Barbara Taplin passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Her funeral visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the New St. Phillips Baptist Church, 
6135 FM 521 Road in Arcola, Texas 77583; phone: 281-431-2212.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, located at 9600 Scott Street, Houston 77051;
 phone: 713-734-7971.

Barbara most recently served as the College’s Allied Health Dean and has been with San Jacinto College for many years in both campus and district roles. “Barbara was a truly special person and those who knew her will miss her greatly,” commented Central campus President Dr. Neil Matkin. “Her grand sense of humor and deep compassion for people of all walks of life were shining attributes that I will think of often personally.”