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  • wpadmin 11:08 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Eye care students perform screenings at Atkinson Elementary 

    Students with the San Jacinto College EyeCons organization attended the Atkinson Elementary Health & Wellness Fair. The students performed vision screenings and checked muscle balance on the their students attending event.

    EyeCon members left to right are John Salanguit, Bethany Jones-Mariscal, Alma Yepiz and Hector Valero along with the advisor, Laura Cole.


  • melissa.trevizo 10:54 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Lieutenant Ronald Johnston on the recent passing of his mother-in-law, Teresa Gaherty.

    A rosary was held at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, followed by a mass at 10 a.m. The burial will be at a later date at the Houston Veterans Cemetery. Plants or flowers may be sent to Niday Funeral Home.

    St. Hyacinth Catholic Church
    2921 Center St.
    Deer Park, TX 77536

    Niday Funeral Home
    6777 Fairmont Pkwy
    Pasadena, TX 77505
    (281) 991-0575

    Ronald Johnston is a Lieutenant for San Jacinto Police Department.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Clara Holloway on the recent passing of her daughter, Lou Ann McClendon.

    Lou Ann arrived on this earth on January 9, 1948. She was granted her wings and escorted to Heaven on April 24, 2018.

    A Celebration of Life was held in her honor on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at the Shirley Acres Event Venue.

    Shirley Acres Event Venue
    217 Woerner Road
    Houston, Texas 77090
    (281) 444-2582

    Plants or flowers may be sent to:
    Clara Hollaway
    North Campus Police Department
    5800 Uvalde Road, N-12.205
    Houston, Texas 77049

    Clara is the Administrative Assistant for the Police Department at North Campus.

  • melissa.trevizo 10:48 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Update: Road Re-Opening Cunningham and Fairmont 

    Office of the Dean of Administration
    C14.200 / 281-478-2771

    UPDATE: #2018 – 4 Update

    EVENT: Re-opening of Cunningham Drive

    LOCATION: Central Campus – Cunningham Drive and Fairmont Pkwy

    ACTIVITY: Utilities Construction for the CPET Building

    SCHEDULE: Monday, May 14th

    IMPACT: Speed limit reduced to 15 MPH

    1. Cunningham Drive will re-open on May 14, after the completion of the Spring Semester traffic.
    2. The speed limit will be reduced to 15 MPH until the completion of all construction at this time next year.
    3. To support the reduced speed limit, 4 temporary speed humps will be installed, all equally spaced between Schochler Drive and Fairmont Parkway. Upon completion of construction, the temporary humps will be replaced with permanent devices.

  • melissa.trevizo 10:30 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Building Renovations at San Jacinto College North Campus 

    From Dr. William Raffetto, provost San Jacinto College North Campus

    As you may have heard, the college is planning a major renovation of the Brightwell, Spencer, and Wheeler buildings. As part of this overall plan, the Galena Park Early College Technical High School will occupy most of the first and second floors of the Burleson Building.

    This project is about enhancing the teaching and learning environment of three major classroom buildings. There will be an effort to be the least disruptive as possible to the campus during this time. Our vision is to :

    1. Increase classroom capacity
    2. Provide quality offices and departmental support
    3. Insure code compliance
    4. Upgrade all building systems ( mechanical, electrical, plumbing )that are nearing the end of their life cycle
    5. Make some cosmetic improvements
    6. Provide good acoustics in the instructional spaces

    As I mentioned above, there will be an effort to be the least disruptive as possible. That said, please understand that there is always some inconvenience and interruptions associated with a project of this magnitude. Many employees will have to be relocated as the result of the project. I am asking for your patience during this process.

    The three buildings ( Brightwell, Spencer, and Wheeler ) have served the college well for approximately the last 40 years . However, it is now time to upgrade and modernize them. I want to share with you the process as we move forward.

    We have already had our project kickoff meeting which included North Deans, SJC construction leaders, professional facility planners, and architects. The next step will include workshops with the “end users” (department chairs, faculty, and staff ). We want the process to be inclusive and want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

    Finally, Chuck Smith, Director of Facilities Capital Projects, will be invited to the campus to provide an overview and answer your questions about the project. I will send out a meeting invitation when these details are worked out.

  • andrea.vasquez 9:35 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Venture Pitch   

    Venture Pitch winners! 

    Congratulations to Venture Pitch first place winner Saad Nadeem, a Clear Horizons Early College High School student, with a business idea pitch that centered around creating bionic prosthetic limbs for low-income families. Second place went to Stewart Macnee, who pitched an idea focusing on tax credits. Dr. Roger Watkins, San Jacinto College South Campus department chair of business and computer technology services, would also like to thank Elizabeth McKinley, accounting and business professor, for serving as the moderator; and Kevin Hale, business management professor; Nevin Coco, liberal arts division operations coordinator; Lori Rhodes, liberal arts division operations coordinator; and LaDarrell Hopkins, CEO of Green Thumb Consultant LLC for serving as the judges for the first Venture Pitch competition.

  • wpadmin 6:24 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Join us for TechFest on May 5! 

    Houston TechFest will hold its first spring conference at San Jacinto College on Saturday, May 5.

    Now in its 12th year, TechFest has attracted sponsorship from the likes of Microsoft and Amazon. Founded by software developer Michael Steinberg, TechFest is an annual event for the IT community that focuses on education of existing and emerging technologies. San Jacinto College will also host the regularly scheduled Houston TechFest 2018 in September.

    “For many IT professionals, TechFest is their gathering,” said Steinberg. “It’s a wonderful networking event for developers, managers and business owners from across the country.”

    Claudio Lassala with Improving, Jay Sawyer with the Houston Dot Net Users Group, and David Walker with Clear Measure and founder of the Tulsa TechFest will be among the guest speakers. Workshop topics will include software development, career development, tips on public speaking, résumé preparation, hiring tips for managers, database tracking, language tracking and augmented reality.

    “As a top 5 community college in the nation, we are always looking for ways to bring the very best to our students, and it’s an honor to be hosting the Houston TechFest,” said John Suarez, director of business and professions with the San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development division. Suarez added that San Jacinto College will also host SQL Saturday on June 23 at the South Campus. “This has been the third largest IT event of its kind in the nation. Every year, more than 1,000 professionals attend and approximately 50 training and demonstration sessions and visit booths are exhibited by different IT companies and organizations.”

    To register, visit https://bit.ly/2ERXoRq.

  • andrea.vasquez 2:26 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Phi Theta Kappa,   

    Congratulations PTK! 

    Student members and faculty advisors of San Jacinto College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society Alpha Gamma Zeta chapter recently received numerous awards at the regional and international conferences.

    At the Texas regional conference, PTK Alpha Gamma Zeta was named a Top Texas PTK chapter within the top 16 chapters out of approximately 90 PTK chapters in Texas. PTK student officer, Isabelle Faust was named to the Distinguished Officer Hall of Honor. The chapter also received their 5-Star Chapter Award, the highest award an individual chapter can receive for student and administrator engagement at the regional and international levels through projects and outreach (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 2:13 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Culture Con   

    Culture Con 2018 

    Check out highlights from the San Jacinto College South Campus’ annual Culture Con fair and fashion show! Great collaborations across disciplines and tons of student engagement throughout the event!

  • andrea.vasquez 1:47 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Earth Day   

    South Campus celebrates Earth Day 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus recently hosted their annual Earth Day event featuring displays, demonstrations, activities, crafts and monkeys! Thank you to all our faculty, staff and students that helped create another great event to celebrate our planet!

  • wpadmin 12:09 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Former Intentional Connection student shares her story with others 

    Submitted on behalf of Bob Sandhaas, College Prep Professor ~

    Kerri Kroen recently served as a guest speaker for Professor Jaime Yruegaz’ s Gust 0305 class. Kroen is a former Intentional Connection student and shared her success story with the class about her experience of completing the College’s college prep classes. Currently, Kroen is on the Dean’s List and is currently district-wide president of the National Society of Leadership Success. She is also an active member of Phi Theta Kappa and has served as the public speaking supplemental instructor for three semesters. She plans to transfer as a psychology major to the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

    In her talk, Kroen stated, “Don’t compare your length to success to someone else’s. This is your path!”


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