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  • amanda.fenwick 10:05 am on March 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    In the national spotlight 

    Bryan Jones

    Kudos to Bryan Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities, whose quotes and information were featured in the February 2012 issue of the national magazine “Sign Builder Illustrated.”

    In the article titled “Tapping the College Campus Spigot” Jones talked about signage and graphics upgrade projects in progress at all three SJC campuses.

    Also, a photo (shown below) taken by communications coordinator Rob Vanya was published in the magazine to go with Jones’ information.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:42 am on March 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    McWaines earn doctorate degrees 

    DeRhonda and Lamar McWaine, shown in photo above with their daughter Sierra and son Logan, recently earned doctorate degrees from Capella University.

    DeRhonda was awarded a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Education, and Lamar earned a PhD in Education with a specialization in Leadership for Higher Education.

    DeRhonda serves as Coordinator for Student Success at the North Campus, and Lamar is the North Campus Student Life Coordinator.

    So, now that there are two doctors in the McWaine household, who is the real boss? DeRhonda’s answer: “Well, the kids call us Dr. #1 (me) and Dr. #2 (Lamar), so …”

    Lamar’s answer: “No comment.” (See, getting his doctorate already made Lamar considerably smarter).

    Congratulations to Dr. Lamar, and Dr. DeRhonda for their milestone achievement, and keep up the good work!

  • amanda.fenwick 9:13 am on March 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Ivins part of historic panel of judges 

    Dr. Jerry Ivins, artistic director of the Central Campus’ department of theatre and film, will be a judge at the upcoming University Interscholastic League state high school one-act play competition.

    “This year will be first time there will be a panel of judges at the State competition,” he commented. “I have been asked to be a part of this historic first panel.”

    Ivins is shown in the related photo, seated at far left.

    The UIL state one-act play competition, held in Austin, is billed as the largest high school play production contest in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays will participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production state meet one-act play contest.

    “It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject,” Ivins said.

    Congratulations to Dr. Ivins for being selected to participate in such a prestigious and important endeavor.

  • wpadmin 11:24 am on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Future educators receive visit from Population Connections 

    Lindsey Bailey, education program associate with Population Connections, recently presented to a group of students in Judith Maima’s education class at the Central Campus. Population Connections is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. The organization leads hands-on workshops for pre-service teachers at universities and colleges around the country. The workshops are designed to train future teachers (of all grade levels) on how to give students classroom tools and strategies for discussing population growth and related social, environmental, and
    economic issues.

  • andrea.vasquez 1:09 pm on March 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Electronics recycling at San Jacinto College South 

    The San Jacinto College (SJC) South Campus Green Team will hold Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, March 31.

    Partnering with 5R (Recycle, Reuse, Reclaim, Re-engineer, and Reduce) Processors, a Wisconsin-based business that has been recycling electronics since 1988, the South Campus Green Team is continuing its efforts to promote environmental responsibility throughout the College and surrounding communities.

    “San Jacinto College actively recycles plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and paper on all of its campuses,” said Brian Piana, South Campus art professor and Green Team committee chair. “While most people are quite familiar with recycling cans, bottles, and paper, they may not think about recycling less-traditional items. Just as you can recycle cans, bottles, and paper, electronics can be recycled for their parts, which can be re-used and turned into something new, all the while reducing e-waste and its impact on the environment.”

    Community members and businesses are invited to drop off any old or unused electronics, which will help keep these devices out of landfills. Items that will be accepted include monitors, CPUs, keyboards, laptops, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, TVs, cell phones, stereo equipment, game consoles, microwaves, and more. Secure, certified data cleansing of hard drives will also be available by 5R Processors for $10 per unit.

    The Electronics Recycling Day event will be held Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Campus Academic Wing parking lot. The event is free and open to the public and area businesses. The SJC South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. For directions to the campus, visit http://www.sanjac.edu, and click on the locations link at the top of the page.

    For more information and a complete list of electronic items accepted, visit http://www.5Rprocessors.com, call 713-322-4480, or email SJCsouthgreen@gmail.com.

  • wpadmin 11:47 am on March 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    SJC Night with the Houston Astros 

    Hello San Jacinto College! It’s time once again for SJC Night at the Houston Astros! Bring your family, grab your colleagues, and support the Houston Astros in their 50th anniversary season! Tickets for the Friday, April 20 game against the Dodgers start as low as $7, and the first 10,000 fans receive a Colt .45s Replica Jersey. There’s even a post game fireworks show! See more information below, or download the flyer here. Have fun and Go ‘Stros!

  • wpadmin 3:52 pm on March 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    THECB visits programs supported by adult basic education grant 

    Dr. Linda Muñoz, senior program director for developmental and adult education from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), recently visited San Jacinto College to observe programs supported by the Adult Basic Education Innovation Grant (ABE-IG).

    San Jacinto College was one of eight colleges to be awarded this grant in 2010. The THECB, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) collaborated to issue this career pathways innovation grant for adult basic education students. The purpose of the ABE-IG grant is to increase participation and success of unemployed and underemployed adults in workforce training programs at community colleges and public technical institutions.  Grants awarded under this competition focus on entry-level job skills training and Level 1 certificate training.

    This semester, SJC is offering fully-funded grant opportunities in the areas of welding, CNA, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), professional truck driving, mammography practicum, computer literacy, payroll specialist, CPR and Microsoft Office specialty. Currently, the number of SJC unduplicated students that this grant has helped to gain national and state certifications in a one year period is 196.  Muñoz found that number to be astonishing and said that she had to come and see the program for herself.

    Job placement is a critical component of all ABE-IG sponsored coursework and is what HVAC instructor, Brian Sanders, refers to as “a real-world capstone event.”

    “It is not enough in the ABE curriculum to merely get the students through the course, employment is the thing the students are after,” said Sanders.

  • wpadmin 4:32 pm on March 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences: Bruce Greek 

    Our deepest sympathy to Sherron Lux and family on the recent passing of her father- in-law, Bruce Greek.  He passed away Monday, March 5, 2012.  Visitation will be today, Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6-8 pm.  The funeral service will be on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. Forest Park Westheimer.

    Sherron is a librarian, instructor and tutor here on North Campus.

    Forest Park Westheimer
    12800 Westheimer
    Houston TX 77077

  • wpadmin 4:29 pm on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences: Barbara Jane Brehmer 

  • wpadmin 3:21 pm on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Welcome, Colby Russell! 

    The Purchasing Department would like to congratulate Randi Faust and her husband Jared upon the birth of their new bundle of joy, Colby Russell.

    The family was blessed with Colby’s arrival on Feb. 24 at 10 p.m.. He weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 18 inches long.

    While they adjust to a schedule which includes much less sleep, Randi states they are, “enjoying being parents to a perfect little boy!”

    We wish Randi and her family all the best!

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