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  • wpadmin 2:54 pm on April 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Celebrate mythology, legends, and folklore at this year’s Get Lit! 



    Everyone is invited!




  • wpadmin 1:51 pm on April 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    AAWCC ice cream picnic is April 22 at 3 p.m.! 

    The San Jacinto College chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges invites you to an ice cream picnic on Tuesday, April 22, at 3 p.m., in the Kaleidoscope Room at South. We’ll kick off our service learning project and get Spring tips and trends from the cosmetology department. Join us!


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  • wpadmin 2:11 pm on April 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    SJC-AEOP student scholarship opportunity 

    Please share this scholarship opportunity with your students!

    Every year the San Jacinto College Association of Educational Office Personnel (SJC-AEOP) offers scholarship opportunities to all SJC students. A $250 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each campus (Central, North, and South), three scholarships total.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    ·         Recipients must have completed at least 9 semester credits hours at San Jacinto College.
    ·         Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (4.0-A) on all work completed at San Jacinto College.
    ·         Recipients must be enrolled at San Jacinto College at the time of the application.
    ·         Part-time students are encouraged to apply.

    Application Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014

    AEOP Scholarship Application 2014
    AEOP Scholarship Flyer 2014

  • andrea.vasquez 3:47 pm on April 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus Educational Planning & Counseling events! 

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  • wpadmin 3:49 pm on April 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Soon-to-be May Graduate Shares Her Success Story 

    Karrah Shremshock

    Graduation Tweet

    A student tagged San Jacinto College in a tweet (seen above) about applying for May commencement.  We reached out to Karrah Shremshock and asked her to write a piece about her experience. 

    Read Karrah’s story on the path to becoming San Jac Certified on our Tumblr.  http://sanjacintocollege.tumblr.com/post/81613545412/a-bigger-and-brighter-future 

    If you are having trouble viewing the post, you can read it below.

    A Bigger and Brighter Future

    For me, this isn’t just a graduation. This isn’t my beginning, nor is it my end. My name is Karrah Shremshock, and I am a 25-year-old (soon-to-be) graduate of San Jacinto College. To understand how much this means to me, you might need some background information. I will be the first in my family to graduate college, although my brother has successfully completed a technical program. I graduated high school in 2007 with a sad GPA of 2.2. I thought it was standard knowledge that after high school one attended college the following semester. Sadly, my circumstances were much different than that of my friends. My parents, as badly as they wanted to, couldn’t afford what education they believe I deserved. So I continued to work. I had a job the month I turned 16 and worked nonstop through high school (along with being a member of FFA) up until my first trial of college. I went to Houston Community College for four semesters. If I wasn’t dropping classes because I was failing, I was skipping classes and accepting a failing grade. 


    At the age of 21, I gave up. I had a 1.8 GPA and knew then that I just wasn’t ready for college. In order to pay for it, I had to work 40+ hours a week waiting tables (waitressing was the only job that gave me the flexibility of being able to go to school during the day and work at night). I had no time to study or write papers. My job became my life. I met the man I would call my husband, and we got married at 22 and moved near his dad in Clear Lake. My husband went to college on a baseball scholarship (but never graduated due to eligibility and injury reasons).  His mom graduated from Florida State; his dad graduated from Georgia Tech; and his stepmom from LSU. His family knew the importance of a quality education and how it could change your life.


    That is when his family changed my life. We had been married for a year and were both constantly working. We were living a decent lifestyle, but neither of us had a REAL education. I talked about wanting to go back to school and getting a degree, but in order to do it, I would have to work one semester to save up the money, meaning I could only go to school for half the year. This in when his dad and stepmom chimed in. They decided to do something for me that I never would have dreamed of; they wanted to pay my way through college. I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to say no, but I had no good reason to. They insisted, and as engineers, they were quite persuasive. I told them I could never pay them back. All they asked in return was that I do that best I could. And that I did.


    Here I am now, 25 years old and about to graduate with an AA in Behavioral and Social Sciences. My GPA is an amazing 3.8.  I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. I am here today to say that just because you gave it “the old college try” and it wasn’t for you, doesn’t mean it won’t ever be! It took me almost five years in the real world to realize that an education was my best chance. It took me five years to find who I really was, and become a better student than I ever thought I could be. The 18 year old me wasn’t ready for college. The 25 year old me has been nonstop focused. What I am saying is college will always be there. Whether you are ready right out of high school, or don’t go back until your kids are in college, it will be there. Don’t force yourself to do something you are not ready for. When you are ready, it will be the most profound and rewarding experience of your life.


    I am ready now. I look forward to the next four years of my life at UHCL. I can’t thank San Jac enough for being the right college for me, the teachers, the campus, the atmosphere. It all started right here. Congratulations to all my fellow graduates! Whether you decide to continue on, or end your education here, YOU did it! And that’s something to be proud of.


  • wpadmin 3:44 pm on April 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Donate to the clothing drive 

    This is a reminder that the Men of Honor Mentoring program will be holding a clothing drive on April 14-17 at the Central Campus. All items can be dropped off in the Central Campus Student Center in room C-14. 210 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 14-16 and from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday April 17.  We are asking that all students, staff members, and faculty members to please participate and donate any gently used items you may have.  We have provided contact information if you would like for us to stop by your office or cars to pick up your donations.

    Women, men, and children’s clothing and shoes will be accepted. If you are faculty, staff, or a student at one of the other campuses, clothing drop off locations will be available at each campus. Anyone who would like to donate clothing at the North or South campus, please drop off your donations in the Student Life office on April 10 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  All items will be picked up at 2pm on April 10.

    Students are also encouraged to stop by and pick out clothing if needed. All items that remain will be donated to local community organizations. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Thank you in advance for your participation.

    If you have any questions please contact me at 281-476-1888 or leander.nash@sjcd.edu.

    Leander Nash, M.S.
    Office of Disability Services
    Disability Service Counselor (Central Campus)
    Office: 281-476-1089/1888
    Fax: 281-478-2765

  • wpadmin 3:42 pm on April 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Office of Disability Services information session 

    The Office of Disability Services will be hosting an information session on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. on the Central Campus in the Interactive Learning Center, room C-1.155.  Parents, both current and future students, faculty members, and community members are welcomed to attend.

    Topics to be addressed at the information session will include:

    ·         The type of services/accommodations that are offered to students with  disabilities
    ·         The application process for services/accommodations
    ·         The steps to enrollment
    ·         How to apply for financial aid

    A campus tour will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

    Leander Nash, M.S.
    Office of Disability Services
    Disability Service Counselor (Central Campus)
    Office: 281-476-1089/1888
    Fax: 281-478-2765

  • wpadmin 3:41 pm on April 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Week of the Young Child parade and more! 

    On behalf of Kathy Sanchez

    This week kicks off the BEAR necessity campaign to collect items such as clothes, food, diapers and toiletries to donate to children in the care of Child Protective Services.

    April 7 -11 is the Week of the Young Child.  Each classroom has planned daily events for the children and parents.
    7 April   Mad Scientist Monday:  Throughout the day we will be doing experiments and exploring terms.
    8 April   Tasty Tuesday:  We will be ‘cooking’ a nutritious snack, with the help of a special friend from the Culinary Arts department.
    9 April   Wednesday Words:  A special guest from the Library will come and share books with us.
    10 April Terrific Thursday:  Children’s Center will have a parade in Parking Lot P6, at 9:30 am.
    11 April Fun Day Friday:  Pajama day with brunch at 10:00 am, along with a movie.

    On Thursday April 10, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. is the WOYC parade. North, South and Central campus children’s centers will have a parade at the exact same time and date. Our goal is to strengthen the one college vision by supporting and advocating for community involvement to invest in the early years of learning. There are many departments  that have been asked to be involved. We are hopeful that the Grand Marshal will be Sparky the fire dog, accompanied by the La Porte Fire Department, our own police department as well as students from the music department.  This event is open to the whole college and to all students.

    The week of April 21, 2014, will include Awareness of Autism and Child Abuse Prevention.  For child abuse prevention, the Lab school will provide blue ribbons to families to tie around the playground fence to demonstrate our commitment and support the campaign to stop child abuse.

  • wpadmin 9:58 am on April 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Add Your Social Media Account to Social Media Directory 

    We are in the process of updating the social media pages on the website.  If you have a social media account for your department or program, please fill out the online form.  http://www.sanjac.edu/form/add-me-social-media-directory
    If you have any questions or concerns, contact Scylla Lopez at scylla.lopez@sjcd.edu or 281.991.2602.

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