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  • andrea.vasquez 10:27 am on February 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

    National Open Education Week Faculty Information Sessions 

    In recognition of National Open Education Week, all faculty and instructors are invited to attend a campus information session on Open Books, the College’s open educational resource (OER) initiative. Attendees will be able to learn more information on adopting, adapting, and developing content for your courses that will help save students money in textbook costs. See flyer for dates, times, and locations of these sessions.

  • melissa.trevizo 8:50 am on February 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Recruiting office recaps February events 

    February was a busy month for the office of recruiting with two major events: Counselor Connection and the Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF). These events play an important role in recruiting’s ongoing efforts to connect with prospective students.
    Counselor Connection is an event hosted by the office of recruiting open to counselors and community based organizations throughout the Greater Houston area. The participants are invited to the College for a day of presentations and information about San Jacinto College they can then share with their students. The event this year was at the Maritime campus. Visitors were able to hear directly from Maritime faculty, tour the facility, experience the simulator, and hear about College-wide building updates. Counselors and community based organizations are a crucial part of our success in reaching potential students so we are always happy to welcome them to campus.
    The Houston Hispanic Forum is a city-wide community event held at the George R. Brown Convention Center each February. HHF sees more than 10,000 participants with students and their families as well as teachers and counselors attending from across the Greater Houston area. Each year the Office of Recruiting attends to share information about the College, our programs, financial aid, and more. This year, Recruiting was joined by over a dozen departments. This was the largest showing of San Jacinto College at HHF. As Dr. Williamson said, “It was more our own exhibition hall than a booth.”

    The office of recruiting would like to thank all those who attend HHF this year:

    • Cosmetology/Massage Therapy – Cornellia Angelle, Tiffany Burton, Mary Lindsay, Olga Martin and Simone Paisley
    • Criminal Justice – Robyn Ring and John White
    • Culinary – Andrea Huerta and Michael Schuster
    • Diesel Tech – Charles Siegel and Chris Uvick
    • EMT & Nursing – Sylvia Gallegos, Kerri Hines, Veronica Jammer, and Kris Kern
    • Engineering – Nate Wiggins and students from A.I.T. (Richard Castaneda, Daniel Rodriguez, Osvaldo Salinas, Modesto Rojas, Joshua Rodriguez, and Alexis Herazo)
    • Engineering Design Graphics – Luis Enriquez and Jonathan Greene
    • Financial Aid – Jennifer Anderle and Earle Thomas, Joshua Lowry, Robert Merino, Bernarda Reyes and Imelda Umansor
    • Fine Arts – Todd Allison and Randy Snyder
    • Medical Imaging – Ann Hoang and Sabrina Starns
    • Mental Health – Cayman Tirado
    • Paralegal – Jeanette Liberty
    • Petrochemical and Energy Technology – Kevin Adams and Joseph Zwiercan
  • melissa.trevizo 2:54 pm on February 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    History Matters Conference 

    The San Jacinto College North Campus held their annual History Matters Conference. This year, the conference focused on Dimensions of Freedom in 19th Century America.

    The conference featured keynote speaker, Dr. Eric Foner of Columbia University as well as Dr. John Barr, Lone Star College-Kingwood; Dr. Brian Jordan, Sam Houston State University; Dr. Raul Ramos, the University of Houston and Dr. Fay Yarbrough, Rice University.

  • melissa.trevizo 2:49 pm on February 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Nursing Professional’s Day and Career Fair 

    The San Jacinto College Central Campus held celebrated Nursing Professional’s Day with a career and transfer fair. In attendance were ten universities, five local employers, and an NCLEX-RN Review company for students from each campus to speak to and inquire about their programs.

  • melissa.trevizo 2:46 pm on February 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    High school students learn about technical programs at Exploring Industry 

    Pre-selected students from local high schools visited the San Jacinto College Central Campus recently to find out more about the College’ s technical programs at the Exploring Industry event. These students were able to explore hands-on virtual reality simulators and equipment that is used in the College’s classrooms as well as listen to a panel of expert speakers.

  • amanda.fenwick 3:26 pm on February 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Social Media Request 

    Social Media Word CloudDoes your department have a social media presence? Do you sponsor a student organization that utilizes social media? If so, we want to know! Add your page information to this list: https://sjcdedu-my.sharepoint.com/:x:/g/personal/johnny_morales_sjcd_edu/EYSaQi8yvQdJgQe1_WtWTagBDbbUyIZgLo9JUvF4pvh_dg?e=1K9LLD.

  • melissa.trevizo 3:00 pm on February 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    STEM Speaker Series – Dr. Kira Beal 

    The natural science department at the South Campus in collaboration with  health sciences arranged another successful STEM Speaker Series event with Dr. Kira Beal. Dr. Beal is the department chair of health sciences and the program director of the occupational therapy assistant program.

    San Jacinto College South Campus is one of the five institutes in Houston, to offer occupational therapy and it is only offered at the South Campus. Since this is a new program, it has a great potential to grow. Students showed a keen interest in this program, with 163 attendees.

  • melissa.trevizo 11:09 am on February 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Central Campus Lab School Celebrates Baby Day 

    The San Jacinto College Central Campus Lab School celebrated National Baby Day, Friday, Feb. 8. They also partnered with the First 3 years organization to assist in developing curriculum.


  • melissa.trevizo 11:05 am on February 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Campus Tours 

    From the Office of Recruiting

    Have you ever seen a large group of children walking around campus and wonder what they’re doing? They are participating in a campus tour! The Office of Recruiting facilitates tours for groups of 10 students or more for local elementary, middle, and high schools.

    Campus tours are an important part of the Office of Recruiting’s efforts to connect with prospective students through the P16 pipeline. For some of our tour participants, their tour at San Jacinto College may be the first time they’ve stepped foot on a college campus.

    The tours are customized for the various age groups. Our elementary school visitors learn about becoming a superhero through one of our career pathways. Middle school students learn about the different kinds of smarts they have and how those directly connect to their future careers. High school students learn that college can be an option and doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to find a successful career.

    Each tour ends with a walking tour of campus. The Office of Recruiting relies on our faculty and staff volunteers to help connect students to various departments on campus. Students always have fun speaking with Kathy Burris at the Central Campus Cosmetology salon. Kathy shows our visitors through the cosmetology suite, talks about the types of classes, and allows them to look up close through the facial lab.

    Another faculty partner is Robyn Ring, Program Director for Criminal Justice at Central. The criminal justice classrooms are always a highlight for students to see, especially when crime scenes are set up. These types of experiences help foster a deeper connection to the College.

    Last fall, the Office of Recruiting welcomed more than 1,200 students to campus and we continue to receive tour requests for the spring and summer semesters. Recruiting would like to thank all of our faculty and staff volunteers who have helped with tours this year. If you are interested in more information on how to partner with Recruiting for tours, please contact TJ Perez at Teodomiro.Perez@sjcd.edu.


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