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  • melissa.trevizo 10:51 am on October 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Employee Recognition Program – Monument Award Program nominations are open! 

    Nominate someone for the Monument Awards Program (MAP) before December 8!

    Employees may be nominated for several types of awards. For this year, there are three awards for which to nominate someone. The Going the Extra Mile (G.E.M.) award (employee badging) is available anytime in Cornerstone. Any employee may badge another employee with one of our custom G.E.M. badges in the Cornerstone system on the Universal Profile.

    Two other award categories have separate nomination forms and must be submitted based on specific criteria within the nomination period during the fall or the spring. Living the Values is an individual award designed to recognize behaviors demonstrated by the College values. It is open to nominations for both full and part-time employees with acceptable performance. The nominations for Living the Values must come from a leader within the college.

    The San Jacinto College Monument Award is a recognition awarded for up to ten (10) teams per year for sustained, exceptional performance above and beyond performance expectations for the completion of deliverables identified in the annual priorities or strategic goals. Eligibility is open to full and part-time employees with acceptable performance. This award may be nominated by a leader and must be approved by the Strategic Leadership Team member. Approved nominations are reviewed by the Strategic Leadership Team, who may choose to award five (5) teams in the fall and five (5) teams in the spring.

    A recognition website has been setup with additional information about each of the various awards. When the nomination period is open, links are available to complete the online nomination forms in SOS. For the Living the Values awards, the nomination form will route to the nominee’s leader or next level leader to review and confirm eligibility before routing to Human Resources. Nominations for the Monument Award are by team. Human Resources will collect these nominations and present to the Strategic Leadership Team for final selection of the recipients.

    The fall nomination period is currently open and will run through December 8. Please take the time to nominate your employees for the awards this year. Let’s make the Monument Awards Program a success!


  • melissa.trevizo 11:20 am on October 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The newest edition of the San Jacinto Times is live online! 

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  • andrea.vasquez 9:26 am on October 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    South Campus’ Hispanic Heritage Month Panel 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus’ annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration luncheon was at full capacity for this year’s theme, “Shaping the Bright Future of America.” Three South Campus Latino/a professors, Dr. B.K. Silva, government professor; Mr. Juan Martinez, Spanish, French and humanities professor; and Ms. Cristina Doda Cárdenas, speech professor, served as the panelists and discussed where they and their families are originally from, how their Latino heritage assisted them as they earned their higher education degrees, and shared their words of wisdom for those attending.

    The panelists’ most important messages included encouraging self-discovery by trying something new, reaching out to those that are different from you, pride in your heritage, and the urge to complete a higher education degree.  Attendees enjoyed a wonderful, diverse meal prepared and served by the San Jacinto College North Campus culinary arts department under the supervision of Chefs Timothy Banks and Sharayah Brunson. The meal featured various Latino dishes including pollo mole Maria (chicken mole), pupusas Salvadorenos (Salvadorean pupusas), platanos maduros (fried plantains), arroz Mejicano (Mexican rice), enchiladas de queso (cheese enchiladas), cochinita pibil (pork roast in banana leaf) and tlayuda (tortilla with carrot salsa). Dessert included empanadas de calabasa (pumpkin empanadas), galletas de dulce de leche (caramel cookies) and conchas pan dulces (Mexican sweet bread). A special thanks to Ms. Tonja Conerly, Daniel Byars, Samantha De la Rosa and Esther Rentas for all their efforts that made the event a HUGE success.

  • wpadmin 3:43 pm on October 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Featured here! 

    Want your news included in the Watercooler newsletter for San Jac employees? It’s as easy as sending an email to watercooler@sjcd.edu. From retirement parties and campus contests, to conference awards and speakers, share your news with the College district.

    That’s watercooler@sjcd.edu!

  • melissa.trevizo 3:40 pm on October 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Sgt. James Jackson on the recent passing of his brother, Henry “June Bug” Jackson.

    Henry was born on July 29, 1970, and passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

    Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Higher Ground Christian Center in Beloit, WI, directly followed by the funeral service at 12 p.m.

    Higher Ground Christian Center
    3160 Park Avenue
    Town of Beloit, WI, 53511

    To view the complete obituary, please click here.

    James Jackson is a Sergeant for the San Jacinto College Police Department.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Officer Patricia Bradley on the recent passing of her mother, Margaret Hernandez.

    Margaret was born on July 20, 1931, in Cuero, TX. She passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the age of 86. Margaret was a stay-home mom who raised her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love of crocheting, her joking and loving spirit, but mostly for the love she had for all of her family. She was “Mom” to everyone who knew her.

    Margaret is survived by her children, Hortense Ramirez (Sebero), Richard Hernandez (Elosia), Wanda Hernandez, Patricia Bradley, Veronica Warden (Gordon) and David Hernandez (Lisa). She is also survived by 37 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Julio Hernandez; her parents, Rafael and Lucinda Tobias; and siblings, Beatrice Hernandez, Ventura Garza, Trinidad Tobias, Marcus Tobias, and Ralph Tobias.

    Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Earthman Funeral Home in Baytown, TX. Her funeral mass was held earlier today at St. Jude Catholic Church in Highlands, TX.

    To view the entire obituary, click here.

    Patricia Bradley is a Police Officer for San Jacinto College Police Department on North Campus.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:46 pm on October 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Space Day at South Campus 

    The San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy hosted their Space Day event at the San Jacinto College South Campus on Oct. 19, which featured a variety of STEM activities, college and university transfer representatives, student projects, department information booths and local STEM industry booths that provided career information. Former NASA Astronaut David Leestma also held a special meet and greet session. Leestma graduated first in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy, flew on three space missions and was later a senior engineering executive at Johnson Space Center.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:11 pm on October 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    National Day on Writing 2017 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus English department held their annual National Day on Writing event on Oct. 19. This year the event was held in the student center and featured a variety of games, prizes, snacks and open mic poetry readings. Thanks to all those who stopped by, especially the students who shared their poetry with attendees.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:01 pm on October 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations Becky Turner! 

    Congratulations to Becky Turner, the winner of the $10,000 shopping spree grand prize raffle item from the San Jacinto College Foundation golf tournament. Proceeds from the raffle and other golf tournament sponsorships will go toward the San Jacinto College Emergency Relief Fund for students and employees that were severely affected by Hurricane Harvey. Becky is an accounting supervisor in the district business office. Congratulations Becky!

  • andrea.vasquez 3:57 pm on October 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Harvey Recovery Guide Available in English and Spanish 

    The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) recently produced and distributed their Harvey Recovery Guide, which lists a number of available resources and includes information on finding housing, food, employment, legal services and tax relief. It also includes advice on filing insurance claims, applying for disaster relief, replacing lost documents, protecting yourself when hiring contractors and acquiring crisis counseling or help for managing traumatic stress.

    The Harvey Recovery Guide is also now available in Spanish.

    You can view the Harvey Recovery Guide at http://www.ReadyHarris.org or click on the following links to download the Harvey Recovery Guide:

    English version

    Spanish version

  • melissa.trevizo 10:17 am on October 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Dr. Laurel Williamson on the recent passing of her sister, Rachel Kalil.
    Rachel Jean Deere Kalil was born on November 14, 1959 and passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 57. Services were held on September 28, 2017 at First Christian Church in McComb, Mississippi.

    Rachel was a retired Registered Nurse and a member of the First Christian Church of McComb. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a passion for colors and as an artist created many colorful works. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

    She was preceded in death by her father.

    She is survived by her husband, Raymond A. Kalil, her mother, Britty Leddy Deere, one son, Emile Tones Kalil (Kelsey), one daughter, Jessica Rose Kalil, two brothers, Andrew Robertson Deere (Vicky), Prentiss A. Deere III (Kathy), one sister, Dr. Laurel Deere Williamson (Michael), two grandchildren, Ashlyn Kalil and Cooper Kalil, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Dr. Williamson is the Deputy Chancellor and President of San Jacinto College.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Nicholas Allen on the recent passing of his mother, Gaynell Allen.

    Gaynell, a native of New Orleans, LA, passed away on October 3, 2017, at the age of 76. She was from a large family of eleven siblings, and has two children, Nicholas Allen, and Darly Allen.

    Gaynell graduated from Southern University; she worked at the university for 25 years in the school of Social work until her retirement in 2006. Prior to her employment with Southern University, she worked at Charter Mental Help Center where she assisted the mentally disabled.

    She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and was in remission for the last 11 years. She was laid to rest with her 7 brothers and 2 sisters in the family plot on Friday, October 13 in New Orleans, LA.

    Nicholas Allen is a part-time faculty for the Music Department on Central Campus.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Rukiya Akua on the recent passing of her mother, Johnnie Mae “Jackie” Stallworth Isles.

    Jackie was born in Evergreen, AL on March 8, 1937, to Johnny and Mary Lou (Bush) Stallworth.

    Over the years, Jackie worked at Molax, MacNeal Hospital, and Fairfax Nursing Home. She left the employment sector permanently in 1997 to care for her grandchildren.

    Jackie is survived by her devoted husband Charles Isles, to whom she was married for 61 years; her children – Louis (Juana), Rukiya Michele, and Lynnetta (Keith). Another son, Charles Jr. preceded her in death. She is also survived by three brothers, a sister and sister-in-law, several grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, three goddaughters and many other family and friends.

    Jackie’s funeral was held on Monday, October 9, 2017.

    Rukiya M. Akua is a Speech Professor at South campus.

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