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  • wpadmin 3:01 pm on April 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Leonard Pringle, you will be missed … 

    San Jacinto College recently held A Celebration of Life in honor of Leonard Pringle, program director of Restaurant Management at the Central Campus. The ceremony was attended by his wife, Rhonda, in addition to faculty, staff, students, and administrators from across the College. (More …)

  • wpadmin 5:30 pm on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Braswell! 

    Dr. James Braswell recently celebrated a birthday, complete with a party hosted by the Central Campus administration.

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Braswell!!

  • amanda.fenwick 11:41 am on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Celebration of life set for Leonard Pringle 

    Leonard Pringle

    Leonard Pringle, the Central Campus restaurant management department chair, passed away on April 19.

    “He was carrying out his duties here at the Central Campus preparing for a full day with the culinary classes and the Culinary Café when he was stricken unexpectedly,” commented Dr. Neil Matkin, Central Campus president. “Leonard was a dedicated and colorful man who contributed a lot of his life to the college and his students. Everyone already misses him terribly, especially his colleagues in the Culinary Department and his students.” (More …)

    • Dr. Jerry Ivins 3:01 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      The SJCC Department of Theatre and Film had a long history with Leonard and his fine program. We collaborated on many Dinner Theatre productions. He was an outstanding artist. You will be missed, my friend!

    • Basil Aboul-Enein 4:37 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My memories of Leonard consisted of countless insightful dialogues that ranged from history of culinary arts to Mediterranean cuisines. His collegiality, humility and friendship was something i was very fond of. I honestly cannot think of anyone who was more closer to me as a friend at SJCD than leonard. He was the epitome of servant leadership. He will be missed dearly.

    • James Woods 7:37 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Leonard was my friend my buddy my old memories time what we did what we were kinda guy we were friends at work and off work we often talked religion I mean every time we were togeather the subject went there to God what a thought provoking man he was I can still hear him say about God why does He allow the world to be the way it is and why does he allow pain ,why does He .I don’t think SJC will ever know what a loss Leonard is He is missed by me we sat nearly evry morning after his workout and talked I don’t have that person anymore So now Leonard hopefully you can ask him yourself I Love You Friend

    • Laura Sloterdijk 12:26 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My dear Leonard was like a brother to me. We shared so many stories and so many good times! He was always there for me. I loved him so much. My life and my life at SJC will never be the same. I do give thanks to God for putting him in my life – forever changing me. I will miss him always, but he will live in my heart forever. Our shared memories will put a smile on my face and in my heart although it is so heavy with grief and pain right now. God Bless us all and Leonard – I will see you again one day! Love you!

    • Robyn Ring 2:49 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Leonard was dry ice and wit mixed together. He was the fourth table leg in our group, and now we are like a milking stool, missing a stabilizing piece. I assume like a milking stool we will become more stable in time. I am thankful to have had Leonard as my friend, I have so many memories to think of… and for those I am grateful… He lived quite a life in his short time here…. I guess our sadness isn’t for Leonard, but the loss of him in our lives. I know he will be missed for a long time….. I hope there is good wine in heaven …… Love ya, Robyn

    • Sara Long Roth 4:47 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know if Kevin & I can take care of Isabelle without Leonard! He will be missed greatly by the dietetics profession.

    • Vonda Prieto 7:44 am on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Leonard has been one of my culinary instructors for the last 2 years. I have learned so many things from him in and out of the kitchen. You could always ask Leonard anything and know that he would always give you an answer. He was straight forward, honest and a funny man. Every friday before class we would eat a BLT for breakfast. I am really going to miss him. Now he is in heavens kitchen cooking up a storm, and probably telling them not to eat with their hands. Miss You Leonard may God watch over you and keep you under his wing.

    • Morris Paillet 8:21 am on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hey buddy, good times while we ate together good times while we shared our stories early in the morning good times good times while I spoke to you before u were to be taking away but most of all good times at the gym while we had it all to our self….Morris

    • Robert Kirkley 10:44 am on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Leonard was truly one of San Jacinto College’s greatest assets as well as an all around good guy. I’m sure he will be sorely missed.

    • Ernest Becerra 11:12 am on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Leonard was not only a great boss he was my best friend, mentor and family. We did numerous things together and I miss him so much. He was an awsome person to know. He did alot for the Culinary program at Central and he will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Eventhough I miss him I know that God only takes the best. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again.

    • Neil Matkin 2:41 pm on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I do not know if Leonard had many secrets. Knowing him, I kind of doubt it. I do know he had one, however. He provided me a great service that I can never repay and for which I will always be grateful. Thank you Leonard. You are already missed by all who truly knew you.

    • Harold Holler 3:29 pm on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Leonard was an outstanding member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and will be missed by his many friends and colleagues. We will raise a glass to celebrate his life and his many contributions to the Academy and beyond.

    • Brett Bingham 1:23 am on April 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      His presence in my life will be severely missed and I cannot think of the words to describe the positive impact Leonard had on my life. It was my first semester learning from him but he taught me so many invalueable lessons about cooking and life that I could never repay him. He was one of the best teachers I have ever learned from and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with him. I know he will be cooking in heaven now, and I will make the most out of my career to make him proud.

  • amanda.fenwick 11:29 am on April 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Good times at the 50th Anniversary Picnic 

    A good time was had by all at the San Jacinto College 50th Anniversary employee picnic, held on April 14.

    Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, along with her husband Rusty, greeted and mingled with employees and their friends and relatives. The Hellyer’s boy Riley joined with other little ones romping around on huge inflatable play stations. (More …)

    • Charlotte Jackson 4:07 pm on April 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Some of the most beautiful people were on hand to celebrate a great institution and our rich history. So thankful to be a part of the San Jac Family.

  • wpadmin 11:58 am on April 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Facebook page contest 

    We know that many of you are using social media to engage with your students, or that you might know of a student club or organization using social media, and we want to give you a chance to shine!  Throughout the next few weeks we’ll be running a social media contest to see who has the BEST San Jacinto College Facebook page.  There are two categories: student organization, and department / program / campus.  Judging criteria can be found on the attached flyer.  Judging will take place April 23-27. If you need to freshen up on the College’s social media guidelines or get some ideas for best practices, visit http://www.sanjac.edu/node/4487.

    To enter the contest, submit the form at http://www.sanjac.edu/facebook-page-contest.

    If you have questions, email Alyssa.Tinsley@sjcd.edu.

  • amanda.fenwick 8:48 am on April 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    50th Anniversary book now on sale 

    "Reaching for Tomorrow" chronicles the history of the College through photos, narrative, and timelines.

    “Reaching for Tomorrow: The San Jacinto College Story 1961-2011,” a book that chronicles the first 50 years of San Jacinto College (SJC) through photos, narrative, and timelines, is now on sale.

    The 160-page hardcover book includes more than 250 photos and a 32,000-word narrative of notable events, providing an informative account of the College’s extraordinary history. The price of the book is just $35.95, and can be purchased online at http://www.sanjac50.com, or at any of the San Jacinto College campus bookstores, which are located in the student center on each campus. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:25 am on April 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Employee of the Quarter 

    Roy Brindley

    Roy Brindley was recently selected as the Employee of the Quarter for the Facilities and Construction Department.

    Originally from Tennessee, Roy has been in the Southeast Texas area for over 30 years. He came to work at San Jacinto College in 1983, where has performed numerous roles including heavy equipment operator, carpenter, furniture maker, locksmith and electronic access control system technician.

    As one of the two college locksmiths, Roy has the challenging task of helping assure customers have keys produced in a timely manner, yet maintaining compliance with college access control safety policy, and maintaining an inventory of the 8,000+ keys produced for the College.

    Regardless of the deadlines for commissioning new buildings, dealing with broken badge reader systems, repairing doors or just making employees new keys for any one of the thousands of locks in the college, Roy always delivers.

    Roy demonstrated his excellent service when producing the keys for the new South Campus Welcome Center. John Boggs, South Campus Evening Dean, is often involved with keys and access control. Recently, John had to arrange for access to the new Welcome Center at South Campus. “Despite having a challenging task, Roy met the request with a quick, accurate delivery,” Boggs said. “This was a complex request, involving large quantities of keys for several different departments requiring a variety of access levels. Thanks to Roy, the entire process has proceeded very smoothly. Thanks, Roy!”

  • amanda.fenwick 9:14 am on April 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Dennis Ray Van Ness

    Condolences to SJC employees Shanna and Darryl Dement in the passing of Shanna’s father and Darryl’s father-in-law, Dennis Ray Van Ness. Mr. Van Ness passed away April 6, 2012. Funeral arrangements are as follows:

    Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Monday, April 9, at Rosewood Funeral Home, 3939 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena, Texas 77503.

    Graveside service: 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at Upper Melrose Cemetery, Nacogdoches.

    Dennis Ray Van Ness was born October 29, 1951

    He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janet “Jan” Van Ness; his daughter, Shanna Dement and husband Darryl; grandsons, Colton and Chase Dement; his father, Edward “Ed” Van Ness; his brothers, Bobby Van Ness and wife Donna, Ronald “Ron” Van Ness and wife Kathy; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

  • wpadmin 5:43 pm on April 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College Night at the Houston Rockets 

    You are invited to enjoy special pricing from the Houston Rockets for San Jacinto Night at the Houston Rockets. Download the flyer here.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:06 am on April 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Condolences to Pat Burnham on the recent death of her husband Douglas Burnham.

    The celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, April 4  at 11 a.m. at Carter Funeral Home, located at 13701 Corpus Christi Street, Houston, 77015.  (713-455-5100)  Pat is an electrician on the North Campus.

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