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  • wpadmin 5:01 pm on August 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College Participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 

    We’ve had a number of employees participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the past week.

    In case you missed it…


    Dr. Mary Wisgirda

    South Campus

    Central Campus 


    • Julie 10:29 am on September 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Nice job!!!!!!

  • wpadmin 4:56 pm on August 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Social Media Events and Speakers 

    We are having Social Media Day on each campus in September.  Everyone is invited!  Please feel free to share the attached flyer with your students and encourage them to participate when they are not in class.

    And coming soon…

    Scylla Lopez will be conducting Social Media 101 sessions on each campus.  The sessions will focus on one social media platform at a time.  In addition, we will be bringing in speakers to talk to students and employees about a variety of social media topics, including using social media in the classroom for faculty.  We have  scheduled KHOU anchor Lily Jang to come to North Campus in November as well.  This event is open to the entire San Jacinto College community.  She will be speaking on Social Media and Your Career.  Be on the lookout for more details on these social media events.

    Social Media Day

  • andrea.vasquez 11:51 am on August 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus ALS Ice Bucket Challenges 

    This week South Campus biology department chair, Dr. Mary Wisgirda, challenged South Campus deans Joseph Hebert, Dr. Alexander Okwonna, and Kevin Morris during her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The deans accepted her challenge and put forth theirs- Central and North Campuses- you’re next!  Click here to watch the video of Dr. Mary Wisgirda’s challenge and here to view the South Campus deans’ challenge.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:53 am on August 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus Premiere Day 2014 

    The South Campus FYE and student life departments recently hosted Premiere Day 2014. Faculty, staff, and FYE orientation leaders met with the group of new students talking about their own first experiences at the College, what to expect, study tips, and more. FYE orientation leaders also lead teams of students around campus for the Premiere Day Scavenger Hunt. Students were given clues to find objects around campus, giving them a more fun way to explore the campus prior to the semester start. Thanks to FYE and student life for another great Premiere Day event!

  • wpadmin 8:43 am on August 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Jenny Phillips on the recent of passing of her mother-in-law, Mary Thomason.   Ms. Thomason was also an SJC retiree.  She began working as a custodian for San Jacinto College in 1979 and retired in August 1995.
    Ms. Thomason was born Thursday, April 7, 1938 in Evangeline, LA to the late Theogene and Audrey Morvant and passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Mary loved listening to music and dancing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
    Services were held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings, LA on Saturday, August 23, 2014.   
    For complete obituary, click here.
    Matthews and Son Funeral Home        Greenwood Cemetery
    511 N. Cutting Avenue                         1205-1355 Evangeline Road
    Jennings, LA 70546                             Jennings, LA 70546
    Jenny Phillips is an Accounts Payables Accounting Assistant at the District Business Office.
  • wpadmin 3:52 pm on August 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies to Jo Anne Bailey on the recent passing of her sister, Julie Renee Alvarez. Ms. Alvarez was born in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 18, 1957 and passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the age of 57. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Clarence and Lola Evans, Walter and Helen Theiler, and her father Henri M. Theiler. She is survived by her mother Ernestine Evans Belsha, loving husband Abel Alvarez, Jr.; sons Jeremiah A. Alvarez and wife Tina; Aaron J. Alvarez. Ms. Alvarez is also survived by her grandchildren Samantha A. Alvarez, Jesse A. Alvarez; siblings Gerald D. Theiler, Sr., Janie Theiler, and Jo Anne Bailey.

    Services were held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at San Jacinto Funeral Home in Houston, TX.








    Jo Anne is the Senior Administrative Assistant for Biological, Agricultural and Physical Sciences at Central campus.

  • wpadmin 4:40 pm on August 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    New program brochures now available 

    Program Brochure

  • wpadmin 2:20 pm on August 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Maritime Youth and Logistics Expo 


    • J.D. 8:46 am on August 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I have a group of about 12 who I think might be interested in attending. Is there a limit on the number of students that can participate? The students will be from Channelview and Galena Park High School.

      J.D. Mota
      San Jacinto College
      Executive Director-TRiO Grants
      5800 Uvalde Rd., N12.210b
      Houston, Texas 77049
      Office: (281) 459-7697, Fax: (281) 459-5403 http://www.sanjac.edu /www.facebook.com/sanjacintocollege / @SanJacCollege

  • wpadmin 2:18 pm on August 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Centennial Family Festival, an outdoor fair and maritime exhibition 

     Promote Houston Ship Channel 2014, Inc. invites you to the Centennial Family Festival, an outdoor fair and maritime exhibition, featuring interactive elements, arts and entertainment.

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Bayport Cruise Terminal

    4700 Cruise Road, Pasadena, Texas

    2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


    The festival is FREE, but all attendees must register prior to the event.

    To register and get more information on the event, please visit:



    About the Houston Ship Channel:

    The Houston Ship Channel opened to the world in 1914, and quickly become the region’s largest economic engine.  One hundred years later, the Houston Ship Channel supports activities at the Port of Houston that are responsible for over 1 million jobs and $178 billion in statewide economic impact.

    If you have any questions, please call the Community Information Line at 713-670-1000

  • wpadmin 2:13 pm on August 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    The U.S. Secretary of Labor visits San Jacinto College 

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez recently visited San Jacinto College where students and graduates showcased their skills in the areas of process technology, nursing, instrumentation, and cybersecurity. The Secretary’s visit was part of a nationwide tour to see workforce training in various regions and to discuss issues regarding the economy and moving more workers into high-demand fields. Part of the San Jacinto College visit included tours and discussions of the training students have received, thanks to assistance from the Healthcare Pathways grant and the Technology Training for Tomorrow (IT3) grant, which were both awarded from the Department of Labor.

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