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  • andrea.vasquez 2:37 pm on August 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: faculty senate, jeff mcgee, mace, mace retirement ceremony   

    Mace Retirement Ceremony and Unveiling of New College Mace 

    During fall 2018 College Community Week, the original three College commencement maces were retired in a formal ceremony.  Led by South Campus speech professor and Faculty Senate President, Cristina Cardenas, the Central, North and South Campus provosts and their respective faculty senate campus vice presidents served as the mace presenters for the ceremony: Central Campus English professor Dr. David LeMaster and Provost Van A. Wigginton, J.D.; North Campus history professor Dr. Stephen Lopez and Provost Dr. Bill Raffetto; and South Campus biology professor Dr. Karen Duston and Provost Dr. Brenda Jones.

    South Campus Fine Arts Department Chair Jeff McGee gave a brief presentation about his work crafting the new College commencement mace, a process that has taken nearly two years. McGee discussed the research, design choices, symbolic elements, and the intricate processes used to create the new mace. The new commencement mace will make its first official appearance at the fall 2018 commencement ceremony at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, Dec. 16.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:33 am on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    Mark Johnson serves as guest panelist about OER at SXSWedu 

    Mark Johnson, San Jacinto College North Campus Dean of Business and Technology and Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Project Director, recently attended SXSWedu in Austin to participate as a panelist in the OER debate session, “A Debate on ‘Open’ Educational Resources: Trendy? Sure, But Are They Viable for the Long Haul?” hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    The debate featured publishers and leaders of the open-resources community on the pros and cons of this growing movement. The discussion focused on asking how the approach aims to save students money and whether that comes at some educational cost.

    Featured panelists included:
    Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Peter Cohen, Group President, U.S. Education Group, McGraw Hill Education
    Cheryl Costantini, Vice President, Content Strategy, Cengage Learning
    Mark Johnson, Dean, Business and Technology & OER Degree Grant Initiative Project Director, San Jacinto College
    Kim Thanos, Founder & CEO, Lumen Learning

  • amanda.fenwick 4:34 pm on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Jerrel Wade honored as outstanding alumnus 

    Congratulations to Dr. Jerrel Wade, Dean of Administration at the North Campus, who was recently recognized in the University of Houston College of Education newsletter as an outstanding alumnus. Each edition of their newsletter features a graduate who is making a contribution to the field of education.

    Dr. Wade

    Dr. Wade

    Dean Wade holds an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from UH. He also holds a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma.

    Dr. Wade began work for San Jacinto College in 2006 as the South Campus Coordinator of Student Life. In 2008, he became the Director of Recruitment Initiatives for the District. In 2013, he assumed his current role as Dean of Administration.

    Dr. Wade was surprised, but honored when he learned of his outstanding alumnus recognition. “It’s always a good feeling to be recognized for your efforts,” he commented. “I was nominated by Dr. Lyle McKinney, who was one of my professors at UH. He also served as my program advisor and dissertation chair.”

    Dr. Wade and his wife Alicia have been married 10 years, and they have a 7-year-old son named Jonathan.

    Jerrel says education has played a role in every success in his life, directly or indirectly. “I’ve had the opportunity to present at, and travel to, various conferences around the country, and by doing so I have met and worked with amazing people in the field,” he said. “My commitment to education shaped my career path, which has now allowed me to give back and help guide students to make the most of their opportunities. In short, I love what I do and look forward to many more years helping students achieve their goals, however I can.”

    • Debbie Westmoreland 8:36 am on October 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Jerrel!!!

    • Juanita Hall 9:24 am on October 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Jerrel!! You are such an awesome person this recognition does not surprise me at all. you truly deserve it.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:12 pm on August 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Vote NOW for SXSWedu panel featuring San Jacinto College! 


    San Jacinto College Vice Chancellor for Marketing, Public Relations, and Government Affairs, Teri Crawford, is part of a panel looking to present at next year’s SXSWedu conference in Austin. Part of the process to get the panel in the conference is a public vote. Please consider voting for this panel to be a part of SXSWedu next year! (You will need to create an account, if you don’t already have one, in order to vote.) (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 9:45 am on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations Dr. Williamson! 

    WilliamsonDr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president, is a recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. The honor is presented each year to college presidents and CEOs for outstanding efforts in promoting PTK. Dr. Williamson had this to say about receiving the award: “Receiving the PTK Shirley B. Gordon award was an incredible honor, because the nomination for this award comes from our faculty and our students,” said Dr. Williamson. “My work at San Jacinto College is grounded in my desire to support student achievement, and this recognition is a reflection of how much our PTK students have achieved and contributed to the College and our community. I will wear the Gordon medal with pride at commencement because it represents our core mission, student success.”

    Congratulations, Dr. Williamson, on this well deserved honor!

    To read the full news release, visit the San Jacinto College newsroom.

    • Ruth Keenan 11:32 am on May 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Dr. Williamson! Well deserved!

    • Becky Martinez 1:19 pm on May 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Fantastic! Dr. Williamson is such a wonderful supporter of educational goals. I am so happy that she was recognized for her efforts. 🙂

  • amanda.fenwick 1:58 pm on May 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    District offices ‘return home’ from South Campus to renovated facilities 

    Due to renovations at the District Office West Building, several departments temporarily operated out of the South Campus Student Center. The renovations are finished, and the departments recently “returned home.”

    Below is a list of departments that recently relocated from the South Campus Student Center to the District Office West Building, located at 4624 Fairmont Parkway in Pasadena. The list also shows the office location for each group.

    1.      Auxiliary Services, Suite A-2.204
    2.      Contracts and Purchasing Services, Suite A-2.208
    3.      Human Resources
    a.      Human Resources Information System, Suite A-2.102
    b.      Organizational and Talent Development, Suite A-2.103
    c.      Compensation, Suite A-2.112
    4.      Internal Audit, Suite A-2.108
    5.      Payroll, Suite A-2.111

    • Bill Dickerson 11:22 am on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The District Business Office staff has als moved into the renovated facilites from the District Administrative Offices in Suite A1.115.

      1. Accounts Payable and Budget Control – Suite A-2.213
      2. Accounts Receivable, Cash Managemnt, Construction Accounting, Comptroller, Director and FA & Auxilarry Services Accounting – Suite A-2.214

      Bill Dickerson
      Director of Accounting and Financial Services

  • andrea.vasquez 5:04 pm on April 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    2015 San Jacinto College Service Awards 

    On April 10, the Human Resources department hosted the annual San Jacinto College Service Awards banquet at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Hotel. This year’s award recipients included:

    45 Years: Louis Westmoreland

    40 Years: Delwin Long and Karen Hattaway

    35 Years: Steven Davidson, Sherry Wise, Tim Roye, Judy Harrison, Kearby Lyde, Pricilla Wake, Donald Netherton, Jan Crenshaw, Seretta Harris, and Gail Mason

    30 Years: Jeffrey Jackson, Richard McKay, Lori Barbay, Juan (Pedro) Cantu, Jeff Tschappatt, and Ken Luce

    And many others. Thank you to everyone who helped organize another wonderful event, and as always, thank you to everyone for your continued service to San Jacinto College.

    • Becky Martinez 11:55 am on April 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Aww. I thought I would see the big 4 0 in front of Karen Hattaway. Could you please let me know if these pics are in the P drive? Thank you! 🙂

  • wpadmin 10:28 am on February 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    New public relations policy 

    In October of last year, the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees adopted Policy VI-J on Public Relations along with the corresponding procedures. If you have a story you would like to have considered for a news release or media pitch, please contact a member of the San Jacinto College marketing and communications team. They will be happy to assist in developing the story, and pitching to the appropriate media. (More …)

  • wpadmin 4:47 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Fire, Fire Academy, Fire Protection, Fire Protection Technology, Firefighter, , , San Jac College, , , You Tube   

    Inside Look Into San Jacinto College Firefighter Training 

    Students in our Firefighter Training Academy demonstrate how they’ve been trained to search for victims in a residential fire.

    This is the first of many in our new “How To”  video series.  Be on the lookout for more!  Enjoy and feel free to share.

  • wpadmin 9:01 am on October 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Sessions for Professional Development 

    Social Media Panel Discussion 

    November 11, 2014 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Central Campus Kaleidoscope Room

    Registration through SPARK will be available soon.  The panel discussion will include San Jac faculty Oommen George, Kina Lara, and Clare Zabrowski, Social Media Strategist with CLR Virtual Connection Rebecca Thompson, and University of Houston faculty Dr. Erica Ciszek. (More …)

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