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  • amanda.fenwick 1:47 pm on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Art instructor’s ‘VVG2’ wins contest at state conference 


    Ken Luce, longtime art instructor at the North campus, recently placed first in an art competition at the Texas Association of Schools of Art Conference, held at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

    Ken Luce

    Colleges and universities that had entries in the contest included Texas A&M Corpus Christi, University of Texas-San Antonio, Midwestern State University, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas State University, Hardin-Simmons University, Lamar University, St. Edward’s University, Paris Junior College, Trinity Valley Community College, Brazosport College, El Centro College, Amarillo College, McMurray University, and Sul Ross State University.

    The name of the show was “One Cube Foot Exhibition” because all artwork had to be 12” x 12” or smaller. The title of Mr. Luce’s winning artwork is “VVG2” (Vincent Van Gogh, second in the series).

    Although Mr. Luce received no prize, trophy, or ribbon in the contest, he did earn considerable peer recognition, and yet another impressive addition to his already extensive and impressive portfolio.

    The competition was judged by the guest lecturer at the conference, Robert Hite, a well-known working artist, who attended Virginia Commonwealth University and The Corcoran School of Art.

    So, how did Mr. Luce get the inspiration for the winning artwork? “I had found a tiny wooden shoe and part of an old wooden pipe. I thought wooden shoe…pipe…Van Gogh!”

    Congratulations Ken on your outstanding accomplishment.

    • Shirley Wallace 10:14 am on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We have some pieces of your work displayed in our conference room. Can you please contact me so I can send you a photo and ask if there is a specific meaning to these three pieces?

    • Shirley Wallace 1:40 pm on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Mr. Luce,

      Please send me an email at the address shown below. I tried to send you photos of pieces of your work we have in one of our buildings but I keep getting “undeliverable”.


  • amanda.fenwick 9:06 am on April 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    NISOD award winners announced 

    San Jacinto College recently announced the winners of the 2009-10 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards, presented annually to college faculty, administrators, and staff members in recognition of their achievements and dedication to excellence in education.

    SJC employees who earned the 2009-10 NISOD Excellence Awards include:

    Cristina Cardenas, speech instructor at the South campus;

    Larry Holley, campus support leader at the South campus;

    Kelly Mizell, biology instructor at the North campus;

    Ruben Ramirez, science and math lab supervisor at the Central campus;

    Ann Cartwright, science department chair at the Central campus;

    Susan Lustick, biology instructor at the North campus;

    Linda Nichols, children’s center director at the South campus;

    Ann Tate, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning director;

    Bill Dickerson, director of accounting and financial services;

    Laura Martinez, skills training coordinator (Continuing and Professional Development division);

    Sean Perrodin, culinary arts instructor at the North campus;

    Jeanie Wright, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning staff coordinator.

    Recipients of the award will be recognized in a special ceremony at the annual NISOD conference to be held in Austin in May.

    NISOD emphasizes the importance of teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. The organization assists teachers and educational staff members through conferences, publications, web services, partnerships, and various programs.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:30 am on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Eddie stresses positive character traits 

    Eddie Simpson

    Leonard Simpson, survey research analyst in the District Office, served as master of ceremony at a Men of Honor meeting, held recently at the North campus. Leonard introduced the keynote speaker for the event, his younger brother Eddie Simpson.

    Leonard Simpson

    Eddie works as an enrollment service specialist at the South campus, and is an outstanding role model. He graduated form North Shore High School in 2003, excelling in athletics and academics. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2007, earning a bachelor degree in communications. Eddie is currently pursuing a master’s degree in finance through Walden University’s distance learning program.

    Speaking on the theme “Your Today Versus Your Tomorrow,” Eddie told those attending the meeting that the consequences a person lives out in the future are the results of right or wrong choices made today. He emphasized the benefits of positive character traits — being subject to persons in authority, maintaining an exceptional work ethic, staying committed to doing the right thing at all times.

    Men of Honor is a college-wide initiative that provides helpful resources for African-American men. Lamar McWaine, North campus student life coordinator, helped organize the recent MOH meeting at the North campus.

  • wpadmin 12:59 pm on April 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Lamar University unveils photograph produced by Central campus professor 

    Congratulations to Central campus adjunct professor Richard Ashmore, who’s panoramic photograph was unveiled last week at Lamar University (LU) to memorialize its Geology department founder. (More …)

  • wpadmin 11:42 am on April 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Men of Honor to present guest speaker Eddie Simpson 

    Eddie Simpson will present “Your Today vs. Your Tomorrow” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wheeler Auditorium of the Ruede Wheeler Occupational Technical Building at the North campus.

    Eddie is an enrollment services specialist at the South campus and an alumnus of Northwestern University, where he also served as linebacker on the football team.

    He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Walden University.

  • wpadmin 8:25 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    They’re baaaaaack! Get your H1N1 shot at the North campus 

    The shots will be open to all employees, students and family members at least 10 years old. We will be doing injections only. If you have any questions please contact the Safety office at extension 6183.

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