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  • andrea.vasquez 2:33 pm on July 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations Roberts Family! 

    Captain Harry Roberts (United States Marine Corps) & Rosa Roberts welcomed Fightin’ Texas Aggie, Andres Miguel Roberts born on July 27, 2015 at 10:49 a.m. He weighed 6lbs and 5.4oz. Both Harry & Rosa are 2005 graduates of Texas A&M. They have been sweethearts since they were 14 years old. They met in high school and married in 2005 at Lakewood Church.  Captain Roberts is Linda Navejar’s son. He is currently a Flight Instructor for the Marine Corps and served two tours of active duty overseas as a Marine Pilot.

    Linda Navejar is the Sr. AA for Associate Degree Nursing at Central Campus.


  • andrea.vasquez 2:27 pm on July 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    ITS- Did You Know? 

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  • amanda.fenwick 1:54 pm on July 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Blackboard Upgrade – August 2015 

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    The San Jacinto College Blackboard system will be upgraded during the period of August 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM through August 17, 2015 at midnight. This upgrade will serve two purposes:

    1)    provide enhancements for faculty to support their instructional processes within the system, and
    2)    remove old course content from the system for any semester prior to fall 2014 (201510). (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 1:46 pm on July 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    New hurricane PSAs urge residents to prepare 

    The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging hurricane preparedness.

    “We promote preparedness year round, but especially during hurricane season,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “With Harris County being one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, newcomers need to be aware of the area’s potential threats and prepare for the unexpected.” (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 11:27 am on July 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Virginia Hanning on the recent passing of her brother-in-law, James Robert “Bob” Lewis.

    Bob was born on October 23, 1948 and passed away with his wife of 35 years by his side on July 25, 2015.

    He had a passion for airplanes, sports cars, golf, woodworking and Formula One racing.

    Bob is survived by his wife, Carol and sister-in-law, Virginia Hanning. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Gastonia, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary, North Carolina for Heifer Project International.

    Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    251 Olney Church Rd.
    Gastonia, NC 28056

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    221 Union St.
    Cary, NC 27511

    Virginia Hanning is a professor in the College Prep department at Central Campus.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:17 am on July 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Virginia Hanning on the recent passing of her father, Lt. Col. (Ret) Royal M. Hanning.

    Lt. Col (Ret) Hanning was born on December 16, 1929 and passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Sherman, Texas at the age of 85.

    Roy graduated from Texas A&M in 1950 and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force for over 27 years. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He earned a Master’s Degree from George Washington University in 1965 while attending Air Command and Staff College in Alabama.

    Roy married Lois Umphress in 1951 and they had 2 daughters. He and Lois retired to Van Alstyne, Texas and he became the manager at Double B Manufacturing for many years. They were both faithful to their church, Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman, Texas. Lois passed away in 2003 after 52 years of marriage. Roy later married Margaret Williams in May 2008. Roy loved to fish, travel, work on computers and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:13 am on July 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Pasadena Chamber of Commerce “Partners in Education and Business Expo” coming Sept. 1 

    Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 9.12.12 AMThe Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is holding its “Partners in Education Business Expo” on Tuesday, September 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Pasadena Convention Center. You are encouraged to attend, as this is an opportunity for you to get to know the community and services that are available to community members. Even if it is a service you and your family may not need, you may know someone who does. (More …)

  • wpadmin 8:53 am on July 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College combined photo/proximity card 

    San Jacinto College will introduce a combined photo/proximity card to minimize the number of cards carried by employees and to improve security processes.

    This new system will verify that each proximity card issued belongs to the cardholder, as the old cards do not contain cardholder photos. Some cardholders may have more recent serialized photo IDs with numbers beginning with a single zero. These cards will require replacement. Your new photo ID card should possess a serial number beginning with two zeros. Please see the image below.

    This new card will serve as the official College-issued ID card, per College Policy V-K. Those individuals who have no need for electronic access may keep their current ID cards.  Only proximity / electronic access cards are being changed.

    To obtain the new photo/proximity card, please visit your nearest campus Enrollment Services office. The cost for blank photo/proximity cards will be carried by the Facilities Services department. Loss of a photo/proximity card can be managed by notifying the Facilities Services department, whereby the card will be deactivated. Care must be taken to protect the card issued to employees, as these are College property and integral to the security of our students, facilities, and personnel.

    For employees who already have a new photo ID card, updating it as a photo/proximity card is easy. Email maintenance.request@sjcd.edu and request a transfer of old proximity card information to the new photo/proximity one-card system. Please provide your full name, G number, serial number of the old proximity card, and the serial number of your new photo ID card. You will not need to submit a new access request form. However, if you wish to change your security access privileges, please submit a completed access control form, per the College Procedure 3-16: Keys and Proximity Cards.

    Please send your old proximity card by interoffice mail to Facilities Services – Access Control, C34.201, for proper disposal.

    For questions, email John.Maslonka@sjcd.edu.

    • Jeff Jackson 8:47 am on July 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      All I have is an access card to get into C1-142 for my class. Does this change apply to me?

      Jeff Jackson

  • amanda.fenwick 11:04 am on July 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Robotics program and lab featured on ABC 13 

    Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 11.03.02 AMDid you see faculty member Nate Wiggins and his students on ABC 13 on Tuesday, July 21? Not to worry if you missed it! We’ve got the video for you (click on the link below).

    ABC 13 robotics package

    A special thanks to Nate and his students for their time, and for opening up the robotics lab to Channel 13!

    • Ann 8:48 am on July 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Way to go, Nate! Talk about student engagement!

    • Jason 9:14 am on July 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome job guys!!!! It has been a pleasure working with all of you!!!

    • Anna 9:50 am on July 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply


  • andrea.vasquez 4:55 pm on July 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Central Campus TSTA-SP adopts Partnership Park 

    The Central Campus Texas State Teachers Association- Student Program (TSTA) recently adopted the Partnership Park in Pasadena Texas. Adopting the Park includes maintaining the park four times a year. Maintenance involves observing the grounds and equipment and picking up trash. On June 26, 2015, several members engaged in a mini clean up session to get familiar with the park.

    TSTA-SP is an organization that supports future teachers. Teachers receive quality professional development and engage in events on campus and within our community.

    TSTA welcomes new members. If interested, please contact any of the following:
    PRESIDENT: Jennifer Scalise
    Email: Scalise.J916084@stu.sanjac.edu
    VICE PRESIDENT: Tessa Themis
    Email: Themis.T851367@stu.SanJac.edu
    ADVISORS: Patty Steinke (patricia.steinke@sjcd.edu), Tammi Rice (tammy.rice @sjcd.edu), and Judith Maima (judith.maima@sjcd.edu)

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