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  • wpadmin 2:24 pm on July 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus Allied Health and Natural Sciences Grand Opening 

    The July 8th grand opening of the allied health and natural sciences building for North Campus was a success! Congratulations to everyone who put in a lot of heart and tears into the idea and construction of this high-tech facility that will provide up-to-date training for our students.
    For more information on the open house event, please visit the SJC Newsroom on our website. http://sanjac.edu/node/10070#.UfF6zFOJThQ

  • amanda.fenwick 1:03 pm on July 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Timely & important info from the Purchasing Office 

    Important dates for the end of Fiscal Year 2012-2013

    All requisitions related to FY 2012-2013 must be approved before the close of business on Monday, August 26, 2013.

    All requisitions related to FY 2012-2013 must be for Goods DELIVERED or Services RENDERED on or before August 30, 2013.

    If you use Banner form FOAUAPP for approvals you may approve out of order by un-checking Next Approver and then next block. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 11:17 am on July 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Benefits enrollment can be handled online 

    Benefits enrollment can now be handled online in SOS. Please see info below —



  • amanda.fenwick 4:01 pm on July 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Educational fun 

    UBMS 7-13

    Upward Bound Math and Science students combined education and fun during robotics and gaming classes recently at the North Campus. In photo above, SJC student Joseph Barrerra and SJC math and engineering professor Nate Wiggins collaborate with Channelview High School student Lesly Cruz during a robotics activity.

    UBMS is a collaboration between San Jacinto College North and high schools in the Channelview, Sheldon, and Galena Park independent school districts.

    In the program, selected students from the public schools are monitored and piloted through high school years, beginning in the ninth grade. Workshops at the College help the high school students with study skills, test taking, dealing with procrastination and similar issues. A San Jacinto College student advisor also works closely with the students and their parents to ensure the students are meeting the program’s high academic and discipline standards through their high school years. The program also features educational field trips.

    According to Jacqueline Howard, the College’s UBMS director, the goal of the program is to help high school students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:40 pm on July 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Sherry Gray earns prestigious award 


    Kudos to Sherry Gray, who works in the enrollment management center at South Campus, for receiving the prestigious Nelda Van Dayke Award at the recent Texas Educational Support Staff Association summer conference.

    The award is based on outstanding professional activities, leadership, and contributions.

    Shown in the photo above (from left) are San Jacinto College employee Patti Walling, the 2012-13 TESA President Elect; Bonnie Tomczyk, Awards Chairman; Sherry Gray; and Pat Crawford, TESA President.

    Patti and Sherry are loyal and active members of the San Jacinto College Association of Educational Office Personnel.

    • Sherry Boyd 4:16 pm on July 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Sherry what an outstanding accomplishment. Congradulations to you. I will have some pretty big shoes to fill as SanJac AEOP Historian for 2013-2014…….you go girl!

    • Sherry Boyd 4:19 pm on July 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      oops – *Congratulations

    • Charlotte Jackson 8:07 am on July 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations! As I meet others from around the state who belong to TESA, I love hearing what an amazing impact San Jac AEOP had had on the statewide organization. No doubt you have followed teh footsteps of previous leaders such as Barbara Jennings, Debbie Wade and Patti as well. Thank you for representing our college with such dedication!

      • Charlotte Jackson 7:16 am on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Charlotte! I really appreciate the support I’ve received from San Jac! Without that, the road would have been a lot harder. And it is truly an honor to have received this award, I was very surprised! I got tired of smiling, so many pictures!!

        • Sherry 7:18 am on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          Well Charlotte, Oops, put the wrong email on the reply! I have never used a blog so first error a learning experience!

    • John Delaplain 11:18 am on July 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Three great professionals plus one that made any administrator’s job a little bit easier.

      • Sherry 7:20 am on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you John. It is a great honor to be selected and I appreciate all the San Jac family support!

  • wpadmin 10:26 am on July 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    #Hashtags for Social Media 

    Some of you have already heard that you can now use hashtags on Facebook.  It was a big announcement for social media and Facebook.  Here’s a few things you need to know about hashtags and how to use them on your personal and college social media sites.

    What is a hashtag?  The # symbol, we used to know it as “pound,” is used to mark a word, phrase or topic on social media.  It’s basically a way to organize messages.  Using a hashtag will help others search for social media content that they are interested in.  It groups conversations.  For example, if you are looking for topics, Tweets, photos or articles related to social media, search #socialmedia.  The results will show all the conversations including #socialmedia. (See image from Hootsuite)  You can also think of a hashtag like a keyword tag.  You are tagging that photo or conversation so that is is easily searchable to your audience.  If you want to make sure people see your message, use a hashtag.  This could also result in more followers on your social media site.



    • When you click on a hashtagged word, it shows other posts or Tweets containing that same hashtagged word.
    • You can put hashtags at the beginning, middle or end of your message.
    • When your hashtagged word becomes popular, it shows up under the “Trending Topics” in Twitter.  This is good if you want more exposure for your message.
    • Try using an established hashtag so that your message is seen in a conversation that is already very active.
    • A hashtag is searchable by anyone, as long as you are using a public account.
    • Make sure not to get hashtag-happy.  In the case of Twitter, it’s recommended you use no more than two hashtags per Tweet.
    • Use hashtags relevant to the picture or topic.
    • Long hashtags are becoming more popular, but you have to be careful when you create a long one.  Longer hashtags can result in misspellings and are harder to read.  It’s best that you create a short one, if possible.  A helpful tip for longer hashtags is capitalize the first letter of each word.  That will make it easier for people to read.  For example, I use #YourGoalsYourCollege as much as possible.  It’s long, but it’s easy to read.

    Here are some examples of hashtags to use when referring to San Jacinto College:

    • #SanJac
    • #SJC
    • #SanJacCollege
    • #SanJacintoCollege
    • #YourGoalsYourCollege
    • #StudentSuccess
    • #comm_college
    • #edu
    • #HigherEd
    • #EdTEch

    Remember that you create a hashtag for anything.  Just make sure it is relevant to the message you want to convey.

  • wpadmin 9:54 am on July 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College featured in Journal of Emergency Medical Services 

    The Journal of Emergency Medical Services recently featured an article about San Jacinto College adding ultrasound training to its EMT curriculum. This training will teach students how to deliver on-site diagnostic work, saving precious time while transporting a patient to a hospital. Visit the Journal of Emergency Medical Services website for the full article.

  • wpadmin 9:52 am on July 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Aviation program featured in Aviation Community News of Houston 

    The aviation program at San Jacinto College was recently featured in Aviation Community News of Houston. Mark Deschner, transportation department chair, discussed the goal of having students ready to go to work with all certifications and FAA requirements met upon graduation.

    Full article: Aviation Community News of Houston.


  • wpadmin 3:26 pm on July 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    The New Spark Learning Portal Is Now Available Online 



    Subject: The New Spark Learning Portal Is Now Available Online

    Starting: Monday, July 1, 2013

    Who it Affects: All San Jacinto College District Employees (More …)

    • emma.pannell 9:20 am on March 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I am not able to log into spark for online training for parttime instructors

      • Amanda.Booren 3:02 pm on March 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        please contact the Spark Technical Support Office at (281) 998-6399

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