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  • amanda.fenwick 9:23 am on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Jerry W. Igleheart, 63 of Pasadena, TX passed away January 23, 2012 in Meza, AZ. Mr. Igleheart was a Computer Information Technology professor at San Jacinto College for 13 years.

    He was preceded in death by his father William Igleheart. He is survived by his wife Debbie Igleheart; three sons – Mathew Igleheart & wife Laura, Justin Igleheart & wife Amy, and Keegan Igleheart; three daughters – Sydney Meriwether & husband Jay, Kecia Igleheart & husband Scott, Aubrey Young & husband Bryan; mother – Dora Igleheart; two sisters Gloria Weber & husband Bill, Janice Jenkins & husband Len; and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services were held in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the SJC Foundation – SJC Memorial Fund in memory of Jerry Igleheart, 4624 Fairmont Pkwy, Ste 212, Pasadena, TX 77504.

  • amanda.fenwick 5:36 pm on January 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Engineering firm supports students 

    S&B Engineers and Constructors recently donated funds to support scholarships for San Jacinto College students majoring in Engineering Design Graphics. Central Campus students receiving a $1,000 scholarship through the contributions include, (front row) from left, Thomas Gevardo, Micaela Cornett, Derek Chachere, and Jacqueline Ellis. The scholarships are administered through the San Jacinto College Foundation. Shown supporting the students (back row) are Michael Fox, EDG professor for the College; Dr. William Brookshire, S&B chairman; and Ruth Keenan, SJC’s executive director for development.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:37 pm on January 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Take me out to the ball game 

    The baseball team hosted their home opener at John Ray Harrison Field on the North Campus on Saturday, Jan. 28 on a pleasant, sunny day.

    A large crowd was on hand to witness the home team sweep a double-header against conference rivals Wharton Junior College.

    North Campus President Dr. Allatia Harris threw a strike for the ceremonial first pitch to get the action started, and she also posed for photos with the coaching staff, including DJ Wilson, Jimmy Durham, Head Coach Tom Arrington, Kory Koehler, and Jason Krug.

    The SJC baseball program is one of the most successful collegiate athletic programs in the nation, holding national records for the most JUCO World Series appearances, and the most JUCO World Series wins.

    To view a season schedule, and for more information about the team, please visit http://www.sanjacsports.com/baseball. All San Jac baseball home games can be heard live online at http://www.legacysportsnetwork.com.

  • wpadmin 2:54 pm on January 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Toastmasters Club Forming on Central Campus 

    Do you want to improve your communications skills and gain more confidence speaking to groups?  Since 1924 Toastmasters International has helped over 4 million people become more confident speakers and leaders.  If you will be interviewing for jobs, Toastmasters will prepare you for job interviews and for the business world.  Toastmasters will be able to help students where English is a second language.  If you are faculty members, Toastmaster will help you make your classes more exciting and dynamic.

    A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no pressure atmosphere.  A typical group has 20 to 40 members who meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.  A typical meeting lasts 60 – 90 minutes.  There is no instructor.  Instead, meeting participants give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings, and develop leadership skills, and hone their skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.

    On, we are having a meeting to explore the feasibility of forming a new Toastmasters Club here at the Central campus:

    Date: February 9 (Thursday)

    Time:     4:00 – 5:00 PM

    Place:    Building 1 (formerly the ILC) in Room C1.109

    There will be district representatives from Toastmasters International to explain the benefits of joining and answer your questions.

    For additional information, contact:

    Craig Zimmerman

    Dean of Corporate Training – CPD


  • wpadmin 11:15 am on January 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Planets – an HD Odyssey ticket offer 

    Did you miss The Houston Symphony’s performance of The Planets – An HD Odyssey? If so, you can see it again. This time for $5. The Symphony is proud to offer San Jacinto College students and staff this opportunity on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Grace Community Church. Click here for more information!

  • wpadmin 5:24 pm on January 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Baseball, softball open 2012 seasons this weekend 

    The San Jacinto College baseball and softball teams open their respective seasons this weekend.

    Baseball opens the season tonight on the road at Wharton County Junior College. San Jac will be at home tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28 against Wharton County. First pitch is at 2 p.m., at JR Harrison Field at the North Campus. Dr. Allatia Harris, North Campus President, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

    The softball team opens the 2012 season on the road at Heartland and LSU-Eunice on Saturday. The softball home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., against McLennan Community College.

    All employees and students are invited to attend and cheer on your San Jac baseball and softball teams!

  • amanda.fenwick 9:53 am on January 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome aboard Chief Taylor 

    Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer recently swore in Bill Taylor as the College’s new Police Chief.

    Mr. Taylor comes to San Jacinto College with a wealth of law enforcement experience, particularly in higher education. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety of the Rice University Police Department. Prior to that, Mr. Taylor served as Director of the Washington University in Saint Louis Police Department at the Hilltop Campus.

    He is a member of the Texas Association of Colleges and University Police Administrators, and served as the organization’s President in 2008.

    Mr. Taylor is certified as a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards & Education Master Peace Officer and Instructor.

    He holds a bachelor of science in Criminal Justice, and a master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University.

  • wpadmin 12:12 pm on January 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Central Campus hosts a fun-filled Campus Community Day for faculty and staff 

    The Central Campus recently held its Campus Community Day for all faculty and staff members. Dr. H. Neil Matkin kicked off the event with an interactive presentation that included skits, awards, and plenty of memorable moments of 2011. Faculty and staff were treated to news items from a variety of campus programs and a surprise return visit from Dr. Steven Horton, who retired last year after 39 years with the College. The congregation then separated into two sessions at the Powell Arena Theatre for a discussion with campus administration that allowed feedback on a various subjects in preparation for the 2012 Spring semester. Lunch included catering by Johnny Tamales and a dessert bar.

  • amanda.fenwick 5:24 pm on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Y’all ready for this? 

    North Campus employees recently spent two days gearing up for the upcoming Spring term. Jan. 11 was Campus Community Day when everyone met for instructional meetings and to welcome all new employees. President Dr. Allatia Harris welcomed administrators and department chairs to a seminar held in the Monument Room, where Psychology professor Darla Rocha, and Philosophy professor Edwin Aiman gave a presentation about ramifications and issues stemming from the recent Penn State scandal.

    On Jan. 13, all employees were treated to a chili lunch as a way to show appreciation for their efforts to prepare the campus for the first day of classes. Dr. Harris, Dr. Gary Friery, Dr. Richard Bailey, Shawn, Silman, Sarita Dickey, and Amy Ammerman were administrators who provided service with a smile as they dished up steaming bowls of delicious chili and trimmings.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:19 pm on January 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus Business and Technology Division celebrates 50th Anniversary 

    The South Campus Business and Technology Division opened the Spring 2012 semester by dressing in 50s attire to celebrate SJC’s 50th anniversary. The division meeting included updates from each department, Perkins funding updates, student-required Meningitis vaccination updates, financial aid information, dual credit student updates, and new employee introductions which include: Neveen Coco, business and CIT administrative assistant; MaryKate Flanagan, maritime instructor; and Christopher Diaz, HVAC instructor. The meeting also featured two guest speakers from the UHCL-BAS Transfer Program: Hope Young, assistant director of admissions, recruitment, and communications; and Krishani Abeysekera, information technology department chair.

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