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  • melissa.trevizo 9:36 am on November 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Lunch ‘n Learn Series: Career Focus 

    The next employee development Lunch ‘N Learn Series, Thursday, Dec. 6 at the South Campus, S-12.101 from 12- 1 p.m., will feature Career Clarity and Exploration with presenters Donisha Moss and Brittany Bonds, career services coordinators.

    This session is designed for participants who are unclear about their career direction or thinking about making a change. Using a unique approach to exploring work-related skills, interests and values, participants will have an opportunity to answer the question “What type of work do I really want?”

  • melissa.trevizo 9:16 am on November 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    U.S. Congressman Gene Green to deliver commencement address 

    PASADENA, Texas – United States Congressman Gene Green will deliver the commencement address at the San Jacinto College fall commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Minute Maid Park.

    Green, who represents the 29thCongressional District of Texas, was first elected to Congress in 1992 after 20 years in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate. In 1996, Green was appointed to the powerful U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which he continues to serve on today. For the 115thCongress he is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Energy, Subcommittee on Environment, and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.

    “We are excited to welcome Congressman Green as our keynote speaker for our Fall commencement ceremony,” said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor. “Congressman Green has been a champion for San Jacinto College and workforce training programs throughout his years in public service, and was instrumental in helping us to get our maritime program up and running. I look forward to hearing his address to our graduates.”

    Since being elected to the House of Representatives, Green has been a champion of health issues, energy, education, labor, domestic manufacturing, and preserving Social Security and veterans benefits. He has worked hard to improve access to quality health care, support initiatives to improve our economy and job training, and maintain financial aid for students.

    Green has been involved in a number of local issues and projects. He has been instrumental in securing federal funds for the expansion of the Port of Houston and Houston METRO’s light rail, supporting the expansion of community health centers in the Houston area, and pushing legislation to declare the Buffalo Bayou a National Heritage Area. Green also organizes many annual events in the 29thDistrict that serve the community. His annual “Citizenship Day” and “Immunization Day” are two of his most successful annual events, along with dozens of neighborhood town hall meetings each year.

    A native Houstonian, Green graduated from Jeff Davis High School. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Houston in 1971. He attended Bates College of Law at the University of Houston and was admitted as a member of the State Bar of Texas in 1977. He and his wife Helen have two children, Dr. Angela Green Hewlett and Christopher Green, along with four grandchildren, Lauren, Braden, Dylan and Tristan.

    More information about the San Jacinto College commencement ceremony can be found at sanjac.edu/commencement-ceremony.

  • melissa.trevizo 8:52 am on November 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Deborah Dice, who passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.

    Debbie was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to David Allison and Carrie Irene Brown.  She graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1967 and moved to Texas in 1980.  Debbie spent her younger years as a stay at home mom and proudly went back to college in her 40’s to obtain her radiological technician certification.  She worked as an MRI technician for the VA hospital for many years before switching to teaching at San Jacinto College Central campus in the radiography technician program.  Debbie’s greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family and friends.  She will forever be remembered for the love, care and support she gave to each of her children and grandchildren.  Debbie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

    She is preceded in death by her parents David Allison and Carrie Irene Brown.  Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Kurt William Davis and wife, Dee, Aaron James Davis and wife, Cheryl; daughters, Laurie Davis, Kirsten Marie Cavaness and husband, Chad; brother, David Allen Brown and wife, Peggy; sisters, Candice Neal and husband, Larry, Suzanne Shumaker and husband, Fred; nine grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

    In lieu of flowers the Dice family asks that donations be made in Debbie’s name to The Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation or American Society of Transplantation.

    Services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at Clayton Funeral Home in Pearland, Texas.

  • melissa.trevizo 8:47 am on November 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus Gallery Presents: League City Butler Longhorn Museum 

  • andrea.vasquez 4:27 pm on November 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Inaugural South Campus Food Pantry Ping Pong Tournament 

    The inaugural South Campus Food Pantry Ping Pong Tournament unleashed competitiveness from various faculty and staff across the campus, but all for a good cause. Amid trash talk and spectator outbursts, teams raised a total of 312 canned and dried food items for the South Campus food pantry. The winners of the tournament were math professors Benjamin Blanding and Gregory Brutsche, better known as Team “Smooth Function.” Due to the tournament’s overwhelming popularity, another event will likely be scheduled for spring. Thank you to all who supported and participated in this campus event that is sure to be a new tradition!

  • andrea.vasquez 2:12 pm on November 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    CANstruction Competition raises TONS for campus food pantries 

    ‘Tis the season of giving, and this year 16 teams from across the College joined in the CANstruction competition in an effort to collect canned food items for the Central, North and South Campus food pantries. Each team held canned food drives in order to supplement their construction materials. In collaboration with the College’s veteran centers, each team was tasked with creating a structural piece of art with a military/veteran theme using the canned and dried food items donated, with all items being donated directly to the campus food pantries. The finished products were truly a sight to see! In total, the CANstruction teams raised 4,592 pounds of food for the campus food pantries. Congratulations to the team winners, and an overall THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the event and/or donated to this amazing cause. Check out some photos of these creative structures, and see more photos here.

  • melissa.trevizo 11:30 am on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    STEM/Honors Program at Johnson Space Center 

    A unique joint venture between Johnson Space Center Houston and the STEM/Honors program at San Jacinto College South Campus was made possible through the support of the San Jacinto College Foundation.

    The project culminated on a unique student tour to the JSCH for more than 30 students. At JSCH students learned about the diverse career opportunities available at NASA through their past and present space and research programs from retired NASA propulsion engineer, Norman Chaffee.

    During this guided tour of the JSCH facility, the students were able to see how dynamic STEM fields are and how diverse the career pathways are in human, science, aerospace and technology fields.

  • melissa.trevizo 3:59 pm on November 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Admiral Karl L. Schultz visit to the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center 

    Admiral Karl L. Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, visited the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center, Friday, Nov. 2. Admiral Schultz was the keynote for the Lone Star Harbor Safety Commitee meeting taking place on the campus. As part of his visit, Admiral Schultz also toured the maritime center simulators and training vessels.

  • andrea.vasquez 8:24 am on November 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    South Campus Career Crash Course Nov. 19 

    Join the South Campus Career Services team on Monday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., in Building 7, room S7.152 for their free “Career Crash Course Workshop.” Attendees will learn tips on job searching, resume development and interviewing strategies. The workshop is open to all students, faculty, staff and the general public. Light refreshments will be served. See you there!

  • melissa.trevizo 1:28 pm on November 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Parking Lot Closure – North Campus 

    Please be advised that in order to preserve the safety of our students and faculty, construction activities for the new Cosmetology Culinary Center necessitate a closure of Parking Lot P22.

    Use of this parking lot is prohibited now thru the end of 2018, except for spectator parking on Baseball game days.

    This closure may be extended into Spring Semester 2019. Further updates will be provided as construction progresses.

    If you have any questions, please contact at x7225.

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