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  • 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.

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    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 1:46 pm on May 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    Tune in on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 to Channel 13’s popular Viva Houston show to see Dinorah Ramos, North Campus career and employment services coordinator, as she talks about career assessments and other resources that the College provides to students.

    Dinorah is shown, center, at the Channel 13 studios along with Viva Houston host Erik Barajas (a San Jacinto College alumnus), and Margie Pena, who represents Neighborhood Centers Inc., a community partner of San Jacinto College.

    Congratulations to Dinorah, who was outstanding as an ambassador for San Jacinto College.

    Dinorah

     
    • Becky Martinez 11:09 am on May 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Great representation of SJC Dinorah! Thank you bunches!!! 🙂

    • J.D. 1:12 pm on May 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Que chevere, amiga! I wish I had known you were going to be on. Sorry I missed it, but glad you were there.

  • Amanda.Fenwick 11:30 am on May 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Disability Services open house meetings set 

    The San Jacinto College Educational Planning office will host Open House meetings at all three campuses to provide information about disability services available to students.
    The South Campus meeting will be held Tuesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at S-12.102 in the ILC. The North Campus meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at N-2.124 in the ILC. The Central Campus meeting will be held Monday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at C-1.155 in the ILC.
    Information about enrollment, majors, and accommodations will be available, and the meetings will include tours of disability services facilities. A financial aid speaker will make a presentation.

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  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:35 pm on March 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus celebrates Spring Fling 

    The North Campus had their annual Spring Fling celebration on Wednesday, March 31.  Many of the campus’ student organizations participated in the festivities.

     
  • 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 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 10:54 am on December 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Instructor coordinates gingerbread house village project 

    Students were graded for the gingerbread houses they built.

    Students were graded for the gingerbread houses they built.

    Building gingerbread houses, a popular holiday activity, became a means for San Jacinto College pastry arts students to improve culinary skills in a recent class project.

    “During this time of year, pastry chefs all over town create gingerbread houses and villages,” commented San Jacinto College pastry chef instructor Andrea Huerta, who conceived the concept, and coordinated the gingerbread house village class project. “Gingerbread house displays are commonly found in country clubs and hotels and it’s always the pastry chef that creates them. Putting together an entire village is quite an undertaking, and I wanted my students to build a village as a way of getting hands-on work experience.”

    The pastry arts students created their individual houses, which collectively were grouped as a village, entirely from scratch. “They were not permitted to use store-bought kits because kits are more expensive than making everything from scratch,” said Huerta. “That’s what would be expected in the industry, as restaurants are always watching their bottom line.”

    Each student was individually responsible for the entire house-making process, which included making the dough, portioning, rolling, baking, creating a design template, assembly and decoration. The class as a whole collaborated to create the village, which was on public display for a week.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 4:34 pm on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Jerrel Wade honored as outstanding alumnus 

    Congratulations to Dr. Jerrel Wade, Dean of Administration at the North Campus, who was recently recognized in the University of Houston College of Education newsletter as an outstanding alumnus. Each edition of their newsletter features a graduate who is making a contribution to the field of education.

    Dr. Wade

    Dr. Wade

    Dean Wade holds an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from UH. He also holds a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma.

    Dr. Wade began work for San Jacinto College in 2006 as the South Campus Coordinator of Student Life. In 2008, he became the Director of Recruitment Initiatives for the District. In 2013, he assumed his current role as Dean of Administration.

    Dr. Wade was surprised, but honored when he learned of his outstanding alumnus recognition. “It’s always a good feeling to be recognized for your efforts,” he commented. “I was nominated by Dr. Lyle McKinney, who was one of my professors at UH. He also served as my program advisor and dissertation chair.”

    Dr. Wade and his wife Alicia have been married 10 years, and they have a 7-year-old son named Jonathan.

    Jerrel says education has played a role in every success in his life, directly or indirectly. “I’ve had the opportunity to present at, and travel to, various conferences around the country, and by doing so I have met and worked with amazing people in the field,” he said. “My commitment to education shaped my career path, which has now allowed me to give back and help guide students to make the most of their opportunities. In short, I love what I do and look forward to many more years helping students achieve their goals, however I can.”

     
    • Debbie Westmoreland 8:36 am on October 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Jerrel!!!

    • Juanita Hall 9:24 am on October 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Jerrel!! You are such an awesome person this recognition does not surprise me at all. you truly deserve it.

  • Amanda.Fenwick 1:39 pm on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s a boy! 

    Congratulations to Myrna Valdez, College Preparatory instructor at the North Campus, on the birth of her son.

    Isaias Fernando Valdez made his grand arrival on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:05 a.m.

    Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz.
    Length: 19.5 in.

    Proud parents are Felix and Myrna Valdez.

     

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