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  • wpadmin 8:25 am on June 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Our very own Dr. Okwonna and Fernando Zuniga on Viva Houston! 

    Dr. Alexander Okwonna and recent San Jacinto College graduate, Fernando Zuniga, stopped by ABC13 to talk about STEM education and the importance of encouraging more students to consider careers in the STEM disciplines. Fernando paid his way through college, while maintaining a 4.0.

    He received numerous scholarships and has been accepted to the University of Houston for the upcoming Fall semester to study mechanical engineering. He’ll first attend a summer internship at Rice University to study biomedical engineering. Read more about his story here.


  • andrea.vasquez 9:16 am on June 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Annual Enrollment Coming Soon! 

    On behalf of the Human Resources- Benefits Office:

    We are excited to announce that vendors from retirement and investment companies, supplemental benefits, and local banks and credit unions will be on your campus in July.  During this time you may visit with each vendor to ask specific questions regarding their plans and services.  This will prepare you for the annual benefit enrollment period that will begin Monday, July 14, 2014. (More …)

  • wpadmin 11:57 am on June 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Marketing department important dates for end of FY 


    The marketing office is ready to assist you with year-end projects.

    To ensure you receive your requested item/project by August 29, please honor these important dates. This will also ensure your budget is charged back in the 2013-14 cycle. (More …)

  • wpadmin 11:55 am on June 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Have you heard? News from AP 

    The end of the fiscal year is quickly approaching and it is important to have all current year transactions finalized in a timely manner.

    Just a few friendly a reminder for year-end FY 13-14. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 10:11 am on June 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Employee photography club will meet on June 20 

    The San Jacinto College Employee Photography Club will meet on Friday, June 20 from 12:30-2:00pm at Central Campus in the ILC Kaleidoscope room (C-1.102).  Bring your lunch!  The club is open to all current college employees, retirees, and employee’s spouses and children (minors must be accompanied by their guardian at all times) with an interest in photography.  Photographers at all levels of experience and proficiency – novice to professional – are welcome.

    The meeting will cover two topics.  BRING YOUR CAMERAS!
    1.       Share & Learn and Challenge photos.  We will discuss photos uploaded to the respective albums on the group site: Share & Learn 20140620 and the 20140519 Challenge: Self Portrait albums.  To maximize your opportunity to learn, share one of your photos for which you do not have any ideas on how it may be improved; any suggestions you get about your photo will be something new to you!  You may also upload your photos to flickr and email the link, or you may email a photo to chris.duke@sjcd.edu.
    2.       We will have an open question and answer.  Have your most pressing “How do I…” question ready for the group; we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

    Save the date!  Future photography club meetings will be: Friday, July 18, and Friday, August 8.

    If you have questions about the Employee Photography Club, contact a club facilitator:
    Chris Duke (chris.duke@sjcd.edu, 281-998-6128) or
    David LeMaster (david.lemaster@sjcd.edu, ext 1561)
    Rob Vanya (rob.vanya@sjcd.edu, ext 2616)

    Balance U Coordinators
    Kristen Redding                 x 1860
    Judy Harrison                     x 3261
    Kory Koehler                      x 7157

    Ginger Lambert| Director | Safety, Health and Risk Management | Balance U
    San Jacinto College | 4624 Fairmont Pkwy| Ste 209| Pasadena | TX  | 77504
    T 281 998 6183  |  F 281 998 6133  |  C 713 805 7545 |  ginger.lambert@sjcd.edu |

  • andrea.vasquez 12:13 pm on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Insurance Premiums 2014 – 2015 

    On behalf of Human Resources- Benefits Office:

    We have received many calls regarding the insurance premiums for fiscal year 2014-2015.  The information you received from ERS only takes into account what the state pays, and does not reflect the amount that SJC pays toward your monthly premiums.  As an added benefit for full-time employees, SJC pays part of the cost for health and dental insurance not covered by the state.  The College also pays for up to two times your annual salary in life insurance and the full premium for long-term disability.  Here is a breakdown of the costs and what will be deducted from your monthly or biweekly paycheck for each benefit beginning in September.

    Please contact the benefits office if you have any questions.

    Thank you,

    Vickie Del Bello, Director – Ext. 6357
    Brittany Waters, Benefits Coordinator – Ext. 6358
    Dorothy Webster, Benefits Coordinator – Ext. 6325
    Sara Aranda, Benefits Coordinator – Ext. 2661

  • andrea.vasquez 9:34 am on June 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply


    Congratulations to Christina Potts, her husband Larry Horn, and big brother Sully, on the new addition to their family, baby Augustus Sabine Horn!  He was born on June 5, 2014 at 4:32 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz, and measuring 20.5 inches. Baby and mom are doing great.

    Christina Potts is the South Campus visual and performing arts department chair.



  • andrea.vasquez 8:33 am on June 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies to Cindy Barbee on the recent passing of her son-in-law, Kerstan Edward Natho.

    Kerstan was born on August 10, 1981 and passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 in a tragic accident at work. He is survived by the love of his life, Lindsay Brown, his 4-week old baby girl, Kerstan Summer Lynn, stepson, Cade Smith, his parents, brothers and sisters, and many other family members.

    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas.

    Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home
    1700 Normal Park Dr.
    Huntsville, TX 77340

    Memorial condolences may be made to the family online here. Donations to the family can be made here.

    Cindy Barbee is the Director of EMT at North Campus.

  • andrea.vasquez 12:48 pm on June 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies to Kristen Redding on the recent passing of her father-in-law, William “Bill” Redding.

    Mr. Redding passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at his home, surrounded by family. He was 87.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at First United Methodist Church Downtown in Houston, Texas. Reception to follow at the home of David and Kristen Redding in Friendswood, Texas.

    First United Methodist Church Downtown
    1320 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002

    If you would like to attend the reception, please contact Kristen for the address.

    Kristen Redding is a professor in the Physical Education and Wellness departments at Central Campus.

  • andrea.vasquez 8:56 am on June 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest condolences to Barbara Price on the recent passing of her husband, Virgil “Gil” Price.

    Our friend and colleague, Virgil Everett Price, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the age of 72. Mr. Price was an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College for 2 years before transitioning to a full-time professor in the Business Management department at North campus in 2006. He retired in May 2012 but returned as adjunct the following semester and worked until March 2014.

    Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity.

    Earthman Baytown Funeral Home
    3919 Garth Road
    Baytown, TX 77521

    Barbara Price is an adjunct professor in the Computer Information Systems department at North Campus.

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