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  • wpadmin 12:03 pm on October 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations to Betty Woodfill for TADE appointment! 

    Congratulations to Betty Woodfill, San Jacinto College preparatory professor, for her recent appointment as the 2011-2012 Texas Association for Developmental Education (TADE) membership chair.

    Woodfill’s duties will include keeping the TADE executive committee and the association’s newsletter editor informed of changes in membership, issue membership cards, recruit new members, serve as liaison with up to four at-large representatives during annual membership drives, and prepare an annual report on changes in membership for the year at the annual conference. Her term of office is for two years; she will be installed at the annual conference in Austin this semester.

    “Since I attribute many of my successes at SJC to best practices and new research in developmental education obtained from attending and participating in state and national conferences, I am passionate about sharing with other Texas educators the multiplied benefits and rewards of being a TADE member,” said Woodfill.

    A native of Nacogdoches, Woodfill is currently in her fifth year as a professor at SJC having served as a language skills full-time adjunct for 14 years. While at San Jacinto College, she has co-authored the popular “Developmental Educators’ Handbook,” a vast online encyclopedia of resources useful for developmental reading and writing educators, as well as implemented the SJC  STAR Award program.  As a result of this program, college prep students now have an added incentive to be recognized for achievement.  She is also a member of the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE).

    “TADE is the largest state chapter for developmental education in the United States,” said Dr. Rebecca Goosen, associate vice chancellor of college preparatory. “They have the potential to reach a large population of students that could benefit from assistance in the learning process. Betty has been dedicated to that cause for many years and would contribute to the growth of TADE through serving as the Membership Chair.”

     
  • wpadmin 8:06 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Come out to support Dig Pink volleyball this Saturday 

    The sixth-ranked San Jacinto College (SJC) volleyball team will host its Dig Pink matches on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Central Campus Anders Gymnasium.

    The schedule includes SJC vs. Coastal Bend at 1 p.m., Coastal Bend vs. Hill College at 3 p.m., and SJC vs. Hill College at 5 p.m. This is San Jacinto College’s fourth year to participate in the Dig Pink initiative. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in which Dig Pink is held each year by middle school, high school, and collegiate teams across the nation to increase awareness and raise donations to support research to find a cure.

    Donations for this year’s SJC Dig Pink event can be made online at http://www.side-out.org/application/ous/fundraising_page/2786, as well as at the door and during the matches. A silent auction will be held for a Texans football autographed by Head Coach Gary Kubiak. The first 40 people to attend this event will receive a free Dig Pink T-shirt. The Central Campus’ First Year Experience organization will also join in to coordinate festive activities for the event. The San Jacinto College volleyball team and coaches will wear pink in support of the cause, and spectators are encouraged to wear pink as well. 

    A moment of silence will be held prior to the start in honor of survivors and those who are battling the disease, as well as those who have lost their fight with breast cancer.

    “This event is an avenue to show support for breast cancer survivors and to promote continued research and development of a cure,” said Sharon Nelson, SJC volleyball head coach and Central Campus athletic director. “Using the large crowd of this year’s tri-match event with SJC, Coastal Bend, and Hill College, we hope to reach out to more people to increase awareness through this year’s Dig Pink Foundation Event.”

    About the Side-Out Foundation

    The Side-Out Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families. The organization’s goal is to advance clinical trials, increase compassionate support services and educate communities. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. The foundation offers practical support for fundraising in addition to educational material for participants in order to help them become effective advocates for breast cancer. It contributes the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or compassionate support.

    The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. It is hoped that Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.

     
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