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  • wpadmin 3:16 pm on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Remember to Save The Date for the 50th Anniversary Picnic! 

    San Jacinto College employees and their immediate family members are invited to the 50th anniversary picnic on Saturday, April 14, at the Central Campus.
    The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include a presentation of the Annual Service Awards. Food and refreshments will also be provided, as well as games and entertainment for all ages.

  • wpadmin 9:39 am on March 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Visitation and funeral service for Clifford Wayne Slovacek 

    Clifford Wayne Slovacek, 89, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, veteran, and friend to many, went to be with his Lord and joined his beloved wife of 59 years, Marja Faye, on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Wayne was born on October 28, 1922 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to Jennie and Joseph Slovacek.

    Wayne served his country with pride in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 until his discharge in 1946 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma.

    During Wayne’s tenure of 44 years with Union Equity Cooperative Exchange, he oversaw the purchase of 63 acres fronting the Houston Ship Channel and construction of the grain elevator.

    Wayne was fondly known as “Mr. Deer Park” for his outstanding leadership in organizations, including the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, Deer Park Masonic Lodge, and the Deer Park Rotary Club, where he was a charter member and Paul Harris Fellow. He served on the Board of Trustees for San Jacinto College for 39 years, retiring as Trustee Emeritus.

    Wayne faithfully served the Lord as an Elder at Pasadena First Christian Church and later as a Deacon at Deer Park First Baptist Church.

    Many honors have been awarded to Wayne for service to his community: Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Wayne Slovacek Humanitarian Award named in his honor, and Outstanding Christian Layman of the Year. He also received the Key to the City of Deer Park. While Wayne valued the recognition he received from his community, his true calling was in serving the Lord and his family. He was a man who knew the meaning of commitment, integrity, loyalty, and honor. He devoted his life to loving others. We will miss this sweet, kind and dear man. Preceding Wayne in death was daughter Diana Slovacek and sisters Virgina Brane and Jolene Woodard, and brother Carrol Slovacek. He is survived by his sister Villa Marie Walthall, son Joe Slovacek and wife Pam, and grandchildren Marlee Calvert and husband Jess, Samuel Slovacek and wife Natalie, Madison Slovacek, Lindsay McKay and husband Chris, and Tyler Bowman and wife Becca. Wayne also had four great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Caroline Calvert, Michael Slovacek, and Avery Bowman. The family would also like to mention his dear and unwavering friends Norma Moses, and Frank Semmelman.

    The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, March 6th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Deer Park First Baptist Church, 438 E. 8th St., Deer Park, Texas. Graveside service with military honors will take place on Wednesday, March 7th, at 10:00 a.m., Grand View Memorial Park, Pasadena, Texas. A celebration of life will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. at Deer Park First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Deer Park First Baptist Church or a charity of choice .

    “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21)

    • Samantha 10:29 am on March 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Very sorry for your loss, Wayne was one of the nicest men I was lucky enough to have known. He served our community well and was always pleasant. Deer Park lost an icon. Rest in peace Wayne.

  • wpadmin 5:33 pm on March 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Wayne Slovacek Scholarship Fund 

    Dear San Jacinto College Community and Friends:

    On March 3, 2012, one of our dearly beloved San Jacinto College family members passed away.

    A truly outstanding individual, Wayne Slovacek  was a pillar of our community. He served his country as a U.S. Marine and he served his community just as seriously.  “First in and last out,” was a tenet followed by Wayne.  He was involved in life to the fullest.  For his countless community efforts, he was fondly known as “Mr. Deer Park.” He served his church community as an Elder and Deacon.  He served present and future generations with his San Jacinto College leadership, having served on the Board of Trustees for the past thirty-nine years with perfect attendance.

    To honor Wayne and Marja Slovacek, the San Jacinto College Community would like to endow a scholarship fund in the amount of $50,000 to mark our 50th anniversary.  This Promise  for Their Future endowed scholarship will be awarded to first year students for two years in the areas of Arts and Sciences.

    If you would like to make a contribution in honor of Wayne and Marja Slovacek, please send your gift to:  The San Jacinto College Foundation, 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 212, Pasadena, TX  77504.

    An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to the family.


    Brenda Hellyer

  • amanda.fenwick 11:43 am on March 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Grand opening showcases Welcome Center 

    There was a large turnout at the recent grand opening of the new North Campus Welcome Center, which began operations at the start of the Spring semester.

    The facility provides a convenient “one-stop shop” for student services such as testing and assessment, educational planning and counseling, career and employment assistance, First Year Experience programs, disability services, enrollment services, business office, and financial aid assistance. In addition, the campus president, vice president of learning, dean of student development, and dean of enrollment services are housed at the Welcome Center.

    With a centralized location for important services, students can now complete their admission application, apply for financial aid, take placement tests, meet with educational planners, receive career guidance, participate in first year experience programs, and make payments  all in one convenient location.

    “This is an important step to helping our students succeed,” commented Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “It’s projects like this that will enable San Jacinto College to continue to serve our community’s educational and workforce training needs. This building is a vital tool to help us better assist and prepare our students.”

    Kudos to all the dedicated employees who helped to coordinate and to assist in the grand opening events, including Janet Cowey, Charlotte Jackson, Amy Ammerman, Clare Iannelli, Danette Conaway, Josh Johnson, Rob Vanya, Donna Jones, Don Spies, Dr. Richard Bailey, Dana Perrodin, Amanda Booren, Andrea Mitchen, and Dr. Randy Snyder.

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