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  • andrea.vasquez 1:55 pm on March 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Kayt Sukel to discuss ‘The Science Behind the Search for Love’ 

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    Nationally acclaimed science writer, Kayt Sukel, will discuss the science behind love in two lectures at the San Jacinto College South Campus on Wednesday, Apr. 10, hosted by the South Campus Lyceum Committee.

    Sukel has no problem tackling interesting, and often taboo, subjects spanning love, sex, neuroscience, travel, and politics. Her first book, “This is Your Brain on Sex: The Science Behind the Search for Love,” takes on the age-old question, “What is love?” from a neurobiological perspective and offers readers a new take on that crazy little thing called love.

    Sukel’s morning lecture, “The Trouble with Women and Science (or Why Aren’t More Women Pursuing STEM Careers?),” will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 10, at 10 a.m. with a book signing to follow. San Jacinto College students, faculty, staff, and local area high school students are encouraged to attend.

    Her evening lecture, “This is Your Brain on Sex: The Science Behind the Search for Love,” will take place at 7 p.m. with a reception and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase in the theatre lobby after both lectures, with cash and credit cards accepted.

    All lectures will be presented in the Proscenium Theatre in the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, located on the San Jacinto College South Campus. Both lectures are free and open to San Jacinto College students and the public.

  • wpadmin 3:58 pm on March 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies to Vickie Denson on the recent passing of her son, Milton “Scooby” Ford. Mr. Ford passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013.

    Services will be Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Robey Funeral Home located at 403 W. Sterling Avenue, Baytown, TX 77520
    A wake will begin at 10:00am and the funeral will follow at 11 a.m.

    Vickie is the Assistant Café Manager at Central campus.

  • wpadmin 10:44 pm on March 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations, Dr. Harris! 

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    Dr. Allatia Harris, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives at San Jacinto College, has been selected to serve on the Advisory Committee on Leadership Initiatives with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

    The leadership team is a result of the AACC’s research for the “Reclaiming the American Dream,” a 21st Century Initiative, a report that calls on colleges to redesign, reinvent, and reset. The report highlights developmental education, transfer, completion of certificates and degrees, and efficiencies. Dr. Harris will work with the committee to advise AACC on its leadership initiatives designed to provide emerging and seasoned leaders with  professional development and renewal opportunities. Programs and resources include the AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, Future Presidents Institute, Thriving in the Community College Presidency, Presidents Academy Summer Institute, and webinars on Trends and Issues in Leadership.

    “Higher education is drawing leaders from business and industry, the military, and government service, as well as advancing leaders from within the ranks of higher education faculty and staff,” said Dr. Harris. “Leaders come to positions with skill sets that are well developed in some areas and with skills gaps in other areas. Community colleges will benefit from the valuable experiences leaders from other sectors bring, as long as we remain true to our mission of access, student learning, and student success.”

    Dr. Harris also explained how San Jacinto College is launching a new training program for leaders this spring. “Additionally, we support a good number of employees in various state and national leadership training programs offered by organizations like AACC, the League for Innovation, the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, Hispanic Association of College and Universities, Texas Association of Black Professionals in Higher Education, and many others,” said Dr. Harris.

    Dr. Harris recently assumed her position as vice chancellor for strategic initiatives at San Jacinto College. Previously she served as president of the North Campus. She came to San Jacinto College from the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), where she served in a variety of roles at several colleges and in the system office. She served as a full-time faculty member at Mountain View College for more than a decade and also taught as adjunct faculty at San Jacinto College, El Centro College, Richland College, and in the doctoral program in educational leadership at the University of Phoenix.

    She is president-elect of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges and serves on the AACC Council for Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity. Locally, she serves on the boards of the North Channel Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of North Shore, Economic Alliance of the Houston Port Region, Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition, and Regional Council for the Boy Scouts of America. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program.

    “We are proud to have Dr. Harris represent San Jacinto College on this committee as we know solid leadership initiatives are key to developing innovative ideas to achieve the overall goal of student success,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer.

    The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education. For more information, visit http://www.aacc.nche.edu.

  • wpadmin 10:37 pm on March 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    TACHE student chapter take on the Capitol 

    Members of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) student chapter, and faculty and staff from San Jacinto College recently visited Austin for the TACHE  conference, where they had the chance to interact with other chapters from across the state. In addition, the students had an opportunity to meet state representatives and converse about higher education in Texas. “Several students really rose to the occasion and even met with members of the Texas Co-Board,” said Stephen Lopez, interim dean of liberal arts and sciences at the Central Campus.
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  • andrea.vasquez 12:52 pm on March 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations Ana Flores! 

    Ana and Richard Flores welcomed their son, Julian Ramon Flores, on March 5, 2013. 6lbs, 8oz.  Mom, dad, big sister, Jasmine and baby are all doing well!  Ana is a test examiner in the testing center on the South Campus.  Congratulations and best wishes to the new family!


  • andrea.vasquez 9:09 am on March 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    LUV your pet with low-cost vaccines from San Jacinto College 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus will host a LUV Your Pet Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, March 23, featuring low-cost pet vaccinations for community pets.

    San Jacinto College science faculty and Texas-licensed veterinarian, Adam Eiler, and Dr. Susan Pickle of the Alvin-Friendswood Veterinary Clinic, will provide several vaccinations for dogs and cats at a reduced rate.

    The LUV Your Pet Vaccine Clinic will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Academic Wing – North (building 7) in rooms S7.124 and S7.128, located on the San Jacinto College South Campus at 13735 Beamer Rd., in Houston. Owners can check in their pets at the registration desk located in the P6 parking lot directly outside the vaccination rooms. All pets should be in carriers or on a leash.

    Vaccination prices are as follows: dogs – rabies, $10; distemper/parvo, $15; and bordetella, $15. Cats – rabies, $10; distemper, $15; and leukemia, $15. Cash only accepted. All proceeds will benefit Tails in Transition Animal Rescue and other local animal rescue organizations.

  • wpadmin 11:38 am on March 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies to Janna Blackwell Barton on the recent passing of her father, Pat Lasater. Mr. Lasater was born on Dec. 21, 1940 and passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He will be cremated and a memorial service is set to be held at a later date. An obituary will be printed in the Galveston Daily News on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

    Janna is the Sr. Administrative Assistant for the San Jacinto College Honors Program.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:14 pm on March 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Reading by renowned author a big hit 

    Cronin03A capacity crowd was on hand recently in the Monument Room of the North Campus for a special presentation by renowned author Justin Cronin.

    Visitors sat spellbound as Cronin read excerpts from his New York Times best-selling novel “The Twelve.” Cronin, who lives in Houston and is a faculty member at Rice University, also fielded questions from audience members.

    Kudos to those who coordinated the highly informative and educational event, including Mary Kay Jennings, Rick Bridwell, Mark Johnson, and Dr. Karen Hattaway.

  • wpadmin 5:19 pm on March 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Birthday, N2L!! 

    Happy 2nd Birthday to N2L- Never Too Late!

    The center at the San Jacinto College Central Campus recently celebrated its big day with guest speakers, door prizes and plenty of cake.


  • wpadmin 5:09 pm on March 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Welcome new faculty! 

    New faculty at San Jacinto College were recently treated to some science service learning fun. The group participated in making shrinky dinks, slime, magic wands, and lip gloss to understand some of the activities San Jacinto College students help out with during campus visits from nearby K-12 students in the community.

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