Updates from February, 2018 Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • wpadmin 4:29 pm on February 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    QEP information sessions 

    Here is the schedule for the QEP information sessions. All sessions run from 10 to 11 a.m.

    North (N2.107)





    South (S12.108)




    Central (C1.150)



    If you have something specific you’d like to discuss please let us know so we bring along the appropriate committee member. Please let us know if you need a session on a different day and/or time.

    Feel free to email us @ thinking@sjcd.edu

    Thank you,

    Your QEP Steering Committee

  • wpadmin 4:28 pm on February 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    SAFETY TIPS – Small Appliances 

    Like our home kitchen, breakrooms and workrooms are one of the most useful – but potentially, the most dangerous rooms in our buildings. This means it’s important to be well aware of electrical safety. Every year, electrical malfunctions are responsible for death and injury, and are a leading cause of house fires. It’s important to be aware of any safety issue in your breakroom or workroom, especially with so many appliances and gadgets running on a consistent basis. Here are a few “kitchen” safety tips for to keep everyone safe.

    • It should go without saying: be sure you’ve turned off appliances like the oven, coffee maker, and stovetop burners after using them.
    • Periodically check the condition of the plugs and sockets. Immediately report to Facilities Services any burnt or frayed wires on appliances.
    • Do not use the top of the microwave as a place to set liquids. Liquids could spill, causing a short circuit.
    • Make sure there is room behind refrigerators for air to circulate.
    • Ideally, only one appliance should be plugged into each outlet, to avoid overloading the outlet, wiring, and circuit breaker. If you don’t have a sufficient amount of outlets please contact Facilities Services for assistance.
    • Do not attempt to put out an electrical fire with water. Unplug the appliance if possible and use a fire extinguisher rated for electrical fires.
    • Unplug any countertop appliances when they are not in use, and move them away from the sink. If a non-GFCI appliance is accidentally knocked into the sink, there is a great risk for electrical shock.
    • Plugging small appliances into working GFCI outlets greatly reduces your risk of electric shock.
    • Do not use power strips or extension cords to plug in appliances on a permanent basis. Appliances should be plugged directly into grounded outlets.

    San Jacinto College

    Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management (SHERM)

    4620 Fairmont Parkway, A2-204| Pasadena, Texas 77504

    Direct: (281) 998-6183 | Fax: (281) 998-6133 |  

    http://www.sanjac.edu/safety |


  • wpadmin 4:34 pm on February 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Dia de Vestido Rojo (Day of the Red Dress) 2018 

    Submitted by Dr. Janice Sullivan 

    According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every 80 seconds! In addition, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women. The good news is that 80% of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education.

    The motivation behind the GoRed for Women campaign is to educate and advocate for heart disease prevention in women. Similarly, the Dia de Vestido Rojo event is an annual event that seeks to promote heart health among Spanish speaking women. The February 10 conference was chaired by Ms. Luz Mouton and was held at Rice University. San Jacinto College was represented by Dr. Janice Sullivan, CPD Dean of Community Education, and Laura Martinez, CPD Outreach Coordinator.

    The Dia de Vestido Rojo conference featured a powerful testimonial from a stroke survivor and expert advice from two renowned cardiologists. Mrs. Veronica Sanchez shared her dramatic experience from having suffered two strokes in one evening! She taught the audience that stroke and heart attack symptoms can be different in women, than in men. Veronica explained that symptoms are often misunderstood, as they can resemble a stomach virus. As a result, many women delay seeking medical treatment and precious minutes are lost. The keynote speaker was the cardiologist Dr. Juan Esteban Gomez. He provided some startling statistics that connected the dots between diet, exercise, lifestyle, and heart disease. Dr. Gomez quipped that exercising five days a week is not enough. Just as one would never plan to spend a day without eating, one should never plan to spend a day without exercising

    February is heart health month, and the CPD Community Education Center at Central campus (C-1.108) is featuring a Healthy Heart Workshop in collaboration with Legacy Community Health. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, Feb 20. You are invited to join us for an hour of vital health information and free blood pressure screenings. FREE Healthy snacks and giveaways will also be available.

  • wpadmin 4:17 pm on February 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Dr. Frear on Houston Matters for Black History Month 2018 

    Dr. Yvonne Davis Frear, department chair of social sciences, completed a radio recording with Houston Matters for Black History Month 2018.  The topic is:  What Was Life Like For Freed Slaves In Houston After The Civil War?  Listen to the audio portion that is posted underneath the PBSSoCal image.

    Dr. Frear also recently delivered the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Black History Month keynote address at Sam Houston State University, where she previously taught as an assistant professor of history.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:40 am on February 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Keenan, NANOE   

    Keenan appointed to NANOE Board of Governors 

    Ruth Keenan, San Jacinto College Foundation executive director for advancement, has been appointed to the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) 2018 Board of Governors.

    “I am grateful to have been selected by my peers for this nomination,” said Keenan. “I plan to use this opportunity to give back to my own profession of national and international nonprofit fundraising by helping to review and establish new guidelines for nonprofit policies and procedures. Fueled by the continued success and standard of excellence here at San Jacinto College, I feel confident that now is the time to step up– to create a legacy for support and mentoring for those new to the field and those who wish to sharpen their skills.”

    NANOE is the only national legislative body comprised of Governors nominated from all 50 states who oversee the codification of guidelines that govern sound charitable practice. In her new role, Keenan will help refine, improve and strengthen the “New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition),” a new set of governing guidelines rooted in principles of moral agency, stewardship, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly, ethical practice and transparency that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building.

    Keenan will be honored alongside fellow Governors at NANOE’s Annual Board of Governors Convention & Expo March 26-27, 2019, in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:06 pm on February 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Pasadena Chamber of Commerce selects San Jacinto College as 2018 Business of the Year 

    The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has selected San Jacinto College as its 2018 Business of the Year. The College was honored at the annual State of the City luncheon on Feb. 15, 2018.

    “I am honored to accept the recognition as the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year on behalf of San Jacinto College, our Board of Trustees, our employees and our students,” said Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “San Jacinto College has been a part of this community for more than 50 years, and student success has always been the focus of what we do every day. Whatever goals our students have, we have the support to help them along their path so that they can earn their certificate or associate degree. I want to thank the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors for recognizing San Jacinto College as its business of the year.”

    More than 700 business and community leaders attended the Chamber’s annual State of the City luncheon, where the College was recognized for its support of and commitment to the City of Pasadena. Last year’s Business of the Year recipient, Mariselle Quijano, McDonald’s franchise owner, presented Dr. Hellyer and San Jacinto College Board of Trustees members with the award. In addition, U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, and the City of Pasadena presented the College with proclamations and recognitions for the honor.


  • linda.harrison 11:46 am on February 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: search, website   

    Website Search Tool Updated 

    Good afternoon San Jacinto College,

    The marketing department, in collaboration with the IT department, has implemented a new search platform on the College website, sanjac.edu. The only visible change you will notice is alternate search suggestions at the top of the search results page, with the heading “Did you mean.” The purpose of this change is to improve upon relevant search results when using the College website. The new platform will allow for more customization and editing of search results. Please report any technical errors you might encounter to IT by sending an email to techsupport@sjcd.edu. We will continue to monitor and analyze search results to provide the best experience possible.


  • andrea.vasquez 2:29 pm on February 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Feinberg, , Pixar,   

    Pixar’s Danielle Feinberg presenting at Feb. 28 Lyceum event 

    The San Jacinto College Lyceum Committee invites you to join us for a special presentation featuring Pixar Animation Studios’ Danielle Feinberg as the keynote speaker for the “Extraordinary Mystery: Unlocking your Potential” lecture event on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the San Jacinto College South Campus.

    This year’s event will focus on the College’s eight career pathways and will feature a morning session and afternoon session with faculty speakers from a wide range of disciplines. Feinberg will give her keynote presentation at both sessions.

    Feinberg is the director of photography for lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. She began her career at Pixar in 1997, after receiving her bachelor of arts in computer science from Harvard University. She first worked as a render wrangler for “A Bug’s Life” and went on to light many of Pixar’s films, including “Toy Story 2” and “Monsters, Inc.” Since then she has served as the director of photography for lighting on the Oscar-winning films “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Wall•E,” “Brave” and the 2018 Oscar-nominated “Coco.”

    “Extraordinary Mystery: Unlocking your Potential” takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Proscenium Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center (Building 15) at the South Campus. The morning session begins at 10 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

  • wpadmin 4:25 pm on February 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Custodial Service Change 

    The College’s custodial service provider will change from SSC to ABM (formerly GCA Education Services of Texas) on Feb. 19.  Many of the SSC employees were given the opportunity to apply for positions with ABM, so you should still see many familiar faces.

    The ABM company will manage the contract. They are very experienced in working with higher education clients, so the transition should be smooth. If an area is missed or an issue arises, please contact facilities services through Maintenance.Request@sjcd.edu and they can work to remedy the issue. Thank you for your cooperation with our new partnership.

  • amanda.fenwick 5:00 pm on February 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    February Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    At the February 5 meeting of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, the Board recognized the following individuals:


    CenterPoint Energy Award

    Facilities services received an award through CLEAResult Centerpoint and their SCORE program. This program is designed to encourage public entities in implementing energy efficient devices, which results in incentives and rebates. San Jacinto College was recognized as a “Top Performer” by the SCORE Energy Efficiency program for saving the most energy per students enrolled and received an incentive check for $113,277.

    The 2017-2018 Excellence Award and Minnie Piper Recipients.

    The 2017-2018 Excellence Award and Minnie Piper Recipients. Carla Garrett, Debbie Simpson-SMith, Casey Prince, Loli Priddy, Kate Carter, Hollie Fulsom and Kevin Morris.

    Tom Arrington - 2018 NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee

    Tom Arrington – 2018 NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee

    • Becky Martinez 3:34 pm on February 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! These are excellent reasons to be recognized by the Board! Congratulations to all of recipients of such high honors. You represent SJC so well.

Compose new post
Next post/Next comment
Previous post/Previous comment
Show/Hide comments
Go to top
Go to login
Show/Hide help
shift + esc