of San Jacinto College. To understand how much this means to me, you might need some background information. I will be the first in my family to graduate college, although my brother has successfully completed a technical program. I graduated high school in 2007 with a sad GPA of 2.2. I thought it was standard knowledge that after high school one attended college the following semester. Sadly, my circumstances were much different than that of my friends. My parents, as badly as they wanted to, couldn’t afford what education they believe I deserved. So I continued to work. I had a job the month I turned 16 and worked nonstop through high school (along with being a member of FFA) up until my first trial of college. I went to Houston Community College for four semesters. If I wasn’t dropping classes because I was failing, I was skipping classes and accepting a failing grade. 

     

    At the age of 21, I gave up. I had a 1.8 GPA and knew then that I just wasn’t ready for college. In order to pay for it, I had to work 40+ hours a week waiting tables (waitressing was the only job that gave me the flexibility of being able to go to school during the day and work at night). I had no time to study or write papers. My job became my life. I met the man I would call my husband, and we got married at 22 and moved near his dad in Clear Lake. My husband went to college on a baseball scholarship (but never graduated due to eligibility and injury reasons).  His mom graduated from Florida State; his dad graduated from Georgia Tech; and his stepmom from LSU. His family knew the importance of a quality education and how it could change your life.

     

    That is when his family changed my life. We had been married for a year and were both constantly working. We were living a decent lifestyle, but neither of us had a REAL education. I talked about wanting to go back to school and getting a degree, but in order to do it, I would have to work one semester to save up the money, meaning I could only go to school for half the year. This in when his dad and stepmom chimed in. They decided to do something for me that I never would have dreamed of; they wanted to pay my way through college. I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to say no, but I had no good reason to. They insisted, and as engineers, they were quite persuasive. I told them I could never pay them back. All they asked in return was that I do that best I could. And that I did.

     

    Here I am now, 25 years old and about to graduate with an AA in Behavioral and Social Sciences. My GPA is an amazing 3.8.  I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. I am here today to say that just because you gave it “the old college try” and it wasn’t for you, doesn’t mean it won’t ever be! It took me almost five years in the real world to realize that an education was my best chance. It took me five years to find who I really was, and become a better student than I ever thought I could be. The 18 year old me wasn’t ready for college. The 25 year old me has been nonstop focused. What I am saying is college will always be there. Whether you are ready right out of high school, or don’t go back until your kids are in college, it will be there. Don’t force yourself to do something you are not ready for. When you are ready, it will be the most profound and rewarding experience of your life.

     

    I am ready now. I look forward to the next four years of my life at UHCL. I can’t thank San Jac enough for being the right college for me, the teachers, the campus, the atmosphere. It all started right here. Congratulations to all my fellow graduates! Whether you decide to continue on, or end your education here, YOU did it! And that’s something to be proud of.

     

     
  • 3:18 pm on March 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    March 3 Board of Trustees meeting highlights 

    Highlights from the March 3, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting included recognition of the San Jacinto College Minnie Piper Award Recipients, recognition of the Central Campus Academic Outstanding Faculty Member, and a check from presentation from Bank of America.

     

    Daryl Morse, Ruth Keenan, Patti Abshire (Bank of America Senior Vice President), Deborah Smith, Martha VanBuskirk, Douglas Pillow (San Jacinto College student currently interning at FMC Technologies), and Dr. Brenda Hellyer accept a check from Bank of America, which will fund paid internships for students pursuing energy-related careers.

    Daryl Morse, Ruth Keenan, Patti Abshire (Bank of America Senior Vice President), Deborah Smith, Martha VanBuskirk, Douglas Pillow (San Jacinto College student currently interning at FMC Technologies), and Dr. Brenda Hellyer accept a check from Bank of America, which will fund paid internships for students pursuing energy-related careers.

     

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer (left) recognized Tanya Stanley as the Central Campus outstanding faculty member, along with Cindra Daniels, Tammy Miller, and Cristina Cardenas as the College's Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominees. Pictured with them is Deputy Chancellor and College President, Dr. Laurel Williamson.

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer (left) recognized Tanya Stanley as the Central Campus outstanding faculty member, along with Cindra Daniels, Tammy Miller, and Cristina Cardenas as the College’s Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominees. Pictured with them is Deputy Chancellor and College President, Dr. Laurel Williamson.

     

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:44 pm on January 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    2013 Year in Review 

    2013 was a year of outstanding achievements for San Jacinto College. Please view the 2013 Year in Review presentation.

     

     
  • 8:52 am on December 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    December 2013 Commencement on Social Media 

    Our December graduates shared some great photos of their special day using #SJCGrad13 and #sanjac.  You can see how proud they are to be San Jac Certified! Click on the link to view all the social media posts.

    Enjoy!

    http://storify.com/SanJacCollege/san-jacinto-college-december-2013-commencement

     
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