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  • andrea.vasquez 3:52 pm on June 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    2015 SJC Summer Literacy Institute 

    Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 3.46.53 PMSan Jacinto College will host its annual Summer Literacy Institute on July 30 and 31 at the San Jacinto College South Campus.

    This year’s theme is “Driving Forces Behind Today’s Literacy.” Topics include House Bill 5, Adult Basic Education, Developmental Education, and acceleration models to college readiness. Session strands include mathematics, Integrated Reading and Writing, student success, Promising and Special Programs, and English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

    Educators at all levels, local and statewide, are invited to attend. Online registration is now open through July 29, and on-site registration will also be available on July 30 and 31. The registration fee is $70. The event will take place at the South Campus inside the student center (building 11) banquet room, S11.250. On-site registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., with breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. The San Jacinto College South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston.

    For online registration, please visit https://secure.touchnet.com/C22834_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=5&STCATID=2. For questions or more information, please contact Kina Lara at kina.lara@sjcd.edu or Joanie DeForest at joanie.deforest@sjcd.edu.


  • amanda.fenwick 10:55 am on June 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Dr. Hattaway selected to author prestigious ‘Cross Papers’ 

    Dr. Karen Hattaway, right, is shown with Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president of San Jacinto College, who describes Hattaway as a faculty leader who takes on difficult challenges.

    Dr. Karen Hattaway, right, is shown with Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president of San Jacinto College, who describes Hattaway as a faculty leader who takes on difficult challenges.

    North Campus English professor Dr. Karen Hattaway was recently selected by the League for Innovation in the Community College to author the prestigious “Cross Papers #18,” a scholarly, in-depth monograph that will help to shape teaching strategies in many of the nation’s community colleges.

    The format for the Cross Papers was established by K. Patricia Cross, a retired educator and scholar of educational research who wrote the first seven issues. Since the release of the inaugural issue in 1997, the Cross Papers have been designed to provide faculty with a body of useful, proven, practical strategies they can use in their classrooms to help improve their own teaching and their students’ learning.

    Dr. Hattaway’s personal teaching philosophy centers on creating a better future. “I am a teacher because teaching creates a healthy future by encouraging students to build skills for work, learning, and thinking that will shape tomorrow,” she said. “Teaching is the only profession where what is created never goes out of style or wears out. Education is forever.”

    Read all about it —



  • amanda.fenwick 3:56 pm on June 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Photography Club meets June 19 

    The San Jacinto College employee photography club will meet on Friday, June 19 from 12:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Campus, in Room 110 of the ILC building.

    The employee photography club is open to all SJC employees, retirees, and spouses and children of employees (minors must be accompanied by adult guardians).

    Any who are interested in photography are welcome to attend — beginner, intermediate, advanced, any level.

    Photography club meetings are eligible for Wellness time as part of the SJC Balance U program.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:04 am on June 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    Police department promotes four officers 

    The San Jacinto College Police Department recently promoted Officers Scott Klamert, LeAnderay Collins, Lila Vaughn, and James Jackson to the rank of Sergeant. A promotion ceremony was held at the Central Campus Police Department Building with family and friends invited to share in the celebration. Congratulations Sergeants! We’ll see you all around campus!


    • Becky Martinez 11:42 am on July 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Shout out to the 4 new Sergeants on the SJC campuses. Congratulations on the promotions! 🙂

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

      Congrats to all of our new sergeants! I appreciate what the entire force does to keep our campus well-served and as safe as possible. 🙂

  • andrea.vasquez 11:03 am on June 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations Lori Rhodes! 

    Congratulations to Lori Rhodes on the birth of her new baby girl, Harper Kali Rhodes.  Harper was born on June 6th.  Lori Rhodes is the Dev Ed DOC at South Campus. Lori and baby are doing well.

    Date of birth: 6-6-2015
    Weight: 7.4 pounds
    Length: 20.6 inches
    Mom: Lori Rhodes, Dev Ed DOC at South Campus
    Dad: Chris Rhodes
    Brother : Ivan


  • wpadmin 3:27 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer Benefits Enrollment 

    It is almost that time again!  Summer Benefits Enrollment is just around the corner, July 10 – July 24,

    To prepare you for this year’s summer enrollment, the benefits team is offering several one hour Let’s Talk Benefits Refresher sessions on all 3 campuses!!

    We will review the different benefits that are offered to SJC employees and also discuss some of the recent changes to plans and premiums.

    Plan to attend so you will be better informed prior to the Vendor Fair and Summer Enrollment sessions.




  • amanda.fenwick 3:05 pm on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Flood assistance information 

    If you had property (home or car) damaged during the recent flood event, there are several resources available for assistance.

    • For general information or questions about FEMA assistance, please call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
    • If you live in Harris County, and have questions about general disaster recovery resources available to you, please contact the Harris County Recovery Network at 713-696-1998 or online at http://harrisrecovery.org.
    • If you live in the City of Houston, please contact 3-1-1 or http://www.houstonrecovers.org.


  • wpadmin 10:04 am on June 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Information Technology Services – Informational Announcement 

     ITS is currently hosting Quick Help Sessions on all three campuses. Techs   are available to assist faculty and staff with general IT-related   questionssuch as:

    •   How to   enter a service ticket?
    •   How to   obtain media training?
    •   How to   set up Office 365 email on a personal mobile device?
    •   How to log   into Office 365 webmail?
    •   How to   access and use Tech Support Online?
    •   How to   access the San Jac wireless connection?


    Our weekly Quick Help session at South Campus is as follows:

    Bldg. and Room #:




    Every Tuesday

    12 pm – 4 pm


    If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact ITS Customer Care.


    Date Announced:Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • amanda.fenwick 8:54 am on June 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Men of Honor members shine at commencement 


    The San Jacinto College Men of Honor mentoring program was well represented at the recent Spring 2015 commencement. In photo above, North Campus Mentor Dr. Jerry Wallace (at far left), and Central Campus Mentor Leander Nash (at far right) bracket a group of high-achieving Men of Honor students, including (from left) Myron Crawford, Dana Raysor, Justin Hollins, Andre Simon, Gustavo Garcia, and Wilson Moore.

    Kudos to Men of Honor Director Ron Hopkins and all of the faculty and staff members who help to positively influence others through the outstanding mentoring program. In addition to Wallace and Nash, Men of Honor mentors include Ronald Burnett, Jonathan Greene, Lindsey Dixon, William Jones, J.D. Mota, Benny Jenkins, Stephen Reynolds, Dr. Jerrel Wade, Felipe Romero, Nate Wiggins, Eric Tinsley, Dr. Lamar McWaine, Ramiro Contreras, Michael Fulton, Richard Turner, Gabriel Rodriquez, Louis Dorsey, Joseph Hebert, Eugene Bernard, Kevin Hale, Dr. Alexander Okwonna, Anthony Green, Adam Rogers, Ralph Penn, Dr. Greg Smith, Jimmy Sims, and Dr. Roger Watkins.

  • amanda.fenwick 5:24 pm on June 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    June Board of Trustees meeting highlights 

    At the June 1, 2015, Board of Trustees meeting, the San Jacinto College baseball team was recognized for its amazing season. The team earned its 23rd trip to the JUCO World Series. In addition, three trustees were administered the oath of office.

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