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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • andrea.vasquez 3:50 pm on November 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Central Campus Fall 2018 Distinguished Faculty 

    Congratulations to the Central Campus Distinguished Faculty named for the fall 2018 semester!

    Ash, Sherry                          Montemayor-Allen, Cynthia

    Bernal, Rachel                     Mott, Cheryl

    Brown, Barbara                   Nelson, Bret

    Cole, Laura                          Rice, Tammi

    Hanning, Virginia                 Rosaly, Diana

    Harthcock, Elisabeth           Rudisell, Theresa

    Hoffman, Merrily                  Sledge, Sharon

    Hooi, Phyllis                        Steinke, Patricia

    Madrigal, Tanya                   Thornburg, John

    Maima, Judith                      Wolfe, William

    Malloy, Karen

  • andrea.vasquez 3:21 pm on November 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Battleship Texas, , South Webb History Club, Veteran's Day   

    Support South Campus’ Webb History Club at the Battleship Texas on Nov. 11 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus Webb History Club is co-sponsoring a Veteran’s Day event on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m., at the Battleship Texas State Historic Site to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armstice Day. The Battleship Texas State Historic Site is located at 3523 Independence Parkway South in La Porte, Texas. For more information, visit tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/battleship-texas/armistice-day.

  • 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!


  • andrea.vasquez 9:25 am on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ADN, health sciences,   

    Welcome Dr. Michelle DeBose and Christie Stanfield! 

    On behalf of Dr. Alexander Okwonna, San Jacinto College South Campus Dean of Natural and Health Sciences

    Good Morning San Jac Family,

    It brings me great pleasure to announce Dr. Michelle DeBose as the new Department Chair of Nursing on the South Campus. Dr. DeBose comes to us from Prairie View A& M University College of Nursing. Dr. DeBose earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. DeBose has more than 20 years of nursing experience and has worked in a variety of positions/roles including parish nurse, prevention specialist, grant reviewer/writer, minority health officer, community health educator, associate researcher, professor, clinical coordinator, program director and campus dean of nursing. Dr. DeBose has received several awards including the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Award, the Women’s Health & Aging: Clinical Scientist Development Award and the UMOJA Excellence in the Village Award. Dr. DeBose is an active member of several professional organizations and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    I also have the pleasure of announcing Ms. Christie Stanfield as the new Sr. Administrative Assistant for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)-Transition Program on the South Campus. Christie has been with the college for about six years, having started out in enrollment services. She previously served as a part-time staff member for the Natural Science and Health Science Division office. Christie has a wide range of experience and is a systemic thinker who pays attention to detail. She also has a big smile and a great laugh.

    We are truly excited to have Dr. DeBose and Christie as a part of our team. Please take the time to introduce yourself and welcome them as they transition into their new roles.

    Dr. Michelle DeBose

    Christie Stanfield



  • andrea.vasquez 9:08 am on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Seasonal Flu Vaccination Program 

    During the 2009 flu pandemic, San Jacinto College responded by providing the flu vaccine as a benefit to its employees, largely due to the difficulty in obtaining and/or the expense of the vaccine.  In recent years, the College has continued to purchase the flu vaccine in order for it to be offered to employees, students, and family members conveniently.

    Over the past few years, there has been limited and declining participation in the program, and the cost and potential risk to the College has increased.  Additionally, since the origination of the program, the medical community has responded with flu shots being made readily available at little or no cost to our insured employees and their dependents.

    Due to the increased availability of the vaccine through third-party providers, the College has decided to cease duplicating this service.  The remainder of this email provides you with details on where to get your flu shot based on the type of health insurance coverage you have.

    NOTE:  Health insurance plans differ regarding where to receive a flu shot.  Here is a summary by plan: (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 3:38 pm on September 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Veterans Job Fair Sept. 18 at Central Campus 

    San Jacinto College veteran services and career services are partnering with Total Safety and FlexTek Resources to host a free veterans job fair.

    This event is open to all veterans and community members. Opportunities will be available for veterans with experience in the following fields: forklift operators, warehouse workers, millwrights, journeymen, riggers, crane operators, senior electricians and maintenance technicians. Attendees should bring their resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

    The job fair will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Interactive Learning Center, Building C1, room C1.102, on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

    Click here to register for the free job fair, or for more information, contact San Jacinto College veteran services at 281-998-6150.

  • andrea.vasquez 12:40 pm on September 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , SSI, SSI grants, , Student Success Initiative Grants   

    Congratulations Fall 2018 SSI Grant Recipients! 

    The San Jacinto College Foundation Board is proud to announce the following awardees for the Fall 2018 Student Success Initiative grant program.

    These winning projects were selected for their innovative efforts to increase opportunities in learning, research and academic success for our students.

    Applicant Name                          Grant Proposal

    Phuong Nam Doan                      The Synthetic Arm

    Leslie Crnkovic                             Non-Destructive Testing Program Weld Inspection Bend Test Curriculum

    Susan M. Starr                              North and Central Campus Stem Expo with Communities In Schools

    Sheema Nasir                                STEM-Honors NASA Johnson Space Center Connection

    Yessenia Jimenez                          Adventures in STEM 2019

    Katherine Truax                             Gamification of Historical Concepts and Vocabulary

    Chache Franklin                             Intentional Connections Enrichment Program

    Kelly Anderson                               Influence of Proctored Testing in Distance Learning Mathematics

    Patrick Callaghan                          Commissioned Composer Project: Dr. Julian Bryson

    Patricia L. House                           Assessing Water Quality and Ecology of Armand Bayou

    Christina Dawn Crawford              National Day on Writing 2018

    Tim Bell                                  Connections Build Success: Interdisciplinary Events Strengthen Career Pathways

    Amanda Rose                               San Jacinto College Food Pantry

    Erin C. Callahan                            Culture Vulture

    Roger T. Watkins                           Business Venture Pitch Competition

    Twila Evette Rose                          North Children’s Center and Laboratory School Outdoor Classroom Project

    Allyson Marceau                            ESOL Scholarships and Awards Assembly

    Yesenia Chavez                    How do Bilingual Students Empower Students of Spanish as a Second Language?

    Congratulations to all of the fall 2018 recipients!

    Apply now for a Spring 2019 SSI Grant! The submission period IS NOW OPEN for the spring 2019 round of Student Success Initiative grants. The deadline to apply is October 30, with recipient announcements expected by November 30.

    Please visit the SJC Foundation Webpage for more details on the SSI application process.

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