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  • wpadmin 3:17 pm on October 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    STEM event? Put it on the STEM calendar! 

    Planning a STEM-related event this semester? Big or small, we want to know and place it on the STEM calendar! Simply visit sanjac.edu/stem-council and click on Let us know about your STEM event.


  • wpadmin 3:17 pm on October 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Houston Geologic Society Earth Science Week field trip with Prof. Dzuryak! 

    On behalf of John-Franklin Dzuryak, professor of geology 

    I visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science with 15 of my students (about 23 total including family and friends) for the Houston Geologic Society Earth Science Week field trip.  The trip was to the fourth floor of the museum in the newly renovated Energy Hall.  There were docents from the museum and the HGS around to help us learn and gets some hands on experiences.  We learned about where oil and hydrocarbons come from, how plate tectonics plays an important role in hydrocarbon development, we were able to touch real oil rocks, determine how oil is trapped underground, and everyone received a free mineral sample on their way out.  It’s was really emPOWERing!

  • andrea.vasquez 3:08 pm on October 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Joshua Lowry named Financial Aid Star Award recipient 

    Joshua Lowry, San Jacinto College financial aid services advisor, was presented with the Financial Aid Star Award by the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) at its annual conference on October 4, 2018. The state-wide award recognizes outstanding efforts in the area of advising students by an individual in a front line position in the financial aid office of a TASFAA member school. Nominees must exemplify professionalism, innovation in advising students, use a number of communication methods to counsel students, go above and beyond the normal duties, and have worked in the financial aid industry for at least two years. Joshua more than met the criteria necessary for the award. Congratulations Joshua!


  • amanda.fenwick 11:14 am on October 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Campaigning on campus information 

    As the midterm elections are heating up, there are several candidates who want to get their information in front of voters. It is good to encourage students to get out and vote but please remember that college resources cannot be used to support any candidate or party.


    Please note that registered students are able to express their views (or campaign) while on campus but must use the designated expressive activities zones located on each campus if they want to display signs, utilize a table, or draw a crowd of 25 or more people.  If you have questions about the use of the expressive activities zones please contact the Student Engagement and Activities Office on your campus.

    Thank you.


  • melissa.trevizo 10:14 am on October 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Eugene Bernard and Nioshah Hall on the recent passing of their grandmother, Ruthie Mae (Lewis) Bernard.

    The sun rose in Leona, Texas on November 17, 1937 bringing with it a new day and new life. Ruthie Mae Lewis was born to Dan and Ruth Lewis and moved to La Porte, Texas at the age of 13. She accepted Jesus Christ at a young age and joined Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church where she served for over 60 years. She was an active member in the choir and would later become the president of Mission #2.

    Ruthie later attended George Carver High School in Baytown, Texas and would later meet Army soldier, Ephraim Bernard. Ruthie and Ephraim were married in December of 1952 and brought forth 7 children; Alterberry, Marilyn, Belinda, Audrey, Ephraim Jr., Jacqueline, and Michelle.

    Ruthie Mae lived a full life! She was frequently looked upon as the “roots” of the family. Unmoved, steadfast, and bold, she stood on her truth and the word of God and became a mother figure to all. Her home became one of the hubs of the community early on, where people from all walks of life, ages, and ethnicities would come to sit on “Momma’s” porch.

    Ruthie’s immediate family would joke with her, saying, “she has a song for every pressing matter” as she would break into song at any given moment to help ease any problem you faced.

    Ruthie loved telling the history of her family and sharing her journey on how she became who she was as a person. Her grandchildren crowned her with helping to shape their characters and taught them how to stand when the world is falling down around them.

    On Friday, October 19, 2018, Ruthie departed this earthly life and was called home at the age of 80 years old.

    She was preceded in death by husband of 50 years, Ephraim Bernard, her mother and father, Ruth and Dan; 9 siblings; grandchild Traville and great-grandchild Paris.

    To cherish her memory she leaves her 2 siblings, Ida Mae Weaver and Arthur Lewis. 7 children, Alterberry Bernard (Cheryl), Marilyn Edwards, Belinda Lee (Bobby), Audrey Sabree, Ephraim Bernard Jr. (LaTosha), Jacqueline Bernard, Angela Michelle Golden (Nathan).

    Grandchildren: Alterberry Jr, Ammie (Roosevelt), Demetrious (Jontaine), Shawnitra, Cenica (Shavon), Comatrice, DeShawn, LaQuansha (Eric), Bobby Jr (LaToya), Ruthsheta, Elijaiah, Eugene (Jessica), Nioshah, Ariel, Layton, Katrina, Vivian, Ephraim III, and Tayveon.

    29 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many others that called her Mom.

    Funeral Services were held, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

    Eugene is the Manager, Veteran Services and Nioshah is the Records Specialist, Student Records Management.

  • melissa.trevizo 9:59 am on October 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Health Information Management HIPAA Privacy and Security Seminar 

    On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, the San Jacinto College North campus health information management program hosted a HIPAA Privacy and Security Seminar for the campus’ health science students.

    Approximately 120 students representing the disciplines of emergency medical technology, health information technology, medical assisting and pharmacy technician attended the event.

    The guest speaker for the event was Marisa M. Smith, Ph.D., Regional Manager of the Office for Civil Rights, Southwest Region, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    HIPAA provides certain rights regarding health information and sets limits on who can access and disclose this information. Therefore, it is essential that healthcare professionals and students understand and comply with the HIPAA rules.

    According to Carla Ruffins, HIT Program Director, “Dr. Smith delivered an engaging presentation that addressed many of the privacy and security challenges that healthcare professionals deal with every day. We are truly fortunate to have a speaker of this caliber share her time, knowledge and expertise with our students.”

    Pictured left to right: Carla Ruffins; Pamela Coleman, HIT student; Marlene Castillo, medical assisting student; Dr. Marisa Smith; Stephanie Chavez, pharmacy technician student and Alex Mora, EMT student.

  • melissa.trevizo 9:53 am on October 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Floodwarn Seminar – National Weather Service 


    The Office of Emergency Management invites you to a Floodwarn Seminar. The National Weather-Service will be here Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in C-11.1021.

    Have you ever wondered about your flood risk, watershed, and flood forecasts or warnings? Well come learn all about it!

    This event is open to the public so feel free to invite those who you think may benefit from this seminar.

    Save your spot today! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/floodwarn-seminar-tickets-50544514002 

  • melissa.trevizo 1:43 pm on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    HUSTLE for the Holidays 

    Balance U is starting a six week fitness program called HUSTLE to help with combating the stress of the upcoming holidays by directing your energy on YOU!


    Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 23 – December 6
    6:15 – 7:15 a.m.
    San Jacinto College Central Campus Anders Gym, C-18

  • melissa.trevizo 1:38 pm on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College South Campus Gallery featured by Houston Public Media 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus Gallery and curator Bradly Brown were featured in an article by Catherine Lu of Houston Public Media. The article focused not only on the Gallery’s current exhibit, Carrot Cake: The Life and Career of Chuck Jones, but also on Brown’s hope that the gallery will grow into a cultural hub for South Houston, offering multi-disciplinary exhibits that blend art, science, and history.

    Read the full article, here.

  • melissa.trevizo 11:16 am on October 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Jill Scott on the recent passing of her mother, Sharley Ann (Jackson) Patton.

    Sharley was born on November 11, 1938 in Crockett, Texas, and passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the age of 79.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Patton, and her parents, Charlie and Doris Jackson.

    She is survived by her daughter Jill Scott and husband Lonnie; granddaughters Lauren Davis and husband Travis, Lana Scott and Leann Scott; sister Jackie Reed and brother Charlie Jackson and wife Debra; and numerous other close family members.

    Sharley grew up in Grapeland and Crockett, Texas, and graduated from Crockett High School in 1957.  She loved sharing with others that she was Drum Major, Homecoming Queen and Football Sweetheart.  She married Howard on June 11, 1957.  They moved to Pasadena and were members of Richey Street Baptist Church, and later, First Baptist Church.

    After Howard passed away in 1985, she worked at Freeman Elementary as a Teacher’s Aide.  When she retired, she began working in the First Baptist Church nursery.  She loved the Lord and enjoyed working with all the children.  She was very blessed to have many close friends and she treasured every one of their friendships.

    Sharley loved her family and took pride in supporting her granddaughters in all that they did.

    Funeral services were held Friday, October 19, 2018 at First Baptist Pasadena Chapel. The graveside service was held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett, TX.

    Jill is the HRIS manager for Human Resources.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Ernesto Wallmark, Jr., on the recent passing of his father, Ernesto R. Wallmark, Sr.

    Ernesto Sr. was born in 1944 in Monterrey N.L. Mexico in 1944; he passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on October 09, 2018, at the age of 74.   He leaves behind a beloved memory that shall live on in life through his wife, Yolanda Duran; his children,  Ernesto Wallmark Jr., Alberto Wallmark and M. Patricia Wallmark; and grandchildren, Raziel, Diana, Gabriela and Alberto Jr.

    Ernesto Jr. is the Contact Center Supervisor for IT.

    Our deepest sympathies go to Danette Conaway on the recent passing of her mother-in-law, Louise Cloninger.

    Louise (Gross) Conaway Cloninger passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at home in Pasadena, Texas. She was born on July 11, 1931 in Merryville, Louisiana to the late William Thomas and Ruth Mae (Cook) Gross.  She was one of a set of fraternal twins and the youngest of four girls.

    Louise loved school and was a cheerleader, felt honored to be “Miss Polk County” in 1948, and was voted Most Popular senior girl.  She was always an active member of her church; her love and devotion to Christ was steadfast and strong throughout her life, even during difficult stages, changes, illnesses, and decisions that were imperative.

    She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, T. C. Conaway and C. D. Cloninger; sisters and brothers-in-law, and a niece and nephew.

    She is survived by three children and their spouses: David and Danette Conaway, Kathi Berridge and David Tietz, and Stacy and Michelle Conaway; six grandchildren and their spouses; two great-grandsons, several nieces and nephews, and two stepsons.

    A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12 pm – 1 pm at River Bend Baptist Church.

    Danette is the Sr. Administrative Assistant for Campus Services at North Campus.


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