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  • andrea.vasquez 4:28 pm on March 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    PTK “Amazing Race” March Madness Basketball Tournament 

    South Campus PTK Alpha Gamma Zeta chapter recently held their “Amazing Race” March Madness Tournament. Trenton Denton, South Campus physical education professor served as the intramural coach. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 4:17 pm on March 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    PTK Alpha Gamma Zeta inducts 46 new members 

    The South Campus Alpha Gamma Zeta chapter of PTK recently held their annual induction ceremony, where 46 new members were inducted. Guest speaker for the induction ceremony was Dr. Catherine O’Brien, San Jacinto College associate vice chancellor for learning, who reflected on her time as a PTK member in college and the experiences it afforded her. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 4:11 pm on March 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Rec Sports   

    Bubble Soccer with Central Campus Rec Sports! 

    Central Campus Rec Sports recently bright Bubble Soccer to campus which made for a great game full of laughs! For more information on campus Rec Sports activities, visit sanjac.edu/rec-sports.

  • wpadmin 3:01 pm on March 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College is now home to a maritime campus! 

    San Jacinto College opens campus along Port of Houston exclusively for maritime training

    View and download photos of the San Jacinto College Maritime Campus Grand Opening here and here. Watch a video, produced by the Pasadena Channel, about the San Jacinto College maritime program here

    With the cut of a ribbon and ring of a bell, San Jacinto College marked the grand opening of the new Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus on March 8, 2016.

    The Center is located next to a turning basin along the Port of Houston at 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte, Texas ­­­– the ideal location for students training to enter the maritime industry, and for current mariners upgrading their U.S. Coast Guard certifications.maritime grand opening 2016_0948

    “This is what we have envisioned for many years,” said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor. “The Maritime Technology and Training Center on our new Maritime Campus is our response to the region’s growing needs surrounding the Port of Houston and the industries impacted by its activity each day. It has been many years in the making, but it is finally here, and we are excited to begin training the next generation of maritime workers right here along the Gulf Coast.”

    The grand opening featured remarks from The Honorable Gene Green, U.S. Representative for Texas’ 29th Congressional District; The Honorable Brian Babin, U.S. Representative for Texas’ 36th Congressional District; The Honorable Larry Taylor, State Senator, Texas Senate District 11; and The Honorable Dennis Paul, State Representative, Texas House District 129. Mr. Jay Guerrero, Regional Director for Southeast Texas, representing The Honorable John Cornyn, U.S. Senator, presented a congratulatory certificate to the College.

    In addition, a flag raising ceremony was held, with a U.S. flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol on the first day of classes held at the Center. The flag was donated by Congressman Babin. The event culminated with a christening ceremony, ribbon cutting, and the ringing of the bell, opening the doors to the Center for tours.

    Texas ranks third in the nation, with Houston ranking second, for all domestic maritime industry jobs, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers Study released by the American Maritime Partnership. However, more than half of the industry’s workforce is reaching retirement age. This is why San Jacinto College began offering its maritime training in 2010, which led to the creation of the Maritime Technology and Training Center. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 3:53 pm on March 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: engineering   

    Engineering Brunch N’ Learn at Clear Brook High School 

    The San Jacinto College engineering program was recent;y invited to a Brunch n’ Learn at Clear Brook High School, organized and hosted by Alexis Alexander, San Jacinto College shared educational planner. Participants included:

    • Andrew Vines – Department Chair, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, and Physics at San Jacinto College-South Campus
    • Dr. Karen Duston – Geology Professor, San Jacinto College
    • Joy Ogunnubi –  Civil Engineer at Harris County Engineering Department

    Students from all grades were invited to get insight into the engineering field, learn what it takes to be successful in the field, and learn what they can do as a high school student to be better prepared for an engineering career. The students had a very engaging Q & A session with the guests and received a lot of great feedback on how they can start on their track into engineering.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:25 am on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Communications   

    South Campus Communications Career Day 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus communications department recently held their Communications Career Day featuring a variety of activities and information tables for students to visit.  All of the activities exemplified the importance of communication in various contexts. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 10:04 am on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: TCCTA   

    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.

  • andrea.vasquez 9:58 am on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    SJC Food Pantry informational session at South Campus 

    South Campus speech professor, Connie Duren, launched the Service Learning Food Pantry Informational Session at South Campus. Between Nov. 2013 and Dec. 2015 South Campus had a total of 283 requests by students for items from the food pantry.  South Campus had the most requests when compared to North Campus that had 185 and Central Campus that had 259 requests. At least 1 percent of the total San Jacinto College Student population has used the Food Pantry.  Further information can be found by accessing http://www.sanjac.edu/campus-life/student-life/office-student-life/student-life-staff/food-pantry. Or by contacting Connie Duren at connie.duren@sjcd.edu

  • andrea.vasquez 9:31 am on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    Honors public speaking class visits Rice University 

    Rice Feb 2016 SPCH 1315 Honors Dr. WaultersOn Feb. 4, 2016 students from Cristina Doda Cárdenas’ SPCH 1315 Public Speaking Honors course  visited Rice University’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality to listen to a lecture by Dr. Suzanna Danuta Walters, Professor of Sociology & Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University.  Dr. Walters spoke during the Graduate Colloquium about ‘“What’s wrong with tolerance? And how could it possibly undermine real gay equality?  In this talk Walters considers how the pseudo-science of “born this way” can combine with demands for marriage equality and a place in the military to create a “trap.” Pictured left to right:  Audrey Lange, Dr. Suzanne Danuta Walters, Cristina Doda Cárdenas and Steve Sahagian

  • andrea.vasquez 9:28 am on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    Black History Month Celebrated at South Campus 

    On Feb. 3, 2016 the South Campus Black History Month Committee had their kickoff luncheon for this year’s theme: Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. Mr. Judson Robinson III was the keynote speaker.  Since 2008, Mr. Robinson has been the President and CEO of the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL).  The mission of HAUL is to help Blacks and other minorities achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. Mr. Robinson III is responsible for the youth education, health, employment preparation and placement, home ownership counseling, small business assistance and civic advocacy programs. Prior to being elected to the Houston City Council from 1991-1997, his father Judson Robinson Jr. was the first African American elected to the Houston City Council. (More …)

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