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  • wpadmin 3:16 pm on July 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Don’t forget: Pizza Hut and A&W now open at Central and South! 

    Check out their menu!

  • amanda.fenwick 10:55 am on July 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Employee’s art showcased in campus president’s office 

    The group attending the unveiling of the artwork included (from left): Greg Snyder (Central Campus Catalogue Librarian), Neva Howard (Central Campus Library Assistant II), Dr. Barbara M. Hanson (Central Campus Vice President of Instruction), Dolores Cantu (Central Campus Library Assistant), Dr. H. Neil Matkin (Central Campus President), Bonnie Chavez-SanGennaro (Central Campus Administrative Assistant to the Director of Library Services), Karen Blankenship (Central Campus Director of Library Services), Leslie Horton (Central Campus Administrative Assistant to the President).

    Dr. Neil Matkin, president of the Central campus, has a fond appreciation of good art. During a faculty and staff art show held at the campus he was particularly impressed with paintings by Dolores Cantu, who is an office assistant at the Central campus library.

    “There were many good works at the show, but something about Dolores’ paintings just really spoke to me,” Dr. Matkin commented. Two of Dolores’ paintings are now prominently displayed in the President’s office, and he says they rank among his favorite artworks. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 10:48 am on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    Dr. Sarah Janes and Ann VandeWeerd (in the background) watch as Kimberly Lakes is interviewed by Channel 13 reporter Patricia Lopez.

    The College’s Wilton cake decorating class was recently spotlighted in an ABC Channel 13 newscast as part of the popular “Stretch Your Dollar” segment. (More …)

  • wpadmin 10:18 am on July 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Fight the Bite! 

  • amanda.fenwick 11:13 am on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    ‘Titanic’ authority visits North campus 

    Sherron Lux welcomes Ron Dalton to San Jacinto College.

    Sherron Lux, an instructor and librarian at San Jacinto College North, recently arranged to have historian and lecturer Ron Dalton, an acclaimed authority on the epic Titanic disaster, visit the North campus for an informative and interactive presentation.

    Dalton, who lives in the Westbury area of Houston, has been researching the Titanic disaster for 50 years and owns a large collection of rare Titanic artifacts and memorabilia. (More …)

  • wpadmin 4:36 pm on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    July Board of Trustees meeting recognition 

    The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized Bich Tran and James Wong at the July 12 board meeting. Ms. Tran is an economics professor at the South campus, and Mr. Wong is an instructional designer in the Ed Tech department. The two collaborated on an article titled, “You Can’t Teach Economics Online?” and they each received an honorarium for their work. Pictured below is Tran and South Campus President Dr. Maureen Murphy. Congratulations Bich and James!

    Tammie Nielsen from State Rep. Ken Legler’s office was also on hand at the board meeting to present students from the Central campus with resolutions for their participation in the Great Plains Honor Council (first photo below) and the Texas State Teacher’s Association Student Program (second photo).

  • wpadmin 4:46 pm on July 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: coordinating board, DEDP, department of labor, ELCivics, , , united way   

    Congratulations on new grants! 

  • wpadmin 2:26 pm on July 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. White, you will be missed 

    Dr. Christine White, known across San Jacinto College as a true friend, great colleague and teacher, and outstanding historian passed away last week. Dr. White was a part of the SJC family for approximately a decade, serving with distinction in the history faculty. For a few years, she also served as the assistant director of the Honors Program. Honors students elected her Professor of the Year for her outstanding teaching and her devotion to excellence in and out of the classroom. A memorial service for Dr. White was recently held at Crowder Funeral Home. She will be missed.

  • wpadmin 8:22 am on July 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer to serve on NSCS Community College Honorary Board 

    (From left to right) Scott Furtwengler, dean of the San Jacinto College honors program and advisor for the NSCS chapter; Lindsay Bowen, NSCS senior director for chapter development; and SJC Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer.

    San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer will serve on the Community College Honorary Board of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

    The Board recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in the community college world and who embody the NSCS core values of scholarship, leadership, service and integrity. Hellyer joins members from such organizations and institutions as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Los Angeles Southwest College, Miami Dade College and Houston Community College System.

    “San Jacinto College supports The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and its mission to further student academic achievement by combining academic excellence and civic responsibility,” said Hellyer. “I am honored for the invitation to serve on the Community College Honorary Board and look forward to working and collaborating with the other board members and NSCS personnel. Our college goals are aligned with the work of NSCS, which provides numerous opportunities for our students.”

    The NSCS is a member organization of the Association of College Honor Societies that provides students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, positively change their campuses and communities, as well as prepare for future endeavors. Recognized at 250 campuses across the country, the NSCS offers more money for undergraduate scholarships than any other honor society nationwide, according to its website. Honorary Board of Regents include such high-profiled members as famed poet Dr. Maya Angelou, a Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University; Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; and CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.

    San Jacinto College recently established a NSCS chapter for students with at least a 3.6 grade point average and more than 12 credit hours within an academic program. Membership allows students to apply for transfer scholarships, participate in an induction convocation and gain access to NSCS conferences.

    “We are impressed with Dr. Hellyer’s accomplishments and efforts in higher education and truly appreciate her support of the NSCS Community College Program,” said Lindsay Bowen, NSCS senior director for chapter development. “We look forward to working with the newly chartered San Jacinto College chapter of NSCS and gaining valuable insight from Dr. Hellyer as we continue to move forward in the launch of this program.”

  • amanda.fenwick 2:24 pm on July 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Marketing welcomes Janet Cowey as project manager 

    Janet Cowey

    The marketing office is pleased to welcome Janet Cowey as the department’s new project manager.

    Janet is originally from the South Belt – Ellington area, and graduated from Clear Creek High School. She now lives in Nassau Bay “with my husband and 5-year-old daughter, who both bring me tremendous joy.” For recreation and fun, Janet enjoys walks around the lake, bicycling, reading, and spending time with family.

    Janet holds a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University, as well as a master’s in business administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

    Before joining San Jacinto College, she was self-employed as a marketing consultant. “Prior to that, I was the director of marketing for Alvin Community College where I gained a deep appreciation for the mission of community colleges,” she commented. “Having grown up in the region, I have always admired San Jacinto College’s progressive vision. It is personally very rewarding to work in higher education because you can see the positive impact it has on lives. It is a great feeling and I am blessed to be a part of San Jacinto College.”

    As the marketing project manager, Janet is here to help you get your publications, promotional items, apparel and banners printed. She will also be responsible for placing departmental advertising in local newspapers, and coordinating special events. “My job is great because I get to work on a wide variety of projects with faculty and staff from all campuses,” Janet said.

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