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  • andrea.vasquez 4:05 pm on January 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: critical thinking,   

    Lyceum event Feb. 5- “Game Changers and Box Breakers: Critical Thinking in Our World” 

    The San Jacinto College Lyceum Committee will host its annual Fall event, “Game Changers and Box Breakers: Critical Thinking in Our World” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the South Campus inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center’s Proscenium Theater (Building 15).

    The event will feature frontwoman of the internationally acclaimed Houston band, The Suffers, Kam Franklin, and Kris Pierce, director of promotional video at Dallas-based anime distribution company, Funimation Entertainment. Both will participate in a panel discussion and give live presentations of how they use critical thinking in their respective artistic fields. The lecture portion of the event will take place at 10 a.m. Franklin will give a special performance in the Proscenium Theatre at 1:30 p.m., following with a reception featuring a film screening of Funimation’s “Your Name” held in the fine arts center atrium. For more information about Kam Franklin and The Suffers, visit thesuffers.com. For more information about Kris Pierce, visit krispiercedesign.com.


  • andrea.vasquez 2:20 pm on January 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Small Business Development Center   

    Small Business U breakfast with CPD 

    CPD recently hosted its Small Business U breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Local business owners, community organizations, and industry professionals were invited to network and hear success stories from CPD’s workforce and Small Business Development Center partnerships, an overview of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund funding, and an overview of current and future series content. Attendees could also take a complimentary LinkedIn head shot facilitated by the CPD staff. To see more photos of the Small Business U event, click here.

  • andrea.vasquez 5:07 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , fitness, health, pasadena   

    CPD hosts Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner at PAL Gym 

    The San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development Division (CPD) and the City of Pasadena recently hosted the Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner event on Monday, Jan. 14. More than 20 community participants enjoyed a session of Quigong led by CPD’s Dr. Janice Sullivan, dean of community education. It was a fun, healthy event to help start the new year! You can find more photos of the Physical Fitness with Mayor Wagner event here.

  • melissa.trevizo 3:14 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Organizational and Talent Development Spring Features 

  • melissa.trevizo 2:25 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Sally Sanchez and Tilly Slaten on the recent passing of their mother, Ernestina “Tina” Blanco Garcia.

    Ernestina “Tina” Blanco Garcia age 86, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

    Tina was born January 16, 1932, in Kingsville, Texas, to the late Ernesto and Salome Blanco. She grew up and lived in Corpus Christi until the early 1980s when she moved to Houston to be closer to her children.

    Tina was blessed with a loving family and a strong faith in God.  She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, and a devoted grandmother. Tina lived life through simple pleasures: chatting with family, friends, and strangers (though she never met a stranger), snacking on her favorite cookies, eating at Luby’s, and praying her rosary daily.

    Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. Her life was a living example of Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” She was light to everyone she met and practiced her faith as a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

    She joins her parents, husband, Nieves Garcia Jr., sons Richard Sanchez, and Jesse Sanchez in heaven. She is survived by daughters, Rose Medlin, Sally Sanchez, and Tilly (Joe) Slaten all of Houston.  Tina is also survived by her treasured 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

    The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, with a rosary prayed at 6:30 pm, and the funeral service washeld at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Interment will followed at Houston National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

    Sally Sanchez is a Senior Account Specialist at the District Business Office.

    Tilly Slaten is the Distance Learning Coordinator at District office.


    Our deepest sympathies go to LaNelle King on the recent passing of her father, Lindell Loy Carney. Lindell passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

    Memorial services for Lindell Loy Carney, 78, of Whitesboro, were scheduled for 3 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Chaplain George Wade. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

    He was born on December 15, 1940 in Southmayd, Texas to Amos Loy and Belma Mary (McKnight) Carney.  He served our country proudly in the United States Marine Corp.  He worked for Frank’s Body Shop as a tow truck driver for many years. Lindell loved the rodeo, drinking coffee and spending time with his friends.

    Lindell is survived by his daughter, LaNelle King and husband, David, daughter, Carol Horton and husband, Paul, grandchildren, Brandy Titus and husband, Charlie, Brittany Butts and husband, Alex, Kristina King, Jennifer Ramey and husband, Anthony, David King and wife, Amanda, great-grandchildren, Parker King and Max King as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loving family.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Belma Carney, sister, Wretha Mae Kosark, and sister, Izella Eggleston.

    LaNelle King is a Sr. Administrative Assistant for the Department of Business and Technology at North Campus.

  • melissa.trevizo 2:24 pm on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Pizza with Police 

    The San Jacinto College Police Department will host Pizza with Police event on each campus starting on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    The purpose of these events is for the campus police and students to come together in an informal space to discuss College community issues, build relationships and learn about the FREE services the campus police offers to our students.The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one slice of pizza at a time.

    Central Campus

    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

    5 p.m.

    The pizza will be on a moving cart, starting in Davison Tech Building 15, then moving to the Ball Tech Building 16 and continuing on to the Anderson Tech Building 17.

    North Campus

    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

    5 p.m.

    All students are invited to attend.

    South Campus

    Tuesday, Feb. 12

    5 p.m.

    The pizza will be on a moving cart, starting in Health Science Building 1, then moving to the Student Center and continuing on to the ILC.

    Like the police departments on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @SanJacPolice 

    Please send questions to CrimePrevention@sjcd.edu

  • melissa.trevizo 10:54 am on January 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Mike Harris on the recent passing of his mother-in-law, Carolyn Melton. Carolyn passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the age 76.

    Left to cherish her memory are her step-mother, Agnes Bendel; her loving husband, Robert R. Melton; daughters, Terri Lynn Garner and husband, Curtis, Kelly Rae Price and husband, Rory, Jodi Lea Harris and husband, Mike; step-sons, Robert Melton Jr. and son, Kale, Jay Melton and wife, Cindy and their children Hanna and Bethany; and brother, Raymond Bendel.

    Carolyn will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

    In lieu of flowers the family request that a donation be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at http://www.gifts.mdanderson.org.

    To view the obituary, please click here.

    A visitation gathering for Carolyn will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Clayton Funeral Home from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A Memorial Service will take place Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at Epiphany Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jon Salminen officiating.

    Clayton Funeral Home
    5530 W. Broadway
    Pearland, Texas 77581

    Epiphany Lutheran Church
    5515 W. Broadway
    Pearland, Texas 77581

    Mike Harris is the Director, Construction Services for San Jacinto College.

  • melissa.trevizo 8:27 am on January 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    New Website! Check your Content! 

    The New Website Is Coming! The New Website Is Coming!

    That’s right, an all new SanJac.edu is scheduled to roll out February 26. The new website will have a more modern design, be more responsive on mobile and tablet devices, have clearer navigation, better usability, more robust calendars, better search results, and basically every improvement we could pack in to one redesign.sample image of new sanjac.edu

    One important element we need your assistance with is the site content. With thousands of pages of content, we rely on College employees to monitor and update their site content, as the content experts in their field. Ideally, you’ve been keeping up with your site content and know it to be accurate and up to date. But if that is not the case, NOW is the time.

    All site content will be migrated from the current site to the new site beginning February 1. We want to make sure our new site launches with as much accuracy as possible, so if you have questions about your content, please review it now to be sure it’s accurate, up to date, and complete. This includes removing outdated pages, combining pages, or creating new pages.

    If you find content or a page that needs editing, please contact your department content owner, or submit a digital marketing request form detailing the required edits and the specific pages.

    After the February 1 migration, the content to the current site will be frozen (barring emergency updates and mission critical information), and any new edits or content will need to be added to the new site after the February 26 launch.

    If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Banks in marketing to discuss.


  • melissa.trevizo 8:21 am on January 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    ESHR 0004: American Red Cross AED/CPR/First Aid Training 

    You could save a life, get certified. SHERM has opened 5 upcoming trainings for American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid. The trainings are free to college employees. Upon course completion, you will receive a CPR certification.

    Register for a session today! Online registration is available through Cornerstone. Refer to the Cornerstone User Quick Reference for more information.
    For assistance with login usernames, course registration please contact the Cornerstone Support at Cornerstonesupport@sjcd.edu, extension 6387 or (281) 998-6387.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:17 am on January 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: internships, research,   

    Summer research internships at Rice, ASU, and UTEP 

    Please share this information with your students about summer research internship opportunities at Rice, ASU, and UTEP. If you have any questions about REU, please feel free to contact Selena Zermeño, R-STEM Communications & Marketing Coordinator, at selena.zermeno@rice.edu or (713) 348-8211.

    Nanotechnology Research Experience for Community College Students (Nano REU)

    Nano REU is a 10-week program for students enrolled in Greater Houston Area schools. Students will work in independent research projects in a Rice University nanotechnology research laboratory and attend seminars and presentations based on Rice research. Students will also present their research as a poster at the Smalley-Curl Institute Summer Research Colloquium. Students can earn up to $6000 in stipends!

    NEWT Research Experience for Community College Students (NEWT REU)

    NEWT REU is a 10-week program for students enrolled in schools in the Houston, TX; El Paso, TX; and Phoenix, AZ areas. Selected students will work in research labs focused on water treatment at either Rice University, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), or Arizona State University (ASU). Students will also present their research as a poster at the Smalley-Curl Institute Summer Research Colloquium. Non-Houston students will receive travel support to present their research poster in Houston, TX and can earn up to $6000 in stipends!

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