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  • wpadmin 12:29 pm on June 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jac’s first Pride Parade! 

    More than 700,000 people from all over the world celebrated 40 years of Pride in Houston, and San Jacinto College was a part of the occasion on June 23 in Downtown Houston. This was the College’s first time to participate in the Pride parade. Check out the photos of the Oz-themed San Jacinto College float!

    • BK Silva 6:44 pm on July 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply


  • wpadmin 12:17 pm on June 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    SQL Saturday 

    More than 300 visitors attended SQL Saturday on June 23 at the South Campus. This event was held for IT professionals specializing in data technologies to network and gain knowledge -skills very much aligned with supporting systems in data management, analytics and data security. It was hosted by the Continuing and Professional Development division.

  • melissa.trevizo 10:23 am on June 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Governor Abbott appoints San Jacinto College graduate to the Texas Workforce Investment Council 

    Governor Abbott has appointed Gina Aguirre Adams, Lindsey Geeslin, Adam Hutchison, Wayne Oswald, and Paul Puente to the Texas Workforce Investment Council for terms set to expire on September 1, 2021. The council assists the Governor and the Legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system to promote the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas.

    Paul Puente of Houston is the executive secretary to Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council. He is a fellow of the American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Chapter, member of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Council, Houston First Corporation Board of Directors and the Gulf Coast Trades Center & Raven School Board of Directors. Additionally, he is president of the West Gulf Ports Council affiliated with Maritime Trades and a committee member of the Houston Business Roundtable, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board. Puente received an Associate Degree in electrical technology of applied science from San Jacinto College.

    To read the full article, visit gov.texas.gov.

  • andrea.vasquez 9:10 am on June 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Financial Assistance Program 

  • andrea.vasquez 8:19 am on June 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Facilities Services NFPA 2018 lock project 

    Facilities Services will be managing the replacement and upgrade of classroom and conference door hardware across the College.  These types of hardware solutions vary to some degree.  In recent weeks the planning and procurement for this project has been underway.  This week, Facilities Services plans to begin the installation of upgraded locking solutions.  This effort is expected to continue through the end of August.  There could be minor impact to instructional activities as personnel work to complete this project.

    Thank you in advance for your patience, and apologies for any inconvenience this might present.

  • andrea.vasquez 8:16 am on June 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    CPR/AED/First Aid Training Offerings 

    The Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management office is offering the following CPR/AED/First Aid trainings. See the schedule below for dates, times and locations. Registration is required through Cornerstone.


  • andrea.vasquez 10:22 am on June 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Thaddeus King, who passed away on June 4, 2018.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home.  A viewing is scheduled before the funeral from 9 – 11 a.m.

    Walker Funeral Home
    734 FM 1942 Rd
    Crosby, Texas 77532

    Thaddeus was a Groundskeeper in the Maintenance Department;  he would have celebrated his 10-year anniversary on June 16, 2018.

  • amanda.fenwick 8:50 am on June 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    The 2018 Hurricane Season is Here 

    June 1 marked the official start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and early predictions call for another active year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Prediction Center released its seasonal outlook which indicates that 10 to 16 tropical storms could potentially develop in the Atlantic basin this year. Of these storms, five to nine could become hurricanes, and one to four could strengthen into major hurricanes with winds over 111 mph.


    If that forecast holds, it would make for a near-normal or above-normal season. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. Regardless of the forecast, it only takes one storm to make it a bad year.

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  • andrea.vasquez 11:30 am on June 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    June Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    Congratulations to the following groups and individuals recognized at the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees’ June 2018 meeting for their recent achievements:

    The Hold’Em and Hit’Em Organization was recognized by the Board and the San Jacinto College Foundation for being one of its major donors. Since 2000, the organization has given close to $225,000 in scholarships and recognized San Jacinto College students at their annual gala. The Foundation is proud to be partners with this unique, fun, hardworking and generous group, who give tirelessly to our community.

    San Jacinto College Maritime Instructor Mark Lloyd (right) was recognized by John Stauffer, San Jacinto College associate vice chancellor and superintendent of maritime (left), for recently receiving the 40 Under 40 Award in recognition of his work in training the next generation of merchant mariners. The award, designated by the Inland Marine Expo (IMX), recognizes the top 40 individuals under the age of 40 working in the inland marine industry.

    Dr. Alexander Okwonna (far right) presented the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education’s (TABPHE) recognition of San Jacinto College for Outstanding Support of its 45th annual state conference in Houston. In addition to being a TABPHE board member, Okwonna also served as the 2018 conference chair.

    Dr. Allatia Harris recognized the San Jacinto College baseball team for finishing third in the 2018 NJCAA Division 1 JUCO Wolrd Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Baseball Head Coach Tom Arrington (left) and Assistant Coach Eric Weaver (right) were present to accept the recognition.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:22 am on June 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Crystal Tewes on the passing of her father, Norris Steven Benoit.

    Norris was born on October 13, 1948 in Welsh, LA. He passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.  He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, and then worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years.  Norris loved his country, his city, his family and his friends.  He had a heart of gold;  he was loved and will be missed dearly.

    Norris is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Molly Huesers Benoit; daughters, Cindy Benoit Jones and husband Joel and Crystal Benoit Tewes and husband Eric; grandchildren, Keaton Jones, Tucker Jones and Evie Sue Tewes; and several siblings.

    The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  A graveside service will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Houston V.A. Cemetery.

    Click here to view the complete obituary.

    Crystal Tewes is a Professor of Education at the South Campus.

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