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  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:58 pm on May 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    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 5:12 pm on January 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Small act of kindness from a big heart 

    Alex Coco didn’t think twice about turning in a $100 bill he found outside a shopping center parking lot. Most 12-year-olds would have considered it their lucky day and headed to their favorite store. Alex, however, walked right back inside to ask the management if anyone reported missing the bill.

    After doing some checking, Alex was told that he could keep the bill since no one called or left word to claim it. Now that he officially had $100, his conscious would be at ease knowing that it was rightfully his. But Alex is no ordinary 12-year-old. Rather than buy the latest video games, or even gifts for his family, he told his mom, Nevin Coco, South Campus liberal arts division operations coordinator, that he wanted to use the money to help those who needed it more than he did. Alex then decided to use the $100 to buy food for the South Campus’ food pantry. It’s a great feeling to know that there are young people out there whose compassion and kindness for others will always speak volumes through their actions. Thank you, Alex!

     
    • Ruth Keenan 10:56 am on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Alex Coco we love you! Nevin, this is a great tribute to your parenting. Thank you SJC for sharing this story. It made my day, and I am certain many others!

    • Kristy McAuliffe 10:59 am on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome job, Alex. I know your mom is so proud of you!

    • Susan Eason 12:07 pm on January 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful story…thank you, Alex, for helping our food pantry!

    • Brenda Jones 11:15 am on January 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Alex, I am so PROUD of you! You are AWESOME! Thank you so much for helping our SJC Food Pantry.
      Dr. Jones

    • Kelly Barnes 8:25 pm on January 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      This story put such a smile on my face. Well done!

  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:27 pm on November 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Inaugural South Campus Food Pantry Ping Pong Tournament 

    The inaugural South Campus Food Pantry Ping Pong Tournament unleashed competitiveness from various faculty and staff across the campus, but all for a good cause. Amid trash talk and spectator outbursts, teams raised a total of 312 canned and dried food items for the South Campus food pantry. The winners of the tournament were math professors Benjamin Blanding and Gregory Brutsche, better known as Team “Smooth Function.” Due to the tournament’s overwhelming popularity, another event will likely be scheduled for spring. Thank you to all who supported and participated in this campus event that is sure to be a new tradition!

     
  • 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 8:24 am on November 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    South Campus Career Crash Course Nov. 19 

    Join the South Campus Career Services team on Monday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., in Building 7, room S7.152 for their free “Career Crash Course Workshop.” Attendees will learn tips on job searching, resume development and interviewing strategies. The workshop is open to all students, faculty, staff and the general public. Light refreshments will be served. See you there!

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:21 pm on November 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Battleship Texas, , South Webb History Club, Veteran's Day   

    Support South Campus’ Webb History Club at the Battleship Texas on Nov. 11 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus Webb History Club is co-sponsoring a Veteran’s Day event on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m., at the Battleship Texas State Historic Site to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armstice Day. The Battleship Texas State Historic Site is located at 3523 Independence Parkway South in La Porte, Texas. For more information, visit tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/battleship-texas/armistice-day.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:25 am on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ADN, health sciences,   

    Welcome Dr. Michelle DeBose and Christie Stanfield! 

    On behalf of Dr. Alexander Okwonna, San Jacinto College South Campus Dean of Natural and Health Sciences

    Good Morning San Jac Family,

    It brings me great pleasure to announce Dr. Michelle DeBose as the new Department Chair of Nursing on the South Campus. Dr. DeBose comes to us from Prairie View A& M University College of Nursing. Dr. DeBose earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. DeBose has more than 20 years of nursing experience and has worked in a variety of positions/roles including parish nurse, prevention specialist, grant reviewer/writer, minority health officer, community health educator, associate researcher, professor, clinical coordinator, program director and campus dean of nursing. Dr. DeBose has received several awards including the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Award, the Women’s Health & Aging: Clinical Scientist Development Award and the UMOJA Excellence in the Village Award. Dr. DeBose is an active member of several professional organizations and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    I also have the pleasure of announcing Ms. Christie Stanfield as the new Sr. Administrative Assistant for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)-Transition Program on the South Campus. Christie has been with the college for about six years, having started out in enrollment services. She previously served as a part-time staff member for the Natural Science and Health Science Division office. Christie has a wide range of experience and is a systemic thinker who pays attention to detail. She also has a big smile and a great laugh.

    We are truly excited to have Dr. DeBose and Christie as a part of our team. Please take the time to introduce yourself and welcome them as they transition into their new roles.

    Dr. Michelle DeBose

    Christie Stanfield

     

     

     
  • 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 9:35 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Venture Pitch winners! 

    Congratulations to Venture Pitch first place winner Saad Nadeem, a Clear Horizons Early College High School student, with a business idea pitch that centered around creating bionic prosthetic limbs for low-income families. Second place went to Stewart Macnee, who pitched an idea focusing on tax credits. Dr. Roger Watkins, San Jacinto College South Campus department chair of business and computer technology services, would also like to thank Elizabeth McKinley, accounting and business professor, for serving as the moderator; and Kevin Hale, business management professor; Nevin Coco, liberal arts division operations coordinator; Lori Rhodes, liberal arts division operations coordinator; and LaDarrell Hopkins, CEO of Green Thumb Consultant LLC for serving as the judges for the first Venture Pitch competition.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 2:26 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Phi Theta Kappa,   

    Congratulations PTK! 

    Student members and faculty advisors of San Jacinto College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society Alpha Gamma Zeta chapter recently received numerous awards at the regional and international conferences.

    At the Texas regional conference, PTK Alpha Gamma Zeta was named a Top Texas PTK chapter within the top 16 chapters out of approximately 90 PTK chapters in Texas. PTK student officer, Isabelle Faust was named to the Distinguished Officer Hall of Honor. The chapter also received their 5-Star Chapter Award, the highest award an individual chapter can receive for student and administrator engagement at the regional and international levels through projects and outreach (More …)

     
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