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  • andrea.vasquez 8:30 am on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Yvonne Frear on the recent passing of her mother, Florence Auzenne.

    A home-going service to remember Florence will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Mabrie Memorial Mortuary in Houston, Texas. The internment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.  Florence is survived by three children: Yvonne Frear, Linda Sworn, and Kayler Williams.

    Mabrie Memorial Mortuary
    5000 Almeda Road
    Houston, TX 77004

    Houston Memorial Gardens
    2426 Cullen Boulevard
    Pearland, TX 77581

    Yvonne is the Department Chair for Social Sciences at Central campus.

  • amanda.fenwick 12:12 pm on April 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    April Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    At the April Board of Trustees meeting, the Board recognized the men’s and women’s basketball teams for their national tournament appearances, as well as Softball Head Coach Kelly Saenz for her 500th career win and Baseball Head Coach Tom Arrington for his 700th career win. Congratulations to all of you!

    The Board also thanked San Jacinto College faculty and staff for their role in ensuring our students are finishing what they start and are successful in their higher education endeavors. The Board recapped the Aspen Prize presentation in Washington, D.C., last month, in which San Jacinto College was named an Aspen Prize Rising Star as one of the Top 5 community colleges in the country. Congratulations to all of our students, faculty and staff on a job well done!


  • andrea.vasquez 10:47 am on April 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” Women’s History luncheon at South Campus 

    On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the San Jacinto College South Campus Women’s History Month Committee provided 70 students and guests with a great learning opportunity to educate themselves on the 2017 theme of “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”. San Jacinto College South Campus Government Professor Marcia Beyer, was the featured speaker for the luncheon. Professor Beyer graduated from Texas A&M University at College Station with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, a Master’s degree from the University of Houston (More …)

  • wpadmin 10:27 am on April 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Hey, that’s Sandi Morgan! 

    Did you know?

    Sandi Morgan, department chair of physical education, is a member of the Space City Seniors hip hop dance group that puts on quite a show at the Houston Rockets games! Here’s a video of one of their performances, and a photo of Sandi getting ready for a game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aez_nHIZiA

    Go Sandi!

    Call for submissions: What’s your other life? Sandi is a lifelong dancer and continues to dance when she’s not on campus. Do you have a passion that you pursue outside of San Jacinto College? We want to know! Email watercooler@sjcd.edu with a short description and any photos/videos, and we’ll consider it for weekly Watercooler spotlights!

  • andrea.vasquez 2:52 pm on April 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey 

    The advent of Modern American Spiritualism blossomed in the 1850s and continued as a viable faith into the 1870s. Because of its diversity and openness to new cultures and religions, New Orleans provided fertile ground to nurture Spiritualism. Many séance circles flourished in the Creole suburbs of Tremé and Marigny as well as the American sector of the city.

    In Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (University Press of Mississippi) San Jacinto College history professor Melissa Daggett focuses on Le Cercle Harmonique, the francophone séance circle of Henry Louis Rey (1831–1894). Rey was a Creole of color who was a key civil rights activist, author, and Civil War and Reconstruction leader. His life has remained largely in the shadows of New Orleans historiography owing, in part, to a language barrier. (More …)

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