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  • wpadmin 7:00 pm on January 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College Central Republicans club to co-host 22nd Congressional District forum 

    The San Jacinto College Central campus Republicans club will host a forum for candidates vying for the 22nd Congressional District.

    The event, slated for this Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., will be held in Slocumb Auditorium, located on the San Jacinto College Central campus at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. The event is free and open to the public.

    Candidates who have been invited to the event, which is co-sponsored by the Clear Lake Tea Party, include: Douglas Blatt (D), Pete Olson (R), Lakesha Rogers (D), Dennis Stout (L), Steve Susman (L), and John Wieder (D).

    Come out and find out what the candidates have to say!

  • wpadmin 12:42 pm on January 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Free H1N1 vaccines available for SJC students and staff 

    Hey SJC students and staff!

    Mark your calendars! San Jacinto College will provide H1N1 vaccines to all students and employees (full- and part-time) free of charge next week. The vaccine will be available as either a shot or nasal spray, and you are encouraged to receive the vaccine as a precautionary measure before a new outbreak of the H1N1 virus hits the Houston area. Remember, it’s FREE!

    Vaccines will be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. as follows:

    • Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Central Campus Health Science Building foyer
    • Wednesday, Feb. 3 – North Campus Student Center lobby
    • Thursday, Feb. 4 – South Campus Student Center lobby

    All students and employees must present their San Jacinto College ID in order to receive the vaccination. Any student 17 years of age or younger must also present a release form (available from the Safety office), signed by a parent or guardian, before receiving the vaccine. At this time, the vaccine is not available to family members – it is only available to San Jacinto College students and employees.

    The vaccine will be administered by the San Jacinto College nursing department staff and senior nursing students. A special thank you to them for their assistance!

    For more information about the seasonal flu and H1N1 virus, please visit http://www.sanjac.edu/FluSeason or http://www.flu.gov. As always, please remember to take precautions to help prevent getting sick or spreading germs to others. Here are some important tips to consider:

    • Wash hands frequently, 20 seconds each time.
    • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Dry your hands thoroughly using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and turn the knob on the door handle.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
    • Cough into your sleeve or a tissue to avoid spreading germs. Do not cough into your hands.
    • Put tissue in a wastebasket.
    • Keep surfaces clean, especially those used by others such as telephones and keyboards. Choose liquid over bar soap.
    • Avoid contact with people who are ill.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Lambert of Hollie Fulsom in the safety office at 281-998-6183, or ginger.lambert@sjcd.edu or hollie.fulsom@sjcd.edu.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:13 pm on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Severin moves from South to District 

    Severin Hogan

    Welcome aboard Severin Hogan as administrative assistant in the office of Bryan Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities and Construction.

    Severin started in the facilities and construction department on January 11 and has been working to familiarize herself with the College’s numerous facilities and construction related responsibilities.

    Severin has served San Jacinto College in many capacities since 2002. Most recently she held the position of Learning Lab Supervisor in the South Campus Student Success Center.

    In her new position at the District Office, she will be working with Facilities Construction, Maintenance, Housekeeping and the Board of Trustees Building Committee.

  • wpadmin 4:44 pm on January 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Trustmark Bank donates $1,500 to Foundation 

    At the January Board of Trustees meeting, Trustmark Bank presented a check for $1,500 to the San Jacinto College Foundation. Thank you for supporting San Jacinto College students!

  • wpadmin 4:39 pm on January 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Radia Enterprises makes donation to SJC Foundation 

    Radia Enterprises made a $7,000 dontation to the San Jacinto College Foundation at the January Board of Trustees meeting. The donation will be used for the SJC nursing program.

    Radia Enterprises, headquartered in Houston, provides medical apparel and accessories to a variety of retailers. Giving back to its local community, through the college foundation and its students, is one of the company’s annual goals.

    Thank you to Radia Enterprises for making a difference in our students lives!

  • amanda.fenwick 3:41 pm on January 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Some like it hot (some, not) 

    Clare Iannelli, Dr. Allatia Harris, and James Hall provided service with a smile at the chili lunch.

    Chief administrators served as the chief disher-uppers at a recent chili luncheon at the North campus. Campus leaders serving food included Dr. Allatia Harris, Dr. Gary Friery, Dr. Richard Bailey, Serita Dickey, Clare Iannelli, and James Hall. The annual event is held at the end of the spring registration rush, as a way to show appreciation to the faculty and staff members who work so selflessly to help students during registration. North campus employees enjoyed delicious chili (regular and high octane), served with cheese, onions, and other goodies. The food was prepared by students and instructors of the North campus’ highly-acclaimed culinary arts program, under the direction of Steve Rudd, Sean Perrodin, Donna Jones, and Timothy Banks. Click on any photo below for a larger view (then press backspace to return to the blog).

  • wpadmin 2:03 pm on January 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Hungry? Stop by the revamped cafeterias for pizza, hamburgers and hotdogs. 

    The steam lines are out and the glass walls have come down to reveal two familiar fast-food restaurants, Pizza Hut and A&W. The Raven Café at Central boasts new tabletops, booths, lighting and paint. The South campus cafeteria also features new seating, along with a new wall texture and upholstery.

    “Our top priority is to manage the campus food service efficiently and effectively, and by doing so, provide a place for our students, faculty and staff to relax, relate and connect with themselves and others,” said Mary Johnson, food service manager at the South campus.

    Cafeteria renovations were decided after surveys revealed students’ preference for an update of dining facilities. The project began early last year. Food quality and affordable pricing were the deciding factors that resulted in the selection of Pizza Hut and A&W.

    “This is about brand recognition,” said Mark Escobedo, food service manager at Central. “These restaurants are known worldwide for their quality of food that’s also price sensitive.”

    Menu items include a variety of popular single and combination pizzas, pastas, breadsticks, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream treats and floats.

  • wpadmin 6:54 pm on January 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    About San Jacinto College video 

    Many of you have asked where you can find the video that was shown at the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Salute to Industry luncheon. It’s on our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/SanJacCollege, or click here. Enjoy!

  • amanda.fenwick 10:31 am on January 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Fun, food, fellowship 

    The North campus ESOL program recently hosted an International Brunch get-together to celebrate the College’s rich ethnic diversity. The epicurean extravaganza featured food from China, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Saudi Arabia. A melting pot of students and instructors who enjoyed the fun, food, and fellowship include (from left): students Ana Guajardo and Nancy Gutierrez; instructors Lisa Smith and Juanita Hernandez, student Claudia Leal, instructors Myrna Gonzalez, Colin Dalton and Heather Garza; and students Mara Lazaro and Victor Quilantan.

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