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  • wpadmin 4:40 pm on October 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Pasadena Early College High School students visit our science labs 

    Dozens of Pasadena Early College High School students recently visited the science building at the Central Campus to explore various labs that included chemistry, biology, physics, and geology. The students were paired with San Jacinto College students for experiments and were given mini lessons in actual college science course subjects.

  • wpadmin 3:03 pm on October 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Wellness Offerings for Diabetes Awareness Month 

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
    If you are diabetic, pre-diabetic, or know someone who is diabetic or interested in knowing more about diabetes, please join us for the following activities:

    Nov. 6: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Campus Kaleidoscope Room
    Floyd’s Story: A Story of Triumph and Hope
    Presented by Floyd McConnell, North Campus Speech professor
    Diabetes Management: Focusing on the Individual
    Presented by Carrie D. Wolbrueck, Memorial Hermann Southeast
    Diabetic Friendly snacks and drink

    Nov. 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Campus Science/Health Science Building Atrium
    A1c Testing – $25 – nursing students/faculty helping
    Displays by student groups

    Nov. 21: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Campus Kaleidoscope Room
    Diabetes Management Through Nutrition
    Presented by Marla Doughty, Memorial Hermann Southeast
    Diabetic Friendly desserts and drink

    Nov. 23: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
    Minute Maid Park
    Team Name: San Jac DU’s
    Encouraging participation through walking/running/donating

    Judy Harrison, B.S., M.S.
    Professor of Physical Education
    Wellness Coordinator
    San Jacinto College – South Campus
    13735 Beamer Road
    Houston, Texas 77089
    281-484-1900, ext. 3261

    • Dora Roman 9:22 am on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I would like to attend the Diabetis class on November 6 at 1:30 -3:00

    • Dora Roman 9:24 am on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Diabetis 11/6, at 1:30 – 3:-00 I would like to attend this class

    • Andrea.Vasquez 9:28 am on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Dora, please contact Judy Harrison at x3261 for more information. Thank you.

  • amanda.fenwick 1:37 pm on October 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    OWI survey will test the ‘health’ of the College 

    San Jacinto College is conducting an Organizational Wellness Inventory throughout the College.  This is the same survey that all full-time employees and faculty completed in October 2011.

    The Organizational Wellness Instrument is an online survey that assesses 10 dimensions which are critical to the success of the college.

    The website for completing the Organizational Wellness Instrument will be open to all full-time faculty and employees in the first part of November.  Part-time employees and adjunct faculty should NOT participate in the assessment. 

    Completing the Assessment:

    The Organizational Wellness Instrument should take about 15-20 minutes of your time to complete.  You will receive an email with “how-to” complete instructions from your leader soon.

    Commonly Asked Questions:

    1.     Who should complete the OWI?

    All full-time faculty and employees should complete the OWI.  Part-time employees, temporary employees, and adjunct faculty should NOT complete the OWI.

    2.     Will my responses remain confidential?

    Your responses to the assessment are confidential; however, you will be given the option to provide your name and demographic data about yourself if you choose.  Under no circumstances is it necessary for you to provide information about yourself.  We want this process to be fair and we want every employee and faculty member to be able to answer the assessment questions with complete honesty.

    3.     How am I supposed to answer these questions?  Do I answer it from the perspective of the entire college, my campus, or my immediate work group?   

    This is a very important point!  Employees need to answer the questions from the perspective of their immediate work group.  When the data is consolidated, we will have a better picture of the actual college climate and overall health if you answer specifically about your work group.

    4.     What will the OWI assess?

    The OWI assesses 10 dimensions of organizational health.  These dimensions are trust, learning, gratification, language, ownership, energy, change, interaction, creativity, and communication.

    5.     How will this information be used?

    The results from the 2013 OWI will be compared with baseline results so that we can identify positive and negative trends regarding the “health” of our College.  We will use this data to capitalize on our strengths and to identify our areas for improvement.

    If you have questions, please contact:  Christi Gilchrist in the office of Organizational and Talent Development.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:47 am on October 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    A new American citizen 

    Ben Ahmed-Zaid 1Ben Ahmed-Zaid, shown in photo above, was recently sworn in as a new citizen of the United States of America. Mr. Ahmed-Zaid is a native of Algeria, and serves as an adjunct math instructor at the Central and South campuses.

    Congratulations Ben!

  • wpadmin 3:01 pm on October 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Support YOUR Houston Dynamo in the MLS Playoffs! 

    Support our friends, the Houston Dynamo, in their 7th playoff run to the MLS Cupat BBVA Compass Stadium on Thursday October 31 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are now available for the playoff game Thursday night. Visit the Dynamo website or their Facebook page for all the details. #DreamScreamBelieve



  • andrea.vasquez 3:34 pm on October 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Pharmacy students to participate in national prescription drug take back event 


    San Jacinto College pharmacy students will participate in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s seventh annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of unused or expired prescription medication disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

    “Currently twice as many Americans abuse prescription drugs than the number of those who abuse cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, and inhalants combined,” said Dr. Alexander Okwonna, San Jacinto College dean of natural and health sciences. “Many people abusing prescription pain relievers get them raiding medicine cabinets of friends or relatives. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day helps to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion.”

    The last National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event in April saw 371 tons of prescription medications collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 participating state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. To date, the Take Back events have removed more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications from circulation.

    San Jacinto College pharmacy students will be collecting unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clear Lake Sub-Station (Court #19) located at 2855 Bay Area Boulevard in Houston. The event is free and open to the public. All medication information will be kept anonymous. Blank labels will also be provided for privacy security. For more information on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day or to find a collection site near you, visit http://www.dea.gov or call 800-882-9539.

  • wpadmin 5:06 pm on October 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Join us at a reception to congratulate Marie Flickinger! 


  • amanda.fenwick 4:02 pm on October 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Dabney to serve on state professional development committee 

    Dr. Valschkia Dabney

    Dr. Valschkia Dabney

    Dr. Valschkia Dabney, San Jacinto College’s director of training and professional development, has been selected to serve on the Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) professional development committee.

    In her role, she will help to plan and facilitate professional development conferences for community college administrators, faculty and staff who are TCCTA members. The professional development committee will also work closely with the TCCTA executive committee to conduct research to support opportunities that elevate the status of two-year and technical college educators.

    “I am excited about working with the TCCTA to leverage its existing strengths toward an even brighter future for community colleges,” commented Dabney, who works in San Jacinto College’s educational technology department. “I look forward to working with fellow committee members to bring quality, timely and useful professional development opportunities to administrators, faculty, and staff.”

    Dabney earned an associate degree in social science from San Jacinto College. She holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix-Houston Northwest Campus, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Texas.

    Before coming to San Jacinto College, Dabney taught English, business technology, and developmental writing at Lone Star College. She also taught English, math, and science at Klein ISD. In the field of college educational technology, she has served on numerous committees and boards to improve academic and workforce education programs for two-year college students. She has also served key roles in securing grants to help fund important college preparatory programs.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:38 pm on October 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    A.D.N. Mobility RN Education Fair- Nov. 14 

    ADN Recruiting w Building Pic[1]

  • andrea.vasquez 2:55 pm on October 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Best-selling author Wes Moore to lecture at San Jacinto College 

    October 2013_Wes Moore

    New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Wes Moore will visit the San Jacinto College Central Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 30 for a special lecture event.

    Moore’s best-selling book “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” illustrates the power of choices and the lasting effects they leave. Growing up in a single-parent household in Baltimore, being drawn toward trouble as a young teenager, Moore’s mother was ultimately forced to enroll him in military school – a single, determined choice he believes changed the course of his life. At the same time, Moore looks at a man who shares almost an identical story, whose name is also Wes Moore. Both grew up in the same neighborhood with the same circumstances, however, this “other Wes Moore” is now serving a life sentence without parole on murder charges. Moore’s story addresses the importance of support systems such as family, mentors, and teachers and the impact they have on one’s life. (More …)

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