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  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:29 pm on December 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    2015 Year in Review 

    The year 2015 was truly amazing at San Jacinto College. Some key highlights included a record number of graduates, completion of construction on the new Maritime Training Center, and approval of a $425 million bond measure to fund new facilities and renovations.

    Congratulations to all of the students, faculty, and staff for your many achievements and accomplishments.

     

     

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 4:36 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Kudos to math professor Kevin Pinegar 

    Kevin Pinegar, San Jacinto College math professor, has been nominated to receive the Hall of Excellence for Quality Matters Reviewers Acknowledgement based on his work as a Quality Matters Publisher Reviewer.

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    Nominees will be recognized at the QM National Conference and their names and institutions will be added to the Hall of Excellence for QM Reviewers.

    Kevin will accept the honor on behalf of San Jacinto College in November when he delivers a Quality Matters presentation at the 2015 national convention in San Antonio. The award is presented to a team of reviewers who were found to provide a superior review experience.

    Mr. Pinegar is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer as well as a Quality Matters Publisher Reviewer. As such, he strives for quality Distance Learning courses personally, locally and nationally. He leads reviews nationwide that determine if online courses meet Quality Matters nationally recognized standards, and also works with the San Jacinto College Distance Learning staff.

    Congratulations to Mr. Pinegar for his outstanding achievement.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 11:21 am on March 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Women’s basketball team culminates amazing season with awards banquet 

    The College’s women’s basketball team recently culminated one of the best seasons in the program’s history with an appreciation and awards banquet.

    In an amazing turnaround season, the team went from 3-27 last year to 23-9 this season. Head Coach Brenita Jackson was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Coach of the Year. The team was ranked nationally for much of the season appearing as high as ninth in the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball poll in early January. It was the first time in the program’s history to be ranked in the top 10 nationally.

    The team qualified for the regional tournament for the first time since 2011, advancing to the semifinal round before being eliminated by the defending national champions Trinity Valley Junior College.

    Three players earned honors for their accomplishments during the 2014-2015 season. The team’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Kendra Howard (Dallas / Cedar Hill High School), who averaged 15.5 points per game, was named to the All-Region Team. Freshman guard Miranda LeJune (Pearland / Pearland High School), who led the nation in assists with 8.1 per game, was named to the All-Conference Team and earned the Region XIV Co-Freshman of the Year honor. Freshman forward Kaelynn Wilson (San Antonio / Wagner High School) earned All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition.

    At the banquet, players, coaches, and support staff members were recognized for their dedication and achievements.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:20 am on September 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    SBDC advisor earns State Star award 

    A Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College advisor earned a state award based on exceptional performance. Pictured at the presentation of the State Star award include, from left, Richard Prets, director of the Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College; Pat Sheriffs; Tom Shirreffs, SBDC professional business advisor and the 2014 Texas State Star; and Jacqueline Taylor, deputy director of the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC network.

    A Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College advisor earned a state award based on exceptional performance. Pictured at the presentation of the State Star award include, from left, Richard Prets, director of the Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College; Pat Sheriffs; Tom Shirreffs, SBDC professional business advisor and the 2014 Texas State Star; and Jacqueline Taylor, deputy director of the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC network.

    Tom Shirreffs, a professional business advisor with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at San Jacinto College, earned the State Star award based on exceptional performance for the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network.

    Shirreffs was presented the award at the annual America’s SBDC conference, held recently in Grapevine, with more than 1,400 attendees from around the world. The SBDC presents State Star awards to advisors who achieve exceptional results in helping clients to start or expand businesses, create jobs, and raise capital.

    In the past five years, clients of the San Jacinto College SBDC have started 107 new businesses. “Those businesses have created 1,020 new jobs and they have raised $39 million dollars in new capital,” commented Richard Prets, director of the San Jacinto College SBDC. “Tom Shirreffs is consistently one of the most productive advisors in the SBDC network. His business acumen is instrumental in turning clients into business success stories.”

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:07 am on April 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ESOL completers recognized 

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    The North Campus recently held a ceremony to recognize students who completed the English for Speakers of Other Languages program. People who attended the ceremony include (from left), front row: Uyen Ngo, Dominga Silva, Silvia Marin, Ivonne Pineda, Rungthip Taylor, Blanca Cortez, and Dr. Rebecca Goosen, associate vice chancellor of college preparatory; second row: Dr. RaShaunda Sterling, college preparatory department chair, Koheer Chetri, Lisa Smith, ESOL professor ESOL, Dora Martinez, Gabriela Alba, and Zuly Ordonez; back row: Tan Trinh, Shawn Silman, dean of liberal arts, Blanca Lopez, Eduardo Trevino, Rocio Tamez, Dr. William Raffetto, interim North Campus provost, Veronica Herrera, and Maria Williams, ESOL coordinator and professor.

     
  • 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.

     

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 10:55 am on October 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Purchasing department recognized for procurement 

    On hand for the presentation or the procurement award were, from left, Randi Faust, purchasing manager; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Ann Kokx-Templet, contracts and purchasing services director; and Ken Lynn, vice chancellor of fiscal affairs.

    On hand for the presentation or the procurement award were, from left, Randi Faust, purchasing manager; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Ann Kokx-Templet, contracts and purchasing services director; and Ken Lynn, vice chancellor of fiscal affairs.

    The purchasing department recently won the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, a prestigious national award that recognizes organizational excellence in procurement.

    The award is sponsored by numerous national and state procurement organizations, including the National Procurement Institute, the Institute for Supply Management, the National Association of State Procurement Officials, the National Association of Educational Procurement, and the Texas Public Purchasing Association.

    This is the first year for San Jacinto College to win the national award.

    “I want to thank the staff of the contracts and purchasing services department for their sustained commitment to continuous improvement,” commented Ann Kokx-Templet, San Jacinto College’s director of contracts and purchasing services. “It is that dedication, along with support from the administration, that made this achievement a reality. Randi Faust (San Jacinto College’s purchasing manager) deserves special recognition for her role in administering this project. She sparked the enthusiasm and inspired the team which demonstrates her consummate professionalism and commitment to the values on which procurement professionals are judged.”

    Public and non-profit organizations earn the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award by earning a high application score based on standardized criteria, including innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes. The award is judged and awarded by leaders in peer organizations comprised of representatives from institutions of higher education, cities, counties and public and private agencies.

    San Jacinto College is one of only 17 higher education agencies in the nation to receive the award.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:08 pm on September 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Williamson earns prestigious leadership award 

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer congratulated Dr. Laurel Williamson at a recent Board of Trustees meeting.

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer congratulated Dr. Laurel Williamson at a recent Board of Trustees meeting.

    Dr. Laurel Williamson recently won the Carl M. Nelson Administrative Leadership Award, which is presented by the Texas Association of Community Colleges to recognize outstanding leadership qualities.

    News of the prestigious award came as a complete surprise to Williamson, the College’s deputy chancellor and president. “I was speechless,” she commented. “I felt honored, humbled, and extremely grateful for this show of confidence.”

    Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, who collaborates regularly with Dr. Williamson on many key initiatives and projects, was not at all surprised that Williamson won the state award. “Dr. Williamson works every day with integrity and excellence, while being a catalyst for collaboration,” Hellyer remarked. “She embodies not only the San Jacinto College values but the type of leadership that is needed at all higher education institutions.”

    Congratulations to Dr. Williamson on the well-deserved recognition.

    Dr. Williamson has earned numerous national awards through the years for innovation, collaboration, and leadership. Significant recognitions include the National Association for Developmental Education’s Outstanding Administrative Support for Developmental Education Award, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award (2004 and 2009), the Outstanding First Year Student Advocate Award, and the Instructional Leadership Award.

    The Nelson leadership award was established in memory of Carl M. Nelson, former president of Texarkana College who helped many as they assumed leadership positions in community colleges. The Nelson award selection committee includes Gretchen Schmidt, Jobs for the Future post secondary state policy team program director; Mark Kavanaugh, Texas Senate Higher Education Committee; and Justin Yancy, Texas Business Leadership Council executive director.

     
    • Becky Martinez 4:11 pm on September 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Excellent! It took her by surprise because we’ve been keeping her so busy. Hope she has a chance to take time to relish this award with a mani/pedi at one of our Cosmetology departments. 🙂

    • Karen Vaughn 11:27 am on September 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Dr. Williamson IS a great leader and so deserving of this honor. I am richly blessed by her leadership, and friendship.

  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:39 am on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Heafer earns state award 

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    Congratulations to Dr. Dianne Heafer, who recently received the David C. De Boe Award from the Texas State Historical Association. The De Boe award is given to faculty sponsors for outstanding achievement with a Webb Society chapter.

    She is shown with the award in the photo above with Dr. Richard Bailey, who presented her a recognition certificate at a recent board of trustees meeting.

    Dr. Heafer has served as the North Campus Webb Society sponsor since 1993. Under her guidance, the student history club has grown to an average of 25 students each school year.

    Dr. Heafer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and a BA, MA and PhD  from the University of Houston. She began her teaching career in 1971 at Houston Community College, then moved to San Antonio in 1982, where she taught at San Antonio College until 1993, when she came to San Jacinto College. She teaches primarily American History, but also Western Civilization/World Civilization. Dr. Heafer has received a number of teaching awards during her career, and was the Piper Award Nominee from the North Campus in 1998.

     
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