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  • amanda.fenwick 11:33 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Mizell named North campus natural sciences department chair 

    Dr. Kelly Mizell, center, works on a class project with students.

    Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Mizell, biology professor at the North campus, who was recently named natural sciences department chair for the North campus.

    Dr. Mizell graduated from Lufkin High School and attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. At SFA, she earned a BA degree in marketing and management, and a MS in biological sciences. She also holds a doctorate degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 8:58 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    North campus gathers for Campus Community Day 

    North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris addresses faculty, staff, and administrators during Campus Community Day.

    North campus faculty, staff, and administrators met recently for Community Campus Day, a general assembly to introduce new employees and to gear up for the 2010-2011 school year.

    New academic faculty members at the North campus include Pat Amezcua, Government; Maria Donaire-Cirsovius, History; Mark Johnson, English; Memo Hernandez, Music; Rose Istre, Psychology; Kory Koehler, Physical Education/Wellness; Ron Ollis, Math/College Prep Math; and Joe Clark, Art. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:02 am on August 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Staff members learn about 'Home Sweet Away from Home' 

    Dr. Allatia Harris and Ron Klinger square off for a round of Thumb War.

    North campus and District administrators and staff members recently gathered at the North campus for a professional development / appreciation meeting that featured keynote speaker Ron Klinger. Klinger is the president of Motivational Transitions, and is highly acclaimed for his innovative motivational presentations. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 4:59 pm on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    North campus helps in a worthy cause 

    From left, North campus employees Myrna Gonzalez, Robbie Murphy, and Rhonda Bell were among the many employees and students who volunteered at the health fair.

    A large group of North campus employees and students provided valuable volunteer help to area residents during the recent community health fair that was held at the Fellowship of the Nations church in North Shore. The annual health fair provides residents with a range of health services, with a primary goal of providing immunization shots for children before the beginning of another school year. (More …)

    • Charlotte Jackson 5:21 pm on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for the event was a true blessing. Of the 297 volunteers present, over 100 of the volunteers were from SJCN—this speaks for itself as to how dedicated our campus family is to our community.

  • wpadmin 2:52 pm on August 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Welcome Back social – Wednesday, August 18 

    You and your family are invited to a Welcome Back Social this Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Central campus. There will be a lot happening that evening and it will be fun for all as we gather in the recently renovated and updated student center at the heart of the Central campus. (More …)

  • wpadmin 2:46 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    New race / ethnicity survey in SOS 

    As you may be aware, the U.S. government adopted new standards for institutions to report ethnicity and race information to the federal government and state reporting agencies.

    Educational institutions are required to begin reporting using the new ethnicity and race data in the 2010-2011 year. In support of the data collection effort for reporting, San Jacinto College will survey all active employees via SOS beginning Monday, August 9, 2010.

    We ask that all employees login to their SOS account prior to September 30, 2010 and complete this survey. When you login to SOS, the survey will appear automatically.  Please note that employees are required to complete this survey. The survey contains two questions.  The first question will ask employees to identify their ethnicity and the second question will ask for race(s) to be selected.  One or more races may be selected from the multiple options.

    If you need help with your SOS login, please contact TechSupport at extension 6137. However, if you have questions regarding the survey, please contact the Human Resources office at extension 6115.

    Thank you for supporting our data collection efforts for federal and state reporting.

  • wpadmin 9:03 am on August 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    SJC hosts Texas Higher Education IR/IT Forum 

    On Thursday, July 22, 2010, San Jacinto College hosted the Texas Higher Education IR/IT  Forum. What started as a small event (anticipation of about 12 guests) turned into a large event with more than 50 people in  attendance from several two- and four-year institutions, as well as the Texas Higher Education  Coordinating Board (THECB).

    This large response shows the interest and  need for understanding data and consistency in reporting to help higher  education institutions make better decisions. Several participants  representing information technology (IT) and institutional  research (IR) departments commented on the need for these two reporting  departments to collaborate. Representatives from human resources, continuing education, and financial aid also attended, and the groups came together to share best  practices for this business intelligence tool. Other institutions represented include Texas  A&M University – Kingsville, Tarleton State University, Steven F.  Austin University, and Houston Community College.

    Congratulations to  our own IT and aSPIRE offices who collaborated to bring this conference to our college,  and facilitate the exchange of ideas on higher education reporting to  fruition.

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