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  • andrea.vasquez 10:43 am on November 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations, Amanda Booren! 

    Amanda Booren and Jay Fenwick welcomed their daughter, Peyton Danielle Fenwick, on Monday, November 19, at 2:59 p.m., weighing 8.6 lbs and measuring 21 inches long.  Mom, dad, and baby are all doing well!  Amanda is the director of communications and publications in the marketing office.  Congratulations and best wishes to the new family!

  • wpadmin 8:54 am on November 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Dr. Barbara Hanson joins TCC Board of Regents 

    Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Hanson for her newest appointment as a board member for Texas Chiropractic College!

    At their October retreat, the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents added Barbara M. Hanson, Ph.D. of San Jacinto College and William Theodore “Ted” Cummings, Ph.D. of the University of Houston–Clear Lake to their ranks. The pair joins Paul Raymond, D.C., a July 2012 appointee, as the newest members of TCC’s governing body.

    Dr. Hanson is the vice president for learning at San Jacinto College Central and was recently selected by a national review panel as one of only 24 community college leaders to attend the prestigious Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. She joined San Jacinto College in September 2009, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience, including 17 years in community college administration. She has served in such roles as chief academic officer, executive director for strategic program development, dean of instruction, division chair for modern languages, and has been a full-time faculty member teaching English as a Second Language and German. Dr. Hanson holds a doctorate in educational leadership, with a specialization in language and culture, from Northern Arizona University; a Master of Arts in English as a Second Language from the University of Arizona; a Master of Arts in German and German Literature from the University of Arizona; and a Bachelor of Arts in German and Music from the University of Arizona. (More …)

    • Neil Matkin 7:00 pm on December 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats Barbara! I had missed this story but have had “water cooler time” during the break. Best for 2013.

  • wpadmin 2:24 pm on November 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Welcome, Dr. Valschkia Dabney! 

    Welcome, Dr. Valschkia Dabney, to San Jacinto College! Dabney has been named the director of Educational Technology Training & Professional Development Department. In this role, she will provide leadership for the technology training at the College.

    She will also work closely with the Educational Technology Leadership Team and the Human Resources Department, to implement the College’s Success Factors Learning Management System. This new system will replace the current Avatar System used by the College.

    Prior to accepting her new position at San Jacinto College, Dabney served as the Director of the P-16 Initiatives at Blinn College and has vested more than 18 years in promoting student success in both public and private educational institutions. Throughout her career, she has also taught at a community college and facilitated training and professional development programs for a statewide teacher and administrator professional development program supported by the Gulf Coast Education That Works Tech Prep Consortium, Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

    Dabney has also served on a number of committees and boards to support organizational change and improve collaboration among K-12 and higher educational institutions including the Brazos Valley Council of Governments – Education in Texas Committee, the Houston Northwest Chamber – Education Committee and the Educational Service Center Region VI – Career and Technology Administrators’ Committee. (More …)

  • wpadmin 4:54 pm on November 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    DREAM Big for College; dream big for our students! 

    Voting opens today for the DREAM Big for College Contest that features two of our San Jacinto College students -David Salinas and Shannon Terry. Please visit the links below to vote and help them receive $1,500, $1,000 or $500 toward college!

    David Salinas – http://dreambig.maker.good.is/projects/davidsalinas?sort=popular
    Shannon Terry – http://dreambig.maker.good.is/projects/Shannonterry?sort=popular

    The DREAM Big for College Contest is a part of Achieving the Dream, national reform network dedicated to community college student success and completion; focused primarily on helping low-income students and students of color complete their education and obtain market-valued credentials.

  • wpadmin 5:12 pm on November 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    N2L steps it up for The Rose 

    San Jacinto College students, staff, and faculty recently came together to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month with a reception and presentation by Dr. Dixie Melillo, co-founder of The Rose. The Rose is a nonprofit organization that helps women receive the vital mammography screenings needed to detect breast cancer. This year, N2L raised $1,653, a $603 increase from last year’s donation. Way to go, N2L!! (More …)

    • Neil Matkin 12:04 pm on November 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Way to go N2L!

  • amanda.fenwick 11:17 am on November 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Condolences: Amy C. White 

    Condolences to Benton White and his family on the recent passing of his daughter, Amy C. White.  Amy passed away suddenly on November 5, 2012.

    Mr. White is a Government Professor at the South Campus.

    Memorial Services are scheduled for Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home at 111 East Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. In lieu of flowers, please submit donations on behalf of the White family to the Houston Humane Society.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:01 am on November 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Condolences: Jack Baxter 

    Condolences to Kathy Conway on the recent passing of her father, Jack Baxter.  Mr. Baxter passed away, November 5, 2012, at the age of 90.

    Kathy is the Executive Assistant of Dr. Laurel Williamson, Vice Chancellor of Learning and Student Success, and Interim President of the South and Central campuses.

    Graveside services will be on Thursday, November 8, at 1 p.m. at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, with a memorial service following at 3 p.m. at St. Stephens Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta, Houston, 77034.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:02 am on November 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Dixon Bennett receives appreciation award 

    San Jacinto College South Campus art professor Dixon Bennett was recently presented with an award of appreciation from the campus’ fine arts department. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 8:30 am on November 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus hosts Fall Fest in Galena Park 

    The North Campus recently hosted a Fall Fest at Galena Park High School as a way of connecting with the community, and to showcase San Jacinto College programs.

    There was a large turnout of San Jacinto College students, faculty, staff members, recruiters, financial aid advisors, etc. But more importantly, there was a large turnout of Galena Park High School students and Galena Park residents. (More …)

  • wpadmin 3:21 pm on November 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Central Campus unveils new science building 

    Showcasing an impressive three-story periodic table of elements as a reminder of  prolific scientific advancements, the new San Jacinto College Central Campus science building is complete with amenities to prepare graduates for competitive careers within the field.

    The 113,000-square-foot building is comprised of 54 percent lab space and 30 percent lecture hall and classroom space. Natural light is a significant feature of the LEED-certified building, which also includes a recycling center and public and student gathering areas located on all three floors. There are 12 biology, four chemistry, three geology, and two physics laboratories. All instructional spaces include integrated projection equipment.

    (More …)

    • Neil Matkin 12:05 pm on November 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations to a GREAT science faculty on such a fabulous new home! Well done all! ;-))

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