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  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:58 pm on May 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: automotive, , , , PBL,   

    May 2019 Board Meeting Recoginitions 

    The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized several student organizations who placed at regional-level competitions. San Jacinto College Foundation scholarship donor, PVF Roundtable was also recognized for its longtime partnership with the College in providing scholarships for students in the pipefitting, welding, and advanced manufacturing programs. See more about the honorees below:

    The San Jacinto College Board of trustees recognized the South Campus SkillsUSA cosmetology and engineering design graphics teams for placing at the regional competition and advancing to the nationals that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky in June. Pictured left to right: Back row: Dr. Roger Watkins, San Jacinto College South Campus department chair of business and computer technology services; William Buel, San Jacinto College South Campus engineering design graphics instructor; Dominique Massicott; Zachary Earles; Kathleen Williamson; Alexis Vest; Tanner Cates; Kylie Ownes; and Kevin Morris, San Jacinto College South Campus dean of business and technology. Front row: Dr. Brenda Jones, San Jacinto College South Campus provost; Dana Belt, San Jacinto College South Campus cosmetology instructor; Sara Perry; Kendall Kelledy; and Pandora Freestone, San Jacinto College South Campus cosmetology instructor.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized the South Campus chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), for placing at the State Leadership Conference in Nacogdoches, Texas in April. Pictured from left to right: Back Row: Dr. Roger Watkins, San Jacinto College South Campus department chair of business and computer technology services; Kevin Morris, San Jacinto College South Campus dean of business and technology. Front Row: Dr. Brenda Jones, San Jacinto College South Campus provost ;Dipti Giri; Hannah Simmons; and Kristy McAuliffe, San Jacinto College South Campus business professor and PBL advisor. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

    The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees and the San Jacinto College Foundation recognized PVF (Pipe, Valve and Fitting) Roundtable for donating more than $137,500 since 2015 to provide scholarships and textbooks to students in the pipefitting, welding, and advanced manufacturing programs. Pictured from left to right: Kim Shelton-Brown, PVF Roundtable board member; Harold Armstrong, PVF Roundtable Vice President; Ruth Keenan, San Jacinto College Foundation executive director of advancement.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized the Central Campus chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for for placing at the State Leadership Conference in Nacogdoches, Texas in April. Pictured left to right: Helen LaCour, San Jacinto College Central Campus program director for business office technology and PBL advisor; Lorenzo Rodriquez; Bill Wolfe, San Jacinto College Central Campus department chair of business, computer technology services, and maritime; Sherilyn Reynolds, San Jacinto College Central Campus program director of accounting, general business, and business management and PBL advisor; Dawson Dreiling, Tyler Smith, and Van A. Wigginton, J.D., San Jacinto College Central Campus provost.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The San Jacinto College Board of trustees recognized the Central Campus SkillsUSA automotive team for placing at the regional competition and advancing to the nationals that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky in June. Pictured from left to right: JP Goins, San Jacinto College automotive technology GM ASEP instructor; Chad Gardner; Sean Ham; Porfirio Salas; David Castillo, San Jacinto College automotive technology FAST instructor; Luis Hernandez; Daniel Stevenson, San Jacinto College automotive technology Toyota TTEN instructor; and Juan Garza.

     

     

     

     

     

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 2:12 pm on November 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    CANstruction Competition raises TONS for campus food pantries 

    ‘Tis the season of giving, and this year 16 teams from across the College joined in the CANstruction competition in an effort to collect canned food items for the Central, North and South Campus food pantries. Each team held canned food drives in order to supplement their construction materials. In collaboration with the College’s veteran centers, each team was tasked with creating a structural piece of art with a military/veteran theme using the canned and dried food items donated, with all items being donated directly to the campus food pantries. The finished products were truly a sight to see! In total, the CANstruction teams raised 4,592 pounds of food for the campus food pantries. Congratulations to the team winners, and an overall THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the event and/or donated to this amazing cause. Check out some photos of these creative structures, and see more photos here.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:50 pm on November 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Central Campus Fall 2018 Distinguished Faculty 

    Congratulations to the Central Campus Distinguished Faculty named for the fall 2018 semester!

    Ash, Sherry                          Montemayor-Allen, Cynthia

    Bernal, Rachel                     Mott, Cheryl

    Brown, Barbara                   Nelson, Bret

    Cole, Laura                          Rice, Tammi

    Hanning, Virginia                 Rosaly, Diana

    Harthcock, Elisabeth           Rudisell, Theresa

    Hoffman, Merrily                  Sledge, Sharon

    Hooi, Phyllis                        Steinke, Patricia

    Madrigal, Tanya                   Thornburg, John

    Maima, Judith                      Wolfe, William

    Malloy, Karen

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:38 pm on September 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Veterans Job Fair Sept. 18 at Central Campus 

    San Jacinto College veteran services and career services are partnering with Total Safety and FlexTek Resources to host a free veterans job fair.

    This event is open to all veterans and community members. Opportunities will be available for veterans with experience in the following fields: forklift operators, warehouse workers, millwrights, journeymen, riggers, crane operators, senior electricians and maintenance technicians. Attendees should bring their resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

    The job fair will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Interactive Learning Center, Building C1, room C1.102, on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

    Click here to register for the free job fair, or for more information, contact San Jacinto College veteran services at 281-998-6150.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 2:37 pm on August 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: faculty senate, jeff mcgee, mace, mace retirement ceremony   

    Mace Retirement Ceremony and Unveiling of New College Mace 

    During fall 2018 College Community Week, the original three College commencement maces were retired in a formal ceremony.  Led by South Campus speech professor and Faculty Senate President, Cristina Cardenas, the Central, North and South Campus provosts and their respective faculty senate campus vice presidents served as the mace presenters for the ceremony: Central Campus English professor Dr. David LeMaster and Provost Van A. Wigginton, J.D.; North Campus history professor Dr. Stephen Lopez and Provost Dr. Bill Raffetto; and South Campus biology professor Dr. Karen Duston and Provost Dr. Brenda Jones.

    South Campus Fine Arts Department Chair Jeff McGee gave a brief presentation about his work crafting the new College commencement mace, a process that has taken nearly two years. McGee discussed the research, design choices, symbolic elements, and the intricate processes used to create the new mace. The new commencement mace will make its first official appearance at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, Dec. 16.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:22 am on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Open Books, open educational resources, OpenBooks   

    OER Week at San Jacinto College 

    On behalf of Tonja Conerly, San Jacinto College South Campus sociology professor and OpenBooks project director

    You might have heard of OpenStaxs, but now it’s time for you to hear about OpenBooks. OpenBooks is open educational resources (OER) at San Jacinto College. During March 5 – 9 , we had the opportunity to celebrate OpenBooks during Open Education Resources Week.  During this week, our College and other institutions around the world, raised awareness about OER, which are free, open-licensed educational materials that exist.  We had celebrations on the Central, North and South Campus to introduce how open education resources can help our students financially and also give our faculty members an opportunity to create and share their work with their peers all around the world. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 1:29 pm on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Collaborative annual landscaping project with Facilities Services and Central botany class 

    The Facilities Services department and the Central Campus botany class recently completed their semester landscaping project at the front entrance and parking lot of the Central Campus music building #5.  In collaboration with Mr. Jeff Tschappatt, the District Grounds Supervisor, his grounds crew and Professor Barbara Schumacher, a campus planting has been incorporated into the semester syllabus for more than 10 years.  Learning about specific plant selections, their characteristics and placement in horticulture design under the guidance of Mr. Tschappatt always enhances the student’s botanical experience.

    This semester, two entrance beds were planted with a colorful, cold-hardy variety of “Sunshine Ligustrum” (Ligustrum sinense) and the popular “Chinese fringe flower” (Loropetalum sp.) shrubbery.  Smaller cover plants of society garlic and African Iris filled in six more parking lot beds to beautify the area.

    As part of this project students were able to:  calculate bed dimensions, draw beds to scale, analyze soil samples for type and nutrient content, place and plant over 100 plants and finish all beds with a mulch covering.

    This partnership with Facilities Services allows for an improved student learning outcome,  providing Facilities Services a direct avenue to interact with San Jacinto College students, impacting their education in a positive manner and improving campus appearance.  We are grateful for this annual collaborative opportunity.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:27 pm on November 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer camp information form now available! 

    In an effort to continue to increase participation in community programs such as summer camps, we are collecting information about summer camps now so that advertising and promotion of these activities can begin March 1, 2018. In order for us to compile the most complete list of all Summer camps happening throughout the College, we need to receive this information now so we can begin planning for the website, camp registration and promotion. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:48 am on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 9/11, student engagement and activities, ,   

    Remembering 9/11 

    All of the campus’ Remembering 9/11 events were a great success thanks to the College’s Veteran Services and Student Engagement & Activities departments. The Pasadena American Legion Post 521 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 521 provided six $100 scholarships to two student veterans at the Central, North and South Campuses.

    On Monday, September 11, 2017, AL Post 521 Commander Hubert Winters, ALA Unit 521 President Diana King, and ALA District 22 President Carol Chance Fleury made presentations on each campus at their respective Remembering 9/11 events.

    The two Central Campus winners of the AL and ALA $100 scholarships are Arturo Guerra and Victor DeLeon.  Arturo Guerra is a Communications major and a US Navy veteran. Victor DeLeon, an Army veteran, is a culinary arts major.

    Houston Green, one of the recipients of the $100 scholarship, is a mechanical engineer major and an Air Force veteran. The other recipient at South Campus is Katrina Parker-Hall; she is a nursing major and a Navy veteran.

    The two winners on North Campus of $100 scholarships are Adam Solis and Dominique Walker. Adam Solis is an Army veteran and is planning a career as a paramedic.  Dominique Walker is a Navy veteran and is preparing to be a social worker.

    Please enjoy this video of students sharing their 9/11 stories created by Eugene Bernard, San Jacinto College Veteran Services District Manager.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:17 am on July 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    English profs enjoy a ‘storybook’ wedding 

    Barbara Brown, Central Campus English department chair, provides the following account of a recent interesting event —

    “I don’t think this has ever happened in the history of the Central Campus English Department — two of our full-time English professors have gotten married. Julie Groesch joined the department in 2010, and Robb Flynn joined the department in 2012. Their wedding was May 28.

    There are 3 related photos.  One is from the May 6 shower the Central English Department threw for them, and the other two are from the wedding reception.  As only English profs would do, they had their wedding caked designed to represent their favorite novels.”

    Congratulations to the newlyweds, and good luck with their “storybook” wedding, and may they live happily ever after !!!

    Julie and Robb's shower.jpg Julie and Robb's wedding cake.jpg Julie and Robb's wedding.jpg

     
    • Becky Martinez 3:06 pm on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That is very special! Congratulations to the newlyweds. May the pages of time spent together be rich in content. 🙂

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