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  • andrea.vasquez 4:02 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Annual Children’s Bicycle Parade at San Jac South 

    The South Campus children’s center had their annual bicycle ride in honor of Week of the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Week. This year’s grand marshal was Sgt. Freddy Cruz from the San Jacinto College police department. Cody Coyote and McGruff the Crime Dog also joined the parade.

  • wpadmin 2:22 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Officer Nominations for AAWCC 2013-14 are being accepted! 

    AAWCC logoAAWCC needs you!  We are looking for new officers for the position of President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer for 2013-2014.

    The attached document includes position descriptions and a nomination form.  The process is simple – print and complete the attached form and return it to Jaynie Mitchell at the Central Campus dual credit office via campus mail or scan and email it to her.

    Nominations will be accepted through May 1, and self-nominations are accepted!   The membership will vote on new officers at the May 22 dinner meeting at Johnny Tamales – here is your chance to get involved!

  • amanda.fenwick 11:02 am on April 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus cosmetology club news 

    “I am proud to be an advisor for the cosmetology club,” said North Campus cosmetology instructor Cynthia Woodcock. “The club represents cosmetology students in a professional and inspiring way.”

    Through fundraisers, the cosmetology club enables student members to attend international hair shows, which helps them succeed as students and opens career opportunities.

    Below are examples of former students who have benefited by attending international hair shows.

    • Chadwick Godfrey was the club vice president and attended the Premiere Orlando Hair show in Florida. He made connections that led to him becoming the hairstylist for Miss Teenage Texas. Chadwick was featured on the Times Square marquee while performing a style on Miss Teenage Texas for the Miss Teenage USA pageant. He is now the Manager of a salon in Chicago.

    • Roberta Garcia also attended the Premiere Orlando Hair Show in Florida. She won a styling contest presented by Paul Mitchell. Roberta is now the owner of a salon in Humble, and is on the San Jacinto College North advisory committee.

    • Vanessa Castillo attended a hair show in San Antonio, where she made connections that involved her in platform work. Vanessa is now a member of the advisory board and works at a high-end salon in Houston. Since graduation she has also studied in Italy.

    • Ali Tilton was the club secretary and attended the Premiere Orlando Hair Show. Ali now leases a chair and participates in many of the alumni events for the cosmetology department. Ali is also part of a team that is participating in New York’s fashion week.

    • Rebecca Mullinex was a night student who attended the Premiere Orlando Hair Show. Rebecca made connections at the show that led to participation in the development and presentation of the hair and makeup for the cover of Modern Salon Magazine. The event is taking place in New York City during fashion week. “It is the club’s honor and privilege to attend a hair show in New York City at the same time this is happening with Rebecca,” Woodcock commented. “We will be meeting with Rebecca and her team while we are there.”

  • andrea.vasquez 8:17 am on April 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Michael Hingson to visit South and North Campuses, April 15 & 16 

    April 2013_Close up MIke and Roselle on park bench shirt and tie

    Michael Hingson, #1 New York Times best-selling author, will recount for San Jacinto College students on April 15 and 16 his powerful and inspiring story about how he and his guide dog helped others survive and escape to safety from the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Blind at birth, Hingson’s story is one of perseverance, fearlessness, and determination. He tells his story of ultimate trust and the extraordinary human-animal bond in his New York Times bestseller, “Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Dog, and the Triumph of Trust.”

    On April 15,  Hingson will give two morning presentations at the San Jacinto College South Campus, “Thinking Inside the Box,” at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and an evening presentation, “Is this the Choice that Will Change Your Life,” at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow the evening presentation only. All presentations will take place in the Proscenium Theatre in the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center.

    On April 16, Hingson will give a morning presentation at the San Jacinto College North Campus at 11:30 a.m. in the student center Monument Room. All presentations are free and open to San Jacinto College students and the public.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:32 pm on April 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Steel band mega concert a huge success 

    The Central Campus Steel Band was under the direction of music professor Mike Mizma.

    The Central Campus Steel Band was under the direction of music professor Mike Mizma.


    The Central Campus music department recently hosted the University of Calypso, billed as the “largest steel band in Houston’s history,” featuring 68 steel band musicians. Central Campus Steel Band student musicians, under the direction of music professor Mike Mizma, were prominently showcased during the mega concert, enjoyed by a large crowd in the Slocomb Auditorium.

    The steel bands of Lone Star College North Harris, and Texas A&M collaborated with the Central Campus Steel Band during the performance.

    Due to Student Success Initiative funding from the San Jacinto College Foundation, headline performers for the concert included internationally renowned musicians Andy Narell (a skilled steel pan artist and composer), Mark Walker (a Berklee College of Music drumset professor), and Willard Harris (aka “Lord Realtor,” regarded as one of the world’s best calypso performers).

    “The concert would not have been as successful, as interesting, or as effective a community outreach performance without generous support from the Brown Foundation, and the San Jacinto College Foundation,” commented Mizma. “That enabled us to produce one of the finest concerts in my 23 years at San Jacinto College. As the concert progressed the audience reactions became more energetic and enthusiastic. By the end of the concert the audience was shouting and finished by giving the performers a standing ovation.”

  • wpadmin 8:48 am on April 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    What’s up with marketing? 

    The marketing, public relations, and government affairs department often gets asked, “What’s up with our marketing efforts?” To answer that question, we’ve created the Marketing Report. We hope you’ll find this information useful. This report will be updated monthly, and reflects what is happening with our college advertising and public relations efforts. By no means does the Marketing Report encompass every last detail of what is happening with advertising and public relations, but is intended to provide San Jacinto College employees with an overview of the College’s efforts.

    To access the Marketing Report, click on the link above, or go to the internal site and you’ll find a link under College Resources.


  • wpadmin 11:46 am on April 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Safety and YOU 

    AAWCC logoJoin us!

    American Association for Women in Community Colleges
    San Jacinto College Chapter
    April 16, 2013 – 12 p.m.
    South Campus Kaleidoscope Room – ILC
    Brown Bag Lunch
    Beverages provided

    Safety and YOU!

    Guest Speakers:   Trenton Denton, Physical Education
    Ginger Lambert, Director of Safety, Health and Risk Management

    Wear comfortable clothes and bring your children’s books for the book drive!

  • wpadmin 10:52 am on April 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Have a story you want to get in the news? Join us for a Media 101 session! 


  • amanda.fenwick 2:52 pm on April 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Central Campus hosts career fair on April 16 

    The Central Campus Career and Employment Center invites students to participate in the annual Career Fair on Tuesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Campus student center ballroom.

    Students looking for a job or a career will have opportunities to visit with over 50 employers such the Pasadena Police Department, Green Mountain Energy, Space Center Houston, City of Deer Park Parks and Recreation, and many more. The career fair is open to all San Jacinto College students, and to the public.

    Dress professional and don’t forget to bring lots of resumes.

    For more information, please stop by the Central Campus Career and Employment Center, located in Room C3.252, or call Shannon Hinton at 281-476-1805.

  • wpadmin 2:57 pm on April 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Thank you letter from Vickie Denson 


    I would like to say thank you to my fellow co- workers and all the employees that offered their support and prayers during my son’s passing. I give thanks to God for the strength he has bestowed on my family because without Him I would not have made it thus far. I am blessed to have the San Jacinto College family to provide me with such comfort and willingness to reach out to us. Life’s challenges can be seen as opportunities or as an escape where one can just walk away because it is simply too difficult to continue at times.  However, I see obstacles and imperfections in my life as motivation to charge ahead with God’s grace. Again I thank you all so very much for all that you did and continue to do.  Please continue to keep me in your prayers.


    Vickie Denson

    Assistant Food Service Manger

    Central Campus




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