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  • 11:35 am on August 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cell phone, cell phone drying device, Community College, Drafting, EDG, , , ,   

    EDG Students Win Silver for Cell Phone Drying Device at Skills USA Competition 

    The San Jacinto College Engineering Design Graphics team of Robert (Rob) Ross, Van Troung, and Richard Hermoso took second place nationally with their cell phone drying device at the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships.  Their device dries out cell phones using a hairdryer and de-humidifier after the phone has been dropped in water.

    Watch this video of how it all came together.

     

     

     
  • 5:14 pm on May 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: certificate, , Community College, , , , , , , SJCGrad14,   

    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.

     

     
  • 4:42 pm on December 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Free Social Media Webinars 

    Uversity, the company that created Schools App, is offering two free webinars.  Please feel free to sign up for one or both.
    The first one is Dec. 6 on how to use Schools App.
    The second one is Dec. 11 on how to use social media to maximize enrollment.

    http://www.uversity.com/events/intro-to-schools-app

    http://www.uversity.com/events/maximizing-enrollment-with-social-media

     
  • 11:00 am on October 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Community College, culture, diversity, heritage, , , United Nations Day   

    United Nations Day 

    October 24th is officially known around the world as United Nations Day.   In honor of this day, we are encouraging the entire San Jac District — students, faculty and staff alike- – to wear something representative of their heritage on that Thursday.   We want people to wear anything from a traditional dress or hat straight from their home country to a t-shirt that says “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”.

    Celebrate our San Jac diversity in this fun, simple way.  Share your pictures on Instagram or Twitter using #SJCDiversity and tag @SanJacCollege.  Join Educational Planning & Counseling on United Nations Day, Thursday, October 24, 2013, to further cultural awareness, education, and global competency.

    United Nations Day Flyer 3.1

     

     

     
  • 2:24 pm on August 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Community College, Houston, NJCAA, , San Jac Sports, , SanJacCollege, , , sports   

    San Jacinto College 2013 Soccer Season 

    San Jacinto College is ready for another great soccer season. The Coyotes will open the regular season on Aug. 24-25 in Perkinston, Miss. against Brevard Community College and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The home opener is Aug. 31st against Ranger College.
    For the full game schedule, visit http://www.sanjacsports.com.

     
  • 4:56 pm on June 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Community College, , Networking, , , , , ,   

    Social Media Tip – LinkedIn 

    Network by joining and following groups and company pages and participate in relevant groups to establish expertise and authority. Start discussions, share articles, comment and respond to people’s questions. This creates opportunities for you to be seen as a thought leader and builds the College’s reputation even more.
    These are great ways to develop partnerships and spread the word about what the College is doing and what we offer. (More …)

     
  • 9:53 am on May 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Community College, , , , , health care, health information management, health records, , invent, , , , , , ,   

    Invent Yourself at San Jacinto College 

    Here’s another video in our Inventor’s Month series. Charla Bryant is a recent graduate and has an inspiring story about never giving up. See how she invented herself at San Jacinto College.

     
  • 11:09 am on May 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Community College, , health science, , , LVN, medical, , , , , ,   

    Invent Yourself at San Jacinto College 

    We’ve created a few videos for Inventor’s Month highlighting some of our programs and spotlighting some of our students. We would like to introduce LVN student Brittni Dickson. See how she’s inventing herself at San Jacinto College.

     
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