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  • wpadmin 9:30 am on August 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Farewell Dr. Steven Horton 

    Dr. Steven F. Horton, dean of industrial and applied technology, retired this Fall after 38 years of service to the College. Over the decades, Dr. Horton has been instrumental in the growth of the technical education programs at the Central campus, playing a key role in the development of the campus’ newest addition, the transportation center. A reception was recently held in his honor. He will be missed.

  • wpadmin 8:09 am on August 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus hosting open auditions for Woyzeck 

    The South Campus theatre and film department is holding open auditions for its upcoming performance of Woyzeck, by George Buchner. Auditions are open to all San Jacinto College students, faculty, and staff.

  • wpadmin 10:28 am on August 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    SJC begins celebrations for its 50th anniversary 

    Dear San Jacinto College students and employees,

    Welcome back to another semester! We hope you had a great summer. As you may know, we are embarking on our 50th anniversary here at San Jacinto College. The anniversary celebration officially kicks off Sept. 19, with a special Board of Trustees meeting to commemorate the first day of classes at San Jacinto College on Sept. 18, 1961.

    Beginning next week, we will take a look back at our history through the decades. Over the next several months, we will highlight a decade and you will have a chance to show your knowledge of the College. There will be a trivia quiz for each decade that is open to all employees and students. The quiz will be available on the 50th Anniversary website for one month and the winner will be announced the following month. All correct entries will be entered into a drawing to select the winner. Winners will receive a San Jacinto College 50th Anniversary T-shirt.

    Here’s the schedule:

    60s Contest Open 9/1/2011 – 9/30/2011

    Winner selected on or before 10/15/2011

    70s Contest Open 11/1/2011 – 11/30/2011

    Winner selected on or before 12/5/2011

    80s Contest Open 1/2/2012 – 1/31/2012

    Winner selected on or before 2/15/2012

    90s Contest Open 3/1/2012 – 3/31/2012

    Winner selected on or before 4/15/2012

    2000s Contest Open 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2012

    Winner selected on or before 6/5/2012

    The next big event you should know about will be a human “50” photo. We need you and 599 of your colleagues and classmates to help us take this photo. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m., at the Central campus track. Parking will be available on the East side of the campus near the truck driving school driving course. When you arrive at the track, you will be greeted by a volunteer who will line you up and take you to the appropriate location in either the five or the zero. Once everyone is lined up, we’ll take the photo from above.

    You are encouraged to wear San Jacinto College apparel, although it’s not a requirement to be in the photo. Students, if you have a uniform, you are encouraged to wear that (ex: athletics, cosmetology, culinary, automotive tech, nursing and health science, etc.).

    We are looking for 15 employee volunteers from each campus to help us line everyone up. You will also be able to be in the photo. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Hollie Fulsom.

    We hope that you’ll get involved in the 50th anniversary activities. Please plan to join us at the Central campus track on Oct. 4 for the commemorative photo event. To find out what else is happening with the College’s 50th anniversary, visit the 50th anniversary website.

    Thank you and have a great semester!

  • amanda.fenwick 10:13 am on August 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    It is with great sadness to announce the recent passing of retiree Donald Franklin.  Mr. Franklin was a police officer on Central campus from January 2001 through August 2006, and then served as a part-time employee until his retirement in July 2010.

    Donald R. Franklin, Sr., of Pasadena, Texas, formerly of Rossville, Illinois, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at La Porte Healthcare Center. Born June 13, 1932 in Rossville, he was the son of Herbert and Nora Gale Franklin. Mr. Franklin graduated from Rossville Community High School in May, 1950, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:12 am on August 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    North leaders gather for SWOT meeting 

    Dr. Allatia Harris reviews SWOT messages

    Key administrators and faculty members from the North campus recently gathered for a SWOT meeting to discuss Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Under the direction of North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris (photo above), the campus leaders provided input by writing their comments and observations on sticky notes that were displayed on the walls. The sticky note messages were then reviewed and summarized. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 2:12 pm on August 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Torres named to key position at North campus 

    Christine Torres was recently named Director of Educational Planning and Counseling for the North campus. She is no stranger to San Jacinto College.  For the last three years, she served as a shared counselor at Pasadena High School and Sam Rayburn High School. Before coming to San Jac, Christine worked at Houston Community College, where she served as an administrative assistant, in disability services, as a Spanish translator, and as a counselor.

  • wpadmin 1:27 pm on August 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Cycling Club presents Dr. Hellyer with new SJC jersey 

    The SJC Cycling Club recently presented Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer with a new jersey that features the San Jac logo. The Club’s staff, faculty and student members decided to design the shirt to promote the College and increase student pride and camaraderie. Each jersey features a gold collar and sides, blue sleeves with the 50th Anniversary logo, and a white body with San Jacinto College and the SJC logo in black ink.
    Established in 2010, the SJC Cycling Club recruits new members each semester with the overall purpose to promote a healthy lifestyle, a chance for competitive riders to meet, school pride, and safe riding within a large group. The group participates in the build-a-bike charity each year, as well as Space Race and Tour de Cure for diabetes.
    Members do not need a bike to start and will be required to participate in at least two meetings and volunteer for one charity event. For more information, contact Ruben Ramirez at ruben.ramirez@sjcd.edu.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:50 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    New arrival 

    Leighton Wilson

    North campus baseball coach DJ Wilson and his wife Alisha recently welcomed a new arrival. Leighton Paige Wilson was born on August 1, 2011 at 9:38 a.m. She was 8 lbs. 9 oz. and 21 inches long at birth. The Wilsons’ other daughters, Kylee and Madeline, also welcomed the arrival of their new little sister.

    Congratulations to the Wilson family on the birth of their new little bundle of joy.

    • Charlotte Jackson 3:57 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations! May God continue to pour out blessings on the family.

  • wpadmin 12:10 pm on August 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    City of Houston activates heat emergency plan 

    Good afternoon! Due to temperatures and the heat index exceeding 100 degrees, the City of Houston has activated its heat emergency plan. If you have to be outside today, please use extreme caution. Today’s heat index is expected to reach its peak between noon and 6 p.m. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:05 am on August 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Discount for King Tut Exhibit 

    The Houston Museum of Fine Arts is offering a special discount (up to $8 per ticket) to San Jacinto College employees for the upcoming King Tut Exhibit. The event will be the first time for King Tut’s treasures to ever visit Houston.

    The exhibit opens on Oct. 16, and tickets go on sale in September, but SJC employees can purchase discounted tickets online before September. To buy discounted tickets, please visit http://www.kingtut.org/gold on the web. More details are also available by calling 713-758-7382.

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