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  • andrea.vasquez 5:08 pm on June 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations Gray and Curry! 

    Congratulations to Sherry Gray (pictured left) and Sandra Curry (pictured right) for their recent achievements recognized at the Texas Educational Support Staff Association (TESA) Summer Work Conference in Frisco, Texas. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 3:04 pm on June 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply


    It is with great sadness to announce the passing of SJC employee Bill Hill. Bill had been at the College since November 1987 as a CE Instructor until October 2002, when he became a full-time employee as endpoint analyst in the IT department. He passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, after a long struggle with cancer. He was a popular and charismatic person, well known for his positive “can do” outlook towards life and work, and cared deeply about his friends, the College, and our students. He will be deeply missed.

    A memorial service is set for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2nd, at Deer Park Funeral Home, located at 336 East San Augustine Street, Deer Park, Texas 77536. Bill’s family requests that flowers be sent to the Deer Park Funeral Home.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:44 pm on June 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    North campus hosts Disability Awareness Day 

    The North campus recently hosted Disability Awareness Day to promote awareness of issues faced by persons with disabilities.
    In addition to SJC faculty and staff members, representatives from several agencies were on hand to provide information, including Houston Center for Independent Living, Texas Veterans Commission, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, and the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Foundation.

    Kudos to the employees who helped make the event successful, including Verenice Mares, Senta Eastern, Erika Hernandez, Ana Martinez,  Adrian Stewart, Alfonso Alcazar, Leticia Martinez, LaNitra Fields, Elke Redmon, and Amanda Herrick.

  • wpadmin 4:55 pm on June 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Limited Release of Astros vs. Red Sox Tickets 

    The Houston Astros recently had a limited release of tickets for the Boston Red Sox series July 1-3. This offer is open to all employees, students, family, and friends. There isn’t a discount on these games, however the price is substantially less than what you can purchase tickets for at the window because of the Dynamic Price tickets (tickets that fluctuate in price based on demand).

    Friday, July 1st-Sunday, July 3rd

    Fireworks following Friday and Saturday
    Brett Myers Bobblehead Sunday (First 10,000 Fans)

    For purchases of less than 20 tickets:
    *Log on to http://www.astros.com/sox – Password: BOSOX

    For group ticket purchases of 20 or more, contact:
    Richard Tapia at 713.259.8303 or rtapia@astros.com

  • andrea.vasquez 3:23 pm on June 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Discount tickets available for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus 

    Come and celebrate the biggest birthday bash in circus history! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s BARNUM 200 is coming to the Reliant Stadium July 7 – 24. Take advantage of SJC’s discount of $5 off per ticket by contacting Joe Lloyd at 1-866-248-8740 x 102 or by email at JLloyd@FeldGroupSales.com.

    Discounted prices: $27, $20 & $11

    For your convenience, you can also order tickets online by going to http://www.ticketmaster.com and using the promotional code FGS5.

  • wpadmin 5:15 pm on June 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations, aSPIRE Office! 

    George González, Patti Walling and Linda Perez from the San Jacinto College aSPIRE office

    Congratulations to the aSPIRE Office for their achievements and recognitions by professional associations.

    George Gonzalez, director of the aSPIRE Office,  will serve as president-elect of the Gulf Coast Association of Institutional Research (GCAIR) for 2011-2012. Gonzalez will assume the role of  GCAIR president for the following 2012-2013 year.
    Patti A. Walling
    , aSPIRE office manager, will serve as the second vice-president of Texas Educational Support Staff Association (TESA) for 2011-2012. In her new role, Walling will be in charge of membership. Her recent appointment follows years of service with the association; she has held such titles as assistant editor of “TESA Connection” magazine and secretary/treasurer.
    Earlier in the year, Linda Perez, information management liaison business analyst with the aSPIRE Office, was elected treasurer of  Texas Association of Institutional Research (TAIR) for 2011-2013. Her responsibilities include serving as ex-officio member of the program committee for the 2012 and 2013 conferences.  Previous TAIR positions Perez has held include newsletter editor and member of the nominating committee.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:17 pm on June 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    J.B. Whiteley, who served as the College’s Interim Chancellor in 1995, recently passed away.

    The visitation service will be held at Earthman’s on Tuesday, June 21 from 5 to 8 p.m., 6700 Ferris in Bellaire.

    The funeral services will be held at Southview Baptist Church on Wednesday,  June 22 at 9:30 a.m., 23003 S. Hwy 288 in Rosharon.

    The graveside service will be held at Guedry Cemetery in Batson on Wednesday, June 22 at 12:30 p.m.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:53 pm on June 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Dual credit students recognized 

    North campus dual credit students recently gathered for an end-of-term recognition banquet to celebrate their accomplishments as high-achieving students.

    The dual credit students honored at the banquet were from C.E. King, Channelview, Crosby, North Shore, and Galena Park high schools.

    At the event, students, faculty and staff bade a fond farewell to Dr. Dennis Toombs, who is retiring after serving as a government professor for many years at San Jacinto College. Dr. Toombs attended the event because he served as an instructor for many of the dual credit students.

    Kudos to all who helped to make the recognition banquet a big success, especially to the main coordinators Jennifer Mowdy, Cathy Andrusick, and Mary Cherry.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:02 am on June 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Silman the new dean of liberal arts at North campus 

    Shawn Silman was recently named dean of liberal arts at the North campus.

    Silman is no stranger to leadership roles at the College. He has served as the head coach of the women’s basketball team, and as the athletic director for the North campus.

    “We know Shawn will serve the College and our students with integrity, creativity, and commitment,” commented North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris.

    Congratulations Shawn, and thank you for all you do for San Jacinto College.

  • wpadmin 3:02 pm on June 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    AAWCC summer banquet 

    The San Jacinto College chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) held its summer banquet Tuesday night at the Monument Inn in La Porte. Former Harris County Pct. 2 Commissioner Sylvia Garcia was the featured speaker, and new officers for the 2011-2012 year were elected. (More …)

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