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  • amanda.fenwick 12:26 pm on June 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    2016 Annual Report receives PRSA Houston Excalibur Award 

    Congratulations to the San Jacinto College marketing and public relations team on earning a Bronze Excalibur Award from the Pubic Relations Society of America – Houston Chapter. The award was presented on Thursday, June 29, at the Hess Club, for the College’s 2016 Annual Report to the Community.



    The project was led by Josh Wilson, graphic designer; Andrea Vasquez, communications coordinator; Jeannie Peng Mansyur, senior communications coordinator; retired communications coordinator Rob Vanya; and Mary Hind, project manager.


  • andrea.vasquez 12:41 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Melinda Benham on the recent passing of her nephew, Eric James Moreno.  Eric was born on May 10, 1974 in Houston, Texas.  He went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long, courageous battle with Uveal Melanoma cancer on June 22, 2017, at the age of 43.

    Eric was a longtime resident of Pearland, Texas but moved to Dallas to work for Associated Air as a buyer.  He is survived by his parents Rudy and Marilyn Moreno; sister, Elaine Jeanette and her husband James McWhirter;  brother, Samuel Christopher Moreno;  niece, Mia Adelyn McWhirter and nephew, Micah James McWhirter; Uncles Gary Glenn Prater, Wayne Ephraim Ortiz Sr., and Aunt Melinda and her husband Scott Benham, and extended family.

    Please click here to view the entire obituary.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:57 am on June 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to Jerry Moates on the recent passing of his wife, Sharon Goodrow Moates.

    Sharon passed away at the age of 59 on June 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was surrounded by her family and was holding her husband’s hand.

    Sharon was born August 11, 1957 to J.W. Goodrow, Jr. and Connie (Lambert) in Huntsville, Texas. She was a dedicated employee as a mailroom supervisor for TDCJ in Huntsville and Rosharon for many years. Sharon met Jerry in 2002 and they married on May 3, 2004 at the Hard Rock Café in Austin, Texas. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her husband; they had fun wherever they went.

    Sharon was preceded in death by her parents. She is lovingly survived by her husband of 13 years, Jerry Moates; mother-in-law, Betty Moates; children, Mandy, Brittney, and Blayne; grandchildren, Ashlyn, Gavyn, Shalyn, Kaylee, Talisa, Landon, Bobby Jr., Matthew Jr., Michael; and numerous other family and friends.

    Visitation and services will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  Friends are welcome to join the family at 12:00 p.m. for visitation.  The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Carter-Conley Funeral Home in Houston, TX.

    Jerry is a Maintenance Operations Specialist at South Campus.

    To view the complete obituary, click here.

    Carter-Conley Funeral Home
    3701 Corpius Christi Street
    Houston, TX 77015

  • amanda.fenwick 3:06 pm on June 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Bachelor degree bill signed by Governor Abbott 

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 2118 earlier this month, allowing some community colleges – including San Jacinto College – to offer the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor’s of Applied Technology in Industrial Management degrees. San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer offered numerous testimonies on the topic during the 85th Legislative session, as did industry partners and San Jacinto College employees.

    San Jacinto College will soon begin the process of submitting proposals for the two bachelor’s degree programs to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, as well as its accreditation agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges. The College hopes to begin offering the BSN and BAT degrees by fall 2019.

    You can read the full news release online in the College newsroom.

    • Becky Martinez 2:06 pm on June 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent! SJC really steps up to the challenges to meet workforce needs. Especially in Nursing! Congratulations!

    • Anna 2:24 pm on June 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This is great news! I’m so excited for the new opportunities this will provide for our students.

    • Betty 8:04 am on July 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I am so excited that we are going to be able to provide this to our students.

  • amanda.fenwick 11:08 am on June 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    June Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    There was a lot of action at the June Board of Trustees meeting! (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 2:03 pm on June 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Meet Samantha Davis 

    The marketing, public relations and government affairs department would like to welcome and introduce Samantha Davis as our new senior executive administrative assistant.

    Samantha earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Rhetoric with a minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University in three years while maintaining a scholarship, campus involvement and a part-time job.  She definitely knows how to multi-task!

    She and her husband recently relocated to Houston from Florida where she served the President and Vice President of Academic Affairs in administrative support.  She is familiar with Banner and the role of a senior executive assistant. She enjoys reading and writing, and as a collaborator she has that “How can I help?” attitude.

    Please join us in welcoming Samantha to the San Jacinto College marketing team. Please feel free to stop by and say hello! You can reach her at 291-998-6152 or via email at samantha.davis@sjcd.edu.  Please also be sure to copy her on all Public Information Requests as she is assisting Teri Crawford with that function.

    We know that she is eager to hit the ground running and is looking forward to working with all of us here at San Jacinto College.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:00 pm on June 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    “Let’s Talk Benefits” Sessions Coming Soon! 

    Summer Benefits Enrollment is just around the corner!  This year enrollment is scheduled for July 9 through July 22.  In order to prepare you for this year’s enrollment, the Benefits team is offering several Let’s Talk Benefits Refresher sessions on all 3 campuses, as well as at the District office.

    As you may have heard, for anyone currently enrolled in a HealthSelect of Texas plan with United Healthcare, the carrier will be changing to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas effective September 1.  Make sure to come to one of the sessions to hear what this means for you!  In addition to reviewing what the change in provider means, we will also be discussing the many other great benefits available to you.

    Make sure to register in Cornerstone using HREM 3006!

  • andrea.vasquez 2:55 pm on June 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    South Belt-Ellington July 4th Parade 

    We will be participating in the South Belt-Ellington July 4th Parade and are looking for float riders! We will meet at the South Campus at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 to decorate and load the parade float. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Beverly Hills Intermediate on Beamer and travels down Fuqua to Sabo Road back to Beamer and ends at South Campus.

    If you would like to join us please contact Hollie Fulsom at hollie.fulsom@sjcd.edu. Once again family and children are welcome, however it is not recommend for kids under 5 years old or anyone sensitive to heat/sun as it tends to be a hot one.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:56 am on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Hurricane season is here. Be prepared. 

    From the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management…


    June 1 marks the start of the 2017 hurricane season, although the season officially started in April when Tropical Storm Arlene formed over the north Atlantic. This is the third consecutive year that a storm has formed before the official start of hurricane season. Tropical Storm Ana formed in May 2015 and Hurricane Alex formed in January 2016.

    “It is impossible to precisely predict where storms will form or hit, so it is important that everyone prepares,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “It only takes one storm to make it a bad year, regardless of the number of storms that are forecast.” (More …)

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