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  • amanda.fenwick 8:50 am on January 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Final Four volunteers needed! 


    The NCAA Final Four is coming to Houston, and volunteers are needed!

    This will be the second time in five years that the city of Houston will host the NCAA Final Four, and only the third time in NCAA history that the event has taken place in Houston, Texas. What an honor! The upcoming 2016 championship weekend will be one of the biggest yet, with thousands of fans visiting the Greater Houston Area, April 1 – 4. There will be plenty of activities available for the local community and visitors of all ages to get involved – from community initiatives, to the Final Four Fan Fest, March Madness® Music Festival, and the annual Dribble, just to name a few.

    If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events taking place during the 2016 NCAA Final Four, please click here.

  • andrea.vasquez 9:39 am on January 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    AARP Tax-Aide Services 

    AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help to low-and-moderate income tax payers, especially those 60 and older. To locate a site near you, visit aarp.org/taxaide or call toll-free 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669) from late January to April 15.

    Click here to use the AARP Tax-Aide site locator to find an AARP Tax-Aide site near you and the site hours.

    Documents to bring to the Tax-Aide site:

    • Last year’s tax return(s)
    • Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all your dependents
    • Photo I.D. required for all taxpayers.
    • Checkbook if you want to direct deposit any refund(s).


    • W-2 from each employer
    • Unemployment compensation statements
    • SSA-1099 form showing the total Social Security benefits paid to you for the year, or Form RRB-1099, Tier 1 Railroad Retirement benefits
    • 1099 forms reporting interest (1099-INT), dividends (1099-DIV), proceeds from sales (1099-B), as well as documentation showing the original purchase price of your sold assets
    • 1099-R form if you received a pension, annuity, or IRA distribution
    • 1099-Misc forms
    • Information about other forms of Income
    • State or local income tax refund

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  • andrea.vasquez 1:47 pm on January 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Jeff Wylin’s Retirement 

    On behalf of Kevin McKisson:

    Hello SJC Employees,

    Please join us for Jeff Wylin’s retirement celebration on Thursday, January 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, in the Grand Hall of the Central Campus Library. Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 1.46.33 PM

  • andrea.vasquez 8:38 am on January 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Human Resources Announcement- Cornerstone OnDemand software 

    Hello San Jacinto College Community!

    We want to let you know about something new coming your way throughout 2016.

    As you know, in today’s digital age, technology is constantly changing and we must be flexible and open to new innovative opportunities.  From a software perspective, Human Resources has been operating several functions using different software systems (SOAR, Banner, SuccessFactors).  None of the current software has a complete solution that integrates well with Banner and provides support from a single vendor. (More …)

  • wpadmin 8:28 am on January 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    January in the library: Movies! 

    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 Ambien substitute The Scarlet Letter (PS 1868 A1) is on nearly every book-to-rotten-movie list that Google can find.  What a coincidence that a book that’s been alienating high school and college students across three centuries should also have inspired a movie that alienated critics and audiences.  The 1995 movie won a Golden Raspberry Award for worst remake or sequel, according to our friends at Wikipedia, who add that Demi Moore, who plays Hester in the film, escaped Worst Actress only because Showgirls, a film that caused skin lesions in laboratory animals, was released the same year.

    Any library with a healthy selection of fiction on its shelves will also have a lot of books that spawned a movie, so let’s see what’s upstairs.  I asked south campus librarians Larry Gainor and Lynda de los Santos to find us some movie books. (More …)

  • wpadmin 9:21 am on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Spring 2016 is here, and so is STEM! Make sure your event is included! 

    Are you planning a technical or academic event related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Let us know, and make sure it’s included in our STEM Council calendar!

    Just visit the STEM Council page (click images below) and click EVENT FORM to submit your event. (More …)

  • wpadmin 9:48 am on January 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Marketing Department Changes 

    San Jacinto College has grown significantly in the last ten years.  Over those ten years, the marketing department completed a reduction in force twice and has been constantly repurposing positions  to address changes in how marketing is done as well as meeting the needs of our growing college.  In addition to College growth, the responsibilities of the marketing, public relations, and government affairs office has also grown.  We are at a place where we need to again restructure and realign department personnel and we also added back a few positions in key targeted areas. (More …)

  • wpadmin 9:47 am on January 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family of Dr. Dan F. Penney.

    Dr. Penney passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016 at his home in Laneville, Texas at the age of 80.

    Dr. Penney was a member of the Central campus Biology Department from  September 1975 until his retirement in July 2005.  He also served as the Biology department chair for several years.

    A viewing for family and friends will be held today, Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson, Texas.

    Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home
    1414 S. Main Street
    Henderson, TX 75652

  • wpadmin 5:08 pm on January 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations, Sgt. Wise and Sgt. Groves! 

    Dwayne Wise and Shannon Groves have been promoted to Police Sergeant with the San Jacinto College Police Department.  A promotional ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 6, to recognize and award their Sergeant Stripes. Congratulations, Sgt. Wise and Sgt. Groves!
  • amanda.fenwick 10:36 pm on January 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    Submit your Summer Camp information soon! 

    Welcome back and happy new year!

    In an effort to continue to increase participation in community programs such as Summer camps, the marketing department is collecting information about Summer camps now so that advertising and promotion of these activities can begin in March. In order for us to compile the most complete list of all Summer camps happening throughout the College, we need to get that information now to begin promoting in March. (More …)
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