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  • amanda.fenwick 4:18 pm on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    How sweet it is 

    Cynthia Espinoza with her culinary creations.

    Kudos to North campus culinary arts adjunct instructor Cynthia Espinoza, who won two bronze medals in a recent Ben E. Keith cake decorating contest.

    The names of her culinary creations are “Gator in a Pot” and “Enhancement Under the Sea.” (More …)

    • culinaryarts 2:38 am on March 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Great Work Cynthia! 🙂 I like to see when someone has added creativity.

  • wpadmin 5:06 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    It is with great sadness to announce the recent passing of Will Parent’s grandfather, Frank W. Parent.   He passed away on January 25th , he was 100 years old and lacked three weeks being 101.  Funeral services are pending.

    Will is a Government Instructor at Central Campus.

  • wpadmin 5:05 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to J.D. Taliaferro in the recent passing of his grandmother Arrada Burran. Services are listed below:

    Visitation is Thursday 4-8:00
    Graveside is Friday 10:00

    Levingston Funeral Home
    2001 Nall Street
    Port Neches, TX  77651

    J.D. is the Director of Applied Technologies & Trade in CPD on Central Campus.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:34 pm on January 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Let’s Mardi Gras 

    The North campus will host a Community Cook-off on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a Mardi Gras theme.

    The cooking contest includes three categories: gumbo, jambalaya, and desserts. Registration is now open for cooking teams interested in participating, and the entry deadline is Feb. 28. The winning cook-off team in each category will receive a trophy and a cash prize. The entry fee is $35 per category for each team. To register, please call 281-998-6150 extension 7526, or email charlotte.jackson@sjcd.edu. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 5:07 pm on January 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Work under way at new Student Success Center 

    The North campus recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the campus’ new Student Success Center, a facility that will house student services such as enrollment and financial aid.

    “This is a much-needed facility, and it will be a very attractive ‘front door’ for the campus to the community,” commented North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris at the ceremony. The Student Success Center will adjoin the Spencer Administration Building and will face Uvalde Road at the western main entrance of the campus. (More …)

  • wpadmin 5:33 pm on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Fresh hot entrees now offered at the new Ravens Café at San Jacinto College Central 

    San Jacinto College Central unveils Ravens Café this week, featuring hot breakfast and lunch prepared daily in addition to the cafeteria’s two fast-food restaurants.

    Launch of the new café aims to appeal to a variety of customers, especially those who prefer healthier food choices, such as salads, and hot meat and vegetable entrees. Featured weekly menu items include meatloaf, fajitas, fried chicken, and barbecue chopped beef sandwiches, all prepared on campus each day. A snack bar is also located next to the food line, complete with deli sandwiches, fruit and coffee smoothies, iced tea, Crystal Light, energy drinks, 100-calorie snack packs, and Otis Spunkmeyer products.

    The café is open Monday through Friday with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located in the SJC Central cafeteria inside the W.M. Newton Student Center, which also features A&W and Pizza Hut. Weekly menus for Ravens Café can be found at http://www.facebook.com/SanJacintoCollege.

  • amanda.fenwick 12:32 pm on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Getting ready 

    Clare Iannelli, Serita Dickey, Dr. Allatia Harris, and Donna Matthews were among the crew who served food at the employee appreciation chili luncheon.

    North campus administrators, faculty, and staff went all out recently to prepare for the Spring term.

    On Campus Community Day, employees attended various presentations and meetings throughout the day to get motivated and prepared for the joys and challenges of teaching and learning.

    During the same week, campus leaders hosted a big chili luncheon to treat employees for their efforts as they helped students through the enrollment and registration process.

    Kudos to the dedicated North campus employees, and thank you for all you do for San Jacinto College!

    North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris motivated employees at a meeting during Campus Community Day.

  • amanda.fenwick 12:00 pm on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Key updates at North campus 

    Congratulations to North campus key administrators who have recently accepted new job positions.

    Serita Dickey, who was the Interim Academic Dean, is now the Dean of Allied Health and Science.

    Shawn Silman, who was the Athletic Director, is now the Interim Dean of Liberal Arts. Mr. Silman will also continue to operate as chair of the North campus Physical Education department.

    Tom Arrington recently accepted the position as Interim Athletic Dean. Mr. Arrington will continue to serve as the head coach of the men’s baseball team.




  • amanda.fenwick 11:38 am on January 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The San Jacinto College community is mourning the loss of James Steen, Health Information Management instructor at the North campus. Mr. Steen passed away on January 6, 2010 while on vacation with colleagues.

    James Steen

    Mr. Steen joined the faculty at the North campus in 1997. “He established the Health Information program and through his work touched the lives of hundreds and hundreds of students. James was well loved by his colleagues and students and will be greatly missed by his many friends here at North,” commented North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris.

    Memorial services for Mr. Steen will be held this weekend in Pasadena.

    Funeral Services are as follows:
    • Visitation is Friday, January 14,  from 5 to 9 p.m.

    • Funeral is Saturday, January 15 at 10 a.m.

    Rosewood Funeral Home
    3939 Pasadena Blvd
    Pasadena, TX 77503
    (713) 920-2171

    If you have memories or reflections that you would like to share with family, you may email those to Debby.Schultze@sjcd.edu . She is passing these thoughts on to Mr. Steen’s family. His daughter is collecting such things to prepare a memory book for the services.

    In Mr. Steen’s honor, a scholarship fund is being established. You may contact the San Jacinto College Foundation about contributions you wish to make in memory of Mr. James Steen. The students he helped so much during his life will be helped by this scholarship fund.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:08 am on January 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies are with the family of S. R. “Buddy” Jones, Jr. Jones passed away on January 6, 2011 at the age of 93.  He served as treasurer of San Jacinto College for 25 years, and is also the namesake for the S. R. “Buddy” Jones, Jr. Vocational Technical Building on the South campus. Jones is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mattie Ruth Linam; son, Steven S. Jones; daughter, Ruthanne Jones Clinkscales; five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

    A visitation will be held at Pasadena Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Wednesday, January 12, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Pasadena.

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