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  • amanda.fenwick 4:29 pm on March 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Harris County announces Flood Safety Awareness Week, April 2-8 


    Harris County Commissioners Court declared April 2-8, 2017 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) urge residents to learn about flood dangers and how to stay safe during flood emergencies.

    “We work year-round to educate the public about flood hazards,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “This is especially important, given the historic flooding our region has experienced the past two years.”  (More …)

  • wpadmin 11:08 am on March 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Benefits Vendor Fairs 

    We are excited to announce that vendors from retirement & investment companies, supplemental benefits, and local banks and credit unions will be on your campus in April in preparation for annual benefits enrollment this summer.  During this time you may visit with each vendor to ask specific questions regarding their plans and services.

  • wpadmin 10:46 am on March 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Purchasing Tidbit: Purchase orders 

    Here is your latest edition of Purchasing Tidbits. Please contact Contracts & Purchasing Services with any questions at contracts.purchasing@sjcd.edu or x6117.

    A purchase order (PO) is not official until you have received an electronic copy of the approved PO from the respective Buyer. If you check the FOIDOCH form in Banner and you see a PO number assigned to a requisition, this is not automatically an authorization to move forward with placing an order. In order to protect the College, POs should be emailed to vendors; the issuance of verbal POs is prohibited.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:12 pm on March 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    SJC South history prof. Mike Guardia to present “Hal Moore: Lessons in Leadership” April 12 

    The life and leadership of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Harold Gregory “Hal” Moore will be presented by Army veteran, military historian, San Jacinto College history professor and internationally-recognized author Mike Guardia on Wednesday, April 12.

    Sponsored by the San Jacinto College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the San Jacinto College Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, Guardia’s presentation “Hal Moore: Lessons in Leadership” will present a rare and interesting look at Moore’s heroic leadership principles that saved the lives of most of his outnumbered battalion in one of the earliest battles of the Vietnam War in 1965. These principles led to his success both on and off the battlefield, perfecting the art of a leader’s interpersonal skills. (More …)

  • wpadmin 2:05 pm on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Niki Whiteside presents at Beijing Normal University 

    Niki Whiteside recently visited Beijing Normal University to present at the US-China Smart Education Conference. She was among 10 college and university representatives invited to attend. Topics at the conference included Learning Activity Design and Blended Learning, Information-based University Human Resource Establishment and Management, Artificial Intelligence and Application in Education, and Professional Development of University Teachers in Digital Era.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:33 am on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    Mark Johnson serves as guest panelist about OER at SXSWedu 

    Mark Johnson, San Jacinto College North Campus Dean of Business and Technology and Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Project Director, recently attended SXSWedu in Austin to participate as a panelist in the OER debate session, “A Debate on ‘Open’ Educational Resources: Trendy? Sure, But Are They Viable for the Long Haul?” hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    The debate featured publishers and leaders of the open-resources community on the pros and cons of this growing movement. The discussion focused on asking how the approach aims to save students money and whether that comes at some educational cost.

    Featured panelists included:
    Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Peter Cohen, Group President, U.S. Education Group, McGraw Hill Education
    Cheryl Costantini, Vice President, Content Strategy, Cengage Learning
    Mark Johnson, Dean, Business and Technology & OER Degree Grant Initiative Project Director, San Jacinto College
    Kim Thanos, Founder & CEO, Lumen Learning

  • amanda.fenwick 3:13 pm on March 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Aspen Prize announcement photos 

    Members of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, administration and faculty organization made the trip to Washington D.C. – and braved the blizzard – to attend the announcement of the 2017 Aspen Prize. San Jacinto College was named a Rising Star recipient as one of the top five community colleges in the country. You can read more about that, and hear why the Aspen Institute selected San Jacinto College for the Rising Star award, on our website. (More …)

    • April Cleveland 2:19 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      That was awesome; Great picture . Keep up the good work Dr. Hellyer . Proud of your efforts and accomplishments .

  • amanda.fenwick 11:29 am on March 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Are you San Jac Certified? 

    Do you, or someone you know, have your associate degree or certificate from San Jacinto College? If so, we want to hear from you! Tell us why you chose San Jacinto College for your education credential and how it has helped you get to where you are today. If you, a San Jac employee, are San Jac Certified, we want to know why you decided to come back to work at the College.

    Tell us your San Jac Certified story and with your permission, we just might use you in our San Jac Certified advertising campaign!

    • Melinda Benham 2:08 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I received my A.A.S. in 2008 and my general studies A.A. in 2010. I have been an employee since 2006. I have had so may great professors. They were always ready and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. My list of professors is too long to mention all, but the ones that really stood out are Ayman Elkass, Tanya Stanley, and Malcolm Sadler.

    • Misti Rauh 2:21 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I am the 1st person in my family to go to College. Even though it took me 8 years with the push from some great instructors and family, I received my AAS in Business Management in 2013. I was also the last student Graduation speaker for the North Campus. I decided to go back and complete my basics to transfer out so, I will receive my AA in Business this summer 2017. I started working at San Jac in February 2005 as a Federal Work Study Student. I worked my way up and am currently an Admissions Advisor. I love that I am able to assist student with completing their goal.

    • Illneisha Davis 3:51 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I became San Jac Certified in Fall 2015 when I earned my Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. I chose San Jacinto College because the Paralegal Studies program is ABA accredited and I can earn a degree versus a certificate of completion which is much more distinguishable in the industry. Since I already had my BBA from Stephen F. Austin, and I had just completed my 1L year of law school at Texas Southern University, I was offered an opportunity to join the EPCC team at North Campus as a Part-Time Educational Planner, and I loved it. Although it has been my desire to return back to law school, I found myself unable to return in Fall 2016. Since I enjoyed my position so much, I decided to pursue the Full-Time Educational Planner position and put law school on hold until I can pursue it part-time as I continue to help students as an Educational Planner at Central Campus. My experience as a fallen student in law school and as a triumphant student in Paralegal Studies has allowed me to encourage students to not give up on their dreams and keep forging ahead at any cost. I love that I am San Jac Certified, and I continue to share my story with any student, employee, and person I meet on the street as I can.

    • Tabitha Godinez 4:24 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I received my A.A.S. in Early Childhood Development in May of 2016. I started my education at San Jac in 2006 as a Dual Credit Student. After graduating High School I went to a 4 year university and was unable to be successful. I struggled in minimum wage positions in childcare until I got married and moved to Arizona with my husband. After 3 years in Arizona we moved back to the great state of Texas. We were blessed with a little girl and about a year after having her I was ready to once again pursue my education. I applied to San Jac and was so excited to get back to school and extremely nervous. Somewhere along life I had adopted this idea that I was incapable of accomplishing anything. I believed I was too stupid and did not have the needed passion to be successful. Once I began classes I quickly began to feel overwhelmed. However, thanks to the professors and the tutoring offered in the library I began to feel more confident in my abilities to learn. I applied myself and worked hard in every class and was able to get my degree with a 4.0 GPA. Since then I have worked with children in a variety of ways and now I am employed at San Jac in the Business Office. I am so happy that I chose to attend San Jac and that I now have the opportunity to work for an institute that encourages, supports and pushes their students to the best!

  • andrea.vasquez 1:59 pm on March 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    Honors Students Recognized at Webb Society Convention 

    At the annual Webb Society state convention, held in conjunction with the 121st annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the South Campus did well! Two students were published in this year’s edition of Touchstone, a refereed journal of TSHA:  John Michael Hoke for “’Protesting an Existing Intellectual Vacuum:’ The Early History of Houston’s Alley Theatre” and David Cook for “History of Surf Culture in Texas.” Both students wrote their papers as part of their class work in Honors program classes.   John Michael also presented his paper at the conference—one of only two undergraduates on the entire program.

    Later at the awards presentation, two Honors students won awards for their research papers in Texas History: Alena Johnston won first place (and $400) for “Denton Cooley Trailblazer in Cardiac Surgery” while Gerardo Nunez won third place (and $150) for “The 1966 University of Texas Tower Shooting: How it Changed the View of Mass Shootings.”  Finally the South Campus Webb Society chapter won the Chapter of the Year award.  Dr. Abbie Grubb is the lead sponsor of the Webb Society.

  • andrea.vasquez 2:02 pm on March 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    Honors Speech Students visit Asia Society Texas Center 

    On Feb. 22nd, SPCH 1315 Honors students, under the supervision of South Campus Speech Honors Professor Cristina Doda Cárdenas, attended a dynamic presentation entitled: “The Legacy of Japanese American Internment and Muslim American Discrimination Today” at the Asia Society Texas Center.  The panelists for the event were: our own San Jacinto College Dr. Abbie L. Grubb, South Campus Honors Coordinator, whose doctoral dissertation from Rice University was entitled “The Internment of Memory: Forgetting and Remembering the Japanese American Experience During World War II’ in which she traced how the Japanese American confinement and military service were ignored in the first decades after WWII but gradually came to light through individual efforts; and Mr. Mustafa Tameez, Founder and Managing Director of Outreach Strategists LLC, a bipartisan public affairs firm and named as one of five political players to watch in Texas by Texas Monthly. Ms. Donna Fujimoto Cole, President and CEO of Cole Chemical (More …)

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