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

    Aspen Top 10 Celebrations 

    Top 10 Celebration

    Friday, May 3

    11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    at Central, North, and South Campus Outside Courtyard

    Come and go for fun, food, and festivities for all employees to celebrate San Jacinto College’s Aspen Institute Top 10 recognition.

    Central Campus RSVP: http://www.sanjac.edu/celebrate-aspen-central

    North Campus RSVP: http://www.sanjac.edu/celebrate-aspen-north

    South Campus RSVP: http://www.sanjac.edu/celebrate-aspen-south

  • melissa.trevizo 10:35 am on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations to Yvonne Frear! 

    Congratulations to Yvonne Frear, department chair of social sciences at the Central Campus, for being honored by the Texas Southern University college of liberal arts and behavioral sciences for outstanding service in the department of history, geography, and general studies as Outstanding Alumni of the Year!

    Pictured are Frear and Dr. Cary Wintz, TSU department chair of history, geography, and general studies.

    • Leslie Horton 10:28 am on April 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Yvonne!

    • Jenn Clark 10:55 am on April 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations, Yvonne! How exciting, and deserving!

    • YVONNE DAVIS FREAR 11:03 am on April 22, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Leslie.

    • Dr. B.K. Silva 10:33 am on April 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply


    • Ruth Obe 6:47 pm on April 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Professor Yvonne! I’m so happy for your achievement. Keep bagging greatness.

  • melissa.trevizo 9:39 am on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    ACTION! 2019 Student Art Show 

    San Jacinto College South Campus Gallery Presents:
    ACTION! 2019 Student Art Show
    April 22 – May 8 

    Opening Reception and Award Ceremony:
    Thursday, April 25, 3-5 p.m.

    We received nearly 200 submissions from 75 student artists with a diverse range of mediums, and subject matter. So much of the work showed an overwhelming amount of talent, creativity, and passion, it was not an easy task to narrow it all down to a manageable group. Our guest juror, Eric Schnell spent almost 3 hours in the gallery viewing the submissions and creating a cohesive group of work that connects together through concept, and honesty.

    About the Juror:
    Eric Schnell has a BFA from University of Houston, and an MFA from Columbia University. He is a Galveston based artist and co-founder of the Galveston Artist Residency. He has created numerous site-specific installations in public spaces, including Artist Space (New York), Exit Art (New York), Momenta Art (New York), Arthouse (Austin), The Blaffer Museum (Houston), The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) and Devin Borden Gallery (Houston). Schnell has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

    The Galveston Artist Residency exists to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of visual art by giving artists a gift of time and space for the development of their work. They provide studio space, accommodation and a stipend to three artists annually. For more information, please visit the galvestonartistresidency.org

  • melissa.trevizo 9:35 am on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    SoTL Annual Poster Colloquium 

    The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Annual Poster Colloquium was held Monday, April 15 to present classroom research by San Jacinto College faculty.

    Twenty-two faculty members presented research ranging from topics about technology and retention rates to growth mindsets and attendance.

    Presenters included:

    • Pam Betts
      Incorporating Industry Tools to CS/CIT Computer Classes
    • Janet Blackburn
      Trends in Demographics and Student Major Declaration at San Jacinto College 2009-2018
    • Dr. Liana Boop
      Practice Exams: Worth the Class Time or Waste of Class Time?
    • Cristina Cárdenas
      Self Identity, Sentipensante, SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication and the Cajita Project
    • Sarah Chaudhary
      Mindfulness for Educators
    • Yesenia Chavez, Ph.D.
      College Workstations: How Do Spanish Heritage Learners (HL) Empower Students of Second Language (L2)?
    • Tonja Conerly
      Using Open Educational Resources in the Classroom: Which is the Preferred Learning Method for Our Students – Face-to-Face or Online?
    • Dr. Bryan Corbin
      Understanding Student Perceptions of Instructor Feedback in College Level Composition Courses
    • Dr. Christy Davis
      Rocking and Rolling: An Introspective Look at Revision vs. Reflection in Student Essays
    • Connie Duren
      The Cycle of Deeper Learning
    • Robert Flynn
      Showing Up Matters!  Attendance and Student Success in ENGL 1301 and 1302
    • Pandora Freestone
      Do Students Perform Better in a Flipped Classroom?  Do They Prefer A Flipped Class?
    • Julie E. Groesch, Ph.D.
      Student Perceptions of Their Writing: Exploring Strengths and Weaknesses
    • Dr. Karen Hattaway
      Ongoing Study: Articulating Learning to Support Independent Critical Thinking
    • Phyllis Hooi
      Using the 5 W’s and an H to Improve Learning and Retention
    • Kayla Logan, Ph.D.
      The Discourse of Rhetorical Discourse: Using Corpus Linguistics to Inform Instruction and Textbook Selection in English Composition
    • Kimberly Miller-Davis and Dr. Tyler Olivier
      Cultivating Connections in the College Classroom
    • Dr. Farran Norris Sands
      Beyond the Classroom: Field Trips and Student Success
    • Ralph Penn
      The Impact of Technology-Enhanced Practicum Supervision on Student Knowledge and Performance during the Field Experience
    • Crystal Tewes
      Academic Cohorts: Relationship between Academic Cohorts and Graduation and Retention Rates
    • John Thornburg
      Using Composition to Strengthen Student Growth Mindsets and Grit

  • melissa.trevizo 12:49 pm on April 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Week of the Young Child 

    The North and Central Campus Lab Schools celebrated the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child.

    This is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities.  These five fun-filled, themed days include Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Friday.

  • melissa.trevizo 11:09 am on April 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Althea Henderson on the recent passing of her brother, Leon Earl Henderson, Sr.

    Leon was born on December 15, 1957. He departed this life on April 2, 2019, to be with his parents, Albert and Leeanna Henderson. He leaves behind to mourn his death, his wife, Shesteen Henderson and his son, Leon Earl Henderson, Jr.; his sisters, Elaine Henderson and Althea Henderson; his nieces Tiffany, Tameika and Tanisha Lee; his nephew, Perry Robinson, Jr.; his great nieces, Janiya and Londyn Lee and Carrington Robinson, and numerous other family and friends.

    A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 7, 2019.

    Althea is an Administrative Assistant, Orientation and Campus Tours at Central Campus.

  • melissa.trevizo 11:08 am on April 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Call for parade volunteers 

    Hello, all,

    I hope this finds you well and enjoying our sunny spring weather!

    San Jacinto College will once again participate in the Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. We are looking for employees and students interested in participating in the parade by riding in the float or walking alongside to hand out candy.

    If you are interested in participating, please note:

    1. Volunteers will not receive compensation for their time spent at the event.
    2. You must provide your own transportation to and from the parade meeting and unloading zones.
    3. If you sign up to walk, you must be able to walk the full parade route (Starting at the corner of Spencer & Shaver, proceeding one mile down Spencer to Burke, ending at the Memorial Stadium parking lot).

    You will need to arrive no later than 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.

    Spots are limited, so please let me know if you – or a group of students – are interested in participating!

    Have a great day and I look forward to hearing from you soon,

    Kristine Thompson

    Events Planner | Marketing and Public Relations



  • melissa.trevizo 11:03 am on April 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Central Campus troubleshooting teams advance to finals 

    For the third year in a row, the San Jacinto College Central Campus process technology student team has qualified for finals in the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) Trouble shooting Skills Competition.

    This is the first year, however, that the campus is taking two teams to compete, the ‘Rockin’ Ravens’ and the ‘Rajun Ravens’.

    Each year the team has entered they have walked away with a first place title, and this year they are looking to do it again.

    “Of course we hope to win again,” said Ken Jackson, professor of process technology and team sponsor. “Our teams spend months training and are truly prepared for the competition. There are more schools competing this year, but our teams are confident.”

    NAPTA is the standard–bearer of process technology curriculum. The Alliance audits process technology degree programs in North America and endorses those that meet its criteria. Several colleges have received the NAPTA endorsement, including San Jacinto College.

    The teams tackle the finals competition Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 in Gonzales, Louisiana.

  • melissa.trevizo 10:46 am on April 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations to Gary Bucek! 

    Congratulations to Gary Bucek, business advisor for the San Jacinto College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), on being named the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC State Star for 2018.

    This honor represents a body of work that includes the best performance for a director or advisor by surpassing his goals and objectives and supporting the SBDC in the community and with government organizations.

    “Gary surpassed many of his goals by 175 percent or more and was successful in building an excellent client base of loyal and appreciative clients,” Steven K. Lawrence, executive director/research professor University of Houston, Bauer College of Business. “He also regularly supports the SBDC with chambers and state and local government organizations.”

    Bucek is a graduate of Texas A & M University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology/metallurgy.  He has previous business experience as a project manager in the petrochemical and cryogenic tank construction industry.  Additional business experience includes starting a business from scratch and turning it into a 300 employee, 32 million manufacturing concern producing HVAC products in California, Georgia, and Pearland, Texas. 

    Congratulations Gary!

  • melissa.trevizo 12:49 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    2019 Employee Giving Campaign 

    Join the movement…
    Make and impact!

    2019 Employee Giving Campaign

    Help us reach our collective goal of 75 percent of employee participation College wide!

    Compete to have a banner hung in the welcome center of your campus to show off your success.

    Donation options include:

    • Scholarship funding
    • Textbook funding
    • The food pantry

    Your tax deductible gift can be made online, by check or cash, or by payroll deduction.

    Watch for emails from the Foundation and updates from your campus ambassador for more information.

    Contact the Foundation at 281.998.6104.

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