SJC represented at 69th annual TCCTA Convention

TCCTA banquet Feb. 2016San Jacinto College was well represented at the 69th Texas Community College Teachers Association Convention that was held at the Westin Galleria and Oaks Hotels in Houston, Texas from Feb. 25-27, 2016.  San Jac had several faculty that were section chairs whose main duty was to secure professional development opportunities for those in their respective disciplines:  Accounting Merrily Hoffman and Sherilyn Reynolds for Accounting, Dolores Aquino and Elizabeth Harthcock for Chemistry, Pandora Freestone and Mary Lindsey for Cosmetology, Cindy Adams and Rene Leija for Developmental Education, and Marylou Robins for Psychology.  San Jacinto College also had several faculty that were presenting at the conference: Ann Pearson, Dr. Ann Cartwright, Mary Lindsay, Emily Peebles and Tanya Stanley, Karen Boyce, Susan Kostohryz,  Pat Amezcua and Cody Pogue, Cristina Doda Cárdenas, Dr. Joy Thompson-Grim.  Several members and committee members attended the Thursday Dinner Banquet featuring Skip Downing as the After-dinner speaker. Dr. Downing challenged us to recognize that the best teachers Explain, Engage and Empower their students. Pictured left to right:  Dr. Marylou Robins, Cristina Doda Cárdenas, Connie Duren, Angie Sprowl, and Tonja Conerly and Seated row left to right:  Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Dr. Laurel Williamson, and Yuri Horner.