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  • amanda.fenwick 9:13 am on October 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Literature comes alive at ‘Poetry & Pizza’ 

    The North Campus recently hosted an innovative learning experience — “Poetry & Pizza.”

    Students and faculty gathered in the Monument Room for performances of all original student literary works, which included multimedia productions of student poems and essays, students singing original rap songs, and students reading original poetry. During the performances, attendees enjoyed pizza and beverages. (More …)

  • wpadmin 1:10 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Memorial services for Phillip Gary Cohen 

    Memorial services for our friend and colleague, Phillip Gary Cohen, will be at Lakewood Church located at 3700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027 on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

    Phil retired from San Jacinto College in May of 2012, but continued to teach with great passion as an Adjunct International Business Instructor on the North Campus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will truly be missed.

    At the request of his family, parking at Lakewood Church will be on Timmons Circle Drive.

    In lieu of flowers, you may make a scholarship contribution in memory of Phil Cohen. Please send your gift to: The San Jacinto College Foundation, 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 212, Pasadena, TX  77504. All donations will go to the Foundation Memorial Fund that provides scholarships to our most deserving students to help them achieve their dream of an education. An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to the family.

  • wpadmin 1:08 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences: Shirley Ann Blacksmith 

    We would like to convey our deepest sympathy to Julie Blacksmith and family on the recent passing of her mother- in-law, Shirley Ann Blacksmith.  She passed away, Oct. 22, 2012, in Pasadena, Texas.

    Julie is a Sr. Administrative Assistant in the Child Development/Lab School on Central Campus. Funeral was held today at Grand View Funeral Home. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit http://www.grandviewfunerals.com.

  • wpadmin 10:25 am on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Houston Dynamo playoff ticket offer 

    Your Houston Dynamo have made the playoffs for the sixth time in their seven years in Houston!  The Dynamo play in the wild card “knockout round” game this Wednesday night in Chicago (8:00 PM CDT, ESPN2). If the Dynamo win this match, then they will advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Sporting KC that will include a home match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday November 4th at 2:30 p.m.

    As a partner of the Dynamo, we get special access to discounted tickets for the playoffs.  Please visit http://www.houstondynamo.com/partnerplayoffoffer to get your tickets!

  • wpadmin 11:00 am on October 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences: George Leonard Dylla 

    In Memory of George Leonard Dylla
    October 30, 1923 – October 18, 2012

    George Leonard Dylla, Sr., 88, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother went home to his heavenly garden on Oct. 18, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Mae; daughter, Joan Bedwell and husband Mike; son, George Dylla, Jr. and wife Freddie; daughter, Rose Wise and husband Bryan; daughter, Cathy Andrusick and husband Richard; grandchildren, Craig, Tammy, Jenny, Julie, Stephanie, Brynn, Jacob and Meagan; nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
    George was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a World War II Veteran, and he worked at American Can Company for 35 years.  The family held a service at Calvary Baptist Church, 6511 Uvalde, Houston, with a funeral at San Jacinto Memorial Park.

  • andrea.vasquez 4:45 pm on October 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    District office shows support 

    The San Jacinto College District Office hosted a fun Fall cookout on Friday, October 19. Employees enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, and an assortment of potluck side dishes and desserts. Employees also gathered for a group photo sporting their Houston Texans gear or pink attire, in the shape of a ribbon in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • wpadmin 4:49 pm on October 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations to the SJC grounds-utility crew for Maintenance Team of the Quarter award! 

    Congratulations to San Jacinto College facilities department’s grounds-utility crew for receiving the Maintenance Team of the Quarter award in September! You might be wondering exactly what a grounds-utility person does for the College.  Well, their job includes many challenging tasks required to keep the College facilities operational and in safe and attractive condition. They handle office moves, equipment relocation, function setups, maintain ceilings and building roofs, install and maintain facilities outdoor equipment, assist other department craft personnel – and almost anything else that doesn’t fit a job description.

    While the entire department was extremely busy this summer preparing our facilities for the fall semester, Adam Garber (supervisor), Thaddeus King, Victor Guerrero, and Frank Valdez were particularly busy in August. At Central Campus, the group processed 60 moves. At North and South campuses, there were an additional 30 moves completed. In addition to the furniture and box shuffles that come with moves, the crew also handled all their usual pre-semester sidewalk and building pressure washing, function setups and outdoor equipment maintenance.

    So, the next time you see these gentlemen working in your area, give them a wave and offer a thank you. We’re lucky to have them here at San Jacinto College!

  • wpadmin 9:44 am on October 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    SJC Foundation wants YOU to win! 

    It’s that time of the year to purchase a ticket for the Annual 50/50 Ball Drop, which is a part of the San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament.

    For just $5 a ticket, purchase a chance for your numbered ball to fall into a designated hole on the putting green at Battleground Golf Course on Wednesday, Nov. 7, during our golf tournament.  The Ball Drop will take place between 3 and 4 p.m.  A crane will suspend the bucket of balls in the air above the putting green.  The balls will all be dropped at once and the first ball landing in the designated hole or closest to the hole wins one half (50 percent) of the money we raise from the sale of tickets.

    See how easy it is, and YES, your chances are as good as anyone else.  Come out and watch if you’d like, the golf course is located at 1600 Georgia in Deer Park.  You can’t miss us; we are right out front.

    Here’s your chance to participate in our golf tournament fundraiser, and remember all proceeds benefit YOUR students of YOUR College thru scholarships.

    We accept cash, check, credit cards or you can enjoy the convenience of payroll deductions. Print out the payroll deduction form below. Choose how many chances you’d like, sign the form, send it in and we’ll do the rest.  Send your form in today.

    Thanks in advance for your support and GOOD LUCK!!!!

    If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte at ext. 7526.

    Ball Drop Payroll Deduction Form

  • amanda.fenwick 9:53 am on October 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus supports a worthy cause 

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Educational Planning and Counseling employees at the North Campus recently coordinated events to stress the importance of breast cancer awareness.

    Breast cancer survivor Theresa Powell, North Campus Division Operations Coordinator for health science, was the keynote speaker at a candle-lighting ceremony. “Early detection is vital in the fight against breast cancer, and it is what saved me,” she commented. “Breast cancer can happen to anyone, at any stage in a person’s life. I was only 32 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and there was no history of breast cancer in my family.”

    A group of about 90 employees formed a large, pink, human ribbon (the official symbol of support of breast cancer initiatives) in the North Campus gym. After the human ribbon event, and the candle-lighting ceremony, employees and students gathered in the Monument Room for a meet-and-greet to learn about breast cancer education initiatives.

    Christine Torres and Sharon Himes served as the main coordinators of the events. Others who provided key assistance include Clare Iannelli, Deborah Longtine, Ana Martinez, Alfredo Gomez, Louis Dorsey, Jerry Wallace, Eric Taylor, Allison Roper, Kathy Knapp, Senta Eastern, Andrea Mitchen, Erin Lewis, Lore Alvarez, Danette Conaway, and Rob Vanya.

  • wpadmin 11:35 am on October 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations Coach Sharon Nelson for 300 wins, and counting! 

    Congratulations to San Jacinto College Volleyball Head Coach, Sharon Nelson, for her 300th career win, which took place with a 3-0  win over Dodge City Community College at the Iowa Western Invitational in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Aug. 25.

    Nelson was recognized for her achievement by the College’s Board of Trustees on Oct. 1 and at the San Jac vs. Blinn volleyball game on Oct. 2. Nelson is in her 11th season at the helm of the San Jacinto College volleyball program. Entering the season, she ranked ninth in wins among active National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I coaches. In 2010, she led San Jacinto College to the national runner-up, and earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southwest Region Two-Year Coach of the Year. Nelson has been named the Region XIV coach of the year for the last seven years.

    The San Jac volleyball team continues their wins, ranking first in the nation. They face Tyler Junior College on Oct. 5.

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