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  • andrea.vasquez 10:44 am on July 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Students bring home second place in national SkillsUSA competition 

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    San Jacinto College engineering design graphic (EDG) students brought home silver metals from the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills conference in June.

    The EDG team of Robert (Rob) Ross, Van Troung, and Richard Hermoso took second place nationally with their cell phone drying device, which dries out cell phones using a hairdryer and de-humidifier after they’ve been dropped in water. Patrick Doig, another EDG student, competed in the prepared speech competition and placed fourth in the nation.

    Cosmetology students Trisha McCurdy, Candice Priest, Carrie McCord, Kailie Montoya, Amy Herrera, Laura Adawin, and Sherene Adawin placed fourth nationally in opening and closing ceremonies. McCurdy was also elected state vice president for SkillsUSA Texas postsecondary. Automotive student Ryan Nelson, also competed at the national level placing 11th in the nation. Faculty members Dana Belt, Mary Ann Blake, William Buel, and David Castillo traveled with the students to the national competition. Click here for the full story.

  • amanda.fenwick 5:02 pm on July 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Reception held to honor Dr. Gary Friery and Don Clayton 

    The North Campus recently hosted a reception to honor longtime educators Dr. Gary Friery and Don Clayton, who will retire in August. Dr. Friery, the North Campus dean of business and technology, and Clayton, diesel technology lead instructor, have a combined 71 years in education. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 7:51 am on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    New financial aid scanning feature in SOS 

    Beginning Fall 2014, the financial aid services office will be introducing a new self-service feature available through S.O.S., which will help expedite document verification for financial aid students.

    The College will be using Perceptive Software’s Image Now software, which will allow students to scan and upload their financial aid documents from home or at a designated scanning stations at all three campuses. Uploaded documents are sent directly to the financial aid services office, eliminating long lines and wait times. Students can also get instant status updates on their submitted documents as it routes through the verification process. Kudos to ITS and the financial aid services office for diligently collaborating on this new effort to provide this time-saving option for financial aid students.

    Campus scanning stations will be located at:
    ·      Central Campus
    o   Interactive Learning Center (ILC)                               Building 1
    o   Library                                                                        Building 21
    o   Student Development Lab                                          Building 1
    ·      North Campus
    o   Interactive Learning Center (ILC)                               Building 2
    o   Library                                                                        Building 13
    o   Student Development Lab                                          Building 6
    ·      South Campus
    o   Interactive Learning Center (ILC)                               Building 12
    o   Library                                                                        Building 10
    o   Student Development Lab                                          Building 6

    For more information on how to use the Image Now software, please visit http://www.sjcd.edu/apply-register/paying-college/financial-aid/forms.

  • linda.harrison 10:40 am on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    2014 SJC Foundation Golf Tournament 

    You won’t want to miss this!  Please plan to join us for this premier event!



  • wpadmin 5:22 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Lydia Chavez-Garcia recognized for her work within the veteran community 

    June Board_0017Lydia Chavez-Garcia recently received the prestigious award of Honorary Colonel from the 75th Training Command for the her active involvement within the veteran community. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 2:58 pm on July 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    North Shore Rotary supports San Jacinto College 

    NS Rotary Donation July 2014The North Shore Rotary Club Foundation recently presented $25,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation to set up an endowed scholarship, with plans to add to the endowment in the future. Those attending the check presentation include, from left, North Campus Provost and North Shore Rotarian Dr. Bill Raffetto; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives and North Shore Rotary Club President; Ruth Keenan, San Jacinto College Foundation Executive Director; San Jacinto College Board Chair and North Shore Rotarian Dan Mims; and Kevin Morris, South Campus Dean of Business and Technology and North Shore Rotarian.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:45 am on July 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Police chief named president elect of international campus police organization 

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    San Jacinto College Police Chief Bill Taylor has been selected as president elect of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), widely regarded as the leading voice for college campus safety. (More …)

  • wpadmin 11:30 am on July 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Schools App News and Updates 

    Use Schools App to connect with and help students.  Join Schools App now!

    Here’s a staff testimonial:  “In my opinion, I think that the Schools App is a great tool for C&E!  Any time we can directly contact a student on a more personal level, I think it benefits our office.  I think for students, being able to ask questions and receive an answer not from a generalized source (like on our Career and Employment FB page) but from one of us personally, makes the student(s) feel like they have a closer and more comfortable relationship to our office. I think the more we can interact with students daily, the more we can reach them and encourage them to come to our office or approach us if they have questions/concerns/etc.”  – Brittany Bonds, San Jacinto College Career and Employment Center (More …)

  • wpadmin 11:42 am on July 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies to Karen Blankenship on the recent passing of her father, Joe Barton Blankenship, Jr.

    Mr. Blankenship passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Friendswood, Texas. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 3:26 pm on July 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    TelemundoFrom left, North Campus EMT students Viridiana Romero, and Victor Martinez, along with EMT instructor Michelle Rosales, and Jeff Saldivar, news operations manager for Telemundo TV news, are shown during a recent newscast taping at the North Campus.

    Telemundo visited the campus and interviewed faculty and students for a newscast about San Jacinto College’s new student-operated First Responders Organization. The newscast was broadcast on Telemundo on June 30.

    For more info about the new FRO, please read the story available in the College’s Newsroom —


    Kudos to EMT faculty members Cindy Barbee, Ali Shah, and others who helped to coordinate the new venture, including San Jacinto College Police Chief Bill Taylor.

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