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  • amanda.fenwick 5:38 pm on May 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations San Jac Baseball! 

    Congratulations to the San Jac baseball team for another great season. The team qualified for its 23rd appearance at the JUCO World Series, where it went 2-2, finishing the season with a 43-21 overall record. You can find out more about the San Jac baseball team on the San Jac athletics website, and more information about the JUCO World Series is available at: http://www.jucogj.org.


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  • amanda.fenwick 2:47 pm on May 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Jeannie Peng-Armao completes Leadership Clear Lake 

    Congratulations to Senior Communications Coordinator, Jeannie Peng-Armao, on completing the first-ever class of Leadership Clear Lake. This program through the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is designed to educate and equip future leaders of our region by providing them the skills they will need to excel. It focuses on personal and professional development, as well as community study and involvement. The program lasted nine months, and included field trips to the state Capitol, NASA, and Ellington Field, as well as day-long discussions on managing and leading change, leading from strengths, and planning and setting priorities. This year’s graduating class, the first for Leadership Clear Lake, consisted of 12 future leaders from our region. Again, congratulations Jeannie!




    • Debra Clarke 10:22 am on June 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I am so proud of your accomplishment! You go girl 🙂

    • Shari L. Goldstein 9:18 am on July 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Fabulous, Jeannie. What an honor to be among the first graduated group, as well as to complete such a neat program!

  • amanda.fenwick 1:55 pm on May 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Library renovations attracting recognition 

    The outstanding library renovation projects at the Central and South campuses are attracting recognition.

    The two completed library projects were featured in a recent edition of College Planning & Management magazine, which is distributed nation-wide to higher education facilities management departments, as well as the architect, engineering, construction community.

    Thank you Bryan Jones, associate vice chancellor of facilities, for providing the link to the magazine article —


  • amanda.fenwick 1:36 pm on May 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Alumni association to hold mixer 

    The San Jac Alumni Association is hosting a Bowling & Billiards summer social for alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the college.

    All are welcome to mix and mingle at Lucky Strike’s Luxe Lounge on June 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    Price of admission ($30) includes gourmet cuisine, beverages, shoe rental, unlimited bowling and billiards in a private VIP setting. Cash bar is available.

    Space is limited, so purchase your tickets online now at http://www.sanjac.edu/alumni-mixer.

    Please email alumni@sjcd.edu with questions.

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  • amanda.fenwick 10:59 am on May 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Central Campus hosting Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival 

    Watch San Jacinto College music professor Jeremy Garcia perform live on Hola Houston as he promotes the upcoming Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival, to be performed at the Central Campus May 26 through May 30 —



    More info available in the SJC Newsroom —





  • amanda.fenwick 4:36 pm on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Kudos to math professor Kevin Pinegar 

    Kevin Pinegar, San Jacinto College math professor, has been nominated to receive the Hall of Excellence for Quality Matters Reviewers Acknowledgement based on his work as a Quality Matters Publisher Reviewer.



    Nominees will be recognized at the QM National Conference and their names and institutions will be added to the Hall of Excellence for QM Reviewers.

    Kevin will accept the honor on behalf of San Jacinto College in November when he delivers a Quality Matters presentation at the 2015 national convention in San Antonio. The award is presented to a team of reviewers who were found to provide a superior review experience.

    Mr. Pinegar is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer as well as a Quality Matters Publisher Reviewer. As such, he strives for quality Distance Learning courses personally, locally and nationally. He leads reviews nationwide that determine if online courses meet Quality Matters nationally recognized standards, and also works with the San Jacinto College Distance Learning staff.

    Congratulations to Mr. Pinegar for his outstanding achievement.

  • wpadmin 1:21 pm on May 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Office 365 Migration – What to Expect 

    Starting the evening of May 22nd, San Jacinto College will be making the switch to Office 365.  Email will be unavailable through the Memorial Day weekend. Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud based service that provides email, calendaring, Office applications and other tools used to communicate and collaborate. (More …)

    • Sherron Lux 8:43 am on May 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      A couple of quick questions, please:
      -What is the URL for the Training Resources page (with which I am unfamiliar)?
      -I’ll be in my office tomorrow/Wednesday 5/20/15, but not the rest of the week; should I log off my office computer before I leave tomorrow afternoon?
      Thank you, Sherron

  • wpadmin 1:17 pm on May 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Rhea Oglesbee on her recent passing.

    Dr. Oglesbee was born on February 14, 1921 and passed away on May 11, 2015.

    She began her career at San Jacinto College in 1966 as an English professor. In the Spring of 1975, the Board of Trustees created the Student Finance and Counselor of Foreign Students Division and Dr. Oglesbee was elected as the Chairman. In February 1986 she was appointed the South campus Registrar and served in that role until her retirement in January 1996.

    Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze, Texas. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. She will be interred at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, Texas.

    Broussard’s Mortuary
    530 West Monroe
    Kountze, Texas 77625

  • amanda.fenwick 9:45 am on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations Dr. Williamson! 

    WilliamsonDr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president, is a recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. The honor is presented each year to college presidents and CEOs for outstanding efforts in promoting PTK. Dr. Williamson had this to say about receiving the award: “Receiving the PTK Shirley B. Gordon award was an incredible honor, because the nomination for this award comes from our faculty and our students,” said Dr. Williamson. “My work at San Jacinto College is grounded in my desire to support student achievement, and this recognition is a reflection of how much our PTK students have achieved and contributed to the College and our community. I will wear the Gordon medal with pride at commencement because it represents our core mission, student success.”

    Congratulations, Dr. Williamson, on this well deserved honor!

    To read the full news release, visit the San Jacinto College newsroom.

    • Ruth Keenan 11:32 am on May 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Dr. Williamson! Well deserved!

    • Becky Martinez 1:19 pm on May 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Fantastic! Dr. Williamson is such a wonderful supporter of educational goals. I am so happy that she was recognized for her efforts. 🙂

  • amanda.fenwick 9:15 am on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Baseball team is heading to the World Series 

    Regional Baseball Champs 2015 Group

    Congratulations to the San Jacinto College baseball team, who won the Region XIV Regional Tournament on Tuesday, May 12, and are now bound to Grand Junction, Colorado to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

    Kudos to the coaches and support staff, including Tom Arrington (head coach), Jimmy Durham, Kory Koehler, Eric Weaver, Jason Krug, Deric Hawkins, Jessica Davenport, Diego Villatoro, and Kyneil Walwyn.

    Congratulations to the players, coaches, and staff, and good luck at the national tournament.

    Read about their regional tournament victory at:



    • Ruth Keenan 11:33 am on May 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      We are all so excited for you! You make us proud!!

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