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  • amanda.fenwick 3:19 pm on April 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    April Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    At the April Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of the women’s basketball team and the the financial aid department. The women’s basketball team advanced to its second-consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament, had the most wins in a single season in school history, had four student-athletes earn post-season honors, Head Coach Kayla Weaver was named the District L coach of the year, and the team received the NJCAA Alberta Lee Cox Sportsmanship Award.

    San Jacinto College women's basketball team


    In addition, the Board of Trustees recognized the financial aid team for earning the Monument Award. The team was presented with the challenge of helping to reduce the cohort default rate, which is used by the US Department of Education to measure the effectiveness of managing the federal student loan program. The San Jacinto College financial aid employees led to a decrease in the student loan cohort default rate from 17.3% to 9.1% (almost half!) by providing direct and personal communication to students when they leave the College; through extra loan advising in addition to the federally required counseling; and financial literacy presentations in classrooms and financial literacy workshops each semester.


    Congratulations to both the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team and the financial aid team on your well deserved recognitions!

  • andrea.vasquez 1:52 pm on December 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    San Jac Baseball visits Shriner’s Burn Care Unit 

    The San Jacinto College baseball team recently visited patients at the Shriner’s burn unit. They definitely brought a lot of smiles all round!

  • amanda.fenwick 12:02 am on May 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Daniel Gotera from KHOU visits baseball practice 

    Daniel Gotera, sports reporter at KHOU Channel 11, visited the San Jacinto College baseball team on Tuesday, May 3. He spoke with student manager Diego Villatoro, who helped San Jac close out a game against South Suburban College last month, as well as Head Coach Tom Arrington, and student-athlete Baine Schoenvogel. If you missed the story that aired on the 10 p.m. news, you can see it here.

    Kudos to Coach Arrington and the entire San Jac baseball team, and good luck at this week’s regional tournament!

  • amanda.fenwick 9:44 pm on May 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Congrats San Jac Softball! 

    With four straight wins (can you say sweep?!) at this weekend’s Region XIV Tournament, the San Jac softball team is headed back to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament. The return to nationals is the third in school history. The national tournament will take place May 18 – 24 in St. George, Utah.

    A huge congratulations to Head Coach Kelly Saenz, Assistant Coach Kelsey Waters, and the entire San Jacinto College softball team. And good luck at nationals!

    You can read more about the Region XIV win here, and visit the Region XIV tournament website for a full tournament recap.

    softball regional champs

  • andrea.vasquez 9:10 am on October 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Volleyball events 

    Wednesday 10/7 versus Laredo Community College: Go Green Day!
    Free Collapsible “San Jac Ravens” Water Bottle to the first 50 people in attendance at this game! (only 1 per person)
    Donate to our Tree Planting Project!

    Saturday 10/10 versus Coastal Bend College: Dig Pink!
    Volleyball Team will be selling Dig Pink t-shirts for $10 each. All proceeds to be donated to The Side-Out Foundation.
    Shirt sales start 10/5 until we run out. J Sizes and quantities are limited. Contact Sharon Nelson or Jeffrey Pearce in C18-102

    See you all at the games!

    Go Green















    Dig Pink (2)



  • amanda.fenwick 9:15 am on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Baseball team is heading to the World Series 

    Regional Baseball Champs 2015 Group

    Congratulations to the San Jacinto College baseball team, who won the Region XIV Regional Tournament on Tuesday, May 12, and are now bound to Grand Junction, Colorado to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

    Kudos to the coaches and support staff, including Tom Arrington (head coach), Jimmy Durham, Kory Koehler, Eric Weaver, Jason Krug, Deric Hawkins, Jessica Davenport, Diego Villatoro, and Kyneil Walwyn.

    Congratulations to the players, coaches, and staff, and good luck at the national tournament.

    Read about their regional tournament victory at:



    • Ruth Keenan 11:33 am on May 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      We are all so excited for you! You make us proud!!

  • amanda.fenwick 11:21 am on March 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Women’s basketball team culminates amazing season with awards banquet 

    The College’s women’s basketball team recently culminated one of the best seasons in the program’s history with an appreciation and awards banquet.

    In an amazing turnaround season, the team went from 3-27 last year to 23-9 this season. Head Coach Brenita Jackson was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Coach of the Year. The team was ranked nationally for much of the season appearing as high as ninth in the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball poll in early January. It was the first time in the program’s history to be ranked in the top 10 nationally.

    The team qualified for the regional tournament for the first time since 2011, advancing to the semifinal round before being eliminated by the defending national champions Trinity Valley Junior College.

    Three players earned honors for their accomplishments during the 2014-2015 season. The team’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Kendra Howard (Dallas / Cedar Hill High School), who averaged 15.5 points per game, was named to the All-Region Team. Freshman guard Miranda LeJune (Pearland / Pearland High School), who led the nation in assists with 8.1 per game, was named to the All-Conference Team and earned the Region XIV Co-Freshman of the Year honor. Freshman forward Kaelynn Wilson (San Antonio / Wagner High School) earned All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition.

    At the banquet, players, coaches, and support staff members were recognized for their dedication and achievements.

  • wpadmin 9:54 pm on May 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Softball headed back to national tournament 

    If you see Head Coach Kelly Saenz or any of her softball players roaming the halls of South Campus, be sure to offer them a hearty congratulations, as they finished second at the Region XIV tournament this weekend to earn a berth in the national tournament.

    San Jac (39-22) went 3-2 at this weekend’s Region XIV tournament in Lufkin, defeating Paris Junior College, Northeast Texas Community College, and Trinity Valley Community College; with two losses to host Angelina College. (More …)

    • Julie 11:54 am on May 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Good Luck Ladies!!!!

  • amanda.fenwick 3:44 pm on January 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    2013 Year in Review 

    2013 was a year of outstanding achievements for San Jacinto College. Please view the 2013 Year in Review presentation.


  • amanda.fenwick 10:13 am on November 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus hosts Fall Fest 

    The North Campus recently hosted a Fall Fest at Channelview High School that turned out to be a great success, attracting hundreds of Channelview students of all ages, as well as many parents and little children.

    Employees representing most North Campus academic and technical programs were on hand to greet visitors and hand out information about their programs. Players from the baseball team and the women’s basketball team mingled with visitors, and cosmetology students provided free face painting.

    The music department provided live jazz music, the culinary arts program provided free hot dogs, and the mental health program coordinated a free cakewalk. Other highlights included a rock climbing wall, a photo booth, psychology analysis demonstrations, music, group dancing, popcorn, cotton candy, and robotics demonstrations.

    Kudos to coordinators of the Fall Fest, including Clare Iannelli, Keisha Smoke, Chris Evans, Erin Lewis, Deborah Longtine, Andrea Mitchen, Dinorah Ramos, Rob Vanya, Christine Torres, Josh Johnson, Shawn Silman, Dr. Gary Friery, Serita Dickey, Jerrel Wade, Pam Campbell, Jennifer Mowdy, Dr. Bill Raffetto, Charlotte Jackson, Ludith Gonzalez, David Gardner, Alfredo Gomez, Louis Dorsey, Diana Zapata, Amy Ammerman, Jo Eggebrecht, Sergio Garcia, Nichole Fearnley, Deanna Clark, Patricia Rice, Mark Escobedo, Dana Kostecka, Mary Cherry, Rita Harris, Brenita Williams-Jackson, and Tom Arrington.

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