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  • amanda.fenwick 3:55 pm on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    What has community college meant to you? 

    Maybe it was a teacher who showed you that your voice mattered, or a book that opened your eyes to a world that stretched further than the end of your street. If you are a community college graduate, share with the White House what your community college experience has meant.

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    • Telishia Long 3:33 pm on May 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Community College has meant an open door to the endless world of educations. Having faith in those things that are not seen but you know exist. I am a first generation student, I began taking dual credit courses while in high school, I was an English honors students from my freshman to junior year of high school but something happened. When I enrolled for college courses I had to take a placement test, at the time called the THEA, to my surprise, my first semester in community college consisted of 3 developmental course. Initially I was discouraged and felt that the public school system had failed me. How could I make As and Bs and be an honor’s student and test into college on a developmental level? But I soon realized after my first week in class that I truly did need the courses and it was not so much of a set back after all but it was a set up for a come back. Community college developed me both personally and academically, I worked on campus as a work study student and not only was a student but a mom as well which was my motivation for not giving up. I knew that the environment in which I grew up in was not fit for who I was as a person and the only way for me to overcome what was considered to be a statistic was to be successful in my education. I had obstacles, many obstacles but the instructors and advisers worked with me every step of the way. I was determined not to be defined by my upbringing or my family’s name but to prove the world wrong. I did not graduate from community college, I transferred on the 2 plus 2 plan to a university and later completed a graduate degree! If it had not been for my persistent attitude and determination along with the support of my community college family, I would not have been successful. My daughter has grown up watching me go to school, do home work and graduate twice, all while working and taking care of my family so I hope that something that I have done along the way will be instilled in her memory and that she would want to follow my footsteps! I am forever grateful and thankful to God for seeing me through something that others did not see for me! I am a proud community college transfer student and community college is why I am in the career field I am in now and I am back in higher education, giving back to the same community that gave so much to me!

  • andrea.vasquez 3:15 pm on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholars donate books to South Campus Library 

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholars Chapter at the South Campus donated bilingual books in Spanish and English to the South Campus library in order to assist our students in learning a new language.  International students and students taking Spanish courses also find these books helpful because they can see the process of translating between languages in the written form.  These books can also be used by students researching the various cultural experiences by those living on the Texas and Mexico border and within the Mexican American culture as well. South Campus Library Director, Rich McKay, gladly accepted the donations provided by HSF representative and chapter President, Leda Hodgson.

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  • amanda.fenwick 10:55 am on May 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Welcome Jahmal, your new social media coordintaor! 

    Please welcome Jahmal Clemons to San Jacinto College as the new social media coordinator. Jahmal comes to us from Lawrence, Kansas, where he was the social media and digital marketing strategist for The World Company. We are very excited to have him join our team, and to help you and the College with our social media efforts.

    Jahmal can be reached by email at jahmal.clemons@sjcd.edu, or at extension 2602.

    If you see Jahmal out and about on campus, please say hello.

    Jahmal Clemons

     
  • amanda.fenwick 1:58 pm on May 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    District offices ‘return home’ from South Campus to renovated facilities 

    Due to renovations at the District Office West Building, several departments temporarily operated out of the South Campus Student Center. The renovations are finished, and the departments recently “returned home.”

    Below is a list of departments that recently relocated from the South Campus Student Center to the District Office West Building, located at 4624 Fairmont Parkway in Pasadena. The list also shows the office location for each group.

    1.      Auxiliary Services, Suite A-2.204
    2.      Contracts and Purchasing Services, Suite A-2.208
    3.      Human Resources
    a.      Human Resources Information System, Suite A-2.102
    b.      Organizational and Talent Development, Suite A-2.103
    c.      Compensation, Suite A-2.112
    4.      Internal Audit, Suite A-2.108
    5.      Payroll, Suite A-2.111

     
    • Bill Dickerson 11:22 am on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The District Business Office staff has als moved into the renovated facilites from the District Administrative Offices in Suite A1.115.

      1. Accounts Payable and Budget Control – Suite A-2.213
      2. Accounts Receivable, Cash Managemnt, Construction Accounting, Comptroller, Director and FA & Auxilarry Services Accounting – Suite A-2.214

      Thanks,
      Bill Dickerson
      Director of Accounting and Financial Services

  • wpadmin 10:00 am on May 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations Amanda Rose! 

    Student Awards 2015_8173Congratulations to Amanda Rose, San Jacinto College student life coordinator and Texas Junior College Student Government Association (TCJSGA) state advisor!

    The Outstanding Student Leader Award has been renamed in her honor as the The Amanda Rose Student of the Year Award. San Jacinto College student Naomi Rosales, this year’s winner, is the first name to be placed on the plaque displaying the new award name.

    Students will be placed on the plaque each spring semester at the annual Student Awards Ceremony.  Student organizations have the ability to nominate student leaders for consideration of the Student of the Year award.  The selection is made, based on those who are nominate by their peers or organization advisor.

    Amanda has worked over the years to increase and maintain student engagement through her appointment as TCJSGA state advisor, TJCSGA Region V treasurer advisor and as a founding member of the Houston Area Two Year College Student Life Networking Group. She is also a member of the Council for Diversity & Inclusivity and the Service Learning Committee and serves as a facilitator for the Intercultural Competence modules, Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP), and Safe Zone training. She placed third out of 66 TCJSGA state advisors among two-year schools in Texas.

    Her community service includes serving as treasurer of the Heart of Texas Dock Dogs and secretary for the Alpha Pi chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity Houston Corporation.

    Congratulations Amanda Rose!

     

     
    • Julie 11:07 am on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Way to go Amanda…..You have always done an amazing job for our students! Proud of You!

    • BK Silva 7:00 pm on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations! I had a great learning experience in your IC module. I can see why the students thrive under your guidance. Well Done!

  • amanda.fenwick 9:33 am on May 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Highlights from the May Board of Trustees Meeting 

    The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees met on Monday, May 4. Here are highlights from the meeting.

     

     
  • amanda.fenwick 1:00 pm on May 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Rhonda Bell promoted to dean position 

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    Rhonda Bell has been named Dean of Allied Health and Natural Science at the North Campus.  Her appointment is effective June 1, 2015. Before being named dean, she served as the North Campus Allied Health Department Chair, and also as Registered Nurse Program Coordinator. Previously, she held the position of Program Director for Vocational Nursing at the North Campus.

    Related photo above shows Ms. Bell networking with middle school students who visited the North Campus.

    Congratulations to Dean Rhonda Bell!

     
  • andrea.vasquez 11:40 am on May 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Students learn about communications career opportunities 

    The South Campus communications department, led by department chair, Kim DeLauro, showcased the different career opportunities for students interested in any of the communications fields. The keynote speaker for the Communications Career Day was Mr. John Streeter, Producer/Director, and Scriptwriter/Editor for DB Consulting Group Inc.  Mr. Streeter addressed a group of over 60 students.  During his presentation he showed students the various mediums he works with in which he uses his writing, editing, artistic, awareness of the audience, translation and interviewing skills.  (More …)

     
  • andrea.vasquez 11:24 am on May 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Military Appreciation Days at South Campus 

    South Campus recently hosted Military Appreciation events with honored guest and military historian, Capt. Paul De Gaeta. On April 27, Capt. De Gaeta gave a lecture entitled, “History Makers, Lost and Found,” in which he discussed some of the more famous servicemen and women he has had the honor of interviewing. To date, he has collected more than 300 veterans’ histories that range from WWI to the Gulf War. On April 28, a panel of various College staff and administrators discussed ideas and ways the veteran centers an expand their scope, become recognized at a regional level, and how to reach out and attract more veteran students to San Jacinto College because of the services and support we provide. Veteran students also had a chance to speak and give suggestions of what they would like to see added to and improved on with the veteran centers. It was a very great discussion with lots of information and suggestions made on all sides.

     
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