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  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:53 am on October 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus supports a worthy cause 

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Educational Planning and Counseling employees at the North Campus recently coordinated events to stress the importance of breast cancer awareness.

    Breast cancer survivor Theresa Powell, North Campus Division Operations Coordinator for health science, was the keynote speaker at a candle-lighting ceremony. “Early detection is vital in the fight against breast cancer, and it is what saved me,” she commented. “Breast cancer can happen to anyone, at any stage in a person’s life. I was only 32 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and there was no history of breast cancer in my family.”

    A group of about 90 employees formed a large, pink, human ribbon (the official symbol of support of breast cancer initiatives) in the North Campus gym. After the human ribbon event, and the candle-lighting ceremony, employees and students gathered in the Monument Room for a meet-and-greet to learn about breast cancer education initiatives.

    Christine Torres and Sharon Himes served as the main coordinators of the events. Others who provided key assistance include Clare Iannelli, Deborah Longtine, Ana Martinez, Alfredo Gomez, Louis Dorsey, Jerry Wallace, Eric Taylor, Allison Roper, Kathy Knapp, Senta Eastern, Andrea Mitchen, Erin Lewis, Lore Alvarez, Danette Conaway, and Rob Vanya.

  • Amanda.Fenwick 10:46 am on October 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome aboard 

    Erin Lewis recently joined the San Jacinto College family as Student Life Coordinator at the North Campus.

    Originally from Arkansas, she attended the University of Arkansas, where she earned a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in higher education.

    She served as the UA Coordinator of Multicultural Programs and Retention, where she advised student organizations, coordinated campus cultural events, assisted with student discipline cases, and coordinated a “Connections” mentoring program.

    In 2009, Erin moved to Idaho to become a Student Involvement Program Coordinator at Boise State University, where she developed leadership workshops for students, coordinated campus events, and advised branches of their student government.

    “I am an avid reader and foodie and am enjoying learning my way around Houston and spending time with my nephew, Joshua and niece, Jadeyn,” Erin commented. “Everyone has been very friendly and supportive, and I look forward to meeting the rest of my San Jacinto College family.”

  • Amanda.Fenwick 10:18 am on October 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    UBMS recognized 

    The Board of Trustees recently recognized Jacqueline Howard, director of the Upward Bound Math and Science program, for her leadership and dedication.

    Based on a successful track record, a federal grant was recently renewed that will fund UBMS at the North Campus for another five-year cycle.

    UBMS is a collaboration between the College and high schools in the Channelview, Sheldon, and Galena Park independent school districts. Selected students from the schools are piloted through their high school years, beginning in the ninth grade, and are encouraged to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science.

    With Howard (holding the recognition certificate) are Dr. Sarah Janes, and Serita Dickey (who helped Howard apply for the initial UBMS grant), and Dr. Allatia Harris, president of the North Campus.

  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:24 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Sing, dance, shout 

    Solero includes, from left, Irma La Paloma, Jeremy Garcia, and Chris Howard

    On Sept. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. the North Campus will launch the Hispanic Heritage Month Concert Series with a show by “Solero,” a group that performs lively flamenco songs and dance. Featured artists of Solero include Jeremy Garcia on guitar, Irma La Paloma who sings and dances, and Chris Howard on percussion. Garcia founded and directs the guitar program at San Jacinto College South and maintains a busy performance schedule as co-founder of Solero and as a guitar soloist.

    Also, the history department at the North Campus is sponsoring a Grito Contest following the Solero concert. “Grito” is a shouting contest that traditionally commemorates Mexico’s declaration of independence on Sept. 15.
  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:19 am on June 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    Dr. Ernest Davila and Marleyn Trevino, with Viva Houston host Erik Barajas.

    Kudos to Dr. Ernest Davila and Marleyn Treviño, who were recent guests on  KTRK Channel 13’s Viva Houston television show.

    Davila is a paralegal professor at the North Campus, and Marleyn is an honors paralegal graduate of San Jacinto College, and is now a successful paralegal. The professor and graduate did an outstanding job representing the paralegal profession, and representing San Jacinto College on a very high-visibility TV show.

    After the show, Davila said he was very proud of how Marleyn conducted herself during the broadcast.

    Marleyn said she really enjoyed her very first visit to a television studio. “Even though I was nervous, it was a very interesting and rewarding experience,” she said.

    Click the link below to view Ernest and Marleyn on Viva Houston. Their clip is Segment 3, June 24.


  • Amanda.Fenwick 10:38 am on June 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    San Jac history quiz results 

    Congratulations to the five people who won the San Jacinto College Decades History Quiz contests, which were part of the College’s 50th Anniversary celebration staged throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.

    And the winners were (pass the envelope, please — drum roll in background) —

    1960s — North Campus student Lucia Montano

    1970s — South Campus student Mercy Jernigan

    1980s — Payroll Accounting Assistant Brittany Waters

    1990s — Enrollment Services Processor Kristen Smith

    2000s — South Campus Lab Supervisor Cheryl McPherson

    For all you history buffs, below is a complete copy of the Decades History Quiz questions & answers. See how many questions you can answer correctly without peeking at the answers. HEY !!! I said no peeking at the answers !!! (More …)

  • Amanda.Fenwick 1:24 pm on June 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations to a great baseball team 

    The College’s baseball team recently finished another successful season, emerging as the undefeated Region XIV champion before finishing as the national runner-up at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.

    A group of employees and fans from the community staged a welcome back and congratulations get-together for the team recently in the Monument Room of the North Campus. (More …)

  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:31 am on May 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Students to get new, improved ID management system 

    On May 26 the College will introduce a new Identity Automation system that will provide students with a simple, user-friendly interface for creating or updating their usernames and passwords, and for managing their account security questions.

    A helpful instructive video about the new, improved Identity Automation system is now available at:

    Kudos to Michael Heiser, Stacy Divin, Sherry Ransdell, Keith Hudson, and others involved in the project.

  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:48 am on April 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    50th Anniversary book now on sale 

    "Reaching for Tomorrow" chronicles the history of the College through photos, narrative, and timelines.

    “Reaching for Tomorrow: The San Jacinto College Story 1961-2011,” a book that chronicles the first 50 years of San Jacinto College (SJC) through photos, narrative, and timelines, is now on sale.

    The 160-page hardcover book includes more than 250 photos and a 32,000-word narrative of notable events, providing an informative account of the College’s extraordinary history. The price of the book is just $35.95, and can be purchased online at http://www.sanjac50.com, or at any of the San Jacinto College campus bookstores, which are located in the student center on each campus. (More …)

  • Amanda.Fenwick 11:08 am on February 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    African-American Read-in 

    In conjunction with African-American History Month, the North Campus recently hosted the fourth annual African-American Rad-in, featuring readings of literary works of noted African-American authors, as well as readings of key historical narratives.
    People contributing to the educational and inspirational multi-media presentation included Lamar McWaine, Dr. RaShaunda Sterling, Jerry Wallace, Sherron Lux, Dr. Karen Hattaway, Dedra White, Dr. DeRhonda McWaine, Dr. Richard Bailey, Betty Malveo, Serita Dickey, Karyn Jones, Ronald Hopkins, Sandra Curry, and Dr. Allatia Harris.
    Those attending were treated to samples of genuine soul food (turnip greens, corn fritters, black-eyed peas, fried chicken, fried catfish, and corn pone), prepared by a culinary arts team under the direction of Steve Rudd, Sean Perrodin, and Donna Jones.

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