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  • wpadmin 5:24 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to B. Rodriguez and family on the recent passing of her brother, Paul Adam Meza. He passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

    Visitation will be Friday, October 15, 2010 from 2-9 p.m. Rosary at 7 pm. The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10:00 am.

    Morales Funeral Home
    2901 Canal St.
    Houston TX 77003

    B. Rodriguez is the Nursing Faculty Administrative Assistant for San Jacinto College Central.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:44 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Supporting a worthy cause 

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and employees of the North campus Counseling Center went all out to show their support.

    The counseling center team set up tables in the student center and treated visitors to free punch and pastries.

    Special gifts were presented to survivors, such as Betty Anderson, who works in the North campus police department, and Theresa Powell, who works in the North campus health science department.

    The group photo shows counseling center employees who helped out in the worthy cause — (from left) back row: Shannon Hinton (Advisor/Recruiter), Sharon Himes (Counselor), Elke Ornelas ( Administrative Assistant II), Senta Eastern (Disability Counselor), Adriana Jones (Counselor), Jeremy Jones (Shared Counselor), and Chantee Walker (Advisor/Recruiter); front row: Michelle Alvarado (International Counselor), Deborah Longtine (Office Manager), Dr. Deborah Myles (Director of Educational and Counseling) and Verenice Mares (Administrative Assistant) .

    Betty Anderson

    Theresa Powell

  • wpadmin 2:31 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to Debbie Westmoreland on the recent passing of her
    brother, Walter B. Dowlearn.

    Walter B. (Sonny) Dowlearn, age 70, passed away Sunday, October 10,
    2010, in La Vernia, TX. He is preceded by parents, Walter M. & Lola M.
    Dowlearn, and his son, Kenneth Bernard Dowlearn. Walter is survived by
    sons, Vince A. Dowlearn of La Vernia, TX and Brandon E. Dowlearn;
    daughter, Cassandra L. Meadows & husband, Scott of Schertz, TX; brother,
    Robert Dowlearn & wife, Jackie of Garden Ridge, TX; sisters, Debbie
    Westmoreland & husband, David of Dickinson, TX, Brenda Cotter and
    husband, Joe H. of Stockdale, TX; numerous grandchildren, nieces,
    nephews and best pal, his cat “GW”.

    GRAVESIDE SERVICE Thursday, October 14, 2010 11:00 AM Stockdale
    Cemetery, Stockdale, TX.

    The Rev. Scott Jones officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to
    the Humane Society 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229 or
    donors choice.

    Finch Funeral Chapel
    400 S. Fourth St.
    P.O. Drawer 69
    Stockdale, Texas   78160
    Phone: 830-996-3811

    Debbie is Administrative assistant for the Technical Dean on Central

  • wpadmin 2:54 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Please welcome Dr. Brenda Jones 

    Dr. Brenda Jolivette Jones will serve as dean of business and technical education for San Jacinto College (SJC) South.

    Jones returns to SJC after serving as program coordinator for the Central campus corporate education department and as an adjunct business professor. She previously served as dean of technical and professional education at Galveston College and worked for Lee College Huntsville Division as the division chair for instructors at four Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Units.

    “I am committed to providing an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning,” said Jones. “In collaboration with my faculty and staff, I hope to provide high-quality educational programs and services that creates accessible learning opportunities for all our students. It is my belief that as educators, it is imperative that we assist our students in fulfilling their individual needs as well as effectively address our community needs by offering programs and courses that prepares our students to effectively function in the workforce.”

    Jones earned her doctoral degree from Texas A&M University, her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Houston –Clear Lake, and is a graduate of Lee College.

    She is the mother of five children and resides in Pasadena with her husband, John Jones.

    “I am excited about the energy I feel from everyone that works for this College,” said Jones. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to assist in providing an atmosphere where our college is viewed as a visionary learning college that is designed to engage student learning and create successful 21st century learners.”

  • wpadmin 8:19 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    In Loving Memory
    Joe R. Hooton, II
    01/17/1940 – 09/30/2010

    Joe R. Hooton, II, 70, of Friendswood, Texas passed away September 30, 2010. He was born January 17, 1940 in Pittsburg, Texas to Joe and Zilfa (Girton) Hooton.

    A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October3, 2010 at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546 with Rev. Jim Bass officiating.

    Condolences may be sent to the Hooton family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at http://www.jeterfuneralhome.com <http://www.jeterfuneralhome.com/&gt; .

    Mr. Hooton was a Career Pilot adjunct on the Central Campus Since 2005.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:06 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Mini Izaguirre at the Hispanic Heritage luncheon.

    To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, District Office employees enjoyed a delicious luncheon, featuring an array of authentic Latino food, including made-from-scratch tortillas. Live musical entertainment was provided by South campus music professor Jeremy Garcia. The festivities were organized by District Business Office employees, with Mini Izaguirre acting as the chief coordinator. The food and fellowship were outstanding, and a good time was had by all. Bravo and ole. Click on a thumbnail below for a larger view, and press backspace to return to the post.

  • amanda.fenwick 1:01 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Call center celebrates Customer Service Week 

    Call center employees Camillia Harris, left, and Keirra Mitchell show some team spirit during Customer Service Week.

    Employees of the College’s call center recently went all out to celebrate Customer Service Week, a national event celebrated by many offices every year. Customer Service Week honors employees who serve and support, and recognizes the importance of customer service. “It definitely boosts morale and enhances teamwork,” commented Angela Rhodes, office manager at the College’s call center. “It rewards our reps and raises awareness of the importance of customer service.” Customer Service Week events were organized by call center trainers Dedra White and Suzette Martin. Celebration events included: (More …)

  • wpadmin 3:52 pm on October 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Welcome, Andrea! 

    Andrea Vasquez is the new communications coordinator in the marketing office!

    The marketing department has a new employee! We are pleased to introduce our newest communications coordinator – Andrea Vasquez!

    Andrea will be the primary media relations contact for the South campus. She comes to us with strong writing and photography experience, having worked with Chavez Squared Photography, Group 1 Marketing and Promotions, S. Randall Advertising, LLC, and R. STAHL, Inc.

    “Photography is my biggest hobby,” said Andrea. “I like to go around Houston looking for new locations. I like to juxtapose pretty, clean subjects with grungy warehouse/industrial spaces. I try to combine a classic feel in a modern setting.”

    Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Houston. She said the communications coordinator position at SJC caught her eye because it feeds both her interests in writing and photography.

    “With a combination of getting more writing and photography opportunities, especially at San Jacinto College where you interact with people all the time, I jumped at this opportunity,” said Andrea. “I’m very honored to be here with this great team!”

    When she’s not busy capturing those moments of life on camera, or telling stories through her writing, Andrea enjoys freshwater fishing and watching the sun rise while waiting for a huge bass to strike!

    If you have a South campus story that you’d like us to tell, please contact Andrea via email at andrea.vasquez@sjcd.edu, or by phone at extension 6173.

    In addition, we are also pleased to announce that Jeannie Peng-Armao will now be the primary media relations contact for the Central campus. Jeannie has been with the College since April 2009, and is eager to tell the story of the Central campus. She can be reached at jeannie.peng-armao@sjcd.edu, or extension 2633.

  • wpadmin 11:53 am on October 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College rides into the Pasadena Rodeo 

    Last night was San Jacinto College (SJC) Night at the Pasadena Rodeo, and everyone was out to have a good time. Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Board of Trustees members Larry Wilson, Marie Flickinger and Dan Mims; and Foundation board member Grady West all rode in on horseback. Board member Wayne Slovacek and North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris were also in attendance among the San Jac crowd.

    Funds raised for the evening went toward scholarships for SJC students. Country music star Stoney LaRue headlined the night’s entertainment.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:35 pm on October 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    ‘Old dogs’ can make a big impact 

    Dr. Eddie Weller, social sciences department chair at South campus (shown in photo above), recently made a presentation before the board of trustees about “Running with the Old Dogs,” a program that has brought many new people into professional development at the College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). (More …)

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