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  • andrea.vasquez 12:06 pm on September 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Department wellness challenge gets members moving! 


    Members of the South Campus enrollment management and banner success teams are taking on a department wellness challenge.  The challenge at hand is to see which team member can get the most wellness minutes each week. South Campus physical education faculty, Judy Harrison, took body composition and weight starting measurements with each participant. In December, members will compare physical results with their August numbers to determine the winner.

    “Any activity that involves you getting up and moving counts,” said challenge organizer, Denise Davidson. “A lot of us are at our desks every day. Once you start to make time for wellness, you will definitely see improvements- beginning with your energy level.” Davidson, a former P.E. teacher, keeps the motivation going in the department. With 90 percent participation, it seems to be working.

    “We have group challenges and individual challenges,” said Davidson.  “We hope we can inspire other departments to do the same. We have a great College wellness program and so many fun activities at each campus, so keeping active is easy and convenient.”

    In January the College will roll out its Balance U program.  Check the Watercooler for more details in the coming months.

    • Julie 8:14 am on October 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      What a positive!!!! Way to go!!!! Good Luck!

  • wpadmin 5:02 pm on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Social Media Week – North Campus 

    Today is the first day of Social Media Week!  We will be at North Campus today.  We encourage you and your students, when not in class, to attend one or more than one of the sessions. Employees are also welcome to attend any of the student sessions. You can view the full schedule at http://www.sanjac.edu/social-media-week.

    Student Sessions:
    10 – 11 a.m. N6.108
    Online Security with San Jacinto College Instructor, Larry Hovey
    Don’t get hacked! How to keep your identity and the information you share online safe.

    11 a.m. – 12 p.m. N2.119
    Social Media and Your Future with Meador Staffing and San Jacinto College Career and Employment
    Learn how to use social media in your job search.

    12 – 1 p.m. N6.108
    Online Reputation with Steel Branding
    Be careful what you share! What you post online will leave a digital footprint throughout your entire life. Why you need to be cautious about your online activity.

    Employee Sessions:
    2 – 3 p.m. N2.108
    Social Media in the Classroom with San Jacinto College Educational Technology
    Find out how you can incorporate social media into your classroom.

    3 – 4 p.m. N2.206
    Getting LinkedIn with Steel Branding
    Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn to network and recruit.


  • wpadmin 4:28 pm on September 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Eye Con’s Club volunteers at Delta Chemical Health and Wellness Fair 

    The San Jacinto College Eye Con’s Club performed vision screenings for employees and families of the Delta Chemical Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 14 at H&H Ranch in Houston.  The student members screened approximately 50 employee/family members during the event.  They also enjoyed BBQ and ranch activities.

    Club members include Stephanie Vaughn, Erin Lenehan, Anh Do, Alexandra Garcia, Michelle Rivera, Rocio Tovar,  Estefani Soto, Elizabeth Menchara, and Unique Jagrup.

  • wpadmin 2:45 pm on September 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    A night at the Pasadena Rodeo! 

    Many came out to enjoy a fun-filled evening in support of San Jacinto College Night at the Pasadena Rodeo on Sept. 18. Grand entry included Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Dan Mims, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees chair; Larry Wilson, Board of Trustees vice chair; John Moon Jr., Board of Trustees secretary; and Brad Hance, Board of Trustees member. Two students, Lauren Notts and Cody Barker, were also awarded scholarships for their academic excellence in the agriculture program.

  • wpadmin 2:16 pm on September 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Sign up for a wellness class! 

    The following are wellness schedules being offered this Fall at San Jacinto College: (More …)

  • wpadmin 8:41 am on September 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Take a survey. Get a free t-shirt. 

    Would you like to win a $150 Amazon gift card? San Jacinto College invites you to participate in a survey about how you use the media and spend your time.  Your participation in the survey will help the College with our future marketing plans. You’ll also get a free t-shirt, just for participating! (More …)

  • wpadmin 10:26 am on September 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Tip 

    What makes the perfect post on social media? If you’re wondering why you’re audience isn’t interacting with your posts, you may want to reconsider how, when and what you post. Here’s an infographic that shows you how to create a perfect post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 1:32 pm on September 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Dynamo Push4Playoffs!! 

    The Push for the Playoffs is on as the Dynamo fight for playoff position with their goal to achieve a third MLS Cup. With only four MLS home matches remaining at BBVA Compass Stadium, the team needs your support during this crucial part of the season. (More …)

  • wpadmin 9:24 am on September 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Individual Performance Plan (IPP) in SuccessFactors 

    This message is intended for all full-time employees.

    Friendly Reminder:

    Your Individual Performance Plan (IPP) is in your queue in SuccessFactors. Development of IPPs requires interactive dialogue between leaders and employees to ensure that goals are aligned properly and are specific and measurable.  The due date for all IPPs is as follows: (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 2:08 pm on September 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Williamson earns prestigious leadership award 

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer congratulated Dr. Laurel Williamson at a recent Board of Trustees meeting.

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer congratulated Dr. Laurel Williamson at a recent Board of Trustees meeting.

    Dr. Laurel Williamson recently won the Carl M. Nelson Administrative Leadership Award, which is presented by the Texas Association of Community Colleges to recognize outstanding leadership qualities.

    News of the prestigious award came as a complete surprise to Williamson, the College’s deputy chancellor and president. “I was speechless,” she commented. “I felt honored, humbled, and extremely grateful for this show of confidence.”

    Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, who collaborates regularly with Dr. Williamson on many key initiatives and projects, was not at all surprised that Williamson won the state award. “Dr. Williamson works every day with integrity and excellence, while being a catalyst for collaboration,” Hellyer remarked. “She embodies not only the San Jacinto College values but the type of leadership that is needed at all higher education institutions.”

    Congratulations to Dr. Williamson on the well-deserved recognition.

    Dr. Williamson has earned numerous national awards through the years for innovation, collaboration, and leadership. Significant recognitions include the National Association for Developmental Education’s Outstanding Administrative Support for Developmental Education Award, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award (2004 and 2009), the Outstanding First Year Student Advocate Award, and the Instructional Leadership Award.

    The Nelson leadership award was established in memory of Carl M. Nelson, former president of Texarkana College who helped many as they assumed leadership positions in community colleges. The Nelson award selection committee includes Gretchen Schmidt, Jobs for the Future post secondary state policy team program director; Mark Kavanaugh, Texas Senate Higher Education Committee; and Justin Yancy, Texas Business Leadership Council executive director.

    • Becky Martinez 4:11 pm on September 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Excellent! It took her by surprise because we’ve been keeping her so busy. Hope she has a chance to take time to relish this award with a mani/pedi at one of our Cosmetology departments. 🙂

    • Karen Vaughn 11:27 am on September 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Dr. Williamson IS a great leader and so deserving of this honor. I am richly blessed by her leadership, and friendship.

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