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  • Melissa.Trevizo 3:07 pm on November 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Crime Prevention Survey 

    On behalf of San Jacinto College Police Department: a Crime Prevention Survey Request to better serve our college community.

    In October 2019, Sergeant Scott Klamert attended a Basic Crime Prevention Certification Seminar in Louisville, Kentucky. Sgt. Klamert became knowledgeable in the history and prevention of crime and is a certified Crime Prevention Practitioner.

    Sgt. Klamert believes spreading awareness throughout San Jacinto College may improve our facilities from risk. The San Jacinto Police Department encourages participation in completing a security survey; in fact, hindering crime is successful with collaboration and cooperation from the public. To emphasize the importance of partaking in the security survey Sgt. Klamert quotes: “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.”; therefore, an on-sight evaluation of weaknesses of protective measures can assist in a low-risk campus atmosphere where community members can feel invulnerable to injustice.

    Educating oneself of the 4D’s of crime prevention; for instance, is to “Deny, Detect, Delay and Deter” provides a chance to examine physical, environmental, procedural and electronic fundamental security components for one’s well-being.

    To schedule a crime prevention survey, send an email to

  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:13 am on November 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    STEM From Dance- Nov. 19- South Campus Fine Arts Center (S15) 

    Please join the San Jacinto College South Campus Lyceum Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the South Campus fine arts center (S15) for a special event featuring STEM From Dance founder and CEO, Yamilée Toussaint Beach.

    STEM From Dance is a national educational outreach organization that works with under-served communities to show students how diversity, technology, and dance merge together to empower, educate, and encourage the next generation of technical innovators.

    Beach will give a presentation, workshop, and performance that illustrates how STEM and dance can live and thrive in the same space, while providing innovative educational opportunities. See flyer for the schedule of events. Hope to see you there!

  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:27 am on November 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations, Dr. Alexander Okwonna! 

    Dr. Alexander Okwonna, dean of health and natural science at the South Campus was elected to served as the director of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce for a three-year term.

    “Dr. Okwonna’s commitment to community growth and business development is an attribute for which he is well known,”said Carol Artz-Bucek, president/CEO of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. “We are honored that he has agreed to serve with us in our efforts to make the Pearland area a better place to live, work, and play.”

    Congratulations, Dr. Okwonna!

  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:18 am on November 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Honoraria Award Program at San Jacinto College 

    The purpose of an honoraria award is to recognize and encourage San Jacinto College full-time faculty, staff, and administrators for a specific body of work and the creation of scholarly and/or original work, either as a team or an individual. The work should promote the values of San Jacinto College both within the College and the outside community.

    If you are interested in applying for honoraria, the application documents, guidelines, and procedures are attached. The honoraria remuneration levels are: Gold Level ($750), Silver Level ($500), and Bronze Level ($250). The basis for awarding honorarium has remained the same and is determined by the number of achievement categories each candidate meets with the submission.

    This year’s Honoraria Review Committee members are listed in the Honoraria Guidelines document. If you have questions regarding the application or honoraria procedures, please contact any committee member.

    Applications for honoraria at San Jacinto College are due Monday, Dec. 2 and must be emailed to All regular, full-time employees are eligible for honoraria.

    Honoraria Application 

    Honoraria Guidelines

    Honoraria Procedures

  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:55 am on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Call for Proposals 

    The 2020 San Jacinto College: First Generation Success Conference committee seeks proposals that effectively advance the understanding of holistic success and improved outcomes specific to first-generation college students across all institutional types.

    Presenters will be asked to identify the content level of their session; foundational, intermediate, or advanced. Additionally, the content advisory committee will select programs based upon their relationship to the Conference’s learning outcomes.

    Proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 15. You can submit your proposal here.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:44 am on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    District Halloween Cupcake Winners 

    The very first District Halloween Cupcake Contest was a success. A special shout-out to the first place winner, Cynthia Navarro from Aerospace Education & Workforce Development- Congratulations!

    Second and third places went to Teri Zamora, Vice Chancellor-Fiscal Affairs and Megan Carpenter, marketing and PR.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:40 am on October 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Anita Dewease on the recent passing of her father-in-law, Jerrold Dewease.

    Jerrold Goffron Dewease, age 80, of Houston Texas, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Born on Dec. 23, 1938, Jerrold was the first-born son to Elmer and Vera Dewease in Noxapater, Mississippi.

    Jerrold graduated valedictorian from Christian Brothers College in Memphis, Tennessee, with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He began his career at Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, and was then promoted to superintendent of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, Alabama. A brilliant nuclear engineer, Jerrold moved his family to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to manage all 3 nuclear power plants for the Tennessee Valley Authority. In the early 1980s Jerrold transferred to Houston to oversee the construction of the South Texas Project Nuclear Plant for Houston Lighting and Power. He ended his outstanding career at Entergy in Jackson, Mississippi, as the vice president of the nuclear division. Jerrold and his wife Jessie moved back to the Clear Lake area to retire close to their children and grandchildren.

    Above all, Jerrold will be remembered as a kind, giving gentleman who truly loved the Lord and his family, always putting family before self. A faithful believer and the family spiritual leader, Jerrold always gave a heartwarming speech and prayer at every family gathering. Jerrold boldly shared his faith, love and gratitude for the Lord with his words, his character and his walk with Jesus Christ. He gave back to his church and community serving as a long-time member of First Baptist Church Pasadena and Rotary of Space Center.

    Jerrold is preceded in death by his loving parents. He leaves behind the love of his life, wife of 61 years, Jessie Mae; sister, Etora Dewease; and brother, Steve Dewease. He is also survived by his children, Jerry Dewease and wife Anita, Jeff Dewease and wife Cindy, Jason Dewease, and Jessica Tuttoilmondo, husband Mark. He was Pawpaw to grandchildren Andrew, Matthew, Brandon, Makayla, Sterling and Mark Jr.

    Jerrold will be laid to rest in Louisville, Mississippi at Liberty Baptist Church where he attended church as a child, came to accept the Lord as his Savior and was baptized. There will be no local service. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jerrold Dewease’s name to the American Cancer Society.

    Anita is the Comptroller for the college.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 3:03 pm on October 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations, Dr. Christopher Wild! 

    Dr. Christopher Wild, South Campus department chair of physical sciences, received the American Chemical Society Greater Houston Section 2019 Two-Year College Teaching Award.

    Wild accepted the award during the organization’s annual awards dinner Oct. 19. He is the fifth San Jacinto College chemistry teacher to have won the award in the past 10 years.

    • Rhonda Tompkins 3:32 pm on October 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations, Chris!

  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:50 am on October 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    FYI: Subpoena’s and Public Information Act Requests 

    Legal counsel has informed the college that we cannot accept a subpoena for records via fax. This is especially true when the request is for records that would violate students’ FERPA rights. In addition, if someone shows up in your area requesting that you sign for a subpoena for student information, please refer them to Teri Crawford and Emily Savino in the Marketing, PR, and Government Affairs office, they are consider the Public Information Office for San Jacinto College. They are located at the College Administration Office at 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 210 Pasadena, TX. Please do not sign for the subpoena. Rather, refer the person serving it to them as they will ensure it is submitted correctly and that the College meets the compliance criteria. If you receive a Subpoena via Mail, please immediately send it to office location above to Teri or Emily.

    We have also been made aware that officers have shown up at the campuses requesting student information. Please refer these requests to the Public Information Office. If you receive a request for Student Directory Information from educational partners, please DO NOT provide this information. Rather, please refer these requests to: to make a student data request through our Institutional Research Office.

    If you have questions regarding Texas Public Information Requests, please contact Emily Savino in the Marketing, PR, and Government Affairs Office at In addition, here is the link to the procedures regarding people contacting the College for public information: Please review this information.

    Please remember that these requests for information have serious ramifications.

  • Melissa.Trevizo 9:47 am on October 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    PACE Survey 

    By now, each San Jacinto College full-time employee has received an invitation to take the PACE (Personal Assessment of the College Environment) survey. The survey will give us insight into ideas for improvement. It explores how we communicate, work together, and embrace innovation. We’re excited to receive the results of the survey responses and are hoping for the best possible participation. If you haven’t already, please take 20 minutes to complete the survey and convey your opinions on these important subjects for our SJC community.

    Kind regards,
    HR-OTD (Organizational and Talent Development)

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