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  • wpadmin 2:34 pm on May 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: retiree luncheon   

    Retirees return to San Jac 

    Eighty-five San Jacinto College (SJC) retirees recently gathered at the Central campus to celebrate and reflect upon their time spent with the College. Each year, SJC hosts the retiree luncheon as a way of providing retirees with a small token of appreciate for their loyal service. The event allows former SJC faculty and staff the opportunity to reunite with other another, while learning about current events surrounding the College. This year’s luncheon featured an introduction by SJC Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; South campus President Dr. Maureen Murphy and Central campus President Dr. Neil Matkin were also in attendance.

  • wpadmin 2:54 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: NISOD   

    Follow the NISOD conference online! 

    San Jacinto College employees attending the NISOD conference next week in Austin will be blogging from the conference and you can follow all of the action live! Check out the blog for all of the updates. Pictures will also be posted on Flickr, so if you can’t make it to the conference, you can see what your colleagues are up to! Enjoy!

  • wpadmin 4:36 pm on May 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    May Board of Trustees recognitions 

    The Board of Trustees recognized several individuals at its May 3, 2010 meeting. Congratulations to everyone who was recognized!

    NISOD award recipients include: (back row) Susan Lustwick, Linda Nichols, Ann Cartwright, Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Cristina Cardenas and Kelly Mizel; (seated) Ruben Ramirez, Sean Perrodin, Bill Dickerson

    Nancy Hutchinson (second from left) was recognized for being named the Gulf Coast Association for the Education of Young Children Teacher of the Year. Pictured are (left to right): Dr. Maureen Murphy, South Campus president; Hutchinson; Linda Nichols, South campus child care center director; Dr. Toni Pendergrass, South campus vice president of instruction.

    The Phi Beta Lambda 2010 Texas Leadership Conference Award Winners pictured with Dr. Maureen Murphy, Dr. Toni Pendergrass and Bill Gaffey.

  • wpadmin 2:01 pm on May 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: food court   

    New salad and sandwich options available at the Central and South food courts 

    Good news! The Central and South campus food courts are now selling new salad and sandwich varieties. (More …)

    • Katie Patel 12:58 pm on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      My favorite kind of Salad is none other Potato Salad. it really taste yummy.”`-

    • Bariatric Surgery : 3:23 am on October 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      potato salad and fruit salad are two of my favorite salads. i also like the tangy taste of chicken salad,`’

    • Lunch Bags 3:03 pm on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i eat every kind of salad, but my favorite is of course fruit salad and chicken salad “’

  • amanda.fenwick 10:27 am on May 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Softball team surpasses expectations 

    Coach Kelly Saenz, far right, is proud of the softball team for their outstanding effort at the Region XIV tournament.

    Congratulations to head Coach Kelly Saenz, assistant coaches Dionna Lopez and James Perry, and athletic trainer Troy Rabon for guiding the South campus women’s softball team through another successful season. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:18 am on May 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    District office celebrates cookout 

    Chef Bill Dickerson served up delicious burgers and hot dogs at the annual cookout.

    The College’s District office got together on May 11 for the annual cookout, an annual spring event to provide an opportunity for fun, food, and fellowship. The Fiscal Affairs office coordinated the cookout, which featured hot dogs, hamburgers, side dishes, and desserts. Along with good food and fellowship employees celebrated Bill Dickerson’s 20 years of service with San Jacinto College. Dickerson, Director of Accounting and Financial Services, also served as the chef for the cookout, which was held under sunny skies at the District office parking lot.

    The food was great, and a good time was had by all!

    Congratulations to Bill Dickerson on reaching his 20-year milestone, and thanks to the Fiscal Affairs employees who helped coordinate the cookout.

  • wpadmin 4:35 pm on May 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Students complete landscaping project on Central campus 

    In conjunction with Earth Day 2010, the Central campus botany students have completed their traditional landscaping project. The SJC grounds crew, under the guidance of Texas certified nurseryman, Jeff Tschappatt, and grounds specialist, Terry Ballard, prepared two large bedding areas at the North entrance face of the Central ILC building. All three botany sections of Professor Barbara Schumacher completed soil testing on both beds including typing and chemical analysis of pH, Phosphorous, Nitrogen, Potassium and humus levels.

    Students measured the bed dimensions, placed and planted the selected plants, and completed the project with finishing mulch. Specific information about each planting aspect and answers pertaining to the students report packet were provided by Jeff Tschappatt.

  • wpadmin 4:00 pm on May 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Gulf Coast Association for the Education of Young Children, , San Jacinto College South Children’s Center, Teacher of the Year   

    Congratulations, Nancy Hutchinson!! 

    Working with preschool children is not only a way of life for San Jacinto College South Children’s Center teacher Nancy Hutchinson, it’s therapy.

    Hutchinson works early in the mornings, 4 a.m. to be exact; and late into the evenings, having spent years as a mother of three sitting outside her children’s bedrooms to work on lesson plans in the hallway. On Saturdays, she enjoys visiting her empty classroom to rearrange furniture and work stations and develop new activities to surprise her students on Mondays. (More …)

    • Geraldine Sharpley 1:34 pm on May 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We are so proud of this accomplishment – You are awesome . Congratulations for all your hard work and caring love for your young students.
      Love, from Mother, Dad, Janet and John

  • wpadmin 3:58 pm on May 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: geology, Richard Ashmore   

    Richard Ashmore leads students on geological field trip 

    Richard Ashmore, geology adjunct professor, recently led a group of San Jacinto College (SJC) students on a trip to McFadden Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island. The class examined how climate change, human habitation, strong storms, and tropical cyclones have shaped and developed the upper Texas coast.

    The field trip allowed students to act as geologists in collecting shell samples and beach sand near Winnie along a remnant of a beach ridge that formed 120,000 years ago. Students then viewed where the Trinity River empties into Galveston Bay and sampled 50,000 years old deltaic sediment from channels of the paleo-Trinity River, deposited as the coastline advanced seaward.

  • wpadmin 3:53 pm on May 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Employees help children provide Mother’s Day gifts 

    Business office employee, Anita Dewease, submitted the following information and photos. The Watercooler salutes you for your contribution to our community, and wanted to share this with fellow SJC employees.

    “Since I am a Mary Kay consultant, I was contacted by a Mary Kay Director to participate in a fund raising event. Several SJC employees donated funds that were used to purchase Mary Kay products at my cost plus taxes and shipping. Those items were packaged as individual gifts with blank cards and distributed to children who are undergoing cancer treatment at MD Anderson and Texas Children’s Hospital so they could in turn give the gifts to their moms for Mother’s Day. I was able to collect enough funds for 19 baskets! Unfortunately, the SJC group that made the donations are not in the picture.  The individuals you see are other consultants and directors who actually made the deliveries. The smiles on the children’s faces is heart rendering. The event is such a unique idea. I don’t know of any other fund raising event like it and I was so happy to be asked to participate. I was so honored with the number of SJC employees that made contributions, although I’m not surprised. SJC employees are some of the most generous thoughtful individuals I have ever met. I hope this inspires others to think about participating next year and to be grateful for their healthy children!” (More …)

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