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  • amanda.fenwick 3:08 pm on January 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply


    Condolences to Della Moon on the recent passing of her mother, Margie Adams Jones.

    Ms. Jones was born on Saturday, September 26, 1925 and passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the age of 89.

    She is survived by her sons, James T. Jones and Robert “Kit” Jones, daughter, Della Moon and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

    Ms. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Frances Owens and James Adams, her husband, James Henry “Casey” Jones, and her brother, Maurice Adams.

    A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 2 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Winnie, Texas. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

    Broussard’s Mortuary
    134 W. Buccaneer
    Winnie, TX 77665

    Della is the Program Director in the Health Information Management department at the North Campus.

  • wpadmin 4:43 pm on January 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Cake and punch and awards… oh my! 

    The January Board of Trustees meeting brought a packed house, as the College’s Minnie Stevens Piper nominees, Excellence Award recipients, outstanding faculty, and honorarium recipients were recognized. A reception was held prior to the meeting, complete with cake, punch, cute kids, and lots of great conversation. Congratulations to all!


    In addition to these recognitions, the East Harris County Manufacturing Association (EHCMA) presented a check for nearly $75,000 in support of student scholarships.


  • amanda.fenwick 10:54 am on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Brian Hernandez on the recent passing of his father, Hector C. Hernandez.

    Mr. Hernandez passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 67. He was an easy going guy, who always made people laugh. He enjoyed working and chatting with neighbors. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed. Mr. Hernandez is survived by his family, Alma Chavez, Hector Hernandez, Jr. and Brian Hernandez. A private funeral service will be held at a later date.

    Brian is an Endpoint Analyst II in the ITS department at central campus.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:00 am on January 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    2014 Year in Review 

    Random scenes depicting highlights at San Jacinto College in 2014 —



  • wpadmin 2:41 pm on January 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Tom Hanks: I Owe It All to Community College 

    From the New York Times Opinion Pages
    By: Tom Hanks

    Photo credit: Vivienne Flesher

    Photo credit: Vivienne Flesher

    In 1974, I graduated from Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif., an underachieving student with lousy SAT scores. Allowed to send my results to three colleges, I chose M.I.T. and Villanova, knowing such fine schools would never accept a student like me but hoping they’d toss some car stickers my way for taking a shot. I couldn’t afford tuition for college anyway. I sent my final set of stats to Chabot, a community college in nearby Hayward, Calif., which, because it accepted everyone and was free, would be my alma mater. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 8:39 am on January 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Our deepest sympathies go to Mary Ann Monteilh on the recent passing of her mother, Alma Lee Marthieo.

    Mrs. Marthieo was born on Thursday, November 23, 1922 in Rosa, Louisiana and passed away on Friday, January 9, 2014 in Houston, Texas at the age of 92. She enjoyed traveling, music, dancing and most importantly, spending time with her family. Mrs. Marthieo is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Monteilh and Joyce Whitmore, three sisters, two brothers, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

    A rosary and funeral mass was held today on Jan. 16 St. Dominic Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. A second service was held on Jan. 19, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lebeau, Louisiana.

    Mary Ann is a Contact Center Agent II at North campus.

  • wpadmin 3:18 pm on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Chancellor Hellyer to appear on Houston Newsmakers on KPRC 

    View the video here: http://www.click2houston.com/community/newsmakers/houston-newsmakers-jan-18-houston-community-colleges-discussed/30782124

    Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer will appear on Sunday’s (Jan. 18, 2015) Houston Newsmakers on KPRC Local 2. The show airs at 10 a.m. Dr. Hellyer, along with Lone Star College Chancellor Stephen Head and Houston Community College Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Zachary Hodges, were invited by host Khambrel Marshall to discuss President Obama’s plan to offer free community college for students willing to work for it. Tune in on Sunday to hear what the trio had to say!



  • amanda.fenwick 1:43 pm on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    ITS hosting Quick Help Sessions 

    ITS is hosting Quick Help Sessions at all 3 campuses

    Time/Date/Place for the Q&A sessions:
    ITS Quick Help Sessions are now being held once a week on each campus:
    South Campus, S-8.1084, every Tuesday, noon to 4 p.m.
    Central Campus, C-1.219, every Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.
    North Campus, N-2.207, every Thursday, noon to 4 p.m.

    The purpose of the ITS Quick Help sessions is to assist faculty and staff with general IT-related questions they may have. IT Staff will be available to answer questions such as:
    ·        How to enter a service ticket?
    ·        How to obtain media training?
    ·        How to set up email on a personal mobile device?
    ·        How to access and use Tech Support Online?

    These sessions will be hosted by ITS.
    For more info, please send an email to ITS.CustomerCare@sjcd.edu

  • amanda.fenwick 9:24 am on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Bill Dickerson on the recent passing of his father-in-law, Donald H. Sneden.

    Mr. Sneden was born on Tuesday, November 24, 1942 and passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the age of 72. He was a truck driver for the Union Local 142 and Local 710 for over 40 years. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and reading. Mr. Sneden is survived by his spouse of 35 years, Ann Crist, five children, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and four siblings.

    Services will be held at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer in Indiana on Sunday, January 18, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously suggests donations to your local animal shelter.

    Bill is the Director of Accounting and Financial Services.

  • amanda.fenwick 8:51 am on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Performers need for upcoming Cultural Extravaganza 

    As part of Black History Month, the South Campus is hosting a Cultural Extravaganza, which will take place in late February in the evening. The date, time, and exact location on the South Campus is to be determined.

    The planning committee is looking for individuals or groups who would like to:
    ·         Sing
    ·         Rap
    ·         Dance
    ·         Recite poetry, spoken word, monologue and/or dialogue
    ·         Play an instrument
    ·         Step
    ·         Model*
    ·         Vendors: i.e. arts and crafts, cultural displays, business etc.**

    • Models: we are seeking male and females who have traditional African clothing they would like model.

    ** Vendors: may not sell merchandise or products of any kind. The purpose of occupying a booth would be a display items/products or distribute information.

    Anyone interested in participating in any of the above categories should send an email to alexis.alexander@sjcd.edu no later than Friday, January 30 with the following information:

    ·         First and last name
    ·         Phone number
    ·         Email
    ·         Desired performance category

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