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  • andrea.vasquez 11:44 am on November 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Social Media Night with Men’s Basketball 

    MBB Social Media Night


    It’s Social Media Night with the men’s basketball team!
    Cheer on San Jac as they take on Panola College on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.  We will have giveaways and social media activities!
    Don’t forget to follow us on all our social media sites.

    Facebook — http://www.facebook.com/SanJacintoCollege

    Twitter – @SanJacCollege

    Instagram – @SanJacCollege

    Pinterest — http://www.pinterest.com/SanJacCollege

    Schools App – https://apps.facebook.com/sanjac_app/

    Tumblr — sanjacintocollege.tumblr.com

    You Tube — http://www.youtube.com/sanjaccollege

    LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/san-jacinto-college

  • wpadmin 4:33 pm on November 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math at the Houston Museum of Natural Science 

    The San Jacinto College STEM Council recently held the “Partners in STEM” event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Supporters of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education came out to learn more about how the College is developing initiatives to increase student interest and educational opportunities in STEM. The evening featured a welcome by Dan Mims, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees chair, and Dr. Ann Cartwright, department chair of physical science, with closing remarks by Dr. Richard Bailey, vice president of accreditation and special initiatives. Entertainment was provided by the North Campus music department, led by Randy Snyder.

    Formed this year, the STEM Council strives to increase awareness of education and career opportunities in STEM by sponsoring activities open to the public throughout the year, working with community members to promote STEM fields to K-12 students, and forming partnerships with universities and industries for workforce training and education. 

  • andrea.vasquez 3:45 pm on November 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    ESOL, International Students, and PTK celebrate Thanksgiving 

    The International Student Organization (ISO), ESOL club, and PTK at the South Campus recently hosted a traditional Thanksgiving Feast. This is the first event the organizations have hosted as partners, which had a successful turnout from students and a few campus administrators. For some students, this was their first experience with traditional American Thanksgiving foods like turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce. Local businesses also sponsored some of the food for the feast. The students had a fun time celebrating the holiday and tasting all the delicious food.


  • amanda.fenwick 3:16 pm on November 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Cultural diversity celebrated at international brunch 

    Visitors literally got a taste of many cultures at the recent International Thanksgiving Brunch, hosted by the San Jacinto College North Campus English for Speakers of Other Languages program, and held at the North Campus student center.

    Some international food featured at the brunch included Bo Kho, a Vietnamese beef stew; Cuñapes, bread made with cheese and yucca starch that is popular in Bolivia; Pupusas, Salvadorian stuffed masa flatbread; Arroz Congris, a rice and bean dish popular in Cuba; Pollo en Jocon, a spicy chicken dish popular among Mayans in Guatemala; Aguachile, a shrimp dish that originated in Sinaloa, Mexico; and Pad Preaw Wan, a sweet-sour fish dinner from Thailand.

    Nationalities represented by San Jacinto College students who attended the epicurean extravaganza include Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    Kudos to Maria Williams and Lisa Smith, ESOL professors who helped to organize the event.


  • wpadmin 3:52 pm on November 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Privacy Settings 

    If your social media account is public, then everyone and anyone can see what you are posting and it will show up in an Internet search.  If you are ok with a public profile, then you must be cautious of what you share.  Here’s how you can change your privacy settings on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    Go to Privacy Settings on your profile. Click edit under “Who can see my stuff?” If you only want your Facebook friends to see your posts, choose Friends.  This is what we recommend.

    FB Privacy Settings


    Click on “Edit Your Profile.” At the bottom, you have an option to make your posts private. This allows you to approve anyone who has requested to follow you. Only those who you have approved can see your posts. If you are a private user, the hashtags you use in your photos are not searchable.

    Instagram Privacy Settings

    Go to your settings. Choose “Security and Privacy” on the left. If you decide to protect your tweets, anyone who wants to follow you will have to be approved by you. Only your followers will see your tweets.

    Twitter Privacy Settings


    Our  social media guiding principles and employee guidelines are listed on our website.  Please take some time to review them, if you haven’t already.



    Thank you!

  • amanda.fenwick 10:13 am on November 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus hosts Fall Fest 

    The North Campus recently hosted a Fall Fest at Channelview High School that turned out to be a great success, attracting hundreds of Channelview students of all ages, as well as many parents and little children.

    Employees representing most North Campus academic and technical programs were on hand to greet visitors and hand out information about their programs. Players from the baseball team and the women’s basketball team mingled with visitors, and cosmetology students provided free face painting.

    The music department provided live jazz music, the culinary arts program provided free hot dogs, and the mental health program coordinated a free cakewalk. Other highlights included a rock climbing wall, a photo booth, psychology analysis demonstrations, music, group dancing, popcorn, cotton candy, and robotics demonstrations.

    Kudos to coordinators of the Fall Fest, including Clare Iannelli, Keisha Smoke, Chris Evans, Erin Lewis, Deborah Longtine, Andrea Mitchen, Dinorah Ramos, Rob Vanya, Christine Torres, Josh Johnson, Shawn Silman, Dr. Gary Friery, Serita Dickey, Jerrel Wade, Pam Campbell, Jennifer Mowdy, Dr. Bill Raffetto, Charlotte Jackson, Ludith Gonzalez, David Gardner, Alfredo Gomez, Louis Dorsey, Diana Zapata, Amy Ammerman, Jo Eggebrecht, Sergio Garcia, Nichole Fearnley, Deanna Clark, Patricia Rice, Mark Escobedo, Dana Kostecka, Mary Cherry, Rita Harris, Brenita Williams-Jackson, and Tom Arrington.

  • wpadmin 4:48 pm on November 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    November Board of Trustees meeting highlights 

    Congratulations to three members of the San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs office for winning a National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Medallion Award!

    The Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at a community college. It is the only regional competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges. Categories include things such as printed publications, advertising campaigns, website design, news stories, feature stories, and photography.

    Rob Vanya earned a bronze Medallion Award for his general news story titled “San Jacinto College students hit the battlefield.” Jeannie Peng-Armao earned a silver award for her communications success story “Daniel’s Story.” And Joshua Wilson earned a gold Medallion Award for the 2012 Report to the Community and Popular Annual Financial Report.

    left to right: Rob Vanya, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Jeannie Peng-Armao, Joshua Wilson, Amanda Booren

    left to right: Rob Vanya, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Jeannie Peng-Armao, Joshua Wilson, Amanda Booren


    The Board also recognized the first group of veteran students to receive a Wall of Honor plaque, certificate, and a $500 scholarship. Six veteran students, two from each campus, were recognized at the Board meeting, which was held on Veterans Day. Congratulations to students Ricky Lynn Sistrunk, Manuel Orlando Fernandez, Willie Bush, Gary Alston, Silvia Escobedo, and Jeffrey Everitt!


    left to right: Gary Alston, Silvia Escobedo, Jeffrey Everitt, Willie Bush, Daisy Saenz, Manuel Orlando Fernandez, Ricky Lynn Sistrunk, Ruth Keenan, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Dr. Bill Raffetto, Eugene Bernard.

    left to right: Gary Alston, Silvia Escobedo, Jeffrey Everitt, Willie Bush, Daisy Saenz, Manuel Orlando Fernandez, Ricky Lynn Sistrunk, Ruth Keenan, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Dr. Bill Raffetto, Eugene Bernard.

  • wpadmin 3:52 pm on November 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    January 2014: What will it mean for you? 

    January 2014
    What will it mean for you?
    Balance life. Balance work. Balance U.
    Look for more details in the coming months.

    — The Balance U committee, San Jacinto College

  • wpadmin 3:49 pm on November 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Student veterans recognized at Central Campus Veterans Day ceremony 

    The Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at the Central Campus coordinated a ceremony to salute military veterans on Veterans Day. The event began at the ILC with a flag-raising ceremony by the Deer Park High School color guard, followed by an introduction by Daisy Saenz and presentation by Dr. James Braswell, a military veteran. Two student veterans, Willie Bush and Jeffrey Everitt, were also presented with scholarships from the San Jacinto College Foundation. The event concluded with a reception in the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:26 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus salutes military veterans 

    The North Campus Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success coordinated a ceremony to salute military veterans on Veterans Day, which was held at the entrance of the Welcome Center.

    The event kicked off when members of the American Legion Riders rolled in on motorcycles, and members of the North Campus Student Veterans Association raised the American flag. The invocation was delivered by Mike Edwards, SVA member.

    Interim North Campus Provost Dr. Bill Raffetto welcomed visitors, acknowledged military veterans in attendance, and other special guests. SVA member read an inspirational and stirring essay called “What is a Veteran?”

    SVA members Gary Alston and Silvia Escobedo were presented scholarships by Ruth Keenan, executive director of the San Jacinto College Foundation.

    The closing benediction was delivered by SVA member Andrew Jones. The ceremony was followed by refreshments and a networking session with military personnel.

    Kudos to the Veterans Day Committee for coordinating the salute to military veterans – Melanie Neill, Donna Baker, Deanna Clark, Jo Eggebrecht, Erin Lewis, and Andrea Mitchen.


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