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  • amanda.fenwick 3:43 pm on April 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Good times 

    District administration employees recently got together for the annual spring cookout, staged in the parking lot at the district office. Everyone enjoyed the delicious hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelons, and other goodies, as well as the team-building fellowship.

    Kudos to chief cook Bill Dickerson, Director of Accounting and Financial Services, and other Business Office employees who helped put together the fun outing.

    “This is a group effort from all the employees in the District and Annex buildings,” Bill said. “The administrators – D and E Band level, provided personal funds. Staff from various offices provided set-up and take-down support. I don’t want to name individuals, as I may inadvertently leave someone out that contributed.”

    The cookout is an annual effort to enhance camaraderie among employees, and a good time was had by all.

    “I believe it illustrates one of the College values, namely ‘Sense of Community and Collaboration,'” Bill commented.

  • amanda.fenwick 11:26 am on April 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    A Celebration of Life 

    The North campus hosted the recent Hyacinth Memorial service to celebrate the lives of San Jacinto College employees who have passed away.

    Special tributes were given this year to four dedicated educators: Dr. Sandra Hawley, Sue Middleton, Bill O’Brian, and James Steen.

    Employees who assisted in the memorial ceremony include Phillip Cohen (invocation), Serita Dickey (introduction), LaVena Wilder (video), Guillermo Hernandez (music), Edgar Moore and the SJC Faculty Choir (choral presentation), Dr. Randy Snyder (“Taps”), and Amy Ammerman (benediction).

    The Hyacinth Memorial planning committee includes Dr. Richard Bailey, Kaye Caley, Joe Clark, Serita Dickey, James Hall, Diana Houston, Charlotte Jackson, Eva Johnson, Ryan Navejar, Patricia Petty, Dr. Randy Snyder, and LaVena Wilder.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:20 pm on April 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Honoring the Bard 

    The life and works of William Shakespeare came to life at “Bard’s Bash,” presented recently by the Central campus English department to commemorate the birthday of the renowned English playwright.

    Faculty, staff, and students gathered for the event on the lawn near the College’s student center. Some were dressed in Elizabethan period costumes, several portraying famous Shakespearian roles as period music played in the background. Students performed skits from well-known works of “the Bard.” Activities included Shakespeare trivia, a costume party, face painting, a portrait contest, and maypole dancing.

    Kudos to Erin Callahan, Kim DeLauro, Heather McKnight, Barbara Brown, Nick  Weiss, Ann Pearson, William Wolfe, and other employees who helped to coordinate the entertaining and educational event.

  • wpadmin 2:53 pm on April 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to Carol & Chuck Schwing and family in the recent passing of their son, William “Barry” Schwing.  He passed away on April 16, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  No arrangements have been made at this time.

    Carol is Administrative Assistant in the Chancellor office.

    • Heather Doyle 11:56 pm on May 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thank You, I didn’t expect to find this while I was looking for something else… I will tell my mom in the morning that this is here.. Thank you again.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:50 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    A Great Day for San Jacinto 

    Two significant anniversaries occur in 2011: the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, and the 50th anniversary of San Jacinto College. Thanks largely to San Jacinto College history professor Dr. Eddie Weller, the College had a display booth at the recent San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment. SJC culinary arts pastry chef students, under the direction of Steve Rudd, baked large cakes bearing anniversary wishes to Texas and to San Jacinto College, and SJC employees gave away slices of cake to people attending the big festival held at the San Jacinto Battlegrounds. SJC employees who helped out in the event include Amanda Booren, Rob Vanya, Jessica Elizondo, Kaye Moon Winters, Hollie Fulsom, Dr. Kerry Mix, Joshua Wilson, Dana Eifert, and LaVena Wilder.

  • wpadmin 10:32 am on April 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Discount tickets available for Dynamo season 

    The Houston Dynamo are pleased to present San Jacinto College employees with a special ticket offer for discounted individual game tickets for the 2011 Houston Dynamo home season. This offer provides a $13 savings on each ticket in the sideline section.

    If you’re interested in purchasing tickets for any Houston Dynamo home game at this discounted rate, please click here.

    For a complete Houston Dynamo 2011 schedule, click here.

    Enjoy the season!

  • amanda.fenwick 8:55 am on April 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Child care center enjoys Fun Fair 

    The North campus children’s center recently enjoyed a Fun Fair as part of Week of the Young Child celebrations. Fun Fair activities included sack races, face painting, hula hooping, bubble blowing, a fishing pond, arts and crafts, a music concert, and a visit from the HEB Buddy.

    Kudos to center director Kathy Greenway and staff members who went all out to make the fair a fun and educational experience for the little ones. People who helped out during Week of the Young Child events include Elizabeth Bell, Marisa Murillo, Brittany Holly, Teresa Hicks, and Melissa Belza.

  • amanda.fenwick 5:03 pm on April 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Career Fair a big success 

    The recent Career Fair hosted by the North campus was a great success, thanks to coordinator Natiesha Walker and other helpful staff members.

    Companies displayed promotional material, and some conducted on-site job interviews. There were door prizes, computer stations for onsite job applications, and mock interviews.

    In addition to Walker, others who provided assistance during the career fair include Devera Allen-Sheller, Christina Longoria, Zamira Ramon, Letticia Martinez, Erika Hernandez, Andrea Mitchen, Debbie Smith, Esther Tamez, Ed Vanderberg, Brian Reyes, Alfonzo Alcazar, and Clare Iannelli.

  • wpadmin 4:55 pm on April 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Information regarding exposure of personal data by the Texas Comptroller’s office 

    The Texas Comptroller’s office released information earlier this week about the exposure of a large number of Texans’ personal information. The records of about 3.5 million people with personally identifying information were erroneously placed on a public server.

    The information was in data transferred by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). According to a news release issued by the Comptroller’s office, there is no indication the personal information was misused. Beginning today, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, the Comptroller’s office is sending letters to those individuals whose information was inadvertently exposed.

    If you would like to see if your personal information was jeopardized, a special toll free phone number has been set up for you to call at 1-855-474-2065. You will be able to check to see if you are receiving a notification letter by calling that toll free phone line. The toll free line will be open 24-hours a day through Tuesday, April 19.

    For more information, visit txsafeguard.org.

  • wpadmin 4:46 pm on April 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathy to Lea Kimbrell and family on the recent passing of her father, James Stanley Suba.  Mr. Suba passed away on Friday, April 8,2011.

    Lea is a Banner Specialist CPD at Central Campus.

    James Stanley “Coach” Suba

    James Stanley “Coach” Suba passed away April 8, 2011 at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Reese Suba; children Lea Suba Kimbrell (Jim), Tricia Suba Renfro (Ray), Strech Suba (Lou), and Jo Lyn Suba Iverson (widow of Logan); grandchildren Denver Renfro (Kris), Kyle Kimbrell, Matthew Renfro, Grady Kimbrell, DJ and Sarah Iverson; and great-granddaughters Katherine and Norah Renfro; sister, Gloria Wakeland (Billy) and nieces and nephews.
    His greatest loves on this earth were his family, baseball and the Marine Corp. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time in God’s great outdoors. He taught and coached countless young people over the years in the classroom, on a field or in a gym, behind the wheel of a driver’s education car, in the backyard or wherever he sat down. Coach taught in several school districts and retired from Sheldon ISD in 1985. He played college and semi-pro baseball and pitched batting practice for 13 years for the Colt 45s and the Houston Astros. He was a fixture at Colt 45 stadium, the Astrodome and Minute Maid Park from 1964 through the 2008 season.
    Coach will be remembered by a host of friends for his generosity and ability to turn adversity into a learning experience.
    The family wants to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Wisteria Place.
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
    The family will have a viewing at Elmwood Funeral Home on Monday, April 11, from 6-8 pm. There will be a private burial on Tuesday, April 12.
    Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at http://www.elmwoodfuneral.com <http://www.elmwoodfuneral.com>

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