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  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:43 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    TABPHE 2018 

    The Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) held their annual conference in Houston, Texas, at Hyatt Regency from February 22nd-February 25th. This year’s conference was a collaboration between TABPHE and TABSE (Texas Alliance of Black School Educators), an organization that represents K-12.  The conference theme was “Educate, Engage and Empower”:  The Time is NOW!”

    San Jacinto College has consistently had a large presence at the TABPHE conferences throughout the years, but this year faculty, staff, students and administrators made an outstanding contribution making sure the conference was a success!  Dr. Alexander Okwonna served as the TABPHE conference chair (also a board member). Dr. DeRhonda McWaine served as the registration committee chair (and her volunteers consisted of Dr. Lindsay Banks, Dr. LaToya Gilmore, Karyn Jones, LaVena Wilder and Francheska Williams).   Dr. Lamar McWaine (an executive board member and historian) and professor Tonja Conerly served as the programming committee co-chairs (with Dr. Kimberly Thomas, Bradford Traywick and Joseph Hebert serving as volunteers).  A special contribution was made by our Tech Support department under the leadership of Gus Sronce, who provided technology support (More …)

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:53 pm on October 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Trailblazer Dr. Gilmore earns ’40 Under 40′ award 

    Congratulations to Dr. LaToya Gilmore for earning a “40 Under 40” award from Prairie View A&M University based on her accomplishments as an emerging leader who has blazed a trail in her field.

    “I had an amazing experience as an undergraduate at Prairie View and I use it to enhance, nurture, and inspire those I encounter,” Dr. Gilmore commented.

    Toya Headshots

    Prairie View’s 40 under 40 award recognizes 40 alumni under the age of 40 who use their experience at Prairie View to impact communities. “Our motto is ‘Prairie View Produces Productive People’ and being in this inaugural class is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Gilmore said.

    Dr. Gilmore has indeed blazed a trail in her field. She earned a bachelor’s degree in less than four years from Prairie View, transferred to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California where she earned a master’s of science in marriage and family therapy. While studying at Fuller, she participated in mission work in Africa along with six other female graduate students. The students assisted communities and visited schools throughout Uganda.

    After graduating from Fuller, she worked as a family therapist in Compton, California for a non-profit organization prior to moving to Houston. Through other non-profit organizations, she provided in-home therapeutic services and education in communities around the city of Houston, including Sunnyside, Alief, Fifth Ward, Baytown, and Pasadena before beginning her teaching tenure at San Jacinto College.

    She has also presented and facilitated programs at professional conferences across the state of Texas. During her doctoral studies at Texas Southern University, she was a member of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, later graduating magna cum laude.

    In addition to teaching Learning Framework at the North Campus, she serves as a mentor and faculty advisor.

    Dr. Gilmore holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Prairie View, a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Fuller, and a doctor of education in counselor education from TSU.

     
    • Betty Bruno 11:06 am on October 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Dr. Gilmorel

  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:59 pm on September 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Many bid farewell to Dr. Bailey at retirement reception 

    Many friends and co-workers gathered on Sept. 27 to bid a fond farewell to Dr. Richard Bailey, Vice President of Accreditation and Special Initiatives. Dr. Bailey is retiring after serving San Jacinto College for 39 years as a professor and administrator. Dr. Laurel Williamson, President and Deputy Chancellor, praised Dr. Bailey as an exemplary, dedicated and versatile educator, administrator, and leader.

    Congratulations Dr. Bailey! Thank you for your faithful and excellent service, and enjoy your retirement!

     
  • 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. 🙂

  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:12 pm on May 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Summer Literacy Institute on the horizon 

    Hello Colleagues,

    It is hard to believe that the spring semester is coming to a close. I have attached the San Jacinto College Summer Literacy Institute (SLI) details with the most current Call to Conference.  The field of Developmental Education is evolving, and SLI will address the many ways collaboration in and outside of the college is becoming an important conversation in how we accelerate students.  Doing that while providing students with productive academic experiences that support their academic and career goals has become a hot topic in Dev Ed. (More …)

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:43 pm on March 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Students, faculty, staff give senior group royal treatment 

    Jobe Group

    Senior citizens from Pasadena’s Madison Jobe Senior Center recently dropped by for “pampering” at Central Campus. Culinary arts students prepared lunch for them and cosmetology students provided free hair styling.

    Kudos to all the Central Campus people who helped to make the event a huge success, including Kay Richardson, Consumer Services Department Chair; David Vanover, Interior Design Program Director; Ernest Becerra, Culinary Arts Program Director; Marsha Smith, Cosmetology Adjunct Instructor; and Kathy Burris, Consumer Services Senior Administrative Assistant.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:03 pm on March 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Read Across Campus a huge success 

    North Campus Provost Dr. Bill Raffetto spearheaded the recent Read Across Campus in conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative.

    Approximately 1,200 “leisure” reading books were donated by San Jacinto College faculty and staff for the Read Across Campus project, which enabled San Jacinto College students to drop by and pick up books for free. (More …)

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 4:26 pm on February 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Informative Central Campus Symposium set for March 2 and 3 

    The Central Campus Symposium will be held March 2, and March 3 in various locations at the Central Campus. The symposium will feature informative presentations by faculty and staff members. All presentations are free and open to the public.

    For a complete list of subjects, presenters, locations, dates, and times, please visit http://www.sanjac.edu/central-campus-symposium.

    Scheduled presentations include:

    “The Dangers of a Single Story in an Increasingly Diverse Population – Rooting out Ingnorance and False Perceptions Through Education” by Dr. Judith Maima;

    “The Tropes of Beowulf as Revealed by Aristotle, Tolkien, and Deep Case Roles” by Professor John Thornburg;

    “Reading of Peer-Reviewed Works” by an English Faculty Writing Group;

    “African-American Leaders and Innovators in Library Science” by Tracy Timmons

    “Eradication of Human Disease by Sequencing Genomes and Designing Drugs using Bioinformatic Methods” Dr. Kal Renganathan Sharma PE;

    “Serigraphy Demonstration (Screen Printing)” by Professor Mark Meyers;

    “In Crisis & Disaster – Community Resilience Begins with You” by Jerusha Kasch and Professor Angelina Cavallo;

    “Pay It Forward: Service Learning” by Professor Debra Clark;

    “Human Trafficking Roundtable Discussion” by a Faculty Writing Group;

    “Mike Rose’s Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared” roundtable discussion by English professors Julie Groesch, Katherine Ryan, Diana Wolfe, and Aaron Love;

    “Ancient Art, Modern Twist: The Power of Public Speaking in the Modern World” by Dr. Michelle Selk, Professor Regina Julian, Dr. Shera Carer, and Professor Julie Williams;

    “The NFL Concussion Crisis” by Professor Cindra Daniels;

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 10:51 am on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Condolences 

    JMOur deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Jim McKenna, who passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

    Jim worked as an English professor at the Central campus since September 1969.  He was planning to retire on January 31, 2016.

    Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Mary Lee Larson McKenna. He is survived by his son, Kyle McKenna, daughter, Bridget McKenna Richards and husband David; sister, Marie Ferrier; niece, Katie Ferrier Gage and husband Brian; nephew, Thomas Ferrier and great-niece, Dorothy Rose Gage.

    A private family service was held at Forest Park East Cemetery where Mr. McKenna was interred next to his wife.

    In lieu of flowers or plants, the family would appreciate donations to MD Anderson Cancer Center or the American Cancer Society.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:30 am on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    South Campus hosting social networking happy hour 

    A Social Networking Happy Hour will be held Feb. 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Room (101), located in the ILC at the South Campus.

    Come and get tips on navigating the professional social scene.

    Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Professional dress is encouraged.

    Space is limited, so RSVP by email to brittany.bonds@sjcd.edu.

    The event is sponsored by the Career and Employment Center, Orientation and Campus Tours, and the Office of Student Engagement & Activities.

     
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