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  • amanda.fenwick 10:28 am on February 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Vendors added for promotional items 


    The College has awarded several new contracts to promotional products vendors to increase the total number of authorized vendors to five. This was done in response to your requests to expand the selection and options available for promotional items and apparel. The authorized vendors include three incumbent vendors and two new vendors:

    1.    Popular Embroidery
    2.    JW Drouin (J. Harding & Co.)
    3.    Boundless Network (KLAS Products)
    4.    Brand IQ
    5. Gulf Coast Trophies & Promotional Products

    The contact information and instructions for obtaining quotes from these vendors can be found on the Marketing website (http://www.sanjac.edu/marketing-forms).

    Please contact Mary Hind (Mary.Hind@sjcd.edu, x5421), Marketing Project Coordinator, or Charity Simpson (Charity.Simpson@sjcd.edu, x6328), Buyer, with any questions regarding this information.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:59 am on February 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Energy Education and Career Corps Interns continue to succeed 


    Bank of America continues to support San Jacinto College with an “Energy Education and Career Corps (EE&CC) Internship 2016 grant for the Engineering Design Graphics program. This is the third year that Bank of America will award twelve Engineering Design Graphics Internship students a $1650.00 stipend to help support them while working at different Houston area energy industry companies. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 8:06 am on February 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Jones elected to HERDI South advisory board 

    Jones, BrendaSan Jacinto College Provost, Dr. Brenda Jones, was recently elected to the advisory board of the Higher Education Research and Development Institute (HERDI) South.

    HERDI facilitates frank and critical dialogue between community colleges and the business communities that seek to serve them. According to HERDI, many companies continue to face challenges entering into the educational market, so they provide featured client companies a unique avenue for feedback from college presidents and provosts. In exchange, these college leaders are able to stay apprised of cutting edge technologies and services they could potentially utilize to enhance student success at their respective institutions.

    The advisory board of HERDI South is comprised of 16 college presidents and provosts throughout the southern region of the United States. The organization emphasizes networking, problem solving, and cooperative efforts towards addressing issues of common concern among the membership institutions. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 4:26 pm on February 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Informative Central Campus Symposium set for March 2 and 3 

    The Central Campus Symposium will be held March 2, and March 3 in various locations at the Central Campus. The symposium will feature informative presentations by faculty and staff members. All presentations are free and open to the public.

    For a complete list of subjects, presenters, locations, dates, and times, please visit http://www.sanjac.edu/central-campus-symposium.

    Scheduled presentations include:

    “The Dangers of a Single Story in an Increasingly Diverse Population – Rooting out Ingnorance and False Perceptions Through Education” by Dr. Judith Maima;

    “The Tropes of Beowulf as Revealed by Aristotle, Tolkien, and Deep Case Roles” by Professor John Thornburg;

    “Reading of Peer-Reviewed Works” by an English Faculty Writing Group;

    “African-American Leaders and Innovators in Library Science” by Tracy Timmons

    “Eradication of Human Disease by Sequencing Genomes and Designing Drugs using Bioinformatic Methods” Dr. Kal Renganathan Sharma PE;

    “Serigraphy Demonstration (Screen Printing)” by Professor Mark Meyers;

    “In Crisis & Disaster – Community Resilience Begins with You” by Jerusha Kasch and Professor Angelina Cavallo;

    “Pay It Forward: Service Learning” by Professor Debra Clark;

    “Human Trafficking Roundtable Discussion” by a Faculty Writing Group;

    “Mike Rose’s Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared” roundtable discussion by English professors Julie Groesch, Katherine Ryan, Diana Wolfe, and Aaron Love;

    “Ancient Art, Modern Twist: The Power of Public Speaking in the Modern World” by Dr. Michelle Selk, Professor Regina Julian, Dr. Shera Carer, and Professor Julie Williams;

    “The NFL Concussion Crisis” by Professor Cindra Daniels;

  • amanda.fenwick 10:51 am on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    JMOur deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Jim McKenna, who passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

    Jim worked as an English professor at the Central campus since September 1969.  He was planning to retire on January 31, 2016.

    Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Mary Lee Larson McKenna. He is survived by his son, Kyle McKenna, daughter, Bridget McKenna Richards and husband David; sister, Marie Ferrier; niece, Katie Ferrier Gage and husband Brian; nephew, Thomas Ferrier and great-niece, Dorothy Rose Gage.

    A private family service was held at Forest Park East Cemetery where Mr. McKenna was interred next to his wife.

    In lieu of flowers or plants, the family would appreciate donations to MD Anderson Cancer Center or the American Cancer Society.

  • andrea.vasquez 8:08 am on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    Financial Aid Sunday- Feb. 21, 2pm-4pm 

    Don’t forget to let your students know about Financial Aid Sunday, Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at each campus. The event is open to the public and will have financial aid staff available to help fill out financial aid applications and and answer questions on financial aid. For more information, contact your campus financial aid office.

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  • wpadmin 12:55 pm on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Familiar faces at National Coast Guard Museum Association’s screening of “The Finest Hours” 

    Maritime partners and senior Coast Guard members recently attended the National Coast Guard Museum Association’s Red Carpet Advanced Screening of the Disney production, “The Finest Hours.”

    President George H.W. Bush, Arnold Palmer, and J.D. Power III were in attendance. Also in attendance were a few familiar faces from San Jacinto College! Dr. Kelly Simons accompanied her husband, Peter Simons, deputy director of the Port of Galveston and retired U.S. Coast Guard captain. Eric Late, Charles Davis and Dr. Randy Snyder provided the evening’s entertainment.




  • amanda.fenwick 8:30 am on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    South Campus hosting social networking happy hour 

    A Social Networking Happy Hour will be held Feb. 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Room (101), located in the ILC at the South Campus.

    Come and get tips on navigating the professional social scene.

    Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Professional dress is encouraged.

    Space is limited, so RSVP by email to brittany.bonds@sjcd.edu.

    The event is sponsored by the Career and Employment Center, Orientation and Campus Tours, and the Office of Student Engagement & Activities.

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