AEOP Recognized at Board of Trustees meeting

The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized the College’s Association of Educational Support Staff Personnel (AEOP) at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 5. Donna Cubstead, AEOP President, recapped the year’s events, and recognized individual members for their successes this year.Last October, nearly 120 faculty, staff, and administrators attended the AEOP Bosses’ Luncheon, where Eddie Weller was honored as Boss of the Year. The AEOP Community Service Project last year raised funds for San Jacinto College student Melissa Rojas and her two children. Ms. Rojas received a $100 Walmart gift card in November, a $200 Walmart gift card in December, and a check for $450 in May to help her meet her family’s financial needs so she could continue her education.

The AEOP also awarded three $250 student scholarships to Dirk Johnson on the South Campus, Mary Matthes on the North Campus, and Thomas Vassiliou on the Central Campus. In addition, three AEOP/TESA scholarships, averaging $295 per person, were awarded to Lynn Bickley, Mary Tunstall, and Dedra White. The scholarship paid for their registration and one STEM class at the Texas Educational Support Staff Association Summer Workshop this past June. At that workshop, White was recognized for completing the TESA Staff Training for Effective Management Program and achieved her Certified Educational Office Professional (CEOP) certification. Cubstead and Tunstall also achieved this honor at the TESA conference last year.

During this year’s TESA Conference, Patti Walling, Sherry Gray, and Cubstead attended the executive board meetings. Gray was installed as a member of the TESA Legislation Committee, Walling as a mentor for the membership committee, and Cubstead as the member-at-large, position 3, officer,  assigned to affiliate services, and will serve as the TESA Membership Chairman.

While a lot of work was had at the TESA conference this past summer, our AEOP members were also having some fun. The San Jacinto College AEOP won the TESA 2015 Team Spirit Award, taking the award from four-time winner Lamar Consolidated ISD.

Finally, Gray prepared and submitted the SJC AEOP notepad magazine for judging at both the TESA and National Association of Educational Office Professionals conferences. The notepad won first place at the TESA conferece, and tied for first place at the NAEOP conference.

Congratulations to the entire SJC AEOP on a job well done!